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Visiting an art gallery or museum is a low-cost way to spend time with friends or a date. But many people don't know how to look at art. Watch the people in an art museum and you'll see them hustling through, pausing for only a minute at each sculpture or painting and looking either bored or perturbed, before traipsing on to the next piece. They say things like, "I don't get it," or "I could paint that," or "Why is everybody naked?" They assume there is some secret to appreciating art that they're not civilized or sophisticated enough to understand.
Congratulations on deciding to try out for the school play or musical! What a great — and fun! — way to make new friends and learn new skills, which include working with and communicating with others, time management, memory retention, creativity, and even construction (if you help the stage crew build the set) and fashion/sewing (if you assist in costume design). And don't forget about the confidence you'll build by being onstage, performing in front of people!
This might make you sick: Germs are all around you, always. Viruses, bacteria, and other creepy, crawly nasty stuff is on every surface you touch, including your own body. Most of the time, your immune system safeguards your health against the infectious organisms. Some germs, however, multiply and morph into new forms that break through even the toughest resistance. Then, you start feeling the ugly effects.
Getting your car ready for winter can be a big hassle, but it can certainly keep your car running well until spring. And making sure you're prepared for winter can give you peace of mind as you drive to and fro on the ice.
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