Words of Wisdom by Kuder- Practical advice on life's most important challenges: 
Wealth accumulation, money saving tips, how to get along with others, find and keep the love of your life, and be healthy and happy in all aspects of life.  Also positive affirmations and aphorisms, great reasons to own a computer and recommended books to read.

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Index:

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A few things every savvy PC user needs to know how to do:

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A SURVIVAL KIT FOR EVERYDAY LIVING

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Items needed:

 

Toothpick

Rubber band

Band aid

Pencil

Eraser

Chewing gum

Mint

Candy kiss

Mirror

 

Why???

 

 1) Toothpick - to remind you to pick out the good qualities in others.

 2) Rubber band - to remind you to be flexible, things might not always go the way you want, but it will work out.

 3) Band aid - to remind you to heal hurt feelings, yours or someone else's.

 4) Pencil - to remind you to list your blessings everyday.

 5) Eraser - to remind you that everyone makes mistakes, and its ok.

 6) Chewing gum - to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything.

 7) Mint - to remind you that you are worth a mint.

 8) Candy kiss - to remind you that everyone needs a kiss or a hug everyday.

 9) Mirror - to remind you to relax daily and reflect on all the positive things in your life. A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.

2.  This is a test of the Emergency Friendship System


....... A Friend....

(A)ccepts you as you are
(B)elieves in "you"
(C)alls you just to say "HI"
(D)oesn't give up on you

 (E)nvisions the whole of you (even the unfinished parts)
(F)orgives your mistakes
(G)ives unconditionally
(H)elps you
(I)nvites you over

 (J)ust "be" with you
(K)eeps you close at heart
(L)oves you for who you are
(M)akes a difference in your life

(N)ever Judges
(O)ffer support
(P)icks you up
(Q)uiets your fears
(R)aises your spirits

(S)ays nice things about you
(T)ells you the truth when you need tohear it
(U)nderstands you
(V)alues you

(W)alks beside you
(X)-plains thing you don't understand
(Y)ells when you won't listen and
(Z)aps you back to reality

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AFFIRMATIONS AND APHORISMS

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An affirmation is something that you declare to yourself to be true to motivate you in the right direction.  An aphorism is a brief statement of a truism.  Repeat to yourself over and over the affirmations and aphorisms listed below.  They will filter into your sub-conscious mind.  Remember that your actual physical and mental limitations are not nearly as great as you imagine them to be.  If you think you can do something then it becomes more likely that you can.  If you think you can't do something, then it, too, will become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

 

Newest additions to my list of affirmations and aphorisms...

·         You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.

·         "The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein

·         Common sense isn't very common.

·         "Tough times never last, but tough people do."   - Dr. Robert Schuller

·         I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.

·         The key to surviving a stock market crash is liquidity. So I'm off to the bar.

·         An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.  ~ Sir Winston Churchill

·         Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.  ~ Thomas Edison

·         Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do. - Benjamin Franklin and Dale Carnegie

·         Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.  - Albert Einstein

The rest of these are from my book...

Accept the things you cannot change.

Change the things you can.

Know the difference.

 

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

 

Plan your work and work your plan.

 

The road to success is paved with many failures.

 

A quitter never wins, and a winner never quits.

 

If you do what you have always done,

You will get what you have always gotten.

 

Success isn't how far you got,

But the distance you traveled from where you started.

 

Big opportunities come to those

Who make the most of small opportunities.

 

The man who makes the most of every minute

Becomes the man of the hour.

 

Success is when opportunity meets preparation.

 

Success is getting what you want.  Happiness is wanting what you get.

 

The problem with not having goals is

That you may spend your entire life

Running up and down the field and never score.

 

I know you believe you understand what you think i said,

But I am not sure you realize that what you heard is

Not what I meant.

 

          A memo on office efficiency

 

The objective of all dedicated employees should be to thoroughly analyze all situations,

To anticipate all problems prior to their occurrence,

To have answers for all problems,

And to move swiftly to solve any problem when called upon.

However, when you are up to your waist in alligators,

It is difficult to remind yourself that your initial objective was to drain the swamp.

 

Losers ask:

How little can I do to just get by?

Winners ask:

How much can I do to make darn sure I succeed?

 

When your income is exceeded by your outgo, your upkeep will be your downfall.

 

Luck is when opportunity meets preparation.

 

You'd scarce expect one of my age

To speak in public on the stage;

And if I chance to fall below

Demosthenes or Cicero,

Don't view me with a critic's eye,

But pass my imperfections by.

Large streams from little fountains flow,

Tall oaks from little acorns grow.

 

    David Everett (1769-1813)              

 

Poverty is when large efforts produce small results.

Wealth is when small efforts produce large results.

 

Plans get you into things, but you have got to work your way out.

 

Be the best of whatever you are:

 

If you can't be a pine on the top of the hill,

Be a scrub in the valley- but be

The best little scrub by the side of the rill,

Be a bush, if you can't be a tree.

 

If you can't be a bush, be a bit of the grass,

And some highway happier make,

If you can't be a whale, then just be a bass,

But be the liveliest bass in the lake!

 

If you can't be a highway, then just be a trail,

If you can't be the sun, be a star;

It isn't by the size that you win or you fail-

Be the best of whatever you are! 

 

You see things as they are and ask "why?"

I dream of things that never were- and ask, "why not?"

                                  George Bernard Shaw

 

Every man I meet is my superior in some way.

In that, I learn of him.          Emerson

 

Competence, like beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.

                         Dr. Laurence j. Peter

 

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change,

The courage to change the things that I can;

And the wisdom to know the difference.

                                  Reinhold Neibuhr     

 

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An interview with God  - Click here to see a slide show with beautiful graphics and a beautiful message.  It loads slow, but is worth it.

 

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ARE YOU FEELING OLD YET?

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If not, this will certainly change things. Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list to try to give

The faculty a sense of the mindset of that year’s incoming freshmen. Here is this year's list:

 

The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1982.

 

They have no meaningful recollection of the Reagan era and probably did not know he had ever been shot.

They were pre-teens when the Persian Gulf War was waged.

Black Monday, 1987 is as significant to them as the great Depression.

There has been only one pope.

They were 11 when the Soviet Union broke apart and do not Remember the cold war.

They have never feared a nuclear war.

They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.

Tianamen square means nothing to them.

Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.

Atari predates them, as do vinyl albums.

The expression you sound like a broken record means nothing to them.

They have never owned a record player.

They have likely never played pac man and have never heard of pong.

They may have never heard of an 8 track.

The compact disc was introduced when they were 1 year old.

As far as they know, stamps have always cost about 33 cents.

They have always had an answering machine.

Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels, nor Have they seen a black-and-white TV.

They have always had cable.

There has always been VCR’s, but they have no idea what beta is.

They cannot fathom not having a remote control.

They were born the year that the walkman was introduced by Sony.

Roller-skating has always meant in-line for them.

Jay Leno has always been on the tonight show.

They have no idea when or why Jordache jeans were cool.

Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.

They have never seen Lady Bird play.

They never took a swim and thought about jaws.

The Vietnam War is as ancient history to them as WWI, WWII and the Civil War.

They have no idea that Americans were ever held hostage in Iran.

They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.

They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.

They never heard: "where's the beef?", "I’d walked a mile for a Camel" or "de plane, de plane!"

They do not care who shot J.R. and have no idea who J.R. is.

The Titanic was found? They thought we always knew where it was.

Michael Jackson has always been white.

Kansas, Chicago, Boston, America, and Alabama are places, Not groups.

Mcdonalds never came in styrofoam containers.

There has always been MTV.

They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.

 

Do you feel old yet? Pass this on to the other old fogies.

 

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Attitude

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Give each letter of the alphabet a number, a=1, b=2, etc.

If you add up the letters of the alphabet in the word "Attitude"

this is the result:

 

 A = 1

 T = 20

 T = 20

 I = 9

 T = 20

 U = 21

 D = 4

 E = 5

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 Attitude is 100%

 

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Be the Best of Whatever You Are
-By Douglas Malloch

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If you can't be a shrub on the top of the hill
Be a shrub in the valley but be
The best little shrub by the side of the hill;
Be a bush if you can't be a tree.

If you can't be a bush be a bit of grass
And some highway happier make;
If you can't be a whale then just be a bass,
But be the liveliest bass in the lake.

If you can't be a highway then just be a trail;
If you can't be the sun be a star;
It isn't by size that you win or you fail.
Be the best of whatever you are.

 

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CONSUMER ALERTS

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Be extra cautious about buying anything or doing business with a person or company you have never heard of.  There are lots of dishonest people in the world!

 

Don’t pay for Internet or e-mail service.  You can get it for free!

Decline rebates on a new PC if they tie you into an ISP contract!

 

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FOR THE GARDEN OF YOUR DAILY LIVING

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PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS:

    1. Peace of mind

    2. Peace of heart

    3. Peace of soul

 

PLANT FOUR ROWS OF SQUASH:

   1. Squash gossip

   2. Squash indifference

   3. Squash grumbling

   4. Squash selfishness

 

PLANT FOUR ROWS OF LETTUCE:

   1. Lettuce be faithful

   2. Lettuce be kind

   3. Lettuce be patient

   4. Lettuce really love one another

 

NO GARDEN WITHOUT TURNIPS:

   1. Turnip for meetings

   2. Turnip for service

   3. Turnip to help one another

 

TO CONCLUDE OUR GARDEN

WE MUST HAVE THYME:

   1. Thyme for each other

   2. Thyme for family

   3. Thyme for friends

 

WATER FREELY WITH PATIENCE AND CULTIVATE WITH LOVE.  THERE IS MUCH FRUIT IN

YOUR GARDEN BECAUSE YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW.

 

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FREE STUFF

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FREE E-MAIL SERVICE

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Take the Keirsey temperament test

 

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How to Write Good  

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My several years in the word game have learnt me several rules:

 

1. Avoid alliteration. Always.

 

2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.

 

3. Avoid clichés like the plague. (They're old hat.)

 

4. Employ the vernacular.

 

5. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.

 

6. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.

 

7. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.

 

8. Contractions aren't necessary.

 

9. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.

 

10. One should never generalize.

 

11. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said:

    "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."

 

12. Comparisons are as bad as clichés.

 

13. Don't be redundant; don't more use words than necessary; it's repetitive and highly superfluous.

 

14. Profanity sucks.

 

15. Be more or less specific.

 

16. Understatement is always best.

 

17. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.

 

18. One-word sentences? Eliminate.

 

19. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.

 

20. The passive voice is to be avoided.

 

21. Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.

 

22. Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.

 

23. Who needs rhetorical questions?

 

 

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 It Does Make You Feel Good

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 Falling in love.

 Laughing so hard your face hurts.

 A hot shower.

 No lines at the Super Wal-Mart.

 A special glance.

 Getting mail.

 Taking a drive on a pretty road.

 Hearing your favorite song on the radio.

 Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.

 Hot towels out of the dryer.

 Finding the sweater you want is on sale for half price.

Milkshakes

 A long distance phone call.

 A bubble bath.

 Giggling.

 A good conversation.

 The beach.

 Finding a $20 bill in your coat from last winter.

 Laughing at yourself.

 Midnight phone calls that last for hours.

 Running through sprinklers.

 Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.

 Having someone tell you that you're beautiful.

 Laughing at an inside joke.

 Friends.

 Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.

 Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.

 Your first kiss.

 Making new friends or spending time with old ones.

 Playing with a new puppy.

 Having someone play with your hair.

 Sweet dreams.

 Hot chocolate.

 Road trips with friends.

 Swinging on swings.

 Wrapping presents under the Christmas tree while eating cookies and drinking eggnog.

 Song lyrics printed inside your new CD so you can sing along without feeling stupid.

 Going to a really good concert.

 Making eye contact with a cute stranger.

 Winning a really competitive game.

 Making chocolate chip cookies.

 Having your friends send you homemade cookies.

 Spending time with close friends.

 Seeing smiles and hearing laughter from your friends.

 Holding hands with someone you care about.

 Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad) never change.

 Riding the best roller coasters over and over.

 Watching the expression on someone's face as they open a much desired

 present from you.

 Watching the sunrise.

 Getting out of bed every morning and thanking God for another beautiful

 day.

 

 

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 Life's Frustrations

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Doesn't It Annoy You When...

 

 ...there's a car alarm nearby that goes on for hours and the owner is nowhere to be found?

 

 ...you buy an answering machine so you won't miss any calls, and then everyone hangs up when they hear the machine answer?

 

 …you are returning a call, you are not sure was important anyway, and the operator won't transfer you until you spell out your name and your company name and provide your phone number, address and the reason for your call.

 

 ...there's a cop car in sight and everyone thinks they have to drive 10-15 mph slower than the speed limit?

 

 ...you're reading a magazine and all those annoying little subscription cards keep falling out?

 

 ...someone says, "well, to make a long story short" and then they go on telling the story for another 15 minutes.

 

 ...you have to inform five different sales people in the

same store that you're just looking around.

 

 ...your tire gauge lets out half the air in your tire when all you want is a pressure reading.

 

 ...there's a dog in your neighborhood that barks at EVERYTHING. The owner is never home and doesn't care.

 

 ...the power goes out, and you discover every flashlight

you have has dead batteries.

 

 ...you're in the express lane at the supermarket with one item and the person in front of you writes a check and doesn't have their check cashing card on them, and the cashier says "no problem, I'll page the manger."

 

 ...the elevator stops at every floor and nobody gets on.

 

 ...you almost ALWAYS back up your computer files but the week you don't, your hard drive crashes and you lose everything.

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  LINCOLN AND KENNEDY- COINCIDENCES??? - WITH A NEW TWIST

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The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.

 

Lincoln was elected to congress in 1846.

Kennedy was elected to congress in 1946.

 

Lincoln was elected president in 1860.

Kennedy was elected president in 1960.

 

Both presidents had the legality of their elections contested.

Both wives lost their children while living in the white house.

 

Both signed key documents concerning civil rights.

Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation and

Kennedy signed the civil rights act of 1964.

 

Both presidents were shot on a Friday.

Both presidents were shot in the head.

 

Lincoln's secretary, whose name was Kennedy, warned him not to go the theater.

Kennedy's secretary, whose name was Lincoln, warned him not to go to Dallas.

 

Both were assassinated by southerners.

Both were succeeded by southerners.

 

Both successors were named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson and Lyndon Johnson, both names have 13 letters.

 

Andrew Johnson was born in 1808.

Lyndon Johnson was born in 1908.

 

Regarding the assassins, John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald:

Both assassins were known by their three names.

Both names are comprised of 15 letters.

 

John Wilkes booth was born in 1839.

Lee Harvey Oswald was born in 1939.

 

Booth shot Lincoln at the Ford Theater.

Oswald shot Kennedy in a Lincoln car.

 

Booth ran from a theater and was caught in a warehouse.

Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.

 

Booth and Oswald were both assassinated before their trials could be arranged.

 

And here's the kicker...

 

A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.

A week before Kennedy was shot, he was in Marilyn Monroe

 

As a footnote, in the three year period which followed the murder of president Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald, 18 material witnesses died: 6 by gunfire, 3 in motor accidents, 2 by suicide, 1 from a cut throat, 1 from a karate chop to the neck, 3 from heart attacks, and 2 from "natural causes."

An actuary, engaged by the London Sunday times concluded that on November 22, 1963, the odds against these 18 witnesses all being dead by February 1967 were one hundred thousand trillion to one.

 

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 LIVING AND GIVING

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The more you give, the more you get --

The more you laugh, the less you fret --

The more you do unselfishly,

The more you live abundantly.

 

The more of everything you share,

The more you'll always have to spare --

The more you love, the more you'll find

That life is good and friends are kind . . .

 

For only what we give away,

Enriches us from day to day

 

Eight gifts that do not cost a cent    

 

1) The gift of listening...  But you must really listen.  No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response.  Just listening. 

 

2) The gift of affection... Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and handholds. Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and friends. 

 

3) The gift of laughter...  Clip cartoons.  Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will say, "I love to laugh with you." 

 

4) The gift of a written note...  It can be a simple "thanks for the help" note or a full sonnet. A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime, and may even change a life. 

 

5) The gift of a compliment...  A simple and sincere, "you look great in red," "you did a super job" or "that was a wonderful meal" can make someone's day. 

 

6) The gift of a favor... Every day, go out of your way to do something kind. 

 

7) The gift of solitude...  There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone. Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others. 

 

8) The gift of a cheerful disposition... The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone, really it's not that hard to say, hello or thank you. 

 

Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed they make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us. Show your friends how much you care. Send this to everyone you consider a friend. 

 

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Mr. Nobody

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I know a funny little man,
As quiet as a mouse,
Who does the mischief that is done
In everybody's house!

There's no one ever sees his face
And yet we all agree
That every plate that we break was cracked
By Mr. Nobody.

'Tis he who always tears our books,
Who leaves the door ajar,
He pulls the buttons from our shirts
And scatters pins afar;

That squeaking door will always squeak,
For, pity, don't you see,
We leave the oiling to be done
By Mr. Nobody.

He puts damp wood upon the fire,
That kettles cannot boil;
His are the feet that bring in mud,
And all the carpets soil.

The finger marks upon the door
By none of us are made;
We never leave the blinds unclosed,
To let the curtains fade.

The ink we never spill; the boots
That lying round you see
Are not our boots; -- they all belong
To Mr. Nobody.

 

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 NETIQUETTE

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Netiquette is the use of etiquette in e-mail and Internet communications.  Some people just aren't aware of this stuff.  We would all enjoy reading our e-mail more, if everyone in the world practiced this.  If you find yourself not practicing some of these rules, don't take offense at the person who sent this to you.  Just fix the problem and then help spread the word.  So please pass this on to everyone you know.  Thanks.

Rules of netiquette:

1.      Forward e-mails selectively.  Don't automatically re-send everything you receive.  There is a lot of garbage out there.  Make sure your e-mail is worthwhile, and of likely interest to your reader.

2.      If you send an "attachment," keep in mind that not all e-mail services can read attachments, graphics or color.  If you send such stuff anyway they will come through to some users as gibberish. 

3.      Clean up your e-mail before you re-send it. 

* Delete out any excess >>>> symbols.  Their proper use: If I write to you and you reply back, you may attach my original communication, if it helps to clarify the purpose of your communication.

* Run the document through the spell checker.  You will be judged by savvy people as a dullard and your message will lack credibility if you misspell words.

* If you have to go through multiple layers of attachments to get to your message, don't add another layer.  Instead, Cut (control x) or copy (control c) the document to your PC's clipboard, then paste (control v) it to a new message window.  The use of "cut and paste" is an essential PC skill.  OR Click down to the lowest level you can go to, then click the forward button from there.

4.      Always use a descriptive subject line so the reader will know what your topic is, before they open your mail.  Users who are savvy and busy will sometimes delete messages if they lack this.

5.      Don't spam.  Spamming is sending large volumes of commercial e-mail to people you don't even know.

6.      Don't flame.  Flamming is the use of irate or abusive language.  Don't be sarcastic.  Your reader can't see your expression and may mis-interpret what you mean.

7.      Don’t shout! USE OF ALL CAPITALS is considered the e-mail equivalent of shouting.

8.      The only place for foul or sexual language in e-mails is in jokes, riddles or humor.  Even then, don't send it to people you think might possibly be offended by it AND always include a caution preceding any such language, so a person can choose to avoid it, if they wish to do so.  Keep in mind, that what you send out might be re-sent  to other parties.  The best policy of all is to avoid such language altogether.

9.      "UNSUBSCRIBE" is the standard word to take yourself off of a list.  If you receive an e-mail and don't want to hear from that writer again, just put UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.  If you are running a website, use this method- don't ask your readers to log onto the Internet and wade through several slow-loading sub-menus to unsubscribe.  Don't take offense if you receive an unsubscribe from someone else.  Maybe they just don't have the time to read non-business e-mails.

10.  Don’t send attachments larger than 3 MB.  Many e-mail providers reject all such incoming files.

With a little practice, you can perform all of these checks within one minute.  Don't you wish everyone would do that ??? !!!

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Observation quiz?

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How observant are you of everyday things?

Print this out, answer the 30 questions, then score yourself

 

_____ 1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom?

 

_____ 2. How many states are there? (Don’t laugh, some people don't know)

 

_____ 3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch?

 

_____ 4. What 6 colors are on the classic Campbell's soup label?

 

_____ 5. What 2 letters don't appear on the telephone dial? ( no cheating!)

 

_____ 6. What 2 #'s don't have letters by them?

 

_____ 7. When you walk does your left arm swing w/ you right or left leg?

 

_____ 8. How many matches are in a standard pack?

 

_____ 9. On our flag, is the top stripe red or white?

 

_____ 10. What is the lowest # on the FM dial?

 

_____ 11. Which way does water go down the drain, counter- or clockwise?

 

_____ 12. Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run?

 

_____ 13. How many channels on a VHF TV dial?

 

_____ 14. Which side of a women's blouse are the buttons on?

 

_____ 15. On a NY license plate, is New York on the top or bottom?

 

_____ 16. Which way do fans rotate?

 

_____ 17. Whose face is on a dime?

 

_____ 18. How many sides does a stop sign have?

 

_____ 19. Do books have even # pages on the right or left side?

 

_____ 20. How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel?

 

_____ 21. How many sides are there on a standard pencil?

 

_____ 22. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who's missing?

 

_____ 23. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package?

 

_____ 25. On which playing card is the cardmaker's trademark?

 

_____ 26. On which side of a venetian blind is the cord that adjusts the opening

between the slats?

 

_____ 27. On the back of a dollar bill, what is in the center?

 

_____ 28. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits?

 

_____ 29. How many curves are in a standard paper clip?

 

_____ 30. Does a merry-go-round turn clockwise or counterclockwise?

 

 

Answers

   1. Bottom

   2. 50

   3. right

   4. blue, red, white, yellow, black, and gold

   5. Q, Z

   6. 1,0

   7. left

   8. 20

   9. red

   10. 88

   11. counter( unless you happen to be south of the equator)

   12. towards bottom right

   13. 12 ( no #1)

   14. right

   15. top

   16. clockwise as you look at it

   17. Roosevelt

   18. 8 What about the front side and back side? I think it also could be 10.

   19. left

   20. 5

   21. 6

   22. Bashful

   23. 6

   24. did you notice there wasn't one?

   25. Ace of spades

   26. Left

   27. ONE

   28. *, #

   29. 3

   30. counterclockwise

  

Scoring

 

   30-28 Mensa is calling, genius

   25-27 Not too shabby

   20-24 You could do better

     0-19 McDonald's is calling (would you like fries w/ that?)

 

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 PUZZLES

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Write your answer to each question below the question.  Then check the answers, below.

 

1. A bookworm eats from the first page of volume a to the last page of volume b of an encyclopedia on a shelf.  The volumes are in the correct order.  The pages are an inch thick, and the covers are ¼ inch thick.  How far does the bookworm eat?           

 

 

2. Two fathers and two sons went fishing.  Each man caught a fish, but only 3 fish were caught.  What happened?         

 

 

3. Which is worth more: a gallon jar full of $5 gold pieces or half full of $10 gold pieces.           

 

 

4. Six birds are sitting on a roof.  A man shoots down one bird.  How many birds are left sitting on the roof?     

 

 

5. Two men decided to race horses, but they decided that to be different, the man whose horse came in last would be the winner and would win a thousand dollars from the other man.  After a while they both slowed down to a halt.  For a while they were puzzled as to what to do.  They agreed not to change the original rules.  Then one man got an idea.  He told the other man the idea.  They both then raced to the finish line.  What was the idea?

 

 

6. If you put a saucer on top of a cup of coffee it will stay warm for a few hours.  If you have two cups of coffee and one saucer, how can you keep both cups of coffee just as hot for just as long as one saucer would keep one cup?   

 

 

7. In a certain city half the citizens always told the truth and half of them alwlays lied.  If you were a stranger coming into the city, what simple questions could you ask to determine which was which?         

 

 

8. Which side of a pitcher is the handle on?      

 

 

9. What is the deepest part of the ocean?         

 

 

10. If you toss a white stone into the red sea, what does it turn?

 

 

11. If a box contains 10 black sox and 10 brown sox, how many must you pull out in a dark room to be sure you have a pair?    

 

 

12. If a box contains 10 black shoes and 10 brown shoes, how many must you pull out in a dark room to be sure you have a pair?    

 

 

13. Which candles burn longer: red candles or white candles?   

 

 

14. A man sent in to the patent office a bottle of a substance, which he said would dissolve all other substances. The patent office sent it back and said it was a fraud. Why?           

 

15. What one word in the English language correctly answers each of the following conditions?  Hint: this is not a joke or a pun!

*Bill Gates needs it.

*The poorest people in the world have it.

*It describes what God can't do.

*It describes what the devil wouldn't do- because of his morals.

*You can find as much of it as you need in a true vacuum.

 

 

Come on now, don't peek!!!

 

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ANSWERS:

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1. ½ inch.  The bookworm only needs to eat through the front cover of volume “A” and the back cover of volume “B.”

2. It was a grandfather, father and son trio.

3. Full of $5 gold pieces.  Gold is valued by weight.

4. None.  The other five birds would fly away.

5. To swap horses.

6. Put one cup on top of the other and the saucer on top of the upper cup.

7. The question would be: "if I were to ask you if you were a liar, would you say yes?"

8. The outside.

9. The bottom.

10. Wet.

11. Three.  After you pull out one of each color, the next sox pulled must make a pair.

12. Eleven.  You could pull out 10 left shoes; the next shoe pulled out would have to make a pair.

13. Neither, they both burn shorter.

14. If it would dissolve all other substances, it would dissolve the bottle.

15. The word is: “Nothing.”

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Scoring:

12-15 genius

10-11 above average intelligence

  8- 9  average intelligence

  6- 7  below average intelligence

  0- 5  when you go to the bookstore, be sure to ask for the IDG or alpha series of books.

18. Physical exercise

Physical exercise is good for you. I know that I should do it daily, but my body doesn't want me to do too much, so I have worked out this program of strenuous activities that do not require physical exercise. You are invited to use my program without charge.

 

1) Beating around the bush

2) Jumping to conclusions

3) Climbing the walls

4) Swallowing my pride

5) Passing the buck

6) Throwing my weight around

7) Dragging my heels

8) Pushing my luck

9) Making mountains out of molehills

10) Hitting the nail on the head

11) Wading through paperwork

12) Bending over backwards

13) Jumping on the bandwagon

14) Balancing the books

15) Running around in circles

16) Eating crow

17) Tooting my own horn

18) Climbing the ladder of success

19) Pulling out the stops

20) Adding fuel to the fire

21) Opening a can of worms

22) Putting my foot in my mouth

23) Starting the ball rolling

24) Going over the edge

25) Picking up the pieces

 

 Happy Exercising!

 

 

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 Reasons the English Language is Hard to Learn

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A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

A farm can produce produce.

A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

After a number of Novocain injections, my jaw got number.

At the Army base, a bass was painted on the head of a bass drum.

He could lead if he would get the lead out.

How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

I did not object to the object.

I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

I shed a tear when I saw the tear in my clothes.

I spent last evening evening out a pile of dirt.

Since there was no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

The bandage was wound around the wound.

The buck does funny things when the does are present.

The dove dove into the bushes.

The dump was so full it had to refuse more refuse.

The farm was used to produce produce.

The insurance for the invalid was invalid.

The present is a good time to present the present.

The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

They sent a sewer down to stitch the tear in the sewer line.

They were too close to the door to close it.

To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

We must polish the Polish furniture.

When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

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To get the correct official time, according to the atomic clock in Colorado, go to this web site:

www.time.gov

23. THE WORLD'S EASIEST QUIZ?

The world's easiest quiz?  DON’T BET ON IT!

 

Answer the questions, then reply to get the solutions.

 

1) How long did the Hundred Years War last?

2) Which country makes Panama hats?

3) From which animal do we get catgut?

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?

5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?

6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?

7) What was King George VI's first name?

8) What color is a purple finch?

9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?

10) How long did the Thirty Years War last?

 

Answers To The Quiz

 

1) 116 years, from 1337 to 1453.

2) Ecuador.

3) From sheep and horses.

4) November. The Russian calendar was 13 days behind ours.

5) Squirrel fur.

6) The Latin name was Insularia Canaria - Island of the Dogs.

7) Albert. When he came to the throne in 1936 he respected the wish

of Queen Victoria that no future king should ever be called Albert.

8) Distinctively crimson.

9) New Zealand.

10) Thirty years, of course. From 1618 to 1648.

 

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 RULES TO LIVE BY

(Adapted from the wisdom section of Kuder's book)

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Live well within your means- spend less than you make- and invest what you save.  That's how most self-made wealthy people got there.  If you spend every dollar you earn, you will never accumulate any nest egg.  It’s as simple as that.

 

Always save at least 10% of your gross pay.  No excuses, no exceptions.  Make that percentage higher, if you can.

 

Increase your desire for wealth and you will attract more of it.  Have a dream, i.e., a well-defined goal that motivates you.

 

Save money by taking advantage of free Internet and e-mail service, rather than paying for it.  Buying things on the Internet is often less expensive than buying the same things in stores.

 

You are probably paying too much for phone services.  If your total phone bills, including premium services, long distance, cell phone and Internet is over $50 per month, see pages 84 and 93-94 of my book.

 

Do a through analysis (study the options) before making a major purchase, such as a car or home. 

 

Buy the lowest cost option for homogeneous goods.  Know the best option (by doing research) for non-homogenous goods.  See page 92 of my book, if you don't know the difference.

 

Put your life's goals in writing.  Unwritten goals are wishy-washy, and are not worth the paper they are not printed on.

 

Learn to be assertive. It's the happy medium between being too aggressive and too timid.

 

Be honest and dependable.  Do what you say you will do.

 

Get the Biography Channel.  See what makes great people great.

 

Avoid most regular network TV.  It's designed for the "average" TV viewer (remember- you are FAR above average). 

 

Own a good quality home computer and know how to use it.

 

Read non-fiction books at least one hour per day.

 

Read: "the Richest Man in Babylon," by George Clayson, The 100 by  Michael H. Hart, and  "Jokes, Riddles and Wisdom," by Roger Kuder.

 

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DON’T:

 

Speed or tailgate.  Hospital emergency rooms and car body shop lobbies are full of people who didn’t heed this warning. 

 

Spend every penny you make. Your savings balance will never multiply, if you do that. 

 

Pay for AOL, or e-mail service.  These services can be gotten for free.

 

Smoke.  If you want to spend money on something that will kill you, take an overdose of sleeping pills.  That will cost less and accomplish the objective quicker and less painfully. 

 

Gamble.  Not even a lottery ticket!  You will always lose in the long run.  You won't win anything big!

 

Go through life without a sense of humor.  That would be boring. 

 

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 SEE HOW YOU DO ON THIS.

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List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.

 

Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.

 

Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.

 

Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.

 

Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.

 

Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.

 

Easier?

The lesson?

 

The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.

 

Pass this on to those people who have made a

difference in your life.

 

 

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Short Course in Human Relations

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1. THE SIX MOST IMPORTANT WORDS
" I admit, I made a mistake"

2. THE FIVE MOST IMPORTANT WORDS
"You did a good job"

3. THE FOUR MOST IMPORTANT WORDS
"What is your opinion?"

4. THE THREE MOST IMPORTANT WORDS
"If you please"

5. THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT WORDS
"Thank you"

6. THE LEAST IMPORTANT WORD
"I"

 

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Take time

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Take time to think,

It is the source of power.

 

Take time to play,

It is the secret of perpetual youth.

 

Take time to read,

It is the fountain of wisdom.

 

Take time to pray,

It is the greatest power on earth.

 

Take time to love and be loved,

Loving is what makes life worthwhile.

 

Take time to be friendly,

It is the road to happiness.

 

Take time to laugh,

It is the music of the soul.

 

Take time to give,

Every day is too short a day to be selfish.

 

Take time to work,

It is the price of success.

 

Take time to do charity

It is the key to Heaven.

 

Take time to show appreciation,

Thanks is the frosting on the cake of life.

 

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 Technology whiz quiz

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Are you a technology whiz?  Answer the questions below- True or False, then scroll down and score yourself.

 

Bill Gates has held the rank of richest person in the world since 1994 and continues to hold this title according to Forbes magazine.

Silicon Valley is centered in Seattle, where Bill Gates lives.

Bill Gates’s co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen, ranks as the second richest person on earth.

Bill Gates could pay off the entire US National Debt today.

Moore’s Law (that technology power doubles every 18 months) was established by Gordon Moore, who founded Intel Corp in 1968.

Charles Babbage, lived in the 1700’s and while generally know as the father of computers, never actually completed a working model of his computer, but also invented the speedometer and the air conditioner.

Steve Wozniak developed the Atari game for $350, and then later founded Apple Computers in 1976.

More than half of all Americans have home access to the Internet.

In Mexico only 10% of homes have a telephone.

Alltel is a telecommunications company headquartered in Arkansas.

 

Scoring:

#2, 3 and 4 are false, the rest are true.  Silicon Valley is centered in San Jose, California, where many technology company headquarters are located.  The second richest person on earth is Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle.

 

Number missed:

0-1  You could probably make a lot of money is Silicon Valley.  For sure, you have been keeping up with technology news.

2-3  You must spend a lot of time on computers.  Your interest in them is above average.

You have only average knowledge of technology.

Maybe you should take a night course or something to catch up with the rest of the world.

8 or more  If you ever go to a book store, be sure to check out the IDG and Alpha series of books.

 

What is greater than God,
More evil than the devil,
The poor have it,
The rich need it,
And if you eat it, you'll die?

Answer: Nothing.

 

It’s the start that stops you.

 

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 THE STATE OF THE WORLD

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If we could, at this time, shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look like this: There would be:

 

57 Asians.

21 Europeans.

14 from the Western Hemisphere (North and South)

and 8 Africans.

 

70 would be nonwhite.

30 white.

 

70 would be non-Christian.

30 Christian.

 

50% of the entire world’s wealth would be in the hands of only 6 people.

All 6 would be citizens of the United States.

 

70 would be unable to read.

50 would suffer from malnutrition.

80 would live in sub-standard housing.

Only 1 would have a college education.

 

The Urban Legends website makes slight modifications to the above: http://www.snopes.com/science/stats/populate.htm.

 

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Bill Gates and Microsoft

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Is Microsoft a Monopoly?

Consider that they control:

95.2% of office suites with MS-Office. Nearest competitors are Corel and Lotus.

94.6% of operating systems with Windows.  Nearest competitors are Unix and Linux

84% of Web browsers with MS Explorer. Only significant competitor is Netscape.

For interesting statistics on Bill Gates net worth, check out:

http://www.quuxuum.org/~evan/bgnw.html

 

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 Think

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Name the five wealthiest people in the world.

Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.

Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest.

Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize.

Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.

Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

 

How did you do?

The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday.

These are not second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields.

But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten.

Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

 

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 TIPS AND BARGAINS

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Cybershop for best bargains

 

Just about anything you can buy in a store, you can buy less expensively on the Internet! Pass this around, your friends will thank you.

 

How to use the hyperlinks: if your e-mail service is on-line, just click on the underscored link.  If you have an off-line e-mail service, copy (control-c) the link, then paste (control-v) to your url web address line.

 

Shopping bots ("like robots." you know what you want, let your pc search the net for the best deal!):

www.buy.com

www.mysimon.com

www.bottomdollar.com

www.pricescan.com

www.shopshop.net

www.superpages.com/shopping

 

Bot for BOOKS: www.dealpilot.com.  $5 membership gets you 10% off everything at the web-site and their stores: www.booksamillion.com.

4 books for $4 from the quality paperback book club.  Your commitment is to buy one item at the full (un-discounted) price and pay shipping charges.  Automatic shipments can be returned at club expense, if you don't respond in time. Any item can be returned, if you are not satisfied with it.  You can cancel membership after purchasing just one item. Www.qpb.com

 

MUSIC: bargain CD's & audiotapes. Heartland catalogue 1-800-788-2400. Collector's choice catalogue 1-800-923-1122, www.ccmusic.com; the good music co, 1-800-538-4200, www.yestermusic.com

Get 12 CDs (or cassettes) for the price of 1 from Columbia House.  Your commitment is to buy one item at the full (un-discounted) price and pay shipping charges.  Automatic shipments can be returned at club expense, if you don't respond in time.  You can cancel membership after purchasing just one item.  You can preview sound clips on-line.

Columbia house: http://www.columbiahouse.com/gateway?token=3525

 

MOVIES: big selection of videos you can't find at Blockbuster (tens of thousands to choose from): Critics Choice Video catalogue, 1-800-367-7765, www.ccvideo.com.  Movies unlimited, 1-800-4-movies, www.moviesunlimited.com.   PBS Home Video, 1-800-645-4727, www.pbs.org/shop.  The world of A&E, 1-800-625-9000, www.aandecatalog.com.

Movie reviews (thousands): Internet Movie Database http://us.imdb.com.

 

Magazine subscriptions- below wholesale: www.magazinediscounts.com.

 

Great reason to own a computer

 

One of the most useful uses for a personal computer is to organize your thoughts on various topics.  You do this by setting up topics of interest, entering data into those files, then later you can review the data you entered.  A word-processing file, such as microsoft word is used.  Certain topics are of nearly universal interest, my suggestions are below.

 

Name of file     purpose and use

 

Names name, address, phone and e-mail address of everybody you know or ever have known.

Goals   every book on goal setting emphasizes that your goals should be in writing.  Categorize and prioritize it, visit and revise it often!

Jokes   (and riddles) my file is extensive, even though I am very selective.  Don’t go through life without a sense of humor.  That would be boring.

Web-sites         your favorites.  Your web-browser lets you enter this into a file called “bookmarks.”

Events    events you plan to attend.

Movies to list the movies you have seen, plan to see and your favorites.

Magazines        to list the magazines you plan to read each month and your favorites.

Books  to list the books you have read, plan to read and your favorites.

Restaurants       your favorites and ones you plan to visit.

Vocab  list and define new words you encounter.

 

Once you get into the habit of doing this, it is easy to share your favorite jokes, web sites, etc. With other people, and in the process you will discover new ones that you will want to add to your personal list.

 

Need to learn how to use your computer?  Get a 60-minute video or CD-ROM on windows, the Internet, excel, word, access, PowerPoint, works or quicken from video professor.  You couldn't have missed their advertising, unless you have been living in a closet for the past 5 years.  They always have the word "free" in big letters and their shipping charge of $5.95 in small type.  But, it's well worth the $5.95!  Contact info: 1-800-1867, ext 477, http://www.videoprofessor.com.

 

Money saving tips:

 

Improve your vision—laser eye surgery is the way to go (if you know of anyone who has less than perfect, unaided vision).  I've had the procedure done.  It is incredibly brief and completely painless.  You will kiss your glasses and contacts goodbye forever for about $3,200 (for both eyes).  I recommend and used Dr. Jerry Maida.  Check it out at www.maidalaser.com 296-3456.

 

Discounts for seniors (over age 50). AARP is a no-brainer for anyone over age 50.  You will save many times over the $10 annual membership fee.  You need not be retired and your membership includes your spouse, even if he or she is under age 50.  Contact info: 1-800-424-3410, www.AARP.org, 601 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20049.

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Tele-communications:

How to save $$$ every month: cancel your pager, your separate Internet line and call waiting.  Instead order call-forwarding for busy lines and forward your main house line to your cell phone. Try it!  You'll be surprised at how well this works!  Advantages: you won't miss your calls while you are on the Internet, because you can pick them up on your cell phone.  You won't have your home phone calls interrupted by call-waiting beeps, because instead you will hear your cell-phone ring and can answer those calls as soon as you are free to talk.  If you live with a spouse or roommate, they can pick up calls forwarded to your cell-phone while you are on the main line.  If you want to take calls personally while you are out, just take the home phone off the hook (only recommended for short outings).  Cell phones can be had for under $100 and monthly service of $20 includes 100 free hours and first minute of incoming calls free.

A better alternative than screening calls: instead just be assertive (polite, but brief).  You won't believe how effective this is until you try it.  It will save you time in the long run, because unanswered calls usually result in messages left or call-backs, which take additional time to deal with.  Learn to politely say something like: "I would appreciate it if you would make a point not to call this number again."  If they do, you have legally "put them on notice" and have grounds to pursue action for harassment.  But, contrary to popular belief, most people will appreciate an assertive approach and just quit calling!

 

Handy item to have.  Has this ever happened to you?

You are driving along, and just remembered something you think you will forget if you don't write it down.

However, pulling out a piece of paper and writing something down while you are driving isn’t really a great idea.

Solution: get a digital pocket voice recorder.

From my experience, the ones from Voice It don't work too good, so get the one from Memorex for $50.

Source: www.lifestylefacinatin.com or 1-800-669-0987, item #kmb005

 

Half price hotel stays in Florida.  When vacationing in Florida pick up Traveler Discount Guide and On The Go Magazine. Both are available free at fast food restaurants and other vendors located near all interstate exits and are updated quarterly.  Well-know hotel chains offer coupons often representing half price. Budget hotels in the $30 to $40 dollar range are plentiful.  These prices are lower than Internet offers, entertainment book, AARP, or anything else I am aware of.  Best bargains, of course, are In Slack Seasons.  When Staying In Orlando, The Best Bargain I Have Found For A Suite Is The Courts At Lakeside ($50 per night with coupon).  It’s at I-4 exit 48/hwy 436/Altamonte Dr, next door/walking distance to Embassy Suites (which costs $120 per night), Cranes Roost Lake (which has a 1 mile boardwalk/jogging trail), and Altamonte mall. Phone 407-831-7206.

 

Money management 101: follow this advice and you will have more money to spend on your lifetime vacations and more time to enjoy them. Pass this on to any young (under 30 years old) person you may know and they will later thank you.  Live well within your means.  First, pay off any high-interest debts.  Don’t finance anything except your home and your car.  Then, always save at least l0% of your gross pay, no matter what.  Make that percentage higher, if you can.  Read the Richest Man in Babylon by George Clayson, if you are not convinced of this principle. Where to invest it?  As a first priority, if your company has any kind of profit-sharing or pension plan where they match- invest in that to the max.  Otherwise, set up a Roth IRA, if you qualify, and invest the max (in the Roth plan you lose the tax deduction, but it's worth it because you can draw the money out tax-free at any time).  Then, invest in no-load index mutual funds.  Simple math proves that these formulas, will increase your net worth to the 6-figures in about 20 years and to the million dollar level in about 30 years.

 

2-for-1 dining.  Entertainment Publications offers two-for-one dinners in major U.S. cities.  It pays for itself anytime you would use it four or more times.  To order local or out of town editions, call 1-800-374-4464 or visit www.entertainmentbooks.com.

 

Credit reports.  Get a $10 credit bureau report on yourself or a credit applicant. Call in or fax them the info, they can call back or fax you the results.  Visit www.atlanticcredit.com for details.  Don’t rent or loan to someone without checking!

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Urban Legends Website

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Consumer alert- Much, if not most of the information you receive from your friends e-mails is dead wrong.  An unfortunate, but true fact is: there are a lot of folks out there who make up hoaxes as a prank; and very few people who ever check out what they forward on.  Don’t just forward this junk on.  To find out if the information you received is correct, check the "Urban Legends website."  If it sounds fishy, check it out! The people who receive e-mail from you will be grateful.  Please bookmark this website in your favorites folder, so you can easily find it and use it!  http://www.snopes.com.

 

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"Whose Job Is It?"

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This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and

Nobody.

 

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure

Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody

did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everbody's

job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized

that Everybody wouldn't do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed

Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

 

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 WISE OLD SAYINGS

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As a general rule, old sayings don’t get to be old sayings without having a lot of truth and wisdom in them.

Here is a poem about wise old sayings that contains wise old sayings.

 

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 Wise old sayings are tried and true.

 They give meaning to life for you.

 

 Some deal with money, who knows how they started.

 Like "a fool and his money are quickly parted".

 

 Persistence is often the lesson that's learned,

 As in the expression "Leave no stone unturned."

 

 Moderation is another common message for you,

 Such as "Don't bite off more than you can chew".

 

 Others are meant to be a stress-free example

 "Cross that bridge when you come to it", is such a sample.

 

 Patience is often mentioned as the way

 After all "Rome wasn't built in a day".

 

 You don't have to be a true reading lover

 To realize "You can't tell a book by its cover".

 

 Another old adage that wise people say

 Is the one about "Where there's a will there's a way".

 

 Wise old sayings give guidance to life

 Whether for son, father, sister or wife.

 

 Some are from famous people we know

 Such as Shakespeare, Mark Twain or Thoreau.

 

 Others were started by anonymous folk

 Who lived simple lives, but were wise when they spoke.

 

 "Into every life a little rain must fall"

 Is a wise old saying known by practically all.

 

 Then there are those with little renown

 Like "Don't let the critics get you down".

 

 No matter the source, the wisdom to gain

 Is getting through life while trying to stay sane.

 

 For we're all on a journey down a river with bends;

 So to help with the passage, pass this on to your friends.

 

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 Words of Wisdom By Mother Teresa 

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People are often Unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;

Forgive them anyway.

 

If you are kind, People may accuse you of selfish motives;

Be kind anyway.

 

If you are successful, You will win some false friends and some true enemies;

Succeed anyway.

 

If you are honest and frank, People may cheat you;

Be honest and frank anyway.

 

What you spend years building, Someone could destroy overnight;

Build anyway.

 

If you find serenity and happiness, They may be jealous;

Be happy anyway.

 

The good you do today, People will often forget tomorrow;

Do good anyway

 

Give the world the best you have, And it may never be enough;

Give the world the best you have anyway.

 

You see, in the final analysis, It is between you and God;

It never was between you and them anyway.

 

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REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF SPAM YOU GET!

Spam is unsolicited commercial e-mails, sent out in bulk.  Never reply to a spammer- that will verify the validity of your e-mail address and result in your getting more (not less) spam.  Never post your real e-mail address (the one you actually check for incoming messages) anywhere on the web.  If you do, spammers, will definitely pick up your address with software that requires little or no effort on their part, and the spam you will get will multiply.  Report spammers to: spam@uce.gov and/or http://spamcop.net and/or http://myfloridalegal.com/spamenfo.nsf/complaint. Most Spam control software programs just result in putting suspected spam files in a separate folder, but since they sometimes put stuff you want in the spam folder and sometimes leave spam in your inbox, such programs are not very helpful.  Some e-mail services, such as Earthlink, ask any senders not on your approved list to read a graphic, rather than text message and ask the sender to copy it into a blank  (automated programs often used by spammers can’t do this) and then send you a request to be added to your approved list.  This seems to me like a fairly good approach.  One effective method is to change your e-mail address to another address, when the volume of spam you are getting is too high; close out the old address, and notify the people you want to correspond with of your new address.  That’s a pain in the butt, but effective.  For a more complete article on my thoughts on this subject, see the following web page:  spam.htm.


 
You may want to contact your senator regarding the Anti-Spam Bill, which has passed in the house (by a landslide!), but not the Senate. Most Members of Congress respond to their constituents only. Points of contact for Florida Senators are: bob_graham@graham.senate.gov and http://www.senate.gov/~mack/email2.htm, who uses an on-line form.

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