The Best Ways To Do The Stuff That Really Matters for November 12, 2011

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Every day, the readers of present their solutions to life's biggest problems in the love, family, money, work, education, sports, travel, and more. Their best ways are presented in their original, unedited form at, to 15,000 Twitter followers, and on FaceBook.

1001 Best Ways is now available in 3 volumes at, and other retailers.

1001 Best Ways is now available in 3 volumes at, and other retailers.

If you ask enough people the right questions, you’re bound to get the right answer sooner or later.

“If you ask enough people the right questions, you’re bound to get the right answer sooner or later.” That’s the thinking behind, which publishes its readers’ Best Ways to raise children, save money, advance a career, fall in love, stay in love, and more.

Their unedited responses are read daily by over 15,000 Twitter followers (@1001BestWays), the readers of, and the buyers of the book series.

“1001 Best Ways is the lifetime experiences of hundreds and thousands of people.”, says publisher Paul Angles, “Every day, I am humbled by the collective wisdom people so willingly share.”

Best Ways To Save Money
When "Convenience Fees" Become Inconvenient: I stopped paying the 45 cent convenience fee to fill up my tank of gas. It really irked me every time I had to pay it, so I finally gave in and applied for a debit card with the gas station I frequent. I feel better having that fee waived, and wonder why I waited so long take action.

Best Ways To Raise Kids
Always Show Them Love. : Show your kids lots of love, but do not forget to be strict as well. Make sure to say NO whenever they are breaking rules or asking for unreasonable treats or gifts.

Best Ways To Maintain Relationships
Keep It Truthful: Keep it truthful. No matter what happens you got you keep a open mind and open communication.

Best Ways To Travel
Buy Tickets On Tuesday: Always buy tickets for a Tuesday, their always cheaper! Also, If possible buy a ticket a couple weeks in advance when you wait til the last minute you WILL pay more!

Best Ways To Save The Planet
Environmentally-Sensitive Gardening: I'm a green gardener, trying to help the planet and wildlife. I'm growing a garden for the local wildlife and some domesticated critters as well. Plants I will be growing this spring include catnip for all my farm cats; vegetables, fruit and grain for the cows and donkeys; and seed and berry plants for the wild birds. I want my garden to be environmentally and wildlife friendly.

Best Ways To Advance Your Career
Dedication Without Complaining: One thing that I've always done is to go out of my way to show my dedication towards my work duties. I always do jobs that no one else wants to without complaining. This kind of dedication has always made it easier to ask for raises in the future.

Best Ways To Cook
Soup secrets: Sometimes when I make soup I find it better to let the water boil before adding the meat. It tends to cook more evenly this way. Before adding the vegetables I cook them in a separate pan. This way I can make sure that they are well cooked as well.

Best Ways To Clean
Within an hour: I make sure to clean up any messes that I make very soon after I make them. By very soon, I mean within an hour.

Best Ways To Maintain Your Health
Balance: In order to maintain health, I make sure I have a balanced diet. By trying to avoid intake of too much of things that are not so healthy is of benefit, and a habit to ongoing.

Best Ways To Get An Education
Writing Is The Best Way To Memorize: The best way of memorizing test material is to write it down! When I am studying and really need a way of remembering what I have studied, I remember the exact moment I was writing that particular passage, chapter or set of notes, and seeing the visual of me writing it down brings back the keywords and ideas that I was trying so hard to absorb at that moment.

Best Ways To Experience The Divine
Be Open And Vulnerable: For me, the connection with God is one that comes in reflection and deep thought. Sometimes, that happens with what is known as traditional prayer. At other moments, it's just that silence when everything inside is open and vulnerable, and the only two who know the truth are you and God. That is the the truth and the connection. He sees and knows all, and He communicates with me in those thoughtful times and through prayer.

Best Ways To Accept Mortality
Keep An Eye On The Time: Death is like punctuation "full stop".Like it or not , it will appear in your life. The best way to deal is to keep eye on time and reorganize priorities in life.

Best Ways To Celebrate The Holidays
Look At The Lights: I celebrate the holidays by going outside just before Christmas and looking at the lights everyone has on their houses. I usually invite some friends and we drive around town drinking hot chocolate and listening to christmas music.

Best Ways To Be Romantic
1.5 Surprise: For my year and a half anniversary, my boyfriend told me he wasn't going to be available until the following weekend. But, at sunrise, I heard a knocking on my door. He stood there with chocolates, flowers, and a gorgeous necklace. He kissed me and then said he had to go to class, but he was taking me to dinner that night.

Best Ways To Be Creative
Go With The Flow: I enjoy writing. I am at my creative best when I just relax and "go with the flow". I write the first thing that comes to mind with no worries about proper format or grammar.

Best Ways To Be Beautiful
Eat and read: To keep my self physically attractive I eat as healthy as I can and exercise on a daily basis. To keep myself more spiritually attractive I read devotions every afternoon.

Best Ways To Raise Pets
Show loyalty and caring: I've lived with a cat since I was very little. They can be great companions if you raise them correctly, which I believe is the secret to cats. In order to keep them loyal and caring you need to show them the same exact thing. In order to do this you need to respect the nature of the cat, which is its independence. Much like humans, cats like their space and should be given this space when needed. It turn the cat will show you the love you deserve!

Best Ways To Grow Plants
The right amount of water: My 'secret to success' is to make sure plants get the proper amount of water. Many people give plants to little or way to much water. To little can lead to stress on the plant and to much can lead to diseases. It is important to get the right amount of water to plants to keep them happy.

Best Ways To Be Happy
Poetry Makes Me Happy: Something that puts me into a better mood is writing light poetry. It allows me to relive the past in a new way.

Best Ways To Cope With Family
Make it a spice: A good way to survive through it, is to not think about it and let it bog down your day. Instead of thinking as it as a chore/ a bore to do, instead think of it as something fun to enjoy and to spice up your life.

Best Ways To Coach A Team
Baseball: Lessons From A Minor Leaguer: I had a baseball coach that had a friend that played minor league baseball. He had his friend come in and give me pitching lessons for a couple of weeks. As a kid it was a very cool experience and it stuck with me. It boosted my self confidence and made me love the game even more.

Best Ways To Master Computers
Take A Class: A good thing to do is to take up a class to learn more about computers. In this technological era, computers govern the whole world.Instead of fighting it, why not be apart of it and learn how to use the computer?

Best Life Lessons
God Will Be There For You: I have learned that no matter what, God will always be there for you. If life fails you, you have His shoulder to lean on.

Best Ways To Have Fun
Climb A Rock: I am an avid rock climber! There is absolutely nothing like being hundreds of feet up a vertical cliff, surrounded by a vast sea of rock. It is a very liberating experience.

The Story of 1001 Best Ways

Paul Angles, an Internet Marketing Director, was driving home from work, stuck in traffic, and thinking about ways to cut back on the family budget, when he heard a commercial for an Internet Service Provider--his Internet Service Provider!--offering new subscribers $20 off per month for the first year.

Suddenly inspired, he called them and asked for the new subscriber rate. He was promptly turned down. Undeterred, he asked the operator if he could cancel his account and restart it at the new rate. That did the trick. With less than 5 minutes work, he saved $240 without having to cut back on anything.

It was so much fun saving so much money that he began to wonder who else he could call. And which of his friends he could tell. And what ideas they might have. And how there ought to be a website that collected those great ideas and made them available.

Soon, he created and began collecting Best Ways by the hundreds, posting them hourly on the website, tweeting them, and finally, collecting them into a series of books available in Kindle and in paperback on,, and many others. 1001 Best Ways, Volume 4, is scheduled for release in November 2011.


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