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Too many sex books are filled with fluff. This one isn't. Cast away your preconceptions of sex books as being a rehash of things you already know and hence a waste of time. By reading this book, you will learn things that Dr. Ruth and other sexologists have never considered.

 

 

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A mold to make ER cookies and ER Jell-O!  Or how about a glow-in-the-dark chest x-ray?


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Introducing a clever new way to safeguard your home from burglars that is inexpensive, easy to use, and even more effective than elaborate security systems.

 

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What's a retrospectoscope?

"Retrospectoscope" is a common colloquial term in medicine.  Basically, when a doctor criticizes someone for using a retrospectoscope, he's criticizing that person for being a Monday-morning quarterback who uses after-the-fact retrospection to invariably be correct.  As they say, hindsight is 20/20, but being correct with the benefit of hindsight requires no brainpower.  What riles doctors (or anyone else, for that matter, who is subjected to second-guessing) is that even an idiot can be right 100% of the time when looking at the past.

Historically, lawyers, insurance companies, and government bureaucrats love to second-guess doctors with the assistance of their trusty retrospectoscopes.  Of course, if they were so smart they'd be the ones making the critical decisions in split-seconds instead of having the luxury to take days, weeks, months, or years to pore over every word in a contested medical record.

The author of the essay was provoked to criticize nurses who'd used a retrospectoscope on him because anyone can be correct in retrospection.  But what's the value in that?  Zero.

Back to the essay

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If you want a beautiful garage that is easy to keep organized, see the GarageScapes web site:  www.GarageScapes.com.

ContactMeFree is a dream come true for anyone involved in online dating. If you have your profile posted on a personals site but don't pay for a membership, you know how limited you are in terms of being able to send or receive messages. You probably assume that those limitations disappear if you pay for a membership. Guess what? You are still far more limited than you realize. Frankly, if you knew how limited you were, you would be furious that the personals site was charging you $20 to $50 per month and still keeping the shackles on you! The person who created ContactMeFree was so outraged by those limitations that he decided to do something about it. So he did!

You know that writer's block you get when you sit down to write the essay portion of your personal profile for online dating? And you know the difficulty you have trying to think of a catchy headline? Well, MyProfileWriter allows you to create a profile essay and headline without typing, just by clicking!

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