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8 WILD STREET LEGAL VEHICLES

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The world’s smallest car and a tank car are just two of the amazing street legal vehicles on the road. Read about these two and 6 other wild examples of vehicles on this cracked.com link.

http://www.cracked.com/article_20156_8-insane-vehicles-you-wont-believe-are-street-legal.html

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6 CAR MYTHS WHICH WASTE YOUR MONEY

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MYTH: CHANGE YOUR OIL EVERY 3000 MILES OR 5000 KILOMETERS

The truth is that synthetic oils can last from 7500 miles to 20,000 miles or 12,000 to 32,000 kilometers depending on the type that your car manufacturer recommends.  Check where you change the oil and find out how long it is designed to last and make adjustments. If you wind up changing your oil every 15,000 miles you may wind up saving as much as 80% on your oil changes.

MYTH: WARM UP YOUR ENGINE BEFORE YOU DRIVE ON COLD DAYS

There is much more cold wear and tear if you idle the car on a very cold day because it takes the oil longer to heat up on a cold day.  If you start to drive it right away then the oil will heat up much faster and there will be less TOTAL wear and tear on the moving engine parts.

MYTH: ADD EXTRA FUEL ADDITIVES FOR YOUR ENGINE

Since 1995 manufacturers have been required to add fuel additives to gasoline which are designed to clean your engine of unwanted engine deposits so adding more is just wasting your money and your engine will not run any cleaner.

MYTH: GET REGULAR ENGINE TUNEUPS

With fuel injection cars and computer chips making fine tuning adjustments to your car all that you really need is to change your spark plugs and air filter about every 50,000 miles or 80,000 kilometers.

MYTH: WINTERIZE YOUR CAR

If you are using 5W-30 oil then it is good for summer or winter and year round radiator fluid is rated to go as low as -34 degrees Fahrenheit or -36 degrees celcius so you really don’t need to winterize your year round car.

MYTH: HIGH OCTANE GASOLINE IS BETTER FOR YOUR ENGINE

It is a myth that higher octane means that your car will have more power, better mileage, and run smoother. Only a very small percentage of high performance cars will knock or detonate with lower octane gas because they have high compression ratios which normal cars do not. The rest of the cars do very well on regular or 87 octane which is closer to 90 octane with ethanol added. A high octane sounds sexy because it is a bigger number but the truth is that you are just wasting your money with no increase in car performance, smoothness, or mileage economy.

 

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6 REASONS MULTITASKING IS BAD MOST OF THE TIME

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There are some exceptions when multitasking is OK. You can multitask by eating fast food, listening to music, and driving a car as long as it is not in busy traffic conditions. You can listen to music, text message, and drive a car on the interstate if there is no traffic. The previous two examples assume that you have excellent coordination or good hand eye coordination. If you are uncoordinated physically don’t multitask while driving a car.

You can cook or vacuum and use the cell phone at the same time successfully. You can usually use the cell phone and do a physical habitual standardized task such as gardening, cleaning, washing windows, taking out the garbage, putting dishes in the dishwasher, exercising. etc.

 

Multitasking slows you down asking you to switch constantly between tasks and losing concentration and time doing so. Doing all your emails at once and doing all your texting at once is more efficient than switching back and forth between the two tasks.

You will make more mistakes multitasking and the more tasks that you are switching to and from the more mistakes you will make and your productivity will suffer sometimes as much as 40%, especially if the tasks require critical thinking.

It causes more stress in your life. If you make more mistakes multitasking it will stress you more. If you do badly on an exam after studying and watching a sporting event on TV at the same time you can even feel depressed with the bad results.

Your memory may suffer and you may not remember all the necessary vital details which is what can happen if you read a book and watch TV at the same time.

It can hurt your personal relationships by creating a sense of unimportance or an angry reaction because of rudeness. This happens when you are with your spouse or friend and interrupt the conversation by switching to the cellphone to talk or to text. When conversing with spouse or another person give them your full attention or they will feel unimportant and offended by your distracting behavior.

If you multitask while driving a car in heavy traffic it can even be dangerous to your safety and life.

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SHARE A RIDE OR HOW TO SAVE TIME, ENERGY, AND MONEY ON CAR AND MOTORCYCLE TRIPS

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A great idea whose time has come is to share a ride with your neighbors or close community people for local commutes or for long distance commutes between cities.  It is already being done in Europe and it is time that America woke up to an efficient way of transportation which means sharing rides with people and not just driving around in your own expensive personal vehicle. What a great way to save on wear and tear on your car and also save money on gas!!!

There will be a record kept of how reliable your car driver will be and if he or she is not punctual or a good riding companion he or she will not have a good reputation and you can forego the human lemons in favor of someone whom you can trust to be a good chauffeur companion.  He or she will be rated with something like a star system with perhaps five stars being the best ride!!!

The driver of the car will not only make money transporting the passengers but may be able to schedule more than one passenger per trip and make more money out of the use of the car.  In effect it will be chauffeur or taxi service at a fraction of the cost available today!!!

ONE OF THE HOTTEST RECENT TRENDS IS THE SHARING OF A CAR UTILIZING SOCIAL NETWORKS AND LOCALIZATION OF BUSINESS WHICH IN THE FUTURE WILL BE NATIONALIZED ALSO FOR LONG DISTANCE SHARING WITH MORE THAN ONE PASSENGER ON BOARD.

THE SAVINGS ON GAS OR MONEY OR ENERGY WILL BE GREAT AND PEOPLE WHO CAN’T AFFORD THE HIGH MAINTENANCE AND PARKING COSTS OF A CAR IN URBAN AREAS WILL NOW HAVE A PERSONAL CAR TO WHICH THEY WILL HAVE CONVENIENT ACCESS TO.

THE NET RESULT IS THAT MORE PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO AFFORD THE LUXURY OF A PERSONAL MOTORIZED VEHICLE WHICH MAY BE RENTING SHARED MOTORCYCLES IN THE NEAR FUTURE FOR EVEN GREATER SAVINGS IN TIME, ENERGY, AND MONEY!!!  WHAT A GREAT WAY TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION AND HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT!!!

THE MOTORCYCLE CAN HAVE TWO SEATS SO YOU CAN GET DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY WITH TWO RIDERS ON BOARD AT ONCE!!!  OF COURSE MANUFACTURERS WILL HAVE TO INNOVATE TO MAKE THIS ALL POSSIBLE AND LARGE CORPORATIONS WILL HAVE TO MAKE THE INNOVATIONS IN MOTORCYCLE DESIGN A REALITY!!! PEER-TO-PEER SHARING OF MOTORCYCLES TOO!!!!!

I have included a fuller description and video in my blog to show you how the new sharing a ride system will work. Enjoy!!!

ROBIN CHASE      EXCUSE ME, MAY I RENT YOUR CAR?

This video explains ZIPCAR which was taken over by Avis and is now not the cheapest way to rent a car any more. Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing is now the cheapest way to share a car and after viewing the ZIPCAR video go to the next article on Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing.

Forget the ZipCar Avis deal: Rent Cheaper with Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing as described in this article.

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/01/05/cheap-car-rental-peer-to-peer-relayrides-zipcar-avis/

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THINGS AND PRIVILEGES WHICH YOU CAN TRY TO ASK FOR IF YOU CAN’T GET MORE MONEY FROM YOUR BOSS!

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Raisen: n. adding money to a salary

ASKING FOR A RAISEN AND NOT GETTING IT CAN BE UNPLEASANT BUT YOU MAY NOT BE AWARE OF SOME PRIVILEGES WHICH YOU CAN TRY TO ASK FOR INSTEAD.

BEFORE STARTING A JOB WHERE THE SALARY SEEMS TOO LOW YOU CAN TRY ASKING FOR FREE EDUCATION OR JOB TRAINING AND FREE GYM OR YOGA CLASSES.

A FEW MONTHS INTO THE JOB OR WHEN YOU THINK YOU ARE SECURE IN THE JOB TRY ASKING FOR STOCK OPTIONS IF IT IS A COMPANY WITH STOCK OR MORE VACATION TIME.

IF YOU BECOME A SENIOR EMPLOYEE YOU CAN TRY ASKING FOR A FREE CAR AND FREE BUSINESS CLASS TRAVEL.

IF YOU HAVE MADE IT TO A VERY LARGE RANK YOU CAN PROBABLY GET FIRST CLASS TRAVEL WITH VIP SERVICE AND A BONUS OR SUPPLEMENTAL RETIREMENT PLAN OR LARGER RETIREMENT INCOME.

THERE ARE 28 MORE PERKS WHICH YOU CAN ASK FOR BY READING AN ARTICLE BY KATE WHITE WHICH I HAVE INCLUDED NEXT CALLED 31 GREAT WORK PERKS PEOPLE DON’T TELL YOU ABOUT

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kate-white/work-perks_b_2475318.html

13 TECHNOLOGY INVENTIONS TO SOLVE DAILY PROBLEMS!!!!!

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IF YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN TO CHANGE A BABY DIAPER BECAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW IF IT’S WET,

IF YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN TO WATER YOUR PLANTS AND ARE AFRAID OF KILLING THEM WITH TOO MUCH WATER,

IF YOU ARE A TERRIBLE DRIVER AND WISHED YOU HAD A CHAUFFEUR TO DRIVE YOU AROUND TOWN,

IF YOU ARE A TERRIBLE FISHERMAN AND DON’T CATCH ANY FISH MOST OF THE TIME,

AND IF YOU HATE TO CLEAN FLOORS OR WASH THE WINDOWS HERE ARE SOME TECH SOLUTIONS TO YOUR PROBLEMS!!!!!

13 Modern Day Technology Problems That Could Soon Be Obsolete Thanks To New Tech

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/16/13-modern-day-technology-problems-obsolete_n_2489893.html#slide=more275242

EXTREMELY USEFUL TIPS FOR PARENTS TO TEACH THEIR CHILDREN AND CLOSE FRIENDS!!!!!

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  1. Don’t smoke, but if you do, don’t inhale the smoke and just puff on the cigarette.
  1. If you experience puppy love it will pass with time and if you are an adult and don’t fall in love, don’t marry out of desperation or you will regret it for a lifetime. If you are 100 years old and still not married, be proud because you have not contributed to the overpopulation of this precious endangered planet.
  1. Only worry if you haven’t learned calculator math by the age of 13 because most citizens will use nothing more complicated in their lives. Calculator math is very important for doing a household budget. So it you are an adult and still don’t know calculator math start learning it right away or you will regret it for the rest of your life. If you never learn to manage or budget your money properly in life you will be loaded with debt and depressed most of your life with many unhappy moments.
  1. Don’t waste your money on a wedding but both go to visit one of the natural wonders of the world. If you can’t go overseas visiting the Grand Canyon is a once in a lifetime opportunity which you should not pass up. My first reaction when I looked into the very deep crevice of the Grand Canyon was-HOLLY SHIT!!! AND I WILL REMEMBER THAT EXTREMELY EXCITING MOMENT FOR A LIFETIME!!!
  1. No matter how old the drunk driver is, don’t let him or her drive you anywhere but call a close personal friend or taxi to take you home.
  1. Cool kids are poor role models because they emphasize the useless trivial behavior, apparel, and possessions which won’t help you to lead a financially prosperous or moral life which you need to be trusted, respected, and admired by the real world where you will be living.
  1. Don’t be defeated by many no answers, you just need to find a better friend or acquaintance who will someday say yes if it is a reasonable request.
  1. Work real hard at doing things you like throughout your life even if the things you really enjoy doing change a hundred times or more. However, if you are getting pleasure from too many new changes or too many material purchases you are not focusing and should try harder to pinpoint what will give you lasting pleasure 10 or more years or even perhaps a lifetime which is rare.
  1. Before you marry, remember that what you see is what you get both in looks and personality. You probably won’t be able to change the bad things you see in your potential spouse. It is best to say “sorry goodbye, we are not meant for each other” than to live a life of regrets after a desperation marriage.
  1.  Don’t spend money on anything expensive because you will get bored of it soon and want to replace it with a new expensive purchase.
  1.  Find the time for your family at home or via the internet and definitely find time with your closest friends and acquaintances primarily on the internet.
  1.  Save up money to vacation in one of the natural wonders of the world even if it takes you 5 or 10 years to save up the money.  Just one awesome vacation will be remembered with ecstatic pleasure for the rest of your life!!!!!
  1.  When you can’t say anything worthwhile or good to your spouse, closest friends, and acquaintances, because you are super angry or have nothing important to say, DON’T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL!!!!! MOST WORDS CONVEY TRIVIAL FEELINGS WITHOUT FACTUAL OR USEFUL CONTENT SO TRY TO AVOID BEING A BLABBER MOUTH AT ALL COSTS. YOU WILL JUST BORE AND FRIGHTEN AWAY PEOPLE WHOM YOU WANT TO ATTRACT!!!!!