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And as is the case with any truly great game, understanding the rules is just the first step. The second, we'd venture to say, is being able to identify, understand, and fix your mistakes. Fortunately, there are a few elementary (and easily corrected) blunders that nearly all beginner players fall into at some point. Dodge them, and grand mastery -- or, at any rate, a much better standard of play -- is just around the corner. Here are seven of the most common. Hands off the queen Let's be honest about it: queens kick ass. Not so your queen. Avoid pointless exchanges In economics, there's a concept called the sunk cost fallacy. The same applies to lost chess pieces. Play Chess right here at Y! Don't rush Chances are you're not playing a timed game. Bills-not-to-automate: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance. Service providers are happy to give you the "convenience" of automated payments — primarily because it lets them reach into your wallet each and every month.
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30 Days to a Better Husband - Love + Sex on Shine. Man holding flowers towards someone.By Aaron Traister, REDBOOK.This month, Aaron Traister pledged to transform himself into the man his wife deserves: thoughtful, physically fit, and sexually patient.
She got two out of three - not bad! During a recent argument, my wife, Karel, told me I needed to "grow up," so I thought I'd give it a shot. I'd spend four weeks making myself over, and I wouldn't tell Karel, just to see if she was paying attention. Among other things, I changed up my clothes and returned to my teenage wrestling workouts - because nothing says maturity like playing dress-up and trying desperately to relive high school.
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Best for adventure: Grand Canyon National Park, AZ There's just one way to reach most Colorado River beaches in the canyon-and that's by rafting down the river. Many people consider the 3- to 18-day trips one of the high points of their lives. > Read more Best lazy float: Yosemite National Park, CA With El Capitan and Half Dome towering above, the Merced River beaches in Yosemite Valley sometimes get forgotten. Which is a mistake, especially in summer, when valley temps sizzle and the river water is blissfully cool. > Read more Best beachcombing: Olympic National Park, WA The easy hike to Shi Shi Beach is best made at low tide, when you encounter some of the best tidepools on Earth against the backdrop of towering sea stacks, Pacific waves, and the occasional kayaker.
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