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Best Manicure Secret Ever

I’ve been doing my own manicures for some time now, and my biggest challenge was to find a good pre-soak that would clean and soften cuticles. And not cost a fortune. In desperation one day, and recalling an old TV commercial about some kind of dishwashing liquid in a nail salon (oh my!), I grabbed […]


Poison Oak Quick Treatment

When it comes to treating exposure to poison ivy, time is of the essence. Fels Naptha works great, but so do most soaps. I’ve even used horse shampoo. One of my trail buddies soaps her forearms with Fels Naptha before heading into the woods and then rinses it off after the ride. Joan


Gym Membership

Many health insurance plans offer reimbursements or discounts on gym memberships. For example, United Health Care has plans that will reimburse you for up to $240 per year in gym costs. Benefits vary by provider, so check with your insurance to see if you’re eligible. Bonnie


Toasty Lotion

Here’s a great tip for solving the discomfort of applying cold body lotion in the winter. My bathroom is heated, but when I rub in lotion after a shower, I freeze. I found that if I lay the bottle of lotion in the shower when I get in, the hot water warms it up. No […]


Super Glue For Super Nails

I apply Super Glue to my fingernails, just like nail polish. I work with my hands, fixing things and doing crafts, and have very weak nails. With a layer of Super Glue, my nails look shiny and healthy, and the protection really keeps them that way. Cathey    


Banish Flaky Facial Skin

For years, I’ve been plagued with flaky skin along my forehead, eyebrows, and nose. Expensive beauty products and procedures didn’t help at all. A young nurse practitioner at my dermatology clinic suggested this trick: Fifteen minutes before showering, I apply dandruff shampoo to the affected areas—straight out of the bottle; leave it on to be […]


Get to the Bottom of It!

I discovered this method when I came to the end of my favorite, and quite expensive, tube of lotion. This works on any thin, plastic tube of product that you are able to cut through with scissors (toothpaste, face cream, lotion, hair products, medications…)  Never throw away an “empty” tube of product without doing this first. […]