Category Archives: Hints and Tips

Everyday useful & practical stuff.

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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Rug Doctoring Carpets Need TSP

Reading time: 630 words, 2 to 3 minutes Long ago I discovered the best way to clean carpets is with a Rug Doctor® because its vibrating brush cleans deep down into the pile. When I first started using a Rug … Continue reading

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Toxic Sugar

Reading time – article: 2,740 words, 6 to 11 minutes Reading time – comments: 22,993 words, 54 to 92 minutes I gave up refined sugar long ago, but I was surprised that this “60 Minutes” segment linked sugar (sucrose, fructose, … Continue reading

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Top Expert Travel Tips

Reading time: 3,900 words, 9 to 15 minutes PLUS additional links I lifted tons of travel advice from BeReady.net much of which applies to air travel but many of the ideas apply to travel by car, bus, train, ship, etc. … Continue reading

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70 Percent of Ground Beef at U.S. Supermarkets Contains ‘Pink Slime’

Reading time: 1500 words, 3.5 to 6 minutes Based on the stories below, Americans might want to think twice about buying hamburger at the store. Canadians might want to think twice about eating American hamburger. The good news for Canadians … Continue reading

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Best dry skin solution – petroleum jelly

Reading time: 1300 words, 3 to 5 minutes This expands on a comment I left on Facebook that my sister was good enough to post about dry skin solutions. You may not know it, but our skin is, by weight, … Continue reading

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Best garlic grater ever!

Reading time: 315 words, 1 minute. . If you cook with garlic, and if you don’t why not? It’s incredibly healthful! I’ve bought and experimented with so many garlic presses and tools over decades I could start a museum. Most … Continue reading

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Methyl Hydrate Warning

Reading time: 190 words. 1 to 2 minutes Methyl Hydrate, also known as gas line antifreeze (similar to wood alcohol), added regularly to fuel tanks is an excellent way to prevent condensation from freezing and clogging gas lines on vehicles … Continue reading

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR CLOTHES LAST LONGER

Reading time: 480 words, 1 to 2 minutes Do you use a dryer to dry your clothes? If so, you may be shortening the life of clothes by drying them too long. Much of clothing wear and tear happens when … Continue reading

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