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How To Punctuate Dialogue

  » Arts & Humanities


Tip #1: The final punctuation within the quoted text goes inside the quotation marks. Example: "Are you sure?" she asked. (Question mark is inside end-quote) See more dialogue punctuation tips at http://twurl.nl/uwa1tx

Tip Credibility: 12


submitted by ramkitten 2011-05-17 05:53:44 pm    

Cut out redundancy and unnecessary wordiness in your writing

  » Arts & Humanities


For example, instead of saying, "She nodded her head," just "she nodded" is sufficient. Nodding IS with the head. Same with "pacing back and forth." Just say "pacing" because it means one way and then the other.

Tip Credibility: 5


submitted by ramkitten 2011-05-12 05:07:06 pm    

Consult a Map & Common Sense When Using a GPS

  » Consumer Electronics


Here's one example of why: The Shortest Route Was a Tragic Route for a Canadian Couple @ http://sarstoriesnews.blogspot.com/2011/05/shortest-route-was-tragic-route-for.html

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by ramkitten 2011-05-11 07:40:07 pm    

How can a beginner make money online with no investment?

  » Computers & Internet


Create pages/articles on any topic (unless against TOS) on Squidoo.com and earn a portion of the monthly ad pool and affiliate commissions. The site is really cracking down on duplicate content, though, so make it original.

Tip Credibility: 6


submitted by ramkitten 2011-05-06 10:52:14 am    

Lower Cell Phone Bill

  » News & Events


Be sure to actually USE the Friends & Family feature if you have Verizon and enter those five "free" numbers. Change any number you no longer use or only use rarely. Don't use up minutes or pay overage if not necessary. It's easy to forget to update.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by ramkitten 2011-05-06 10:41:00 am    

How to Lose 33 Pounds easily..??

  » Health


Vary the type of exercise you do, so your body doesn't get used to one kind of activity. Keep a food journal to record what you eat, and measure portions to be sure you're not consuming more calories than you think.

Tip Credibility: 5


submitted by ramkitten 2011-05-06 10:30:00 am    

How to get past a weight-loss plateau

  » Health


Vary the types of exercise you do, because your body will get used to the same thing over a long period. Combine both aerobic and strength-training exercises, and try something new to kickstart your metabolism and build muscle, which burns more calories.

Tip Credibility: 5


submitted by ramkitten 2011-05-05 11:15:22 pm    

Earn money by writing! No $ investment. Invest your time and creative skills

  » Computers & Internet


Another great site for earning extra income for writing articles and creating pages on just about any topic is Squidoo.com. I'm up to about $300/mo. now. Many earn less, many earn much more. http://www.squidoo.com (not a referral link)

Tip Credibility: 15


submitted by ramkitten 2010-12-12 08:33:06 pm    

Green cleaning tips

  » Home & Garden


Used on cutting boards, lemon juice will disinfect, deodorize and bleach stains. You can also use lemon juice to clean your counters.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by ramkitten 2010-12-12 07:20:40 pm    

Green cleaning tips

  » Home & Garden


Dip the shower head in vinegar and leave it overnight. For bad clogs, also scrub with an old toothbrush, and you can add baking soda to make the scrubbing more effective.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by ramkitten 2010-12-12 07:11:54 pm    

How to save lots and lots of money before grocery shopping?

  » Food & Drink


You can save money on groceries by splitting bulk items with a friend.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by ramkitten 2010-12-12 06:59:29 pm    

which are some best adsense revenue sharing sites?

  » Education & Reference


Tagfoot.com is another really good Adsense sharing site. It's basically a bookmarking site, so you can have a collection of your favorite links, share them with others, and share the ad revenue.

Tip Credibility: 5


submitted by ramkitten 2010-12-12 02:44:40 pm    

How to use terrain catch features to navigate

  » Education & Reference


Terrain catch features a mile or two away from your destination are reasonable. Twenty miles away, they're not. If you reach the catch feature you've seen on the map, you know you've gone too far and which way to turn towards your destination.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by ramkitten 2010-12-12 02:26:28 pm    

Goal Setting Tips

  » Personal Development


Have interim goals--milestones--along the way towards your overall goal. Reaching these milestones will give you feelings of achievement and success, which will propel you onward.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by ramkitten 2010-12-12 02:23:52 pm    

Dangers of Backpacking in other countries

  » Travel


It's a good idea to hire a guide when backpacking in areas/countries you're not familiar with and/or backpack/trek in groups. Leave an itinerary with family and your country's embassy.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by ramkitten 2010-12-12 02:19:42 pm    

How to earn money online

  » Business & Finance


Squidoo.com is a free site where you can write articles and create pages on almost any topic you'd like and earn a share of the huge ad pool and also affiliate income. I'm making three figures per month and many are making that and more.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by ramkitten 2010-12-12 02:16:56 pm    

How to get things for free or cheap!

  » Business & Finance


Freecycle.org is a great site to go to for free items. You can narrow it down to offers within your geographical area.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by ramkitten 2010-12-12 02:14:31 pm    

Sites to Earn From Internet

  » Business & Finance


Weegy.com is another site where you can earn extra money by answering questions. It's not a lot per answer, but it can add up, and there's a monthly points contest where you can earn extra.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by ramkitten 2010-12-12 02:13:29 pm    

How to see who's not following you back on Twitter

  » Computers & Internet


Check to see who's unfollowed you or not followed you back at http://www.friendorfollow.com. Type in your user name and you'll see the avatars of the people you follow who don't follow you. You can then click thru each one and unfollow if you want.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by ramkitten 2010-12-09 12:11:38 pm    

How to make yourself visible to rescuers if you're lost in the wilderness

  » Education & Reference


Signals rescuers will look for are smoke and fire, lights, shadows, movement, anything out of place, straight lines and right angles, flags, mirror flashes, flares, glow sticks. The light of a cellphone screen is visible to helicopters at night.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by ramkitten 2010-12-09 11:58:59 am    

How to minimize your chances of being struck by lightning

  » Health


If unable to find shelter, make yourself as small a target as you can. Crouch down on the balls of your feet with your feet close together and your head tucked, encouraging a lightning strike to travel down your back instead of damaging vital organs.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by ramkitten 2010-12-09 11:52:46 am    

How to save money when using your clothes dryer

  » Home & Garden


Set your dryer to the moisture sensor instead of the timer. This can decrease your energy use by 15%.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by ramkitten 2010-12-09 11:41:47 am    

How to save money on your water heater

  » Home & Garden


Insulate your water heater. If made before 2004, it's probably not insulated well enough, so wrap it in an insulating jacket. You'll save 10% per year on your water-heating bill.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by ramkitten 2010-12-09 11:40:39 am    

How to check to see if your toilet tank is leaking

  » Home & Garden


Test your toilet for leaks by putting a drop of food coloring in the tank. If the color appears in the bowl, your tank is leaking, which could mean you're wasting as much as 200 gallons of water each day.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by ramkitten 2010-12-09 11:39:55 am    

How to adjust for declination when using a compass

  » Education & Reference


The easiest method is to buy a compass with a declination adjustment. Once you know the declination for the area in which you'll be traveling, you can set the declination on the compass and work from the map without having to think about it.

Tip Credibility: 73


submitted by ramkitten 2010-12-09 11:17:00 am    
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