Jan 22, 2014

Battle With Athlete's Foot

Battling an itching, burning case of athlete's foot? Let's fight back with some natural inexpensive ways.

What You Need:

Vinegar and baking soda.

What You Do:
  1. Soak your feet in equal parts vinegar (white or apple cider) and water for fifteen minutes twice a day.  If the infection is severe and the skin is raw, the solution will sting.  Dry your feet thoroughly after each soak.
  2. Place your shoes out in the sun to kill any fungus that's inside them.

Jan 21, 2014

Burnt Treatment

Below are the 2 treatments I received when I got burned.  Some new techs! Here I just want to share what they are.  Seek advices from your doctor before you use them.

What is ACTICOAT?

ACTICOAT managed wounds
The ACTICOAT family consists of dressings which are flexible, absorbent and conformable and that provide an efficient and effective barrier to bacterial penetration. ACTICOAT has been shown to offer significant clinical and economic results compared to other silver dressings.

ACTICOAT has also been shown to be more effective in a chronic setting and in a comparative study.

ACTICOAT managed wounds saw a faster time to resolution of infection and also a decreased overall cost compared to competitors.


What is Silver sulfadiazine cream?

Silver sulfadiazine cream is used to prevent or to treat bacterial infections affecting your skin. It is particularly helpful in preventing burns from becoming infected. It works by killing the bacteria which are responsible for skin infections.


Jan 20, 2014

Credit Check Your Report For Free

You will need to contact the credit reporting agency to obtain a copy of your credit report. You will be asked to provide information to enable them to properly identify you. This could include your:
  • full name
  • address
  • date of birth
  • previous address
  • driver's licence number.
Credit reports are generally required to be given free of charge, however, if you want

Jan 19, 2014

Alternative way to explore the world

Workaway.info is a site set up to promote fair exchange between budget travellers, language learners or culture seekers and families, individuals or organizations who are looking for help with a range of varied and interesting activities.

Workaway.info holds a database of families, individuals or organizations in an extensive range of different countries who have registered with us and are looking for volunteer help in a huge range of different fields. From painting to planting, building to babysitting and shopping to shearing, Workaway.info aims to introduce working travellers and language learners to like minded hosts, without having to pay expensive agency fees. Our hosts are based in many different countries with more and more signing up every day. So whether you planning that big trip to Australia, thinking of taking a year to do Europe or want to immerse yourself in South American culture. Workaway is the answer for low cost travel!

Jan 13, 2014

Planting Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes come from the same family as Morning Glory and the genus Ipomoea.  There are a number of different varieties, including orange, purple and white. The orange one is called Beauregard and is probably the most popular.
NUTRITION
Sweet potatoes are low in fat and are virtually cholesterol and sodium free. They are an excellent source of vitamin A, protein and fibre and also contain good amounts of vitamin C, E and B6, folic acid, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and beta carotene. In fact, they could be called a super food.
PLANTING
You can use a sweet potato from the green grocers, but to be sure of certified disease free roots you need to buy from a reputable supplier.  Goodman’s Seeds sell Beauregard Sweet Potato tubers at Bunning’s for about $8. The Diggers Club also sells purple and white varieties at various times.  Garden Express in Monbulk will also post the tubers out. 

Jan 12, 2014

SMSF: Off-market share transfers get green light

Off-market share transfers for SMSFs remain legitimate transactions, and will continue to remain legitimate indefinitely, according to a recent announcement by the Coalition government.
On 14 December 2013, Assistant Treasurer, Arthur Sinodinos announced the outcome of consultations over the backlog of 92 announced but unlegislated tax and superannuation measures. One of the unlegislated measures not proceeding is the proposed ban on off-market share transfers for SMSFs.
Background: The proposed SMSF related party purchase and disposal legislation (and the legislation which would support related regulations) was supposed to be part of Schedule 4 of the Tax and Superannuation Laws (2013 Measures No 1) Bill 2013. The Bill that was tabled in parliament when the ALP was in power did not contain Schedule 4 and it is my understanding that the then Opposition Treasurer, Joe Hockey, moved the amendment to omit this SMSF change, based on documentation appearing on the

Jan 11, 2014

Must-Have Free Apps for New Macs

Some OS X apps are so great and so universally useful that they earn the title of “must-have”, and we’re bringing you an essential list of these must-have apps that also happen to be completely free. Whether you have a brand new Mac that needs apps or just want to expand your app collection to get more done, don’t miss this collection of some of the best free Mac apps out there.

Evernote – Sync Notes & Documents to Anywhere

Evernote for Mac
Evernote syncs notes and rich text documents to other Macs, iPhones, PC’s, iPads, and just about anything else, letting you keep crucial documents and data with you everywhere you go. This is perfect for managing notes and to-do lists, and it also functions wonderfully as a cross-platform clipboard that is accessible from anywhere. Evernote is quite simply one of the most useful Mac apps to exist and it’s pretty remarkable that it’s free. If you have an iPhone, iPad, or Android device too, don’t forget to get the mobile version of the app as well so you can access all of your data on the go as well.

TextWrangler – Powerful Text Editor

Jan 10, 2014

Free OS X Utilities That All Mac Users Should Have

Must have free Mac utilities

OS X may come with plenty of great apps and utilities to get you started, but there are a few incredibly helpful utilities that are either missing or could be improved. That’s what we’re focusing on here, with four of the most helpful utilities for OS X that everyone should have on their Mac. Best of all? They’re all free!

1: The Unarchiver – Decompress Any Archive Format

Unarchiver decompresses anything
OS X comes with an effective unzipping app that can handle a variety of archive formats, but once you start hitting the more obscure compression formats like rar and 7z you’ll find it to be inadequate. That’s why every Mac user should get The Unarchiver, it’s free and will handle just about anyconceivable archive format with ease.
Having The Unarchiver installed basically means never wondering “how do I open this archive I downloaded?” again.

Jan 9, 2014

10 ways to cut your little one's sugar intake

We all know that too much sugar is bad for our children, and us, and yet cutting it out isn't an easy task, partly because sugary foods are everywhere. 
Ideally, your baby shouldn't have any added sugar in his diet at all before his first birthday and, when he hits the toddler years, he should still have very moderate amounts. 
Why is too much sugar no good for your child?
  • It takes the place of nutritious food. Foods high in added sugar usually displace nutrient-dense foods in your child’s diet. If your child eats a chocolate muffin at 4pm, he’s going to be far less interested in his dinner at 6pm. 
  • It can give your child a greater preference for sweet tastes. Although children are born with an innate preference for sweet tastes, they learn to like savoury and bitter tastes through repeated exposure to them. Too much sugar may set them up to make unhealthy choices in later life.
  • It contributes to weight problems. Sugar and other energy-dense foods are major contributors to the obesity epidemic. 
  • Sugar causes tooth decay. The amount of dental damage depends on the form the sugar takes. Sticky foods, like toffee, stay on the teeth for longer, producing more enamel-eroding acid. Frequency of exposure is also a factor – that’s why it’s a bad idea to let your child sip on a bottle of juice all day.

Lakes Entrance - Fishing And Crabbing

Location:
  • Lakes Entrance, Victoria
  • This is around 4 hours drive from Melbourne.
  • Sandblasting Jetty on Bullock Island is a popular spot.
Preparation:
  • Map or GPS (see below)
  • Tide Time (Check at Australian Tide Time)
  • Fishing License (Purchase at Kmart or DPI online)
  • Container/Ice Box or Fish Keeping Net (Limit of 30 crabs or 1 litre per person)

Jan 8, 2014

Top 9 Awesome MacGyver Tricks

Some life hacks require a complete how-to guide just to understand. Others are so genius in their simplicity that they speak for themselves. Here are 9 of self-explanatory MacGyver tricks. (I removed the tenth one which for me is not a worthy trick.)

9. Use a Post-It Note to Avoid a Drilling MessP

Top 10 Awesome MacGyver Tricks That Speak For Themselves

8. Seal Plastic Bags with Old Bottle Caps

Jan 2, 2014

Choice's top ten consumer resolutions for 2014

1. Use unit pricing when doing the weekly shop
With supermarkets spending millions each year telling consumers they will get "lower prices every day" and prices are "down down and staying down", savvy consumers can look past the catchy slogans and compare the unit price on all products when doing the weekly shop.

2. Avoid the "Australia Tax" on digital products and cosmetics
With Australians paying up to 50% more on some IT products and cosmetics, learning how to use a virtual private network (VPN) to navigate around online geo-blocks can save you a great deal of money. For more visit our guide to shopping without walls.