The Good Doctor
The Good Doctor is a new show on ABC; it first aired on September 25th, 2017. With only having a few episodes so far, it already is becoming a very popular show and is very well known. The Good Doctor is about a young surgeon named Shaun Murphy, and he is autistic. In the show, it shows his childhood and life today, and his life has not been easy, especially with having autism. Even though it has not been the best life, it
inspired him to want to save lives and not be defined for what he has. He became an extraordinary surgeon and already in the first episode is saving people’s lives and making
a difference. Even though he is very smart, he has many problems with the people at
work. Many of his co-workers do not believe that someone with autism can be a surgeon
or they think that he is going to extremely mess up, but he is proving them wrong by working and showing them that he knows what to do. The show is very inspiring and really can connect with people who may feel like him at times or have experienced some
of the things that he has or is experiencing. Many people are excitedly waiting for the
next episode to come on to learn more about Shaun’s life and to see what’s going to
happen next. The next episode of The Good Doctor will air on October 23rd, 2017 on
ABC at 9 p.m., and you can catch up on the ABC channel or on Hulu.
A Money Saving Tip For Your Next Car
Driving a manual in the United States is not as common as it once was. Some are dead-set on driving the “old fashioned way”; however, some only know how to drive an automatic. Driving a manual has great benefits. They get better gas mileage, they are usually cheaper to buy, and they are harder for a thief to steal.
Since the manual transmission requires the driver to change gears, there is no need for the added weight of computers and converters to switch from one gear to the next. This weight loss makes the vehicle lighter and will cause the engine to burn less fuel. The converters run off engine power. Anything that runs on engine power will cause the engine to work harder to keep up with the power demands. This extra work causes the engine to burn more fuel. According to NY Daily News, manual gearboxes can give you up to a 15% increase in fuel economy.
Most manual transmissions are easier and cheaper to produce, so the manufacturer sells them at a lower price. According to First Quarter Finance, “You can save thousands just by choosing a manual gearbox.” Saving thousands of dollars just for choosing a new transmission sounds good, especially for the penny-pinchers of the world.
Most people do not know how to start a manual car let alone drive one. Driving a manual can help to deter thieves. If a would-be thief does not know how to drive the 5-speed in your Ford Ranger, how can they steal it? Think of a manual transmission as an added layer of security for your car.
Some say that a manual car is too hard to drive. In addition, they complain that learning to drive is a long and complicated process. A solution to this problem is to offer manual driving as a part of drivers’ education classes or have the DOT offer manual driving classes.
Manual cars should be driven. The benefits of saving money outweigh the extra learning. If people are concerned about the amount of time it would take to teach manual driving to an individual, have schools and the DOT offer manual driving as a course available to take.
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