Rule of Thumb

09/27/17

CARING FOR DOGS

The smaller a doghouse is in the winter, the better – as long as the dog can stand up and …

09/26/17

TRACING A RATTLE

A rattle from the underside of your car usually can be traced to the exhaust system. — Paul A. Delaney, meteorologist, …

09/25/17

RIDING THE NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY

To determine where subway doors will open, look at the yellow stripe painted along the edge of the platform. The …

09/24/17

PLANTING SEEDS

Never plant a seed deeper than twice its width. — Jim Allen, Creekside Nursery, Santa Rosa, California

09/23/17

CHOOSING THE PROPER CRUTCH

To estimate the proper height of a crutch, the person using it should be able to fit three fingers between …

09/22/17

MAKING PIE CRUST

For perfect pie crust, when you’re rolling out pie dough and you think it’s ready, roll it out one more …

09/21/17

RUNNING A CORPORATION

A corporation should limit its executive staff to 100 people or less, even though it may have thousands of employees. …

09/20/17

ATTRACTING JUNK MAIL

For every magazine or newspaper you subscribe to, you will receive at least five pieces of junk mail per month. …

09/19/17

RELATING TO A CLERGYMAN

To profit most from a clergyman, be polite but have other interests in life. — Stephen Unsino, poet, Eastchester, New York

09/18/17

NURSING HOMES

Patients who are terminally ill are more likely to die after a holiday than before. — Jim Schlobohm, Oak Park, Illinois

09/17/17

WAKING UP IN CALIFORNIA

When you wake up on a California winter morning and the stars outside your window shine without twinkling, put on …

09/16/17

PANNING A SCENE

You should scan, or “pan,” a scene with a moving camera no faster than one frame-width per five seconds. In …

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