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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2006, 12:47:11 PM »
"Chuddy"   
Guess that's my new thing to learn for today!  Out of curiosity, how is the "u" pronounced -- like in 'huh' or like in 'who'?

The only household cleaning tip I can think of, at the moment, is to use chlorine bleach, rather than the very expensive drain cleaners.  Some are actually made of chlorine bleach.  But one can find a half gallon of bleach for under a dollar (store brand or generic and/or on sale); while drain cleaners start around $6, and up to $12 or even $15.  Um, this would be in the U.S.; I couldn't comment on prices elsewhere.  Bleach can be used in both slow-moving clogs and complete blockages.  I couldn't explain the science about it, but the bleach will displace, or sink down to the lowest point in, standing water, which is exactly where the clog is.  So it breaks up oils and greases, which are typically what binds other solid matter (hair, food, etc.), in a clog.  Pour 1 or 2 cups (8 to 16 oz.) of bleach into the standing clog, or right down the slow drain.  Using any more than this, in a slow drain simply is wasted "down the drain", in a complete clog could be hazardous to the pipes.  Wait at least 20 minutes, and flush with warm water.  If a standing water clog has not resolved after 20 minutes, try plunging -- but wear old clothes because if you splash, the bleach in the water will cause a stain.  Also be careful around pets and/or children ;)  If the slow drain is not improved, repeat the process.  But do not add more bleach, or anything else, to the standing water -- if bleach and plunging don't work, better call the plumber 

This is not a cleaning tip, but works like a charm:  caraway seed tea (infusion) for upset tummy.  Works best on nausea caused by medication, for me.  (I couldn't explain why .)  But everyone's system is different, so it can't hurt to try it :wink:.   Anyway, it's 1 to 1½ teaspoons of caraway seed in 1 to 2 cups of boiling water (8 to 16 oz).  Can be put in a tea ball, and steeped in boiled water, in a mug for 10 to 20 minutes; or dump the loose seeds into the water in a non-metalic sauce pan, bring to boil, boil for a minute, cover and steep for 10 to 20 minutes.  Dosage:  take it while still warm, one sip at a time, or use a teaspoon if you like.  No more than 2 cups (16 oz.) daily.  In my personal experience, it stops the worst kind of nausea almost immediately!  A good source for inexpensive caraway seeds is a health food store (or co-op) which sells herbs by the bulk.  Buying packaged caraway seeds in a grocery store would be more expensive (although in a pinch, I would not hesitate).  If you end up with the grocery store kind, note that such herbs are often stale; therefore, increase recipe to 2 full teaspoons of seeds.
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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2006, 01:55:30 PM »
 :rose: no kidding?
how come my doctor never tells me about stuff like this...
so, brynn, the carraway seed tea isn't all that effective for nausea caused by flu's, food poisioning etc?
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guys: we should collect all this stuff and print a BOOK - the LandZDown Guide to Economical Living.
**This was CLEVER (i think from corrine) -
"(W)ipe the windows in one direction on the outside (say back & forth) an the opposite on the inside (up and down).  That way, if there is a streak, you can tell whether it is on the inside or outside of the window."
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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2006, 03:13:08 PM »
For me, carraway seed tea is not as effective for nausea from flu.  For me, it works best on nausea caused by medication.  But, everyone reacts differently.  It might not help some people at all, or it might help some people better with flu.  I've tried many herbal remedies, but this is one of the few really effective herbs, for me.
(Don't get me started on doctors  :soapboax: !)
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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2006, 05:30:43 PM »
good to know about the caraway seed tea.  That one I didn't know about....I have always used peppermint tea.  Not so much for nausea, but when the stomach is upset, or diarreah.

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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2006, 06:31:32 PM »
Brynn,
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"Chuddy"    :confused:
Guess that's my new thing to learn for today!  Out of curiosity, how is the "u" pronounced -- like in 'huh' or like in 'who'?

Try u Hud.

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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #35 on: March 25, 2006, 01:07:28 AM »
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PSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSST... bryn: what say we hijack this thread, and call it DOWN WITH DOCTORS !

heeheeheehee
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JUST KIDDING! i don't wanna cause any trouble here, or you might take away my new Member Status...
* Seriously, a Huge thanks to EVERYONE. these are CCCOOOL tips.
(any idea why shaving cream works to not mist up windows? it's PETROLEUM/OIL in there... you'd think the OPPOSITE, that it would GUNK them up...)
the world is a strange and mystifying place.
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(PS. am i getting Full Credit for this post??? my new goal is to be a Hero Member by June) ...i've never been a "Hero" ANYTHING--
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(babyoh making Kissyface with LandZ'ers in an attempt to become "heroic.")
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...and brynn, thanks for that tip: i hear SO MUCH about what herbs are SUPPOSED to do, it means alot more to hear about something that WORKS for somebody...




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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2006, 05:49:13 AM »
 :rose: what my dentist TELLS ME, is that people can take care of bacteria, but ONLY DENTISTS can get rid of plaque, cuz they need to scrape it off with those tools...
 **Hee** he's probably FIBBING to me. you know how doctors are :wink:



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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2006, 01:25:57 PM »
Remove rust from chrome,
just wipe it with a peace of aluminium foil that has been dipped in 


GR@PH;<'S   :breakkie:
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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2006, 02:57:07 PM »
babyoh,
I think that's true, what your dentist said.  But what a dentist won't tell you, is this:
It takes 24 hours after a meal, before the normal bacteria in your mouth reach a high enough population to become detrimental and start eroding the enamel.  So if you thoroughly clean your teeth (floss and brush) every 24 hours, you will never have another cavity!  Unfortunately, this kind of information will not pay the dentist's rent.  So dentists rely on nagging patients.  They know that normal human behavior is to resist nagging of any type.  Thus, they technically speak the truth, they just leave out the really helpful part of the truth!

(I will not  :soapboax: about doctors.
I will not  :soapboax: about doctors.
I will not  :soapboax: about doctors.
     :twisted: !)
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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2006, 03:12:42 PM »
Mix fake tan lotion with some body moisturiser, to get a more natural and longer lasting tan.

GR@PH;<'S   :breakkie:
press Enter then have a Brandy then if the problem is still there have another Brandy
Q: does it work
A: It does seem to for a few hours at least.

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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2006, 03:48:36 AM »


If you pick up something too hot and it hurts (!)  grab your ear lobe..... the pain/sting goes away immediately.

Something passed down in my family and it really works.     Should I say try it now.???  :lol:

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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #41 on: March 30, 2006, 02:06:33 PM »
grab your earlobe and PINCH, or just just lightly touch it?
WILD... if i grab something too hot, and then i grab my earlobe -- won't i burn my earlobe?
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maybe the earlobe is an accupressure point or something like that.
(one time i had a back ache, and a massage person made it go away by massaging my hand between the thumb and forefinger -- NO JOKE -- and i DON'T BELIEVE IN THAT STUFF... but it worked! pain went away in about 10 minutes... WEIRD, WEIRD)
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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2006, 08:31:56 AM »



@ babyoh....no won"t burn your earlobe.    Heat disperses immediately.   Honest :thumbsup:

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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2006, 01:45:22 PM »
Instead of remembering the opening time of your local Pharmacist use your mobile phone and take a picture of the opening times this also works for any local

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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2006, 02:28:56 PM »
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i have RACKED MY BRAIN to come up with something worthwhile to add here.
here goes:
i often do small loads of laundry, and they're so small, the clothes won't dry in the dryer -- they stick to the sides.
SOOO: if you have the same problem, you can use TENNIS BALLS in your dryer, which will bang around and separate the clothes, so that they dry evenly.
(i used for add CLEAN clothes, just so the load would be big enough... but, waste of $ and it's extra wear and tear on clothes)
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how'd i do, fellas...??? it's a good tip, if you have that dryer problem... it is...

OH, one more
i had dry eyes and got prescribed an expensive eyedrop, that you have to use for 6-8 mos before you notice a difference.
PROBLEM: very difficult to tell whether the drops work or not, since improvement is usually very gradual. most people get confused, can't tell if it's helping, and DISCONTINUE the drops.
suggested to me by smart doctor:
use the drop only in ONE Eye. that way, if the drops DO help, it will be more noticeable, since one eye will be so much better than the other.
 :exorcize: (the drops didn't work, by the way, so i don't feel like mentioning them by name and giving them a "plug.")
clever of the doc, tho.
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WELL, I'M TRYING GUYS! ...I Am   ::: sniff :::