Need advices on how to manage your life? In fact, need any advice for any issues at all under the sun? Visit Rules of Thumb.ORG and see if you can find what you need. 🙂

It’s an interesting social networking site with user-generated “Rules of Thumb” pertaining to all sorts of issues. Some of the submissions are real gems while most are really quite crappy. It’s fun to read them though.

rules of thumb.org

Here’s a few of my favourites:

PLACE TRASH CANS 25 PACES APART
In general, people will not walk more than 14 or 15 steps to throw away a piece of trash, so place trash cans at most every 25 paces (so that people always find they’re within 13 steps of a receptacle).
Craig, University professor

CONTROLLING YOUR CAT
If you don’t want a cat to jump into your lap, don’t make eye contact with it.
Kim Murphy, columnist, Portland, Maine

WINNING AT BLACKJACK
When you’re playing blackjack, assume that any unseen card is an 8.
Norman Brenner, Fleetwood, New York

ILLUSTRATION TIP
To check an illustration for “errors” in a computer illustration program use the reflect tool. For example: I frequently draw “big hair’ on the right side of a subject, flipping the drawing exposes this nicely! (If you’re drawing on paper, flip it around and hold it up to the light.)
Susan Haug, Product Developer, Henderson, MN, USA

EATING ON THE ROAD
When traveling, eat what the natives eat. It’s cheaper and tastes better than anything else.
Norman Brenner, Fleetwood, New York

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