November 10, 2017 at 1:47 pm | Posted in Helpful Hints, Miscellaneous Facts | Leave a comment


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.



July 19, 2017 at 10:04 am | Posted in Helpful Hints, Miscellaneous Facts | Leave a comment


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.




June 26, 2017 at 6:07 pm | Posted in Beautifying Secrets for Everyone, Helpful Hints, Miscellaneous Facts | Leave a comment

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.


June 26, 2017 at 5:54 pm | Posted in Beautifying Secrets for Everyone, Harmful Health Habits, Miscellaneous Facts | Leave a comment

Females participating in sports tend to dislike their hair cut too short, so they pull their long hair tightly back from the scalp into ponytails fastened with tight rubber bands. Sometimes parents have the habit of doing this to their children, too, on a daily basis.

Over time, hair, especially at the forehead, will recede after being severely pulled away from the face and tied with a tight rubber band until it is very obvious that damage has already been done.

Hair grooming methods such as cornrowing can cause loss of hair, too, and, unfortunately, it may never grow back.

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

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.


Automobile Accidents

May 2, 2016 at 11:05 am | Posted in Automobile Accident Facts, Miscellaneous Facts | Leave a comment

Whether it’s your fault or not, in the state of California, if there is an injury, death or property damage in excess of $750 on a California street, highway or private property, the driver or drivers involved must fill out and file form SR-l within ten days of the accident and  mail that form to the Department of Motor Vehicles, Financial Responsibility, Mail Station J237, P. O. Box 942884, Sacramento, CA 94284  or risk suspension of their driver’s license. Accidents involving vehicles not required to be registered are not reportable if there is no injury or death.

For further information, contact the Department of Motor Vehicles.



Pineapple Freshness

January 6, 2016 at 12:05 pm | Posted in Checking Food Freshness, Health Concerns, Healthy Fruit, Miscellaneous Facts | Leave a comment
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Thinking of buying a whole pineapple to slice up for fruit salad or a fresh fruit snack?

At first glance, the pineapple might look perfectly fine. But make sure to turn the pineapple over and take a good look at the bottom of it.

Many times you will see mold already growing there, emitting a definite mildew-like odor. If so, it’s unhealthy to eat.

Don’t buy it. Simply put it back.



Saving Outdoor Plants During Winter Months

December 3, 2015 at 12:25 pm | Posted in Helpful Hints, Keeping Outddoor Plants Alive During Winter Months, Miscellaneous Facts | Leave a comment


Usually, during dry, colder months of the year when there’s danger of frost or a hard freeze, television news teams warn listeners to “cover delicate outdoor plants to protect them.” That’s good advice, but what those plants really need before they are covered is a shot of water to their roots, especially if it hasn’t rained for a while.

If they are covered without first being watered, there’s a chance they’ll suffer greatly or even die.

Watering their roots before covering for a frost or freeze can make all the difference if you really want to help them survive.

Opportunities Do Exist

December 3, 2015 at 12:12 pm | Posted in Helpful Hints, Miscellaneous Facts, Opportunities | Leave a comment


It doesn’t happen often if it happens at all, but sometimes in one’s life, a rare opportunity comes along.

At that time, one must be wise enough to seize that opportunity, making the most of it before it’s forever gone.

Gold and Silver

December 3, 2015 at 12:01 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous Facts, Monetary Concerns, Wise Investments | Leave a comment

Needing to purchase gifts?

Rather than buying more and more expensive electronics or frivolous toys for yourself and your kids, rather than getting more personalized license plates or elaborate tattoos, seriously consider purchasing gold and silver coins. Wise purchases like this can appreciate and will always be worthwhile, sound investments.

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