Category Archives: Hints and Tips

Everyday useful & practical stuff.

Life-Saving Defibrillator Alert

Reading time: 345 words, 1 page, 1 to 2 minutes. Earlier this week, one of my colleagues collapsed with a massive cardiac arrest (heart attack) at work. Co-workers immediately called 911 and several with First Aid training began administering CPR, … Continue reading

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How to Clean a Vehicle’s Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAFS)

Reading time: 291 words, 1 page, about a minute plus 3:24 video. It took me less than 10 minutes to clean my car’s MAFS using CRC SensorKleen and now it’s purring like a kitten. Watch the video for a demonstration. … Continue reading

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How to Recognize and Defend Against Psychopaths

Reading time: 550 words, 2 pages, 1 to 2 minutes plus links & video. Defense Against the Psychopath is a documentary video excerpted from chapter one of Stephan Verstappen’s book; The Art of Urban Survival. It teaches people how to … Continue reading

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Gold and Silver Hammered

Reading time: 1,330 pages, 4 pages, 3 to 5 minutes. Precious metals (PM’s) got hit hard this past week, as did oil, copper and many other commodities. I still recommend buying gold & silver but the bottom for gold & … Continue reading

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Home Fire Extinguishers?

Reading time: 463 words, 1 page, 1 to 2 minutes. You probably have smoke detector(s) in your home and perhaps even a carbon monoxide alarm but, do you have fire extinguishers? Talking with friends and colleagues, I’m amazed how many … Continue reading

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TUNA Alert!

Reading time; 2 pages, 288 words, 1 to 2 minutes plus links. Fish eaters take note, especially Sushi lovers. What you’re eating may NOT be tuna. Although this article covers the American market, I suspect the same deception happens world-wide. … Continue reading

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TFSA or RRSP? Try these five tests

Reading time: 2,159 words, 6 pages, 5 to 9 minutes It’s Canadian tax time again and both old and young may be confused about the differences and benefits of contributing to RRSP’s versus TFSA’s so reprinted in their entirety are … Continue reading

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TSP Alert – Back to Grungy Laundry & Carpets

Reading time: 154 words plus links – 1 to 2 minutes. I was wondering when they’d ban TSP. I recently had an interesting conversation with a fellow who works in the retail paint industry. I asked him about Trisodium Phosphate … Continue reading

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Working Canadians 60+ Getting CPP Pensions

Reading time: 1,734 words, 4 to 7 minutes. If you’re a working Canadian 60 + you can apply for pension payments from the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). YES, you can receive CPP payments if you’re still working. Canada is one … Continue reading

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Drought Alert – Higher Food Prices

Reading time: 1005 words, 3 to 5 minutes The drought ravaging the U.S. and southern Ontario farmland will drive up the price of food but you can protect yourself if you act now. Macleans reports that the drought will have … Continue reading

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