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I’m considering buying my first rifle, and seeking recommendations. It need not serve all purposes. Rather, my main goal — as an adult student — is to buy the best tool for learning. That is, not just only learning how to handle a rifle, but also how to break one in, maintain it, understand its […]

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I just stumbled onto a deal for a table saw and I’m wondering if I’ll be satisfied with it. I currently have a Grizzly 10″, 3HP cabinet saw. I’ve used it for 15 years and am quite satisfied with its performance. Safety is another matter. Despite being a slow learner, I have figured out that […]

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It seems like it’s advice season! So here’s my advice to Ricochet after the Nevada/South Carolina contests: get Brandon Finnegan of the Decision Desk to come on the flagship podcast. But don’t take my word for it, listen to the man with the crystal ball: More

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. The Five Files: A Different Way to Think About Job Searching

 

career-changeOver the years, I’ve helped a lot of people write their résumés and cover letters. Not one of them enjoyed putting them together. It’s a lot of work. I once read an article about the steps companies should take to retain their favorite employees. The author pointed out that employees who left were most likely to do so in their first year. I laughed because I knew why: Those new hires had just gone through the job search process, their résumé and contact list were up to date, they were used to making phone calls, and they were used to interviews: “If I don’t want to stay here, I don’t have to.”

Let me give you some good advice based on having helped a lot of people with job searches.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: Happy New Year!

 

AskAmelia3This week, Ask Amelia is all about saying goodbye to this year and welcoming in the new. Since giving you that advice on Friday, my usual day, would be fairly useless (You need time to let it sink in, right?), this is coming at you early. Here we go…

I need advice on how to keep all the young ladies from jumping up on stage and trying to kiss me at midnight at my gig on New Year’s Eve (And don’t tell me to stop being such a studmuffin. That’s not an option).

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Uncle Max: Schmuck, Putz, or Schlong?

 

Dear Uncle Max,

An old friend from New York was talking about a time I was cheated, and he said I got “schlonged.” Can you explain what that means? Also, why does Yiddish have so many different words for the same thing — schmuck, putz, schlong? How can I tell which one to use?

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AskAmelia3It’s Friday, so once again it’s time for Amelia Hamilton to answer all your questions about choosy wives, Tofurkey, and naughty reindeer!

What can you make as a main course for Christmas dinner that’s vegetarian-friendly? — Confused Carnivore

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: Handsome Fish Are Always On

 

AskAmelia3It’s Friday, so it’s time once again for Amelia Hamilton to answer your most pressing questions about bumper stickers, online personae, and mirror images.

Does a person have to drive more courteously if he has a Jesus fish on his car? Asking for a friend. — Friend of Jesus Fish

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: Sarcastically Subtweeting Schoolgirls

 

AskAmelia3It’s Friday, so it’s time for Amelia Hamilton to answer all your most pressing questions!

What’s the difference between sarcasm and irony? — @Schultzenfreude

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In the famous story of the Ant and the Grasshopper, the ant saves up and is ready for winter. The grasshopper lives hand to mouth, has no future planning, and freezes to death. The United States is approaching a major juncture: We have a $20+ trillion declared national debt, plus tens of trillions more in […]

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. What Advice Would You Give Your Friends and Family From your Career Experiences?

 

A friend had a very trying day at work and posted some advice based on what she had seen. I got to thinking about it, and while my professions and careers are hardly matters of life and death, I realized that I had similar advice for people. I am sure we all do, whatever our profession or job. I am not seeking the level of information in some of our posts like Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Concrete* (But Were Afraid To Ask). It’s simply a request for pithy advice from the front lines of working.

I used to program computers, and when I started my first consulting firm I offered some computer-related services. Advice I rapidly found had to be given was, “Don’t go on the Internet if you don’t have anti-virus software.”

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: Mountain Dew and the High Road

 

AskAmelia3It’s Friday and it’s time for Amelia Hamilton to answer all your questions about stinky neighbors, soda pop, and staying above the fray!

Dear Amelia: I have downstairs neighbors whose apartment smells so bad I actually hold my breath as I pass by when their door is open. I can only describe it as the unholy marriage of incense, unwashed hippies, and too many cats. They constantly ask me to feed their cats when they go out of town. I keep finding reasons to decline, as I don’t think I could actually walk in there without vomiting. Plus, they keep a “pet spider.” How do I tell them “no” once and for all? — Grossed out Neighbor

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: Will a Beard Help My Poker Face?

 

AskAmelia3It’s Friday, which means it’s time for Amelia Hamilton to answer all your questions about face problems, beard problems, and lovin’ Merica.

Dear Amelia: I always stand and hold my hand over my heart when the National Anthem plays, even when it’s on TV at home. Am I too patriotic? — Anthem Fan

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: Unequally Yoked?

 

AskAmelia3It’s Friday, which means it’s time for Amelia Hamilton to share her advice on mani-pedis, matrimony, and Metamucil.

How long before pedicures are included in Obamacare? Because I can’t wait much longer; it’s getting hard to put on boots. — Kender M.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: Rumble at the Ballet Barre

 

AskAmelia3It’s time for Amelia Hamilton to answer your questions about gyms, dancing, and … licking machines?

Just how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie pop? I never learned the answer. — @LilMissRightie

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Convocation Remarks for the Incoming Class of 2019 at Merrimack College:

Not long ago, my youngest daughter Anne and I were crossing a street together. I stepped off the curb into the crosswalk and leaned out so I could see beyond the line of parked cars. As I did so, I reached back to keep my darling daughter from walking before I could be sure it was safe.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: Turtles in the Fast Lane

 

AskAmelia3It’s Friday, which means it’s time for Amelia Hamilton to answer all your questions about slow drivers, cheap shoppers, and box turtles!

Why do people take it upon themselves to drive courteously? — Frustrated Driver

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: Birthdays

 

AskAmelia3It’s a special Saturday, all-birthday edition of Ask Amelia!

My birthday is at the end of January. Always the worst weather and the most depressing time of year. Can I change it to the end of July? — @ThatElJefe

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: Lose Weight While Hedging Your Bets

 

AskAmelia3It’s Friday, which means it’s time for Amelia Hamilton to answer all your questions about barbecue, diets, and privacy hedges.

Dear Amelia — When my husband and I decide to lose weight together I give up every good morsel, drink gallons of water, work out every day for a month, and lose half a pound. He goes to to the gym every day for a week, cuts soda, and loses five pounds. It’s not fair. How can I stay motivated and also punish my husband for this cosmic injustice? — Overweight and Over It

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ask Amelia: Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

 

AskAmelia3It’s Friday afternoon, and once again time for Amelia Hamilton to answer all your questions about Mamas, Mrs., and Mayonnaise.

What advice do you have for someone whose friend hates mayonnaise, and you suspect is anti-American and a likely communist sympathizer? — Joseph McCarthy

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