You're Doing It Wrong!: How to Improve Your Life by Fixing Everyday Tasks You (and Everyone Else) Are Totally Screwing Up

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Not Getting the Results You Want? Probably Because You're Doing It Wrong!

You brush your teeth twice a day. You serve red wine at room temperature. You treat stains on whites with bleach. You're doing everything by the book, so it must be fine, right? Wrong!

From drinking coffee and tipping at restaurants to riding your bike and treating your hangovers, years of bad advice and common misconceptions have led to a lifetime of erroneous doings. ...

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Overview


Not Getting the Results You Want? Probably Because You're Doing It Wrong!

You brush your teeth twice a day. You serve red wine at room temperature. You treat stains on whites with bleach. You're doing everything by the book, so it must be fine, right? Wrong!

From drinking coffee and tipping at restaurants to riding your bike and treating your hangovers, years of bad advice and common misconceptions have led to a lifetime of erroneous doings. Even the simplest, most common tasks are done incorrectly every day by almost everyone, and chances are - whatever you're doing - you're doing it wrong too.

But it's okay. You're Doing It Wrong! will teach you how to do it all right.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440544163
  • Publisher: Adams Media
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,475,550
  • Product dimensions: 4.70 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

As a full-time freelance writer, Lee Thornton rights people's wrongs all the time. She received her BFA from Emerson College, worked as a technical editor for New England Fire Cause and Origin, and taught poetry and theatre at the award-winning New Hampshire Theatre Project. Clearly, she's doing something right. She currently lives in Hollywood, CA.

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Table of Contents

Health and Fitness

Avoiding Germs on an Airplane 13

Drinking Coffee 16

Spot Training 18

Tanning 20

Offsetting Time Spent Sitting 23

Wearing Headphones 26

Cutting Sugar 29

Riding Your Bike 32

Flattening Your Abs 35

Timing Your Sleep 37

Restricting Calories 40

Staying Warm 42

Pooping 44

Brushing Your Teeth 47

Sitting 49

Social and Fun

Tweeting and Facebook Updating 53

Having Difficult Conversations 57

Watching 3D Movies 60

Getting Revenge 63

Winning 57

Sharing Your Goals 71

Giving and Receiving Compliments 74

Speaking 77

Taking Pictures 80

Talking on Your Cell Phone 83

Traveling Internationally 86

Food and Beverage

Measuring Flour 93

Choosing Produce 95

Homebrewing Beer 98

Choosing and Using Knives 101

Roasting Vegetables 104

Eating Sushi 107

Serving Wine 11

Tapping a Keg 113

Tipping at Restaurants 116

Using Utensils 120

Work and Finance

Wearing Business Casual 125

Hiring People 128

Facing Deadlines 131

Increasing Productivity 134

Putting in Longer Hours 137

Saving Money 140

Paying Off Your Credit Cards 143

Multitasking 146

Buying Happiness 149

Negotiating 153

Visualizing Positively 156

Relationships and Sex

Kissing 161

Dealing with a Breakup 164

Handling Romantic Jealousy 167

"Working On" Your Relationship 170

Texting Your Partner 173

Protecting Yourself Against STDs 176

Online Dating 179

Speed Dating 182

Home and Auto

Removing Stains from Clothing l87

Using WD-40 190

Training Your Dog 192

Feeding Your Cat 195

Taking Care of Your Lawn 198

Resources 201

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