I need tips for Women...

@byfaithonly (10716)
United States
March 6, 2007 7:51am CST
I produce a newsletter for a women’s group and need some help. Each issue contains a feature article or two, recipes, word search puzzle, quote, and tips. I am sure there are many myLot members who have tips to share with the ladies. Nothing long or detailed, any place from a sentence to a short paragraph. The ladies (readers) range in age from 20 to 90 something. Anything from household tips to simple auto care or cooking tips. I would really appreciate your help – so what tips do you have to share.
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@gharinder (2044)
• India
6 Mar 07
i am not very good at cooking, just a novice, these tips i am suggesting you, is actually contributed by the readers for a magazine, if they may be of any help to you, you can use them, although i am not sure if this will really help you, 1. peel onions, cut them into four and immerse them in a trough of cold water before you chop them finely. this way, your eyes will not water while chopping. 2. to preserve eggs in the refrigerator for a longer period of time, smear them with vegetable oil. the eggs will remain fresh for many days.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Oh thank you, I've heard of and used the onion tip but never the eggs and veggi oil - I will certainly use this in the next issue.
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@gharinder (2044)
• India
6 Mar 07
hello byfaith just go to this post and see if it might be of some help http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/838035.aspx
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@gharinder (2044)
• India
6 Mar 07
and yes i remembered i have some tips stored in my computer that i have copied from sites, To Cleanse the Pores: Rub mashed tomato on your face and rinse with cool water. If your like me, you've thrown many tomatoes away. Don't! You may not want to eat it, but it will be fine for your skin treatment if it's not completely rotten. Just use the best of what is left because you only need a small amount. Note: Some people find that tomatoes will irritate the skin. If so, try mashed grapes instead! http://homebeautytips.blogspot.com/2006/11/facial-at-home.html it has many other tips of facial you can see there
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
6 Mar 07
What a fun person you are, so diverse! A couple of tips that may be found of use to others: when baking a potato put a (clean) large nail through it lengthwise, this will reduce your baking time greatly, thusly saving energy costs. Have nylons with runs that you are going to toss? don't! put a pair in your glovebox and the next time you are on the interstate and a belt under the hood breaks - use the nylon as a temporary fix until you can get to your mechanic. Put the sliver ends from bars of soap in the foot of your spent nylon, cut off from the rest of the hose, and tie it on your outdoor spigot - great for washing up after dirty garden work. Going out for the day? squirt some bleach (use a recycled squirt bottle) in the commode and close the lid, when you get back home all it takes is a quick swirl of the toilet brush and it will be clean :) the chlorox worked for you while you were out.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
6 Mar 07
LOL - it comes from experience, age, life, and always wanting to be a writer :) but thank you, I do try... But you,,, are great I have never heard of any of these and will all be wonderful tips to use - I'm sure many will be able to use them also.
@vixel83 (212)
6 Mar 07
Another good use for nylons is removing anti-perspirant stains from clothing. Just ball them up and rub them on the stain, the static build-up will remove it completely from the fabric.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
7 Mar 07
Vix, That is a great and handy tip! I had never heard that before.
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@maribel1218 (3085)
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
filipino most love pie - buko (coconut) pie
I hope you will love this recipe of mine this is one of most loved dessert in my country, hope I can contribute by adding a new pie to your country, It is called BUKO (COCONUT) PIE "filipino best love pie"Crust 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. salt 2/3 cup shortening 1 piece eggyolk 1 tsp. vinegar 1/4 cup ice water Filling 4 cups coconut meat 1 cup coconut water 1 300 ml. can MILKMAID Sweetened Condensed Milk 2/3 cup cornstarch 1. Blend flour and salt in a bowl. Cut in shortening using two knives or a pastry cutter. Combine yolk, vinegar and water; slowly add the liquid to the flour mixing until dough can be handled. Divide dough into 2 parts with one part slightly bigger than the other. Roll bigger dough to about 2 inches larger than a 16-inch pie plate. Fit dough into a pie plate, letting sides hang. Roll out remaining dough for the crust. Set aside. 2. Combine filling ingredients in a thick saucepan. Cook stirring constantly until thickened. Cool then pour into prepared crust. Cover with top crust; flute or crimp edges together to seal. Bake for 1 hr. at 425 degrees F. Cool before serving. Hope you like it byfaith.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Thanks maribel - I have a ton of recipes but nothing really from other countries - this would be great and possibly I could find a notable women connected to your country to write about in the same issue.
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• Philippines
6 Mar 07
thanks byfaith you like the buko pie recipe I think the one who are really knew this origin are the one from laguna a place that this pie started they really the one who knews about it's history and it's success story even in other country they export this pie.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
6 Mar 07
maribel this sounds facinating - I'm going to have to do some research on this, there may be more than just a tip for the newsletter here.
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@nowment (1758)
• United States
6 Mar 07
If you don't have jewelry cleaner, you can use toothpaste, not gel kind, to clean jewelry like a gold or silver ring. Get a spray bottle, one fourth vinegar to three fourths water, it cleans better than most cleaning sprays. Great for sinks, and fixtures as well as stoves, fridge, etc. If your cuticles are dry, rub a little olive oil on them once a week, this helps keep the skin around the cuticle and edges of finger nails from drying out. Lipstick will stay on longer if you go in order layer on face powder, lipstick, powder, lipstick Wipe off excess powerd with a damp washcloth or tissue. If you discover you ran out of deodorant and it always happens when you are running late for work, rub a little antibacterial cream under your arms, thin layer.it is bacteria that causes those offending odors. to help prevent hangover, after the party is over, drink at least a pint of water before going to bed. if you do feel any effects in the morning, 2 asprin, and another pint of water.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
7 Mar 07
I love the tip for deodorant replacement! Thank you for sharing it, another one I had not heard of before. It is probably much healthier to use anyhow, since there will not be the aluminum product in the ingredients.
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@nowment (1758)
• United States
8 Mar 07
Yes, and I was surprised when I first learned of it as well. Then when I learned that this one woman whom I thought was in her mid to late 30's was actually 59. Turns out when she was about 25/6 she stopped using all the expensive face creams etc, and started using preperation H for the puffiness around her eyes, and it seems to have worked for slowing down the wrinkles as well.
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• United States
7 Mar 07
Let me see, going back to what mom taught me. Ok here are some.....Let eggs get to room temperature before boiling, taking a straight pin and putting a hole in them lets air escape, making them cook more evenly and also easier to peel When I open a bad , like a bag of frozen vegetables, I cut across the top, that way I can use the strip I removed to tie the bag up before returning it to the freezer, this is helpful for those non-resealable bags or when you have no bag ties. To get ink stains out of clothing, spray with hairspray and scrub with a toothbrush...it works best if done immediately after the ink stains the clothing Hairspray is also good for static electricity...I spray my hose to keep my dress from clinging. Mayonnaise has been known to be good for getting water rings off of a wooden table
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
12 Mar 07
wow these are some great tips I've never heard of any of these, thank you so very much.
@red158 (333)
• Canada
7 Mar 07
I don't know if they are available there but micro fibre cloths are fantastic. I get them from the dollar store here in Ontario, Canada, you can clean windows with them, no windex needed, no streaks. Are also great for dishes and polishing. I refuse to buy dish cloths now.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
7 Mar 07
I am so glad you posted this! I have seen those in such places as Haband's catalogs and was curious but not willing to put out the money not knowing for sure if it works. Your testimonial has convinced me to buy some the next time I see them.
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• United States
7 Mar 07
how about a section devoted to working moms. Many women work these days, myself included. I have to balance dealing with my difficult work schedule and the demands of my job and putting food on the table for my hungry family of 5 by 6pm. I also have baseball, after school activities and my own hobbys that I do on a regular basis. I enjoy reading articles about successful moms who balance hectic careers and enjoy daily family activities and are able to get satisfaction from both. It is very rewarding to do my job well and balance a happy family at the same time. I have read some articles that say that it is a negative for moms to devote so much time to careers, what I say is that there is a happy balance and an occassional article featuring a businesswoman who does both is something I would enjoy reading.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
7 Mar 07
We do have a lot of working mothers in the group and have had several guest speakers who discussed balancing career, family, and church. They were very good and even helped some of the women who don't work outside the home.
@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
6 Mar 07
After this weekend I can think of one but it is kind of lame. Always keep a paperback, magazine or puzzle book in your car. If you have an extended wait for someone, it willl give you something to do while waiting. My daughters horse riding lessons was supposed to be half an hour and ended up being almost 1.5. It was too cold to stay and watch but I had nothing in the car to do.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Linda great idea - I pretty much do this myself for the same reason, carry a book (bible) and a spiral notebook in my purse at all times - I can either read or write which ever hits me while waiting. I've done this for 5 years and never thought to share it in the newsletter.
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• United States
6 Mar 07
Hi by faith!! This popped in my head and I'm sure I'll come up with more... reinforce to women how important it is to make time for themselves. I like getting my nails done, my hair colored and cut, lunch with a friend or my daughter. Also, time to folow aninterst, like reading a good book, maybe start a book group, or knitting.... Does any of this help?
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Yes, this does help - I can do a refresher on the "pamper yourself", Our group did this one weekend a couple years ago - had a sleepover at one of the ladies houses (about 20 women attended) and they did hair, make-up, nails, like a mini spa weekend with a bunch of ladies of all ages. I couldn't go because of work but I heard it was great fun. Anyway, I know we have alot of new ladies this year and this could be good for them and a reminder to the others.
@smille (831)
• India
6 Mar 07
hey its really a good offer, i would love to share my tips with u ..and i wll try to collect few tips for ur magazine, "9 out of 10 people love chocolates, the remaining one is lieing"
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@Molly322 (126)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Or they are allergic to the chocolate. My grandmother was and my father is deathly allergic to chocolate. Can't get near the stuff!
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@UcoksBaBa (802)
• Indonesia
7 Mar 07
Typically, women business owners buy and use technology differently than their male counterparts — much in the way men and women have distinctive styles in managing businesses. "Women are pragmatic and convenience-driven,They adopt technology because it helps them multi-task and be more efficient."
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@Molly322 (126)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Here's a good tip: If you overesalt a dish, throwing in a peeled potato will help draw out some of the salt while it continues cooking. Another: Baking soda and white vinegar can be combined (1/2 each) and used to clear a blocked drain! And a recipe: A quick and easy twist to a salad is to toss hearts of romaine (or baby spinach) with apples, crumbled gorgonzola or bleu cheese and walnuts and then dress with balsamic vinaigrette. If you do not like strong flavored cheese, substitute freshly grated italian blend sprinkle cheese for the gorgonzola or bleu cheese. If you don't like walnuts, substitute with pecans, pine nuts or even cranberries. Very yummy and refreshing!
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Hey I could have used the drain cleaner a few weeks ago - cost me $5 for some stinky smelly stuff that messed up my copper drain... 2 more great tips and this recipe sounds yummy for summer meals or picnics..
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
7 Mar 07
well darn, I checked back on this thread too late - I made soup this afternoon and put too much salt in it! it was a rather costly soup to make so we ate it salty.
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• India
22 Mar 07
I have one tip for oil stains .. just soak the cloth having oil stains with some talcum powder .. the powder absorbs the oil and the stains then become easy to wash off !
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
23 Mar 07
I've never heard of this but am going to try it myself. My teenaged son is always getting oil stains on cloths then they all go in the laundry together and I end up with a whole load of clean cloths that have oil stains on them. I've lost 3 or 4 sweatshirts because of this - he's always oiling the wheels on his skateboard, bicycle, or rollerblades.
@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
20 Mar 07
If you still want my input I have a recipe I would like to share with you: Recipe for preserving children 1 Grass-grown field 1 Half-dozen Children (or more) Several dogs (and puppies, if available) 1 Brook Pebbles Method: Into field pour children and dogs, allowing to mix well. Pour brook over pebbles till slightly frothy. when children are nicely brown, cool in warm bath. When dry, serve with milk and fresh baked gingerbread. I got it from a recipe box I have. I hope you like it.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
20 Mar 07
Oh this is perfect, I will certainly use this in a future issue, thank you so very much. I've been doing the newsletter for almost 4 years and am sure I'll be doing it (health providing) for many more so am always looking for things to add.
@edigital (2710)
• United States
7 Mar 07
I am male and can be write some health tips, beauty tips for women of age 20 to 90 as you specified, so inform where I can send you write up for your newsletter? I also can inform about puzzle, quote suitable for ladies only.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
7 Mar 07
I would love it if you could share some of your tips with us. I have plenty of ideas for puzzles and quotes thank you though. I need tips in any area suitable for ladies of all ages.
@mschiqui (1284)
• Philippines
7 Mar 07
This is very common but this is very effective and proven.."A Family that prays together stays together"..
@Molly322 (126)
• United States
7 Mar 07
This is a great quote! I was raised in a family that always said a blessing before each meal and my husband and I do the same. It can really be an uplifting thing to do with your family and helps to bolster and strengthen everyone's spirits! Good advice!
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
6 Mar 07
Oh how lovely it must be very interesting to write for a women's group. well here is a little receipe not big only small so I hope that this is suitble for you. Great snack Frozen grapes. Put the grapes in the freezer for a couple hours or until completely frozen. Take them out and pop them in your mouth. Yum they taste lovely.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Oh I love doing the newsletter and feel so honored. They've had the woman's group for about 12 years now (before I was going to church there) but one of the leaders of the group knew I liked to write and the leaders thought a newsletter would be a great way to not only contribute to the group but to also use as a mission tool, sharing with ladies who don't come to W2W (Women to Women is the name of the group) or don't attend church. They asked me about doing it and turned the whole thing over to me - whatever I decide to put in, the layout, everything. I have had a few ladies contribute but for the most part I pretty much do it all and love it. It's small, 1 page front and back, I run copies off at the church. I love the grapes idea too, good "snack tip" - I must confess, I have saved a couple dozen of the recipes you've shared in discussions to use. I feel badly I don't respond to them but I don't cook myself so never know what to say, I do appreciate you sharing them though.
@weemam (13377)
22 Mar 07
I can't think of something right off the top of my head but I can say you are welcome to use any of my recipes or anything else from any of my discussions , good luck with it xx
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• United States
22 Mar 07
I have had problems for years with fever blisters resulting from anything from stress, to wind-chapped lips, to fever. I have just always suffered through them. My mother clipped an article about them and I have tried this remedy on several occasions over the past year with 100% success. When you feel that first tingle that let's you know a fever blister is on its way, wet the tip of a household match and rub it over the area that feels tender. It will sting just a little bit, but every time I have used that trick...no fever blister.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
21 Mar 07
Hard Boiled - "Perfect"
To make the "perfect" hard boiled egg add vinegar to the water prior to boiling. Egss should peel with ease. This is one from Hints From Heloise. Heres her site for future article ideas. http://www.heloise.com/ HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!