Book Friday: The NYT Guide to Essential Knowledge

The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge defines nearly every facet of contemporary life – from arts, grammar, mythology and culture to science, economics, and geopolitical issues.

From: Getting Older Stinks

Tipping with a gift certificate

When tipping, if you received a coupon or gift certificate, how do you calculate the tip?

Tipping is always based upon the normal price of the good or service. If you get a coupon for 20% off, then tip on the original price.

From: findalink.net

Be visual, vocal and verbal

The way we deliver our message to other people is made up of three components, called the three V’s: Visual, Vocal, Verbal. Each carries a percentage of the listeners’ perception of the total message.

From: presentation-pointers.com

Sore neck issues

Waking up with a cramp in your back or a sore neck? Experiment with different levels of mattress firmness, foam toppers or egg crate toppers, and pillows that provide more support.

From: helpguide.org

What’s your belt size?

Your belt size is usually 2 inches more than your waist size (example: if you have a 28-inch waist, you would choose a 30-inch belt).

From: ftmguide.org

Book Friday: The No Complaining Rule

"The No Complaining Rule :Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work" demonstrates how you can conquer negativity and inspire others to adopt a positive attitude." Based on one company’s successful No Complaining Rule, the powerful principles and actionable plan are practical and easy-to-follow, making this book an ideal read for managers, team leaders and anyone interested in generating positive energy.

From: Getting Older Stinks

Using lubricants

There’s no substitute for excitement. The range of lubricants on the market can add slip and slide, but should never be used as a short cut.

From: timesonline.co.uk

Clearing away clutter

Eliminate stuff, clear away clutter and clean your home. The more stuff you have, the more burdened your mind will be.

Getting rid unnecessary stuff may at first go against everything you know, but when you’ve done it, you’ll see the benefit.

From: dumblittleman.com

Develop a Budget

Having your money down on paper (or spreadsheet) really helps. It’s different than just randomly spending. By knowing where those dollars are going, you’ll have more control over your money. 

From: mensplaybook.com

Divorce and child custody

The moment that you know that you are getting a divorce, you need to start thinking about your kids. It will likely be an uphill battle for you when it comes to child custody.

Be sure to know what you want from the beginning and stick to your guns throughout the divorce.

From: mensdivorcehq.com

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Book Friday: 500 Places to See Before They Disappear

Frommer’s 500 Places to See Before They Disappear enables passionate travelers and the eco-conscious to learn about and plan a visit to see rare cultural, historic, and natural places before they are irrevocably altered or even gone forever.

From: Getting Older Stinks

Maintaining eye contact

During your first date conversation, maintaining good eye contact is crucial. This shows her that you are both paying attention and have nothing to hide.

From: ploomy.com

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fungi and the gym

Use an anti-fungal or talc powder on your feet area after you shower, air out your sneakers between workouts, and wear flip-flops to walk around the locker room… those wet floors are popular hangouts for fungi looking for a foot to grab on to regardless of how clean the gym is!

From: medicinenet.com

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Packing for a trip

Before beginning to pack, consider how long the trip will last. Is it for a convention or trade show, a series of meetings or sales calls, or a plant visit?

Determine what the dress code for the event will be and pack accordingly. In addition, check the average weather and climate for the destination and follow suit with garments.

From: suite101.com

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