- Use sunscreen liberally, and make sure your children do the same.
- Computer passwords should contain numbers, letters, and symbols. Remember there are only 10 numbers but 26 letters in the English language.
- Use an address book to keep up with passwords and PINs.
- Salt on a restaurant coaster prevents the bottom of a glass from sticking.
- In public restrooms, use elbows or feet rather than hands for opening doors and flushing commodes.
- Carry hand sanitizer in your car or purse.
- Walk a minimum of 7,000 steps a day. If in doubt, wear a pedometer.
- Learn to touch type—regardless of age. Keyboards provide a portal into the electronic world. However, never forget that virtual reality is a poor excuse for reality.
- Add a working day to your week by eliminating an hour of television or the Internet each day.
- Use words liberally like “Please,” “Thank you,” “I’m sorry,” and “I forgive you.”
- Say “I love you” to family and friends daily. Say it especially when you don’t feel like it.
- Wear clean underwear in case you’re in an accident. Actually, wear clean underwear on general principles.
- Practice moderation in all things—including moderation.
- Only one person in the history of the world was perfect, and neither of us is him. Be eager to forgive and seek forgiveness.
- Listen to other people’s advice, but make up your own mind.
Practical Advice, Part 4: Miscellaneous