Archive for April, 2011

April 26th, 2011

Green Living Avoiding Sticker Shock at the Gas Pump

With gas prices in many places now tipping over that crucial $4.00/gallon mark, and some experts saying we’re looking at $6/gal. by the end of the summer, many of us are feeling a serious crunch.

While it seems obvious that investing in a fuel efficient vehicle is the single biggest way to keep the blues at bay, that’s just a start. The number one (and easiest!) way to improve your vehicle’s fuel efficiency is through careful car maintenance. Here are three tips to help you.

 
1. Keep the tires inflated properly. This one is simple and a potential lifesaver. Under-inflated tires waste fuel and wear out the tire tread. AAA estimates that a motorist who drives an average of 12,000 miles annually on tires that are under-inflated by only 5-8 pounds is wasting up to 50 gallons of gasoline. 

 Eighty-five percent of Americans do not properly check tire inflation. As a result, tire experts speculate that 2.8 billion gallons of gas are wasted by U.S. drivers each year simply because they’re driving on under-inflated tires. It’s also important to check your tires regularly for alignment and balance.

 2. A well-tuned engine burns less gas. Get regular tuneups and follow through with routine maintenance. The right parts and fresh oil keep your engine happy and less thirsty for gas.

3. Get the junk out of the trunk. A weighed-down car uses more fuel. For every extra 250 pounds your engine hauls, the car loses about one mile per gallon in fuel economy. Carry only the basic emergency equipment and items you really need.

April 19th, 2011

How To Cure Your Allergies (This really works)

I was listening to a conference call last night and would like to pass on this information to you. So many people have such bad allergies. This remedy sounded like good advice to me. Make sure you buy local honey and take three table spoons or tea spoons, a day, depending on your size. It will take about two months before you will start noticing a difference in your allergies. Within six months or a little longer you will have built up an ammunity against the local pollen in your area. You have to make sure that its local honey and not store bought. Store bought will do you no good. I hope this helps your allergies.
Author: Pama

April 18th, 2011

Eating Dandelions

Dandelions are not evil weeds to be conquered. These
beautiful flowers are edible and have tremendous
healing properties.

Dandelions are rich in vitamins A,B,C,D, iron, calcium, beta
carotene, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. They
are said to aid healing in anemia, arthritis, cysts, cancer,
liver, pancreas, bladder and kidney problems.

Find a dandelion patch where no pesticides have been used,
and bring home the makings for dinner.

This short informative video includes a dandelion pesto
recipe!  Bon Appetit!

http://www.nextworldtv.com/page/1475.html

This video was produced by HarmonyHikes.com

Bibi Farber
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That’s how we grow.  Thanks.

April 18th, 2011

WD-40. Who knew?

WD-40. Who knew?

   
WD-40

Before you read to the end, does anybody know what the main ingredient of WD-40 is?

WD-40. Who knew?

I had a neighbor who had bought a new pickup. I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason). I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news. He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do. Probably nothing until Monday morning , since nothing was open.

Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off. It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job that was on the truck. I’m impressed! WD-40 who knew? ‘Water Displacement #40’ The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a ‘water displacement’ compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40. The Convair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts.

Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you. When you read the ‘shower door’ part, try it.. It’s the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as glass. It’s a miracle! Then try it on your stove top … Voila! It’s now shinier than it’s ever been. You’ll be amazed.

Here are some other uses:

1. Protects silver from tarnishing.
2. Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3. Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4. Gives floors that ‘just-waxed’ sheen without making them slippery.
5. Keeps flies off cows..
6. Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7. Removes lipstick stains.
8. Loosens stubborn zippers.
9. Untangles jewelry chains.
10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12. Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13. Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14. Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots .
15. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16. Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17. Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes.
18. It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn’t seem to harm the finish and you won’t have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19. Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!
20. Gives a children’s playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21. Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers.
22. Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
23. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
24. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
26. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
27. Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
28. Lubricates wheel sprocket s on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
29. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly..
30. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31. Removes splattered grease on stove.
32. Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33. Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34. Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35. Removes all traces of duct tape..
36. Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
37. Florida ‘s favorite use is: ‘cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.
38. The favorite use in the state of New York, WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
39. WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it’s a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.
40. Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
41. WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
42. Also, if you’ve discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and rewash.. Presto! The lipstick is gone!
43. If you spr ayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.

44. Spray on snow shovel & on snow blowers to stop snow from sticking.

P.S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL. Castrol doesn’t work.

 

April 15th, 2011

10 Ways To Go Green

I thought these tips would be good information for you.

 Put out by the Environmental Working Group http://www.ewg.org/solutions?gclid=CO7Q9Y7xnqgCFQla7AodXnYNIg

Everyday Pollution Solutions

Your Guide to Going Green

1

Use cast iron pans instead of nonstick. Read about Teflon health concerns.

2

To avoid chemicals leaching into food, go easy on processed, canned or fast foods and never microwave plastic. Read about Bisphenol A, a toxic food-can lining ingredient associated with birth defects.

3

Buy organic, or eat vegetables and fruit from the “Clean 15” list.Find out more about the “Dirty Dozen.”

4

Pregnant women should use iodized salt to combat chemical interference from the thyroid. Read about rocket fuel’s effect on the thyroid.

5

Seal outdoor wooden structures. Order a test kit to find out if your wooden deck, picnic table, or playset is leaching arsenic.

6

Leave your shoes at the door. This cuts down on dust-bound pollutants in the home.

7

Avoid perfume, cologne and products with added fragrance.Search for personal care products that are fragrance-free, or check the products you’re already using.

8

Buy products with natural fibers, like cotton and wool, that are naturally fire resistant. Use our list of products and manufacturers to avoid the chemical flame retardant PBDE.

9

Eat low-mercury fish like tilapia & pollock, rather than high-mercury choices like tuna & swordfish. Check our Safe Fish List to see which fish to avoid and what’s safe to eat.

10

Filter your water for drinking and cooking. How does your tap water stack up? Search our tap water database to see what you’re drinking.

11

Learn your personal body burden. Take a step-by-step tour of your home to learn the toxic truth about how household products contribute to your body burden of industrial chemicals.
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