YOU DON’T HAVE TO BUY A NEW TOOTHBRUSH

June 30, 2018 at 12:15 pm | Posted in Helpful Hints, Money-Saving Tips For Large Families | Leave a comment
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Do you have a favorite toothbrush you hate to throw away just because someone recommended you buy a new one to replace the old one every few months?

Save your favorite toothbrush while saving yourself some money.

If it’s still viable, soak your toothbrush in a small glass of hydrogen peroxide which not only will thoroughly clean the bristles but will sanitize them as well.

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FOR LADIES (AND PERHAPS MEN, TOO)

March 13, 2018 at 6:45 pm | Posted in Beautifying Secrets for Everyone, Helpful Hints, Over The Counter Remedies | Leave a comment
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Have you noticed your skin becoming wrinkled, especially on your arms?

Try smoothing a thin layer of Vaseline (or generic petroleum jelly with or without vitamin e and aloe) on your skin, especially after showering and drying off while your skin is still a little moist.

Wrinkles seem to magically disappear, and this product doesn’t cost anything anywhere near what the expensive brand-name moisturizers cost.

As I recall, singer and actress Doris Day recommended this years ago in order to keep skin soft and prevent unsightly wrinkles.

TRUSTING A GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM OR NOT

December 13, 2017 at 10:33 am | Posted in Helpful Hints, Road Hazards, Trusting Global Positioning Systems Or Not | Leave a comment
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Do you have a GPS, a Global Positioning System in your car?

If so, don’t trust this navigational tool completely. Study a map first, verifying the correct route to your destination, then confirm your route with the GPS just to be sure that GPS is correct and that you’ll get where you want to go.

Unfortunately, many times a GPS has proven to be incorrect, sending travelers way off course where they end up lost in the desolate middle of nowhere, out of gasoline, food and water. It’s one thing to find yourself in the wrong place but still within a civilized area, but it’s another thing to end up dead wrong when your life depended upon a GPS guiding you to where you safely wanted to go.

MAINTAINANCE COSTS OF TALL TREES

November 10, 2017 at 1:47 pm | Posted in Helpful Hints, Miscellaneous Facts | Leave a comment
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Thinking of buying a house or building a house on a heavily-wooded lot with lots of tall trees?

You might want to think twice about doing that or even planting trees that will grow to 20 feet or more.

Every time one or more of those trees dies and/or needs to be cut down, it will cost a lot of money which is something most people don’t initially think of when purchasing property in forested areas or when planting trees that in time will grow to be quite tall.

DOUBLE PARKING TICKETS? CAN THAT REALLY BE TRUE?

July 19, 2017 at 10:04 am | Posted in Helpful Hints, Miscellaneous Facts | Leave a comment
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Believe it or not, the answer is yes!

Some cities like San Luis Obispo, California actually will issue you a second parking ticket even though they already issued you a parking meter violation citation if you still haven’t moved your car after an hour or so after your time on the meter has run out.

Let’s say you park at a two hour time zone parking meter and your time expires. You will get a citation (ticket) costing you $33.00. But if your car is still there after three or four hours, you can be given another ticket for overtime parking which will cost you an additional $43.00 or a whopping total of $76.00!

Meter Maids have been known to issue  tickets the moment the meter’s time runs out even as a shopper  attempts to put more coins in the meter!

To avoid these overly punitive fines, be sure to remove the chalk mark on your tire if there is one, then move your car to another block or better yet, park in the parking garage.

As an added note for your general information, some cities like Santa Barbara, California do not consider holidays to be exempt from feeding the meter. You still have to feed the meters or you will get a parking ticket.

 

 

AVOIDING POLLUTED AIR

June 27, 2017 at 2:14 pm | Posted in Health Concerns, Helpful Hints, Polluted Air | Leave a comment
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Keep all your windows and doors closed and stay inside during the time trash is being picked up and dumped into the trash trucks, otherwise dust and dirt particles from the dumping of neighborhood trash cans will waft through air and end up settling not only on everything in your home but, more importantly, in your lungs.

LADIES, NO NEED TO DISCARD OLD NAIL POLISH

June 26, 2017 at 6:07 pm | Posted in Beautifying Secrets for Everyone, Helpful Hints, Miscellaneous Facts | Leave a comment
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Has your fingernail polish over time become so thick and gummy you think it’s time to throw it away and buy more?

Nail polish can be rather expensive depending upon where you buy it and the kind of brand.

All you have to do is go to your local beauty supply store and purchase finger nail polish thinner. By adding a small amount to old nail polish, it will thin it to where it is like it’s brand new again.

A LESSON IN ETIQUETTE FOR MEN

October 24, 2016 at 4:50 pm | Posted in Etiquette, Helpful Hints | Leave a comment
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Men! When you shake hands with a woman, please don’t squeeze her delicate hand too hard!

Her hand may have had a previous, painful injury and your tight grip will undoubtedly cause great pain!

Better yet, wait until she extends her hand to you, then be careful not to overdo it.

AN UPDATE ON STUBBORN WARTS

July 3, 2016 at 2:31 pm | Posted in Health Concerns, Helpful Hints, Noninvasive Remedies, Warts On Feet | Leave a comment
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Are you plagued by a wart that refuses to go away in spite of applying various over-the-counter drugstore preparations and/or scheduling doctor’s visits resulting in surgery which added up to hundreds of dollars only to have the wart reappear?

The key to getting rid of a wart is changing up its living matter – its structural formula – its molecular biology.

Go online and check out the Wartabater, reading everything there is to read about this product, then buy it. It works.

Tutoring For Extra Cash

May 23, 2016 at 3:25 pm | Posted in Helpful Hints, Miscellaneous Facts, Monetary Concerns, Opportunities, Tutoring Or Teaching For Extra Cash | Leave a comment
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Do you excel in English or Math or are you proficient in  piano or any other subject?

If so, to earn extra money, tutor these subjects either in your home, a student’s home or in a public place such as a library or coffee house.

Libraries are not as particular as they used to be years ago when they demanded absolute quiet.  Nowadays, you might hear loud laughter or conversations by library employees themselves. If this is too distracting for you to concentrate, you may need to work someplace else.

 

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