On the Road

Use a ‘faux fork’ if you forget yours

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Ever go to heat up your lunch at work and realize you forgot your fork? In a pinch, there’s a tip going around for how you can take simple office supplies to make your own. Well, I tried this and it’s a bit of a stretch, but if you’re...

Magical toothpaste

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The reason toothpaste was created was to scrub the germs and such off your teeth, so of course it is abrasive in nature which in turn lends toothpaste as a way to clean lots of things around the house like your car’s headlight covers. It’s easy to take your...

Put on the brakes

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Here’s a tip for those of you who drive motorcycles or bicycles. Whenever you’re making a turn, never hit your front brake. If you do, and your speed is slow enough, you’ll go down like a rock. I made this mistake several times until I heard this tip. If...

Keep your hood on

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Another great use for duct tape! To keep your car hood in place in a pinch, use duct tape! It would have looked classier if he’d matched the duct tape color with the car…

Rookie mistake

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I took this picture the other day while vacationing in a resort community. Notice anything wrong with it?  If you don’t see it, the guy has his car facing the wrong way for the gas pump. This is a common mistake for younger folks to make when renting a...

Buying a car?

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Before you step into a car dealership to buy a car, you need to have your financing figured out. You should already have shopped interest rates and found the best deal you’re eligible for. The car dealer will offer you financing; just tell them the best deal you found...

Just push and turn

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Motorcycles are fun but need to be driven with care. Most people think you turn a motorcycle by leaning with your body. Actually, you control the turning by something called counter steering. Counter steering means that if you want to turn left, you push on the left grip of the...

Stay out of the driveway

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Your driveway is dangerous for your children and serious injury can occur at your own home. Recently a person I know ran over their granddaughter in their driveway. He thought she was still in the house. I shared this with a friend of mine who is a fireman, he...

Water safety

Here are two things you should do before you go on vacation that you’re probably not doing: 1. Turn the water off to the house. If a water pipe in your house bursts while you’re gone on vacation, you’ll be in a world of hurt when you get back....

Pain in the neck?

I was recently traveling with a co-worker and noticed he had a patch on each side of the back of his neck. He said they were adhesive pain-relief patches — he’d always suffered from neck pain after a flight until he discovered them. My pharmacist said these over-the-counter aspirin...

Separate and safe

When traveling, it’s a good idea to keep either your credit card or debit card separate from your wallet or purse. Why? If your purse or wallet gets stolen, you’ll still have access to money.

A desk in a pinch

I travel quite a bit because of my job, and one hotel I once stayed at, amazingly, didn’t have a desk in the room. I get a lot of work done in hotel rooms, so a desk is an essential. What did I do? Simple ‘ I used the...