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A Compilation of Useful Related and Unrelated Subjects

Kulsum Mehmood is an Eye Consultant. She is single mother. She is an Eye Consultant in a Private Eye Institute.

Useful Hints ...


While frying onions for garnishing for any recipe, add a few crystals of sugar. It will keep the fried onions crisp through out.

To prevent milk from boiling over, apply a little glycerine to rim of the utensil in which you have put milk or anything to boil and you can literally go to sleep.

Add a handful of common salt to get relief from painful menstruation.

To keep your feet soft and free from cracks and corns rub them at night with coconut oil to which melted wax has been added.

To prevent green vegetables from turning into an unattractive greenish brown color after they have been cooked, add a few drops of lemon juice to the vegetables.

To pour out ketchup from a new bottle insert a drinking straw and push it to the bottom. Enough air will be admitted inside to start an even flow.

Do not throw away lemon rinds after you have squeezed out the juice. Put the rinds in a jar, add in some salt every time you put in a rind. When the jar is full add the required spices. Your pickle is ready.

To prevent potatoes from cracking when they are being boiled, soak the potatoes in warm water for 15 minutes before you put them on to boil.

Bread wrapped in a plastic sheet and kept in the freezer will remain fresh for 2 to 3 months.

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Foodstuff in cans often settles to the bottom, so open the can from the bottom end. You won’t have to do much scraping out that way.

Nail polish if stored in the refrigerator will last for over a year.

Green tomatoes will ripen best if kept in a dark, warm place with a red tomato for company.

To clean floors add a spoonful of kerosene to half a bucket of water. The solution makes the tiles shines and also acts as a mosquito repellent to some extent.

When you keep the sliced apple for long, the color of sliced apple changes. To prevent this, put the slices in water to which a pinch of salt is added.

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Hints on every day challenges


Useful Hints ... day to day living ...

Be brave. Even if you are not pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.

Use credit cards only for convenience, never for credit.

Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly.

Never deprive someone of hopes. It might be all he or she has.

Pray not for things, but for wisdom and courage.

Be willing to lose a battle in order to win a war.

Beware of a person who has nothing to lose.

When facing a difficult task, act as though it is impossible to fail.

Forget committees. New, noble, world changing ideas always come from one person working alone.

When faced with a serious health problem, get at least three medical opinions.

Wage war against littering.

After encountering inferior service, food, or products, bring it to the attention of the person in charge. Good managers will appreciate knowing.

Don’t procrastinate. Do what needs doing when it needs to be done.

Make a list of 25 things you want to experience before you die. Carry it in your wallet and refer to it often.

Wood on fire is fuel. Knowledge on fire is power.

A gem is not polished without rubbing nor is a man perfected without trials.

Tomorrow is another day with fresh hope and a new chance.

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.

Optimist is a person who sees opportunity in every difficulty.

Take life day by day and be grateful for the little things. Don’t get stressed over what you can’t control.

A stiff upper lip and bull dog grip,

And an iron resolve to win,

Will put you high as your own thoughts fly,

Luck generates from within.

© 2021 Dr Kulsum Mehmood


Dr Kulsum Mehmood (author) from Nagpur, India on February 21, 2021:

I have tried to ease out the task of finding answers to every day challenges.

Thanks Peggy for your comment.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on February 21, 2021:

You have given us some helpful hints and good advice in your compilation article.

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