Helpful tips for June 2015

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Helpful tips for June 2015

In this issue:

General tips
Articles of the day
From the pages of Donna’s travel diary

General tips
Courtesy of the research team at

Okay, here is a great tip for you when you have just bought a new fridge or
Alloww for the freezer or fridge to get cool for at least 24 hours before
placing your stuff in it.

About toothpaste stripes:
The stripes in toothpaste are created by a special device fitted to the
nozzle end of the tube. A colored toothpaste is first filled around the
special fitting, the white
toothpaste is filled second, which holds the
colored toothpaste in place at the top of the tube. When the tube is
squeezed, the white toothpaste would run through the special inner tube and
the pressure of the squeeze simultaneously forces the colored toothpaste
through the tiny orifices
at the end. The toothpaste emerges perfectly striped.

A piece of trivia:
About 8,000 Americans are injured by musical instruments each year.

A nice to know about the French language:
The French language has seventeen different words for ‘surrender’.

About the intake of grapefruit:
Not a good idea to eat grapefruit if you are taking pills for your

Some trivia on liquid measurements:
Liquid measurements are different in Britain than in the United States: A
fluid ounce is smaller, while pints, quarts, and gallons are larger.

When marinating your next pork roast:
Best to do it and leave it overnight in its marinates.
Wrap tightly in foil after marinating.

Some useful trivia:
The “Q” in Q-tips stands for quality. They were originally called Baby Gays.
Only a few species of piranha are carnivorous; most eat plant matter or

A neat way for you to clean your eye lashes!
Squeeze a spot of baby shampoo in to the palms of your hands,
Lather it around in your palms, then rub gently on your eye lashes.
Close your eyes of course before doing this.
Presto! You will have fresh clean eye lashes.
Be sure to run your fingers inwards towards your nose when doing this.

An orchid tip!
If you plan to have an indoor orchid, then follow these instructions.
Place in a window that faces East or South.
Water once weekly.
You can do this by placing an ice cube in the soil of each side of the pot.


Articles of the day
Chosen by the Business Desk team

A Gaston Bedard contribution

How to Safely Remove Hardware in Windows 7

By Woody Leonhard from Windows 7 All-in-One For Dummies

Before you can disconnect a device from your Windows 7 computer, you must
first prepare Windows for the change using the Safely Remove Hardware
feature. When you click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the taskbar,
Windows stores any data back on the device and releases it from its hold. If
you remove the device
without using the Safely Remove Hardware feature, you run the risk of
damaging your files.

In most cases, the devices you attach to your Windows 7 computer will have
connections. The USB has become the most common type of connector because
it’s Plug and Play compatible and because you can plug in or remove a USB
without restarting your computer using the Safely Remove Hardware feature in
Windows 7.

Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the system tray, near the clock.

A pop-up menu will appear listing the devices that can be removed.

Because most devices connect to PCs using USB connections, the Safely
Remove Hardware icon looks like a USB connector with a green check mark on

Click the item you want to remove on the pop-up menu.

Windows will release the device’s internal connections.

When you see a pop-up message saying that it’s safe to remove the
you can unplug the device.

If you want to remove multiple devices, you must go through the entire
process for each item.


From the pages of Donna’s travel diary

Difficulties when staying at hotels

Staying at a hotel can more often than not be a treat but for a blind person
there are some challenges to overcome if they are on their own.
Here is a list to start with if I am on my own.

I need to be able to find my way to and from my room. Very important for me
if I hope to survive. So, if I am on my own, I ask the front desk to help
me with this. I ask them to show me the way at least once.
The key card; I need to know how to use it to open the door of my room. I
often take along a small roll of tape with me and use it to mark the side
that does not have to be used to open the door. Usually, there is no
problem to determine if the door has been opened with the key card because I
can hear the click.

Navigating my way around the breakfast area. This is probably one of the
easier of the challenges to overcome. I normally ask the front desk staff
for help and they are always very quick to oblige and the staff at the
breakfast dining area are very quick to assist.

Dealing with the various bottles in the bathroom. Here is where I really
need sighted help. The bottles are almost always the same size and it is
often difficult for me to know what each bottle contains. So, again, I need
to call on the front desk staff for help and they would normally send
someone up to help me out.

The layout of the room is not much of a challenge for me as once you get the
hang of it, most hotel rooms are laid out in a similar fashion. Each person
has their own techniques to deal with the challenges of traveling on their
own but these are mine. If you would like to learn more, then you can visit

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