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Writing advice from C.S. Lewis

1. Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn’t mean anything else. 2. Always prefer the plain direct word to the long, vague one. Don’t implement promises, but keep them. 3. Never use abstract nouns when concrete ones will do. If you […]

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Home Buying Tips

I’m contemplating a move, and this page – posted on a friend’s FB wall – was timely. (I tend to be one of those people whose enthusiasm trumps hard questions.) There isn’t much revelatory here, but it’s a worthwhile read regardless. 10. Check about your insurance premium early Find an insurance agent right away and […]

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Knotty Issues

Terry Moore builds a better mousetrap, insofar as shoelace tying is concerned. Sadly, this doesn’t apply to me, ’cause even at age 36 I’m reliant on the bunny ears method. http://www.ted.com/talks/terry_moore_how_to_tie_your_shoes.html

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The Simple Dollar & The One Month Coupon Strategy: A Really Clever Way to Make Coupons Worthwhile

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2008/01/18/the-one-month-coupon-strategy-a-really-clever-way-to-make-coupons-worthwhile/ Toronto’s grocery stores have moved away from coupons and focus now on weekly specials to save the locals money. However, that’s not to discount the usefulness of this little tip. A basic understanding of the industry’s working – in terms of marketing pushes and fiscal year ends, for instance – can result in some […]

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