Tips and Tricks!

This page is the latest of all my pages and I'll add a few tips and ticks here and there to help you in your daily struggle to stay alive! These tips might be well known, common sense or both, but just skip the ones to know.

Safety Against E-Mail Scams

This one is more commonly known by people more familiar with computers and internet.

The most basic thing I can say is 'Look at the URL!' The URL can give the whole scam away completely!

I'll set up an example and send myself a scam that could easily cause me to lose money!

First, you'll get an e-mail from someone saying that there's something wrong with one of your accounts on some or other website. I'll use PayPal for this one. (Example below.)

Once you get the e-mail, it will alert you of something that is completely false. There are two key ways of seeing this:

1: E-Mail address. Since when did PayPal use Yahoo? Paypal e-mails will come from so you'll get an e-mail from [email protected], not [email protected] or [email protected] or any other website.

2: URL. Since when did PayPal put their website on my C drive? (This is just an example, they'll probably use something like or another site) The only place PayPal will ask you to log in is on Nowhere else. The only other places I can think of are places like, when you are making a purchase.

If your e-mail just says 'Click here' and it's from a yahoo account, don't click it. If you do, the URL should be similar to the example above, but in your browser and not the e-mail. Obviously, it's not limited to a yahoo account, it can be a Google account or anything else.

When it comes to other things, there's a third giveaway. If you didn't have a Paypal account... Then I guess that e-mail wasn't meant for you, was it? This also applies if you got an E-Mail from A.B.S.A. and you don't have an account at A.B.S.A. or anywhere else where you don't have an account.

Have fun on the internet and stay safe!

A few cooking tips

• Store spices in a cool, dark place, not above your stove. Humidity, light and heat will cause herbs and spices to lose their flavor.

If you're cooking for someone important — whether it's your boss or a date — never try a new recipe and a new ingredient at the same time.

• Cook pasta 1 minute less than the package instructions and cook it the rest of the way in the pan with sauce.
After working with garlic, rub your hands vigorously on your stainless steel sink for 30 seconds before washing them. It will remove the odor.

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