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plethora of tips that cover a wide range of topics.
All of our tips are designed to help you save time, cut down on your
research, and help you get ahead.
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Helpful tips for July 2021
In this issue:
Articles of the day
* Cleaning Flatware
* Cleaning China
From the pages of Donna’s travel diary
* How does one choose the best vacation?
Courtesy of the research team at http://www.sterlingcreations.ca
Scams of the month:
Before giving you our scam tips of the month, here are some very valueable
You need to remember that scams come in the following formats:
As emails, as phone calls both recorded and via a live caller, and o yes!
It can even show up at your door and in your mailbox.
And now they are targeting us through texts being sent to our cell phones.
Before giving you the latest scams making the rounds; we have some do nots
to share with you.
Do not respond to emails that look strange to you.
Do not download attachments from unknown senders.
Do not share your username and password to your online banking and any other
online payments facilities with anyone.
Do not give out any banking or personal details on the phone to unknown
Do not pay any attention to threats from automated phone recordings or from
live persons with regard to your credit card or that you owe money to any
Do not entertain any offers either via email or by phone from senders and
callers offering incredible service packages as they may pertain to cable
and tv services, prizes that you have won, or any sort of any type of
Do not answer the door to unknown callers.
Take extra caution to make sure that the details of your credit cards and
debit cards are fully protected when you make payments at restaurants or at
stores, pharmacies, and elsewhere.
Do not enter your password for Facebook or Twitter in response to a text
request on your cell phone.
The same if you are asked for your Apple ID.
Do not fall prey to a text message telling you that your banking details
have been compromised online.
Just remember this the next time you see an ad on TV for a vacation package!
If a package that normally costs about three thousand dollars is being
advertised for about five hundred dollars or less, please ignore! It is
nothing more than a vicious scam!
About ceiling fans?
They cool down your body and not the room.
They consume much less than does an air conditioning unit.
About dry shampoo?
Use to help refresh your hair!
A possible drink to help you sleep?
Boil lettuce leaves in hot water.
Strain the lettuce leaves and add a mint flavoured tea bag.
Remove tea bag after 2 minutes.
Drink and enjoy!
Some useful info on balding!
If a man is able to easily grow a beard then he will be more open to losing
However if he has trouble growing a beard then getting bald is not as
A vital piece of info on teeth!
Kids who are exposed to stress and anxiety at an early age lose their teeth
more quickly than those who have less stress in their lives.
According to a British study, looks as if coffee drinkers are less open to
developing liver diseases.
Articles of the day
Chosen by the Business Desk team
Courtesy of Mama Peach
Restore the shine to your kitchen cutlery by simply rubbing the item with an
Remove egg stains on flatware by rubbing with damp salt.
When washing a lot of cutlery by hand, pop a colander into the soapy water.
As you wash, put the cutlery into the colander. Now you can rinse all the
cutlery at the same time by running the full colander under the
cold water tap.
To quickly clean tarnished silver, run about a quart of hot water into your
kitchen or bathroom sink (cool enough not to burn you). Dissolve 1
tablespoon washing soda * (or laundry water softener) and 1 tablespoon
salt in the water. Place a sheet of aluminum foil on the bottom of the sink
and place your tarnished silver on the foil. The silver that’s both touching
the foil and covered by the water should become clean within 10
seconds. If badly tarnished, rub silver item with a cloth after removing it
from the water. Works on silver and gold jewelry too. Or the next time you
boil potatoes, cool the leftover potato water and dip your tarnished
silverware into it.
Courtesy of Mama Peach
Tea stains can be removed safely from fine china by rubbing gently with a
cloth sprinkled with baking soda or salt.
China with gold borders needs special care when washing. Never use hot
water, only warm and don’t rub detergent on the gold areas.
To prevent your unbordered china plates from cracking when washing in hot
water, slide them into the water sideways. This will distribute the heat
evenly throughout the plate.
To avoid cracking, china dishes and bowls should always be warmed before
placing hot contents on them.
If your fine china plates have developed thin, spider cracks in them, place
them in a pan of warm milk for 30 minutes. The cracks should disappear!
To remove black cutlery marks from the glazed surface of your fine china
plates, apply some toothpaste to a clean soft cloth and rub the marks
Place paper doilies or napkins between stacked fine china plates to
eliminate scratching. The rubber rings from preserve jars also work well as
dividers between your china plates.
China cups shouldn’t be stacked on top of each other. They’ll chip that way.
Instead, suspend them from cup hooks under your cupboard shelf.
To check if china is flawed, hold the item in the palm of your hand and tap
it lightly with a pencil. Unflawed china will have a clear bell-like ring.
Flawed china will have a dull ring or no resonance at all.
Special note from Donna Jodhan:
The Covid choke hold is not going to last for ever and when it does finally
subside we will be ready to embrace favourite haunts and to visit favourite
The world will be a new place in which to live but it will be a better one.
So let’s get ready to welcome and embrace travel once more.
From the pages of Donna’s diary
How does one choose the best vacation?
(Picture of a single person at a travel agency)
We can bet you anything that choosing a vacation is probably one of the most
difficult things to do. Especially so when you have a family to satisfy.
In this article, we are going to concentrate on the single person and how
best to go about choosing the right type of vacation.
There is nothing worse than going on a vacation to a specific destination
because your friend recommended it and returning home not having enjoyed it.
Especially so if you have just spent a tidy sum of money on said vacation.
In this article we are going to show you how to choose the right type of
vacation, and at the same time how to get your money’s worth along with the
Not possible you say? We disagree and we will show you how to maximize all
three; the right type of vacation, your money’s worth, and top satisfaction.
First off: You need to recognize that there are different types of
vacation; for relaxation, for enjoyment, for discovering new places, and for
checking out new opportunities. In short, a leisurely vacation versus a
It is very important that you keep this in mind as you go about planning
your vacation. There is nothing worse than not being able to determine this
before you depart. You should never think of going on a vacation for
relaxation and then use it to scope out job opportunities. We guarantee
that you will return in a very unhappy mood.
Or you should never plan to go on a vacation to discover new places and then
use it to relax. You could never maximize your objectives in this case.
What we are telling you is this! Never set out on a vacation for one reason
and then end up using it for another. These two variables simply do not get
along; combining objectives often lead to disaster.
Next, the length of time that you wish to make your vacation. Make it too
short and you will not return in a happy frame of mind. Make it too long
and you will return home feeling as if you wasted your time.
Now comes one of the most important things for your consideration. How much
money do you wish to spend on your vacation? Are you comfortable taking
from your savings to go on your trip? Or do you have to put it on your
credit card and if so are you comfortable doing this?
This is probably what you need to consider before booking your trip. Some
people do not mind going into some form of debt in order to take a vacation
while others do mind. There is nothing worse than spending your vacation
worrying about how you are going to pay for it.
Finally: these points:
1. You need to determine if you wish to vacation alone or with someone else
or with others. This is important as it will also determine the type of
vacation you are able to take.
2. Your preference for a guided tour, cruise, or going off on your own.
3. Type of destination; within your state or province, within North America,
4. Time of year; winter, summer, spring, or fall. This factor will help to
determine the type of vacation you take.
Here are some resources to get you started.
How to Have the Best Vacation of Your Life: 11 Steps
Read the following steps to learn how to plan and enjoy the best vacation of
Realize what you want. Do you want … Once you choose your vacation spot,
How to choose a Caribbean island – Lonely Planet
the traveler. … Planning your travel wisely is one of the best ways to
How To Choose Your Best Vacation Photos | Paperclipping
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