Rule of Thumb

10/20/17

RECRUITING AT COLLEGES

Company recruiters should aim to hire at least one student for every school they visit. Not hiring anyone virtually guarantees …

10/19/17

PLANNING SIDEWALKS

To determine where the sidewalks for a new building on campus should be, construct the building without sidewalks and wait …

10/18/17

WRITING POETRY

A poem should be half its original size in finished form. — Steven Vest, librarian and poet, Berea, Ohio

10/17/17

BUYING HIGH QUALITY

With clothing or rugs, the more threads per inch the more durable it will be. — Steven M. Keisman, New York …

10/16/17

USING A PAINT ROLLER

The average paint roller will apply two to three square feet of paint per dip. — Rick Eckstrom, plan review officer, …

10/15/17

BUYING A KENNEL

Pay no more than half the retail price for a used kennel. — Captain Haggerty, animal trainer, actor, author, and philosopher, …

10/13/17

DRIVING SAFELY

At highway speeds, increasing your speed by 5 miles per hour will save you about 10 minutes for every 100 …

10/12/17

RIDING THE NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY

The subway car carrying the conductor is the coolest in the summer and most comfortable in the winter. It is …

10/11/17

DRYING HERBS

It takes about four pounds of fresh herbs to make one pound of dry herbs. — Amy Rice, College Park, Maryland

10/10/17

COOKING FISH AND BREWIS

When cooking fish and brewis, allow one cake of hard bread per person plus one for the pot. — Stanley G. …

10/9/17

SELLING CONDOMINIUMS

To sell, condominiums should be priced at least 25 percent lower than the starting price of houses in the area. …

10/8/17

MANAGING SUBORDINATES

Most managers can effectively handle eight or nine subordinates. — SMC Hendrick Inc., management consultants, Framingham, Massachusetts

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