How to Make the World a Better Place

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[Author's note: This is the third installment in my Life Lessons in 250 Words or Fewer essay series. It includes short essays, like this one, that are no more than 250 words ... plus an accompanied reading.]

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I do not rubberneck at car accidents while I am driving.

Ever.

I don’t remember the exact moment I made up my mind to never do this. At some point I just became overwhelmed by the cumulative effect of 20-minute highway delays being caused by car after car slowing down so that nosy drivers could get passing glances at the misfortune of fellow motorists.

Oh, those inconsiderate curious craning necks.

Yet who am I? I am but one driver.

And in the midst of traffic, my singular act of protest never seems to result in more rapid movement for me or anyone else around.

So what’s the point?

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3 Tips That Might Make You Some Money on Super Bowl Sunday

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Super Bowl Sunday represents the last chance to partake in the unique brand of fantasy football fun that is Rivalry Games Fantasy Football.

If you are unfamiliar, I already wrote about how I turned $70 into $288.50 over just two weekends playing Rivalry’s app-based fantasy football game during the NFL playoffs.

Side note: Those of you haven’t yet played, I suggest you download the app for the iPhone (or Android) and then use the deposit code MIDWEST50 to get up to a $50 deposit match.

If you are familiar, and if you are planning to play some cash games during the big game tomorrow, here are three quick tips — about the three least glamorous positions on your roster — that could be the difference between winning and losing your matchups tomorrow.
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Broken Promises

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[Author's note: This is the second installment in my Life Lessons in 250 Words or Fewer essay series. It includes short essays, like this one, that are no more than 250 words ... plus an accompanied reading.]

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“Stay on the line for amazing customer service!”

The perky, caffeinated, infuriating voice on the other end of the line begged.

Actually, I’ll be the judge of that.

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What To Do When You Want Something

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[Author's note: This is the first installment in my Life Lessons in 250 Words or Fewer essay series. It will include short essays, like this one, that are no more than 250 words ... plus an accompanied reading.]

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“I wish I was a slave to an age-old trade.”

It was the perfect lyric. It would be the perfect ending to our new podcast.

The beat, the tone of the song … both were perfect fits as well. As was the song I’d found for the intro.

I had to have them.

But there was a problem.

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How I Turned $70 Into $288.50 Over the Last Two Weekends Playing the Best New Fantasy Football Game on the Market

And a tip of the cap to you too, Peyton. I couldn't have done it without you. (Image credit: AP Photo/Jack Dempsey via Huffington Post.)

And a tip of the cap to you too, Peyton. I couldn’t have done it without you. (Image credit: AP Photo/Jack Dempsey via Huff Post.)

It’s true.

During the Wild Card and Divisional rounds of this year’s NFL Playoffs, I’ve made a 312.14% return on my money simply by doing two activities I love: watching football and playing fantasy football.

But how?

Isn’t having fun with fantasy football supposed to end by Week 17?

And isn’t making money watching NFL games supposed to only be possible by wagering on points spreads and over-unders?

Not anymore.

Here’s how it works … and I’m going to let you in on a few strategy secrets I’ve learned so it can work for you too.Continue Reading