Category Archives: Hints and Tips

Everyday useful & practical stuff.

New book on wheat goes against the grain

Reading time: 1,025 words, 2.5 to 4 minutes This is the second article I’ve seen decrying the so-called benefits of wheat. I’m copying it in its entirety below. I haven’t quit eating wheat products altogether but I’ve reduced my consumption … Continue reading

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10 FACTS ABOUT FOODS THAT MIGHT SURPRISE YOU

Reading time: 838 words, 2 to 3 minutes I shamelessly copied this entire article from http://www.livingwell.ca a website I highly recommend for healthful hints and tips. Gerold Nov 4, 2011 You’ll raise your eyebrows and say “Really!” when you learn … Continue reading

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How to get your point across

We all learn how to speak but few learn how to communicate effectively. You can find a lot of information on the internet about communication but I’m going to address a simple mistake a lot of people make when communicating. … Continue reading

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WARNING: Food Supplement & Vitamin ALERT

According to the Swiss-based “Daily Bell” and Dr. Joseph Mercola, the USFDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration), one of the more insidious arms of the AmeriKan empire, has found a loophole in the law that will allow it to regulate … Continue reading

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How to make your car last longer

There are many things you can do to make your car or truck last a long time and keep it looking good. Some people trade their vehicles in after a few years but if you want to hang on to … Continue reading

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Pollen Allergies

CBC radio interviewed Horticulturist Thomas Ogren on July 18, 2011. This is what he said about pollen and allergies. Plants have sex. No, it’s not what you’re thinking! What he means is most plants are either male or female. The … Continue reading

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Netflix sound not loud enough?

FYI – if you subscribe to Netflix and you’re watching on your computer, especially a laptop – the sound volume on some movies is not loud enough. I found that using a set of headphones helps. . Your comments are … Continue reading

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Better laundry

Laundry detergent no longer has phosphates which is eco-friendly but clothes aren’t as clean and bright as they were when we were kids. You can buy T.S.P. (Trisodium Phosphate) in the paint section of hardware stores. A couple weeks, once … Continue reading

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