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First ZipCar Rental Review

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On Thursday, Mel and I took our first ZipCar for a spin.

For those of you who don't know, ZipCar is a company that rents cars by the hour or day, all inclusive of insurance and fuel.

The Good

- Cheap! Our 1.5hr trip to Ikea in a new Honda Civic cost a grand total of $18.23, including gas, insurance and all taxes.
- Easy! Reserve online, walk to the car, swipe your card, drive away.

The Not-So-Good

- The previous renter had left the has tank only 1/8th full -- contrary to ZipCar's policy of leaving it at least 1/4 full.
- The rear seat wasn't super-clean, and there was junk in the glove box.

Summary

Overall, it was a good experience and we'd certainly use ZipCar again for any short trip around town requiring a vehicle.

Are you actually hungry?

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You hear it all the time.

"I'm soooo hungry!"  "I'm starving!"

But stop and think for a moment. Are you truly and actually hungry?

Here's one way to tell:

Pick a food you really don't like, but something healthy. Like spinach. Or broccoli. Or turnips. It'll be different for everyone.

Now pretend that's the only food available.

Still want some?

If it sounds appetizing and you could see yourself eating it, you're probably hungry.

If not, you're not hungry. You're likely upset, bored, or otherwise distracted.

In this case, try getting up and doing some sort of physical exercise. You'll probably forget about food altogether and start doing something productive instead!