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Born: 1946-08-11
Profession: Writer
Nation: American
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Experts say you can't concentrate on more than one task at a time.

Tags: Experts, Task, Time

I suspect that some apparently homosexual people are really heterosexuals who deeply phobic about the opposite sex or have other emotional problems.

Tags: Emotional, Problems, Sex

Learn at least two classic ballroom dances, at least one of them Latin.

Tags: Classic, Latin, Learn

Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.

Tags: Achieved, Strengths, Success

The freedom to be an individual is the essence of America.

Tags: America, Freedom, Individual

Be able to cite three good qualities of every relative or acquaintance that you dislike.

Tags: Able, Good, Three

Be able to notice all the confusion between fact and opinion that appears in the news.

Tags: Between, Confusion, Opinion

Be able to recognize the dangerous snakes, spiders, insects, and plants that live in your area of the country.

Tags: Able, Country, Dangerous

I would not encourage children or teens to multitask because we don't know where those efforts may lead.

Tags: Children, Lead, May

Know the difference between principles based on right or wrong vs. principles based on personal gain, and consider the basis of your own principles.

Tags: Between, Personal, Wrong

Know why certain foods, such as truffles, are expensive. It's not because they taste best.

Tags: Best, Taste, Why

A person who learns to juggle six balls will be more skilled than the person who never tries to juggle more than three.

Tags: Balls, Six, Three

Be able to identify the most common breeds of dogs and cats on sight.

Tags: Able, Cats, Common

Be able to live alone, even if you don't want to and think you will never find it necessary.

Tags: Able, Alone, Necessary

Be able to read blueprints, diagrams, floorplans, and other diagrams used in the construction process.

Tags: Able, Read, Used

Be in the habit of getting up bright and early on the weekends. Why waste such precious time in bed?

Tags: Getting, Time, Why

Evolution has long been the target of illogical arguments that use presumption.

Tags: Evolution, Illogical, Target

Know how and how much to tip people who expect gratuities, even in the case of poor service.

Tags: Expect, Poor, Service

Know how to behave at a buffet. Take a clean plate for a second helping.

Tags: Clean, Helping, Second

Know how to drive safely when it's raining or when it's snowing. The two conditions are different.

Tags: Conditions, Drive, Raining

Know how to travel from your town to a nearby town without a car, either by bus or by rail.

Tags: Car, Either, Travel

Know the names of past and current artists who are most famous for playing their instruments.

Tags: Famous, Past, Playing

Know what to do if you feel faint or dizzy, especially if you might fall and hit your head.

Tags: Fall, Head, Might
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The length of your education is less important than its breadth, and the length of your life is less important than its depth.

Tags: Education, Less, Life

I think change is possible, but only for individuals who were never truly gay in the first place and who have a strong personal motivation to recover their heterosexuality.

Tags: Change, Gay, Strong

Although spoken English doesn't obey the rules of written language, a person who doesn't know the rules thoroughly is at a great disadvantage.

Tags: Great, Language, Rules

Attention-deficit disorders seem to abound in modern society, and we don't know the cause.

Tags: Cause, Seem, Society

Be able to back up a car for a considerable distance in a straight line and back out of a driveway.

Tags: Able, Car, Line

Be able to blow out a dinner candle without sending wax flying across the table.

Tags: Able, Candle, Dinner

Be able to decline a date so gracefully that the person isn't embarrassed that he or she asked.

Tags: Able, Asked, She

Be able to describe anything visual, such as a street scene, in words that convey your meaning.

Tags: Able, Meaning, Words

Be able to draw an illustration as least well enough to get your point across to another person.

Tags: Able, Another, Enough

Be able to hiccup silently, or at least without alerting neighbors to your situation. The first hiccup is an exception.

Tags: Able, Neighbors, Situation

Be able to keep a secret or promise when you know in your heart that it is the right thing to do.

Tags: Able, Heart, Keep

Be able to recognize many of the major constellations and know the stories behind them.

Tags: Able, Behind, Stories

Be able to sneeze without sounding ridiculous. That means neither stifling yourself or spraying your immediate vicinity.

Tags: Able, Means, Yourself

Be able to suffer wearing a necktie or slightly high heels for an entire evening without complaint or early removal.

Tags: Able, Evening, High

Be able to tell whether garments that look good on the hanger actually look good on you.

Tags: Able, Good, Tell

Capital punishment is the source of many an argument, both good and bad.

Tags: Bad, Both, Good

I believe that one can indeed work on two or more tasks at once, but in ways yet to be understood.

Tags: Once, Ways, Work

Know about the appeals process, especially in the case of the most serious crimes.

Tags: Crimes, Process, Serious

Know how to behave at a fine restaurant, which is a telltale measure of social maturity.

Tags: Fine, Maturity, Social

Know how to effectively voice a complaint or make a claim at a retail store.

Tags: Claim, Store, Voice

Know how to treat frostbite until you can get indoors.

Tags: Indoors, Treat, Until

Know how weather, especially humidity, can affect the movement of doors and windows.

Tags: Doors, Movement, Weather

Know how your representatives stand on major national or state issues.

Tags: National, Stand, State

Know the function of a fuse box and the appearance of a tripped circuit breaker.

Tags: Appearance, Box, Function

Know the official post office abbreviations for all 50 states without having to consult a list.

Tags: List, Office, Post

Know what happens when an individual declares bankruptcy and how it affects his or her life.

Tags: Her, Individual, Life

Know which officials are voted into office and which are appointed, and by whom.

Tags: Appointed, Office, Whom

Make a habit of canceling every subscription to anything you don't have time to read.

Tags: Habit, Read, Time

Multi-tasking arises out of distraction itself.

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Play more than one game at a time. This is a painless way to learn how to do many things at once.

Tags: Game, Learn, Time

Scientists and creationists are always at odds, of course.

Tags: Odds, Scientists

Spending waiting moments doing crossword puzzles or reading a book you brought yourself.

Tags: Book, Waiting, Yourself

Understand why casinos and racetracks stay in business - the gambler always loses over the long term.

Tags: Business, Understand, Why

While you're writing, you can't concentrate nearly as well on what the speaker is saying.

Tags: Saying, While, Writing

The difference between talking on your cell phone while driving and speaking with a passenger is huge. The person on the other end of the cell phone is chattering away, oblivious.

Tags: Away, Between, End

Working in an office with an array of electronic devices is like trying to get something done at home with half a dozen small children around. The calls for attention are constant.

Tags: Children, Done, Home

Many people feel they must multi-task because everybody else is multitasking, but this is partly because they are all interrupting each other so much.

Tags: Else, Everybody

No one would choose to be jerked randomly off task again and again until you have half a dozen things you're trying to get done, all at the same time.

Tags: Done, Time, Trying

The chess player who develops the ability to play two dozen boards at a time will benefit from learning to compress his or her analysis into less time.

Tags: Her, Learning, Time

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

Tags: Giving, Makes, Often

Avoid using cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs as alternatives to being an interesting person.

Tags: Alcohol, Avoid, Using

Teens think listening to music helps them concentrate. It doesn't. It relieves them of the boredom that concentration on homework induces.

Tags: Boredom, Listening, Music

Email, instant messaging, and cell phones give us fabulous communication ability, but because we live and work in our own little worlds, that communication is totally disorganized.

Tags: Communication, Give, Work

A good idea will keep you awake during the morning, but a great idea will keep you awake during the night.

Tags: Good, Great, Morning

If your head tells you one thing, and your heart tells you another, before you do anything, you should first decide whether you have a better head or a better heart.

Tags: Another, Heart, Whether

Have enough sense to know, ahead of time, when your skills will not extend to wallpapering.

Tags: Enough, Funny, Time

At first, I only laughed at myself. Then I noticed that life itself is amusing. I've been in a generally good mood ever since.

Tags: Good, Life, Since

When our spelling is perfect, it's invisible. But when it's flawed, it prompts strong negative associations.

Tags: Negative, Perfect, Strong

Be able to defend your arguments in a rational way. Otherwise, all you have is an opinion.

Tags: Able, Defend, Opinion

Be able to analyze statistics, which can be used to support or undercut almost any argument.

Tags: Able, Support, Used

Skill is successfully walking a tightrope between the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center. Intelligence is not trying.

Tags: Between, Trying, York

Be able to go shopping for a bathing suit and not become depressed afterward.

Tags: Able, Become, Depressed

Know where to find the sunrise and sunset times and note how the sky looks at those times, at least once.

Tags: Once, Sunrise, Times

Be able to confide your innermost secrets to your mother and your innermost fears to your father.

Tags: Able, Father, Mother

Be able to correctly pronounce the words you would like to speak and have excellent spoken grammar.

Tags: Able, Speak, Words

What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom 'to' and freedom 'from.'

Tags: America, Freedom, Perfect

Have you ever noticed that when you must struggle to hear something, you close your eyes?

Tags: Eyes, Hear, Struggle

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.

Tags: Knowledge, Study, Wisdom

People who work crossword puzzles know that if they stop making progress, they should put the puzzle down for a while.

Tags: Making, Put, Work

Be in the habit of experimenting with your clothing so that you don't get stuck for life with a self-image developed over the course of high school.

Tags: High, Life, School

Know how to garnish food so that it is more appealing to the eye and even more flavorful than before.

Tags: Appealing, Eye, Food

Society needs people who can manage projects in addition to handling individual tasks.

Tags: Individual, Needs, Society

Be able to meet any deadline, even if your work is done less well than it would be if you had all the time you would have preferred.

Tags: Done, Time, Work

Be able to recognize when you're reading or hearing material biased to your own side.

Tags: Able, Reading, Side
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