Category Archives: Hints and Tips

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Medical Malpractice Caused Most of the 1918 Spanish Flu Deaths

Reading Time: 2,260 words, 6 pages, 5 to 9 minutes We may be overdue for any number of disasters, but another Spanish Flu pandemic is NOT one of them. That’s the good news. The bad news is that medical malpractice … Continue reading

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It’s Duct Tape Season

Reading time: 1 page, 150 words, 1 minute. Whether you’re a handyman (handy-person?) a survivalist or a prepper, the end of August is duct tape buying season if you live in an area with freezing winter temperatures. Duct tape deteriorates … Continue reading

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The Rich are Rich Because They’re Not Stupid

Reading time: 2,520 words, 7 pages, 6 to 9 minutes. The rich are rich because they’re smart. The corollary is that the poor are poor because they’re stupid (see ‘Notes’ at end.) I admit that’s harsh. But, that’s life. Get … Continue reading

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Fasting – Benefits and Drawbacks

Reading time: 2,350 words, 6 pages, 5 to 9 minutes. I’ve been fasting Mondays and Tuesdays since 1982. It started quite by accident. I had to fast for two days before a barium enema X-ray. Although I was climbing the … Continue reading

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Career Advice You Won’t Hear From Anyone Else – Part 3

Reading time: 2,974 words, 8 pages, 7 to 12 minutes. Updated November 21, 2017. This article is the last of a three-part series. Categories are in alphabetical order, so it doesn’t matter in what order you read them or the articles … Continue reading

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Career Advice You Won’t Hear From Anyone Else – Part 2

Reading time: 2,942 words, 8 pages, 7 to 11 minutes. Updated Aug. 6, 2017 This is the second of a three-part series. See Part 1  if you haven’t already read it. Categories are in simple alphabetical order, so it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Career Advice You Won’t Hear From Anyone Else – Part 1

Reading time: 2,340 words, 6 pages, 5 to 9 minutes There is much career advice available, especially on the internet. Much of it’s a lot of crap about “maximizing personal growth” and “following your passion” and other gibberish. I’m going … Continue reading

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TSP Running Out; Soon to be Replaced

Reading time: 158 words, 1 page. ½ minute. Using TSP (trisodium phosphate) is a supplement to laundry detergent to make clothes cleaner and brighter as well as . Some time ago, I talked to a rep from one of the … Continue reading

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Viewing Time for Tetrad Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon) Sept. 27, 2015

Reading time: 1 pages, 445 words, 1 to 2 minutes. Next Sunday’s Total Lunar Eclipse is the fourth and final eclipse in a series of four total lunar eclipses called the lunar tetrad. Each of the eclipses in the tetrad … Continue reading

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How to Identify Incompetent People

Reading time: 6 pages, 2,454 words, 6 to 10 minutes. Updated July 24, 2017 with ‘Excuses’ and ‘Fast-talkers’ Incompetent people develop coping strategies and have characteristics that enable you identify them. Incompetent people can be detrimental to you, your health … Continue reading

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