Rubbing Alcohol Burns Like the Sun. Stupid Tip of the Day:

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Stupid Tip of the Day: Rubbing Alcohol Burns Like the Sun.

Rubbing alcohol burns and stings, when you have an open wound on your skin. But, rubbing alcohol is amazing for sunburn, without causing any pain.

Splash rubbing alcohol on skin (avoiding cuts or sores) after being in the sun. It will absorb into the skin putting out the heat of the sun.

Did you know, you can continue to have effects from the sun up to 3 hours after taking shade. This process will extinguish the continuing of burning from the inside, out. 

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Get Magic Marker Off. Tips in Action:

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Tips in Action: Get Magic Marker Off.

Whether it is from the kids drawing or you’ve done it your self; hearts sink, when magic marker residue is left behind on something it was never meant to be on.

In a panic, some people will try anything to remove the belligerent marks, but as long as you have a little patience, the best results happen with a baking soda paste.

Mix baking soda with water until you get a creamy paste like result. Apply to the stains rubbing the solution in, and let set for a couple of minutes.

Then, continue to rub the marker out. You may have to use a little elbow, to get it all the way out if it’s embedded in wood grain or something like that. But, you should see the stain start to lift.

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Trigger Better Health with Opening a Jar. Tips on Triggers:

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Tips on Triggers: Trigger Better Health with Opening a Jar.

Did you know that better health can come from opening jars. Some jars are quite tough to open, but by practicing opening a vacuum seal jar, may help with preventing stokes in the future.

So strengthen those muscles along with your brain and open a jar. Just be sure not to strain too hard, that can cause other problems.

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When Working with Fiberglass Insulation. Tips in Action:

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Tips in Action: When Working with Fiberglass Insulation.

More and more individuals are starting to venture into DIY’ing it, when it comes to home projects.

A nice tip to remember when working with fiberglass insulation, rub baby powder or cornstarch over your body, to block your pores from the itchy glass getting in.

Don’t forget to put powder on your face, as well. Your skin will thank you later.

Home projects are a great way to save some money, when done right, of
course. And, it’s been found that couples who do home projects together,
can lead to a healthier relationship, in the bedroom.

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Bleach Kills Everything. Stupid Tip of the Day:

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Stupid Tip of the Day: Bleach Kills Everything.

Bleach is a great sterilizer, and it can kill many germs and bacteria. But, it isn’t the strongest fungicide if you have mold. Yes, it will kill molds and mildew. But, it’s best feature is wiping out germs and bacteria.  

Mold has roots that can grow down deep, and bleach will tend to only kill and remove surface mold, sometimes missing the root. That allows the mold to come back again and again, multiplying down at it’s roots.

Using Hydrogen Peroxide on mold is the best plan of attack, on molds. It can penetrate deep into the surface a kill if off, without the return of it, from the same mold source.

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When the Recipe Call for Peppers. Tips in Action:

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Tips in Action: When the Recipe Call for Peppers.

Not all peppers are hot, but when they do have heat to them, chopping them bare handed, can leave a burning in your hands for hours.

When dealing with hot peppers, wear rubber gloves. Be sure not to touch your face, eyes or skin until you are done prepping and hands have been wash thoroughly.

(Side Note: First time pepper users, leaving the seeds and inside stem in your cooking adds full heat to the pepper, if you want a dish more mild, discard the seeds and inside core.)

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How to make the ground not so slick around your swimming pool.

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How to make the ground not so slick around your swimming pool.


Problem:

I have
an in-ground pool, which we love. But, it’s hard to get the kids to not run
around the pool. We are so afraid one of them is going to slip and get severely
hurt. Is there anything we can do to make the ground not so slick?  Annette, 40

 

Tip from Tia:

Pools are
lovely to have on hot days, but there is a lot of care that goes
into them, including the number one thing, safety. Always make sure you have a first aid kit close to
the pool, and make sure all pool guests know of it’s location just in case a of
a sudden mishap. Make a sign that has your pool rules, where guest can see them. Be sure to tell the kids the rules together, in a group, so the kids understand, everyone was told the same thing.

Getting kids to slow down around a pool is a constant job. Their
overwhelming excitement to get out and back in the water, as quickly as possible
can make your lifeguard duties, a full-time job. Making a game out of walking
slow around the pool or giving “time outs” for not following pool safety, can
help in slowing the kids down when out side the pool.

A home quick tip to
slow down certain surfaces, around the pool is, cornstarch.

Before the pool bunch arrives
at the pool, sprinkle a dusting of cornstarch around the pool. Use a broom to
spread it into the dry concrete. With the surface being dry, it allows the
cornstarch to dig into the porous spots of the surface. Once the swimmers arrive
and the ground starts to saturate, the cornstarch will do its job absorbing some
of that excessive dampness that creates a puddle, that becomes the slip hazard.
The cornstarch will also start to clump, becoming a slight tread to the
surface. Excessive water, will wash the cornstarch away. (***Important Side Note: Some surfaces are super slick already, cornstarch can enhance some surfaces, as well, I recommend do a test spot on your surface, before you sprinkle the whole area down.)  Cornstarch
is also a bonus to keep little bugs away from the pool too. Cornstarch in the
dry form is silky and very dusty, which most little insects can not move or
breathe in.

This easy tip can help in, slowing down the kids and the bugs, so you can
enjoy the day by the pool.

There are several products on the market to help
with the slick surfaces around pools, do a bit of research before making a
purchase, to see which ones are good for your needs. Talk to your local pool
specialist to make sure which products will work best with your surface and
pool usage.

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Remove Garlic Smell from Hands. Quickie:

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Quickie: Remove Garlic Smell from Hands.

When chopping garlic, most people don’t wear gloves, which allows the scent of garlic to absorb into your hands. The smell can be quite potent and last for hours, no matter how frequent you wash your hands even with a scented soap.

A quick tip, that actually can remove garlic smell from hands, is by rubbing them on something that is stainless steel. Using a faucet or a tea kettle are good options, the best option is using the refrigerator door handles if you have stainless appliances. (Side Note: Don’t use utensils, you don’t want to risk hurting yourself.)

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One Good Reason to Eat Bacon. Tips on Triggers:

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Tips on Triggers: One Good Reason to Eat Bacon.

Eating the skin of fried poultry or cured bacon, actually has a benefit that can help those without cholesterol problems. These foods, contain a high amount of  the amino acid, Hydroxyproline, which helps in rebuilding collagen. 

So when eating that fried chicken, be sure to eat the skin to get the actual healthy benefit for your skin.

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A Sweet Treat Never Hurt Anybody. Stupid Tip of the Day:

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Stupid Tip of the Day: A Sweet Treat Never Hurt Anybody.

In most cases that is true, with generally healthy individuals, a little sweet treat doesn’t hurt with digestion. But if you have a yeast infection eating sweets can hurt more, than you think.

Yeast can effect women and men, internally and externally. And, yeast thrives on sugar. So, if you have a yeast infection, be sure not to give into that craving of sugar, that also includes fruits. Fruits have a high natural sugar content that can feed the yeast.

So, if you think you have a yeast infection, seek medical treatment and drink plenty of water, and save the desert for another time.

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