Hot Off the Presses – Helpful tips for November from the Sterling Creations Business Desk

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Helpful tips for November 2022

In this issue:

General tips
Articles of the day
* A banana a day keeps the doctor away
From the pages of Donna’s travel diary
award winning sight loss coach and author
* Planning a trip after the pandemic


General tips
Courtesy of the research team at

Scams of the month:
Before giving you our scam tips of the month, here are some very valueable tips.
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 callers.
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 revenue agency.
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 service package.
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.

With a huge thanks to Melanie Mama Peach
1) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Best Of Hints For The Carpet

Spot Removers
For any stain:
* Make a sudsy solution of Tide laundry detergent and water. Brush the suds into the stain vertically and horizontally with a soft brush. Blot dry as much as possible. If stain persists, repeat process.
Grease Stains:
* Pour a generous amount of either baking soda or cornmeal over the spots and brush lightly through the pile of the rug. Leave overnight and vacuum off the next day.
Doggy Spots:
* Rub with a solution of vinegar or lemon juice and warm sudsy water. Blot and repeat if necessary. Or blot up thoroughly. Then pour club soda over the spot. Blot again. Place a dry white towel over the stain and put a heavy book on top of it. If the towel becomes soggy, replace with a clean towel immediately.
Cola And Coffee Stains:
* Quick action and an ice cube will generally remove these stains from pale carpeting. Blot the spill immediately, then rub an ice cube over the spot and blot again. Or blot up the excess, then rub with a solution of vinegar, detergent and water.
* Try shaving cream. It is ready instantly and is often more effective than water solutions.

2) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Best Of Hints For The Carpet
Repairing A Burn
* Remove some fuzz from the carpet, either by shaving or pulling out with a tweezer. Roll into the shape of the burn. Apply a good cement glue to the backing of the rug and press the fuzz down into the burn spot. Cover with a piece of cleansing tissue and place a heavy book on top. This will cause the glue to dry very slowly, and you will get the best results.

3) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Best Of Hints For Carpet
Removing Sooty Footmarks
* Try an art gum eraser on light-colored carpets
* Sprinkle soiled areas with salt. Wait 30 minutes and then vacuum.

4) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Best Of Hints For Carpet
Removing Candle Wax Drippings
* Place a blotter or brown paper bag over the spot and put a hot iron over the blotter. After a few minutes, the wax will be absorbed into the blotter. Repeat if necessary.

5) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Best Of Hints For Carpet
Getting Rid Of Ball Point Ink Marks
* Sponge with sour milk. When milk is absorbed, apply again until the spot disappears. Make your own sour milk by adding a few teaspoons of vinegar to fresh milk.
* Saturate with hair spray. Allow to dry. Brush lightly with a solution of water and vinegar. Blot up excess.

6) Best Of Helpful Hints: The Best Of Hints For The Carpet
Flattened Carpet
* If heavy furniture has flattened the pile of your rugs, raise it with a steam iron. Build up good steam and hold your iron over the damaged spot. Don’t touch the carpet with the iron. Brush briskly.



Articles of the day
Chosen by the Business Desk team

A banana a day, keeps the doctor away?
Learn more about this simple, humble fruit.
I’m not sure whether everything claimed in this article about the banana is true or not. But even if only half of it is true, then, … I’ll substitute a banana for an apple any day.
Have a banana If you want a quick fix for flagging energy levels
There’s no better snack than a banana. containing three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose -combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.
Research has proved that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes. But energy isn’t the only way a
banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions making it a must to add to your daily diet.
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.
Blood Pressure:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect food for helping to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana
industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.
Brain Power:
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the
potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain trypotophan, a type of protein that the body
converts into serotonin known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the
milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body so if you suffer from heart-burn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.
Morning Sickness:
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
Mosquito bites:
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.
Overweight and at work?
Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more
likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods such as bananas every two hours
to keep levels steady.
Forget the pills eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chroniculcer cases. It also neutralizes
over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.
Temperature Control:
Many other cultures see bananas as a ‘cooling’ fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is
born with a cool temperature. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer, trypotophan.
Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking, as the high levels of Vitamin C, A1, B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of
nicotine withdrawal.
Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body’s water-balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, there by reducing our potassium
levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.
According to research in “The New England Journal Of Medicine” eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%.
Those keen on natural alternatives swear that, if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape.
So you see a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and
twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around.
So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say,
“A Banana a day keeps the doctor away.”


From the pages of Donna’s diary
Planning a trip after the pandemic

I truly believe that as long as we plan properly and appropriately, a trip after the pandemic can definitely be enjoyable.
I learned a few very crucial things on a recent trip to Portugal and I’d like to share these with you.

Make sure that your carry on contains the following:
Masks, hand sanitizer, a small package of wet ones and o yes!
Just in case your main luggage gets lost in the shuffle!
Some main toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, and anything else you deem inportant).
A change of clothes is also helpful.
With airlines and airports still struggling to keep up, luggage often gets lost along the way so you need to take this into account.
Do not take anything for granted.

Some airlines are still requiring you to wear your mask through out the flight.
Some countries are more relaxed in the wearing of masks than others at airports, restaurants, and other indoor venues.
Just make sure to check out requirements before you travel and to make sure that you walk with the appropriate and required PCR tests documents.
This applies for both departures and arrivals.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan enjoying my travels.

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