Blisters/band-aids sweating off? Try duct tape! It cushions the blister and won’t come off. Many walkers and runners swear by it.
Apply the duct tape when you first feel burning and, hopefully, before a full blister develops. Lay it as smoothly as possible, avoiding wrinkles.
Blisters already exist? Shield them from the duct tape glue. Cut out a circle of paper or gauze, attach it to the center of the duct tape and cover the wound with the non-sticky part.
Finally, here's a quickie homespun solution: Put a bunch of banana peels in your yard overnight. In the morning, they'll have hundreds of fleas. Put them in a plastic bag, toss them out, and say goodbye to the bunch. But watch your step.
have a wonderful scanner that does both slides and negatives, it is an Epson Perfection2450 Photo scanner.
14. A good trick when you go away on vacation is to place a baggie with a few ice cubes in the freezer. If a power failure occurs while you are gone and the food thaws and then refreezes you will know about it when you get home.
High School Ring Savings I had my high school ring made by Jostens using their "Lustrium" metal, or jewelers' metal. It was substantially less expensive, and years later,
This tip works very well and doesn't compromise "self- cleaning" oven surfaces. Lay newspaper over the bottom of the oven on the inside and on the floor to catch drips. Pour enough ammonia on the paper to completely dampen the entire surface and close the oven door.
Turn the oven on at 200 degrees until it reaches that temperature, then turn it off and wait an hour. Most spills will wipe right off. Reapply on any that do not. This is much less toxic to your lungs and to the environment. And it's much cheaper!
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was flaming red. The solution? Apply sour cream. Instantly,
the pain goes away. I had never heard of this.
One marked "Saving,"
one marked "Charity,"
and "Spending" bank.
It's A Ring-a-Ding-Thing
If you've worn a ring for a very long period of time and have put on a few pounds along the way, you might find you'll have difficulty when you try to take it off. You might have tried soaking your hand in ice water or using soap and twisting, but if that hasn't worked, or you find it too painful, here's a little tip that will slip that band right off. Get some dental floss, and pull out about a 3-foot length. Slip one end under the ring up toward your hand. From the other side, start wrapping it around your ring finger. Keep on wrapping until you are out of floss or you've reached the fingertip. Then take the end sticking out on the hand side and start slowly unwinding it. The ring will slide right off with it
Doubling - The Rule of 72
TV's "Barnaby Jones" made its debut on this day in 1973. In it, Buddy Ebson solved many big mysteries. If you're wondering how long it'll take to double your money at various rates of interest, you don't have to hire someone like Barnaby Jones to solve this mystery. How long will it take at 8 percent, or 11 percent, or 5 percent? Just divide the rate of interest into 72. If your money is earning 8 percent, dividing that into 72 gives you nine. Meaning with the interest compounded annually, your money will double in nine years. At 12 percent, using our "rule of 72," you find it takes only six years to double.
Safer Winter Ice Control Being environmentally safe and staying upright on ice can be a task! Go to your farm type store or seed store and ask for Chicken Grit. It attracts sunlight to melt the snow. The grit gives traction and does not harm cement or animals! It works and is inexpensive. Keep the bag in your trunk for extra weight when needed, and you can spread some if you get stuck! Jacque Z. in Iowa
Key Broken In Lock?
On this date in 1784 Joseph Bramah came to London and challenged folks to open his new invention which he called a "padlock." Without the key no one could pick the lock. Business thrived and soon padlocks were everywhere. But it took more than 200 years for someone to figure out what to do when one breaks off a key in a lock. If a key breaks off, try inserting a coping-saw blade into the lock, teeth-side down. Then hold it toward the top to push tumbler pins up, using the jagged teeth to grasp a high point on the key shank. Work gently to avoid damaging the lock, slowly drawing out the key tip. If this doesn't work, call in a pro, but most times it does
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