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Taking Stock

I like to periodically sit absolutely alone and take stock of the years that have passed by.I like to be totally honest with myself---to accept and acknowledge my mistakes--and wherever possible, make the needed amends.This helps me to maintain Relationships and Friends who appreciate my approach.Ac...

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Skinning Sweet Potatoes

Boiled Sweet Potatoes are difficult to skin cleanly.There is however an easy way to do this.Plunge the unskinned boiled Sweet Potatoes from the boiling Water into very cold Water.The Skin will turn loose and wrinkled and peel off easily with no fuss at all!!

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Whitening Discoloured Whites

Soak your Whites in warm Water with a slice or two of Fresh Lemons for 10 minutes.Then wash as usual---the Lemon brightens the Whites.Regular use of this Method once a week helps to retain the Whiteness of White Clothes without using any artificial and harmful Bleaching Agents which destroy the fibe...

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Getting rid of Ants

Don't throw away Cucumber Peels after peeling Cucumbers---keep these wherever you notice any Ant Activity----seems it works like a charm!!The smell of these work as a deterrent to these Pests.It seems they can't stand it 'coz they dislike it immensely!!

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Getting rid of Mice/Rats

This is a surprisingly easy way to rid yourself of some unwanted Guests---particularly Mice or Rats!!!It seems if one sprinkles Black Pepper Powder wherever one notices the presence of Mice or Rats they just disappear---apparently can't stand the Black Pepper scent!!!Just read it in a Magazine so t...

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Natural Night Moisturising Cream

Blend Olive Oil,Vinegar and Warm Water in equal quantities in the Blender and use instead of a Night Moisturising Cream.The Olive Oil is an excellent Moisturising Agent,Vinegar clears up the Microbicidal Problem as well as dead Cells on the Skin.It also helps to remove other Skin Blemishes as well....

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Removing Dark Circles around the Eyes

Gently massage the area around the Eyes with your fingertips,using a few drops of warmed Coconut Oil before going to bed.Massage till the Oil is fully absorbed by the Skin and leave it on for the Night.The Dark Circles will begin to fade pretty fast.Another method is to soak 2 Cotton Wool Pads in co...

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Preventing Acne

Sprinkle 2-3 Teaspoons of Wheat Germ in your Low Fat Yogurt or on your Cottage Cheese daily.This helps in clearing up and preventing Pimples and Acne while providing a healthy Nutritional Base to your daily Diet.

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Eating Cranberries

Cranberries are Heart Healthy but they are also very good for Women.They help keep the Uterine Lining strong and healthy naturally hence helping Women to remain fit.

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Benefits of eating Tomatoes

Cooking Ripe Red Tomatoes with 2 Teaspoons of Olive Oil helps the Body to digest the Lycopene in the Tomatoes better.Besides Lycopene,Ripe Tomatoes contain lots of Vitamins A & C as well as plenty of Potassium---all of which are highly beneficial Nutrition for our Bodies.

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