So yeah, this a thread where anybody can give advice on anything. Life, writing, friendship, food, whatever. The only rule is, please don't use this thread to jab at people or groups of people you don't like. Keep it friendly, with honest advice. Not something like "don't trust people who are such and such, because they'll stab you in the back". Okee-dokee? 1. Don't make decisions shortly after waking up or as you're going to sleep, if it can be avoided. Sleepiness makes the quality of your decisions more emotional and you're generally too cranky to be realistically happy with your abilities. 2. When you can no longer squirt or pour chocolate syrup out of your squeeze bottle or can, DON'T throw it away. Pour some milk into it, then tightly close the container. Put a paper towel around the lid, just in case, and shake it. This will get all of the chocolate off of the insides of the container. Pour/squeeze this milk into a cup. It won't be enough to fill the cup, but since it's extra strong all you have to do is fill up the remaining space in the cup with milk and stir. This will be the best chocolate milk you've ever had. 3. Don't be too harsh on normal people. They've got problems too. 4. Hey men, the secret of women is this: they already know, before you ask them, whether or not they will date you. The trick is to first demonstrate your good character and intelligence, and then ask. However, doing stupid stunts or impressing a woman with money generally doesn't work as well. If you do a stunt and live, a woman will likely think, "well, that was impressive, but, y'know...kind of stupid. There was no reason for him to do that." Also, trying to impress a woman with cars or money generally only works on shallow women, if you don't have a good personality to back up the cash. Above a certain age most women realize that they prefer fulfilling companionship to simply having a lot of money. But I certainly can't deny that money does help. 5. So ladies, the secret of men is this: impress them, and you can get anything you want. The most sexist man in the world, if he is impressed, will give a woman a standing ovation. I mean, this should be sort of obvious, as men are all the time trying to impress women with their stunts and money, so naturally it's a way that they can be motivated. Impressing actually works far better on men than it does women, for some reason.