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What a great way to keep your valuables safe at the beach…. and it is free at that. You can use any bottle where the top of the container pops off – not the cap but on some bottles the top of the dispenser can be popped off from the bottle. Add a washcloth to wrap money and keys inside the bottle so if someone cam upon it they wouldn’t hear it rattle and nothing inside would move. For an added bonus after you really apply lotion to yourself/family place a little on your hand and dab on the bottle for a great effect. If it looks like lotion and it feels like lotion when a would-be thief decides to steal they more than likely ill drop it and look elsewhere.
2. Soothe a sore throat; use 1 tsp of vinegar per glass of water, then gargle.
3. Fight dandruff; after shampooing, rinse hair with vinegar and 2 cups of warm water.
4. Remove warts; apply daily a 50/50 solution of cider vinegar and glycerin until they’re gone.
5. Cure an upset stomach; drink 2 tsp apple cider vinegar in one cup of water.
6. Polish chrome.
7. Keep boiled eggs from cracking; add 2 tbsp to water before boiling.
8. Clean deposits from fish tanks.
9. Remove urine stains from carpet.
10. Keep fleas off dogs; add a little vinegar to the dog’s drinking water.
11. Keep car windows from frosting up; use a solution of 3 oz. vinegar to 1 oz. water.
12. Clean dentures; soak overnight in vinegar and then brush.
13. Get rid of lint in clothes; add 0.5 cup vinegar to rinse cycle.
14. Remove grease from suede.
15. Kill grass on sidewalks and driveways.
16. Make wool blankets softer; add 2 cups distilled vinegar to rinse cycle.
17. Remove skunk odor from a dog; rub fur with full strength vinegar and rinse.
18. Freshen wilted vegetables; soak them in 1 tbsp vinegar and a cup of water.
19. Dissolve mineral deposits in drip coffee makers.
20. Deodorize drains; pour a cup down the drain once a week, let sit for 30 minutes, then rinse.
21. Use as a replacement for a lemon; 0.25 tsp vinegar substitutes for 1 tsp of lemon juice.
22. Make rice fluffier; add 1 tsp of vinegar to water when it boils.
23. Prevent grease build-up in ovens; wipe oven with cleaning rag soaked in distilled vinegar and water.
24. Kill germs; mix a 50-50 solution of vinegar and water in a spray bottle.
25. Clean a clogged shower head.; pour vinegar into a zip-lock bag and gang it around the shower head. let it soak overnight to remove any mineral deposits.
26. Shine patent leather.
27. Remove the smell from laundry that has been left in the washer too long; pour 1 cup of vinegar in with the load and rewash it.
28. Make propane lantern wicks burn longer/brighter; soak them in vinegar for 3 hours, let dry.
29. Act as an an air freshener.
30. Soften paint brushes; soak in hot vinegar then rinse with soapy water.
31. Remove bumper stickers and decals; simply cover them with vinegar-soaked cloth for several minutes.
32. Prolong the life of fresh-cut flowers; use 2 tbsp of vinegar and 3 tbsp of sugar per quart of warm water
33. Prevent Mildew; Wipe down shower walls with a vinegar solution.
34. Soften calloused feet; soak your feet in a mixture 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water for 30 minutes then scrub them with a pumice stone. The dead skin should slough off easily.
35. Treat Acne; start with a solution of organic apple cider vinegar and water at a ration of 1:8, apply the toner to blemishes and leave on a minimum of 2 minutes.
I normally do not post about such topics as this really doesn’t fit the profile of this site at all. However, I felt compelled to do so as it is full of information that could keep a possible victim safe and may provide a chance for someone to survive. I hope you take a moment to read it and please feel to share it however you feel fit. I have tried to edit it to make it non-gender specific. A growing number of crimes are happening to men and a growing number of perpetrators are women.
A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:
1] The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle. They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun! , braid or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.
2] The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for a victim who’s clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing away.
3] They also look for a victim using their cell phone, searching through their purse/pockets or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.
4] The number one place a victim is abducted from/attacked is at a grocery store parking lots.
5] The number two is in office parking lots/garages.
6] The number three is in public restrooms.
7] The thing about these rapists is that they are looking to grab a victim and quickly move him/her to a second location where they don’t have to worry about getting caught.
8] If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn’t worth it because it will be time-consuming.
9] These rapists said they would not pick on a victim who has a umbrella or other similar objects that can be used from a distance in their hands.
10] Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So the idea is to convince these rapists you’re not worth it.
POINTS THAT WE SHOULD REMEMBER:
1] If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or is with you in an elevator or stairwell look them in the face and ask them a question For instance: ‘What time is it?’ or make general small talk: ‘I can’t believe it is so cold out here, we’re in for a bad winter.’. Now that you’ve seen their faces and could identify them in a line- up, you lose appeal as a target.
2] If someone is coming toward you hold out your hands in front of you and yell ‘Stop’ or ‘Stay back!’ Most of the rapists interviewed said they’d leave a victim alone if they yelled or showed that they would not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an easy target.
3] If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes) tell the perpetrator ‘I have pepper spray’ while holding it out so it will be a deterrent.
4] If someone grabs you you can’t always beat them with strength but you can do it by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm between the elbow and armpit or in the upper inner thigh – HARD. One victim in a class that was being taught said she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore muscle. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it really hurts.
5] After the initial hit, always go for the groin which is extremely painful. You might think that you’ll anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told the interviewer was that they want a victim who will not cause them a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble and get the rapist out of there.
6] When the rapist puts there hands up to you, grab there first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible.
7] Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any odd behavior, don’t dismiss it, go with your instincts. You may feel little silly at the time, but you’d feel much worse if the person really was trouble.
FINALLY, PLEASE REMEMBER THESE AS WELL ….
I know you are smart enough to know these pointers but there will be some, where you will go “hmm I must remember that”. After reading, forward it to someone you care about because it never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.
1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do it.
2. If a robber asks for your wallet/purse, do not hand it over. Toss it away from you…. chances are that they are more interested in your wallet/purse than you and they will go for the wallet/purse. Run like crazy in the opposite direction!
3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car: Kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won’t see you but everybody else will. This has saved lives.
4. People have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc.) Do not do this! The predator will be watching you and this is the perfect opportunity for them to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. As soon as you close the doors lock them and leave.
5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:
a. Be aware and look around your car as someone may be hiding at the passenger side, peek into your car, inside the passenger side floor, and in the back seat. (Do this before entering a taxi cab also).
b. If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the victims are attempting to get into their cars.
c. Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your vehicle and the passenger side. If a person is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the place you are leaving and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. It is always better to be safe than sorry. (And better paranoid than dead.) Do not feel silly asking for security to walk you to your car, they are trained to do this. This also goes for men and women – please do not feel ashamed for asking for help if you feel you may be in danger.
6. Alaways take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot).
7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under their control, always run! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And even then, it most likely will not be a vital organ. Run!
8. Do not be sympathetic! It may get you raped or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who always played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked “for help” into his vehicle or with his vehicle which is when he abducted his next victim.
On any given day students board school buses to travel to schools. Statistically, school buses are the safest way for students to travel to school — even safer than riding in the family car.
Many students walk to school or to bus stops.
In either case, parents can help to make the trip to school as safe and easy as possible for their children just by discussing a few basic rules:
Walking or riding a bike to school or to a school bus stop:
- Parents should show their children the safe walk path to use and encourage them to fol
low that path.
- Obey all traffic signals, signs, and/or crossing guards. Use crosswalks where available. H Walk bikes through intersections
ffl Walk with a buddy, if possible, and be aware of the surroundings.
- Never talk to or respond to strangers. If a stranger approaches or tries to get a child to come to him/her, the child should run home, to a neighbor’s house, or another safe place such as a business, and ask an adult for help.
- Reflective material makes walkers and bicyclists more visible to street traffic. B Always wear a helmet when riding a bike (grownups too).
At the bus stop:
- Know your school bus number.
- Get to the bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. Running to catch the bus is dangerous and can lead to injuries.
- While waiting for the bus, stand at least five giant steps (10 feet) away from the curb and line up away from the street.
- Wait until the bus stops, the door opens, and the driver says it is OK to board before getting onto the bus.
- Students crossing the street in front of the bus should walk on the sidewalk or along the road to a point at least 10 giant steps ahead of the bus before crossing. (Better yet, cross at an intersection and use the crosswalk if one is available.) Be sure that the bus driver can see you and that you can see the driver when crossing the street, and watch for traffic coming both ways.
- When you are dropped off at school or at the bus stop, walk 10 giant steps away from the bus. If you need to cross the street, wait until the driver tells you its okay and cross in front of the bus. NEVER walk behind a bus.
- Use the handrail to enter and exit the bus.
- If you drop something near or under the bus, tell the bus driver. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PICK IT UP because the driver may not be able to see you.
- School buses are loaded or unloaded at established school bus stops only, unless an emergency dictates otherwise.
It’s time to get your home spring-ready. More than likely you have been buying the same cleaning products for years. However, it’s a good idea to consider switching to cleaning products tagged green or good for the environment. They aren’t just at specialty stores anymore; they’re popping up every day at grocery stores and supercenters. With more options comes confusion and uncertainty.
To cut through it all, we talked to Matt Pliszka, a scientist with Simply Safe Products. His company’s mission is to bring green cleaning to the mass market at an affordable price.
What should you look for in a green cleaning product?
First, look at your mainstream traditional brands. If the label says “warning, corrosive, danger,” that should be a big tip-off. If it burns the skin, then chances are it’s not good for you or the environment. Things to look for on the label are “non-hazardous,” “mild or nonirritant,” and “neutral pH.”
What does neutral pH mean?
A pH in the 7 range, that’s the pH of water. Alkalinity can cause skin irritation and other issues. Generally, if there is no mention of pH, then the product is either an acid or alkaline.
If it has a neutral pH, how does it clean?
Neutral pH cleaners use detergents and get underneath the soil to loosen it from below. Then wiping takes soil away. The detergents release the soils from the surface.Chemical cleaning agents attack the soil and surface, which can be very aggressive. Chemical cleaning also doesn’tjust stop at soil, which is why the surface you’re cleaning can become marred or ruined.
I have noticed a lot of cleaners use citrus or say they are all-natural. Are these green?
There’s an assumption that if it’s all-natural, it’s safe and environmentally friendly. Not necessarily true. Many orange cleaners use d-limonene from orange peels. It is a great cleaning agent for grease, but it’s flammable and an air pollutant. If you see a cleaning agent that says all-natural, be suspicious; there’s a lot of chemical processing involved in converting fruits into cleaning agents. Likewise for nontoxic because household cleaners are never meant to be consumed.
Which cleaning products are the biggest offenders?
Drain cleaners are the most hazardous. There really is no other option, so buyjust enough for one use. Of the most commonly used products, dishwasher detergents, tub-and-tile cleaners, and toilet bowl cleaners are the worst. Look for dishwasher detergents that contain no phosphates. Waste-treatment plants cannot remove phosphates, so they end up in natural water areas. •