TakeAnother5 Podcast Episode #36 - Author Donna Jodhan
Section 1: Kitchen Corner:
Section 2: TakeAnother5 With Technology:
Section 3: The 5 Minute Mystery:
Section 4: In The End Zone With The Entrepreneur:
Section 5: Staying Ahead of Bullies and Scams:
Show Notes 1:
Donna introduces herself describing her amazing talents as a blogger, author, audio mystery writer, advocate , and law student living in Toronto.
She then describes her passion in bringing the show to her audience, and informs her audience on how she simply enjoys what she does and lots more.
Donna describes the show as being a cutting corner and time saver, and solving problem poppers which promises her audience to help us manage every day life stress. Anything from doing household chores; such as keeping bathrooms, kitchen counters, laundry rooms, and dressers organized while dreaming of becoming your own successful boss.
Donna also tells her audience that in the midst of all of this how we also need to deal with scams from email messages and phone calls and then goes on to mention how we can be easily bullied because people simply want to pressure us in to things that we do not want to do.
Additionally, she talks about how easy it is for us to simply give in to those situations; not to mention the stress of demanding kids, blaring horns, and bosses and supervisors, and how all of these factors contribute to sleepless nights and stressful days not to mention those persistent text messages.
Donna then describes how the show is going to help her audience in the following five sections:
Section 1: Kitchen Corner for the busy mom, house wife, and professional on the go.
Section 2: TakeAnother5 With Technology for the one who needs it to help them cut corners.
Section 3: Time Savers and Problem Poppers designed to help you save time for tasks in the home.
Section 4: In the End Zone with The Entrepreneur which is Meant for you to realize your dream in becoming your own boss.
Section 5: Staying Ahead of Scams and Bullies which is meant to help you to prevent scams, and to stop the bullying and bullies.
This week's question and brain teaser is: "What's your favorite our of the day?"
Segment 1: Kitchen Corner
Donna starts off this segment by thanking her food provider "Mamma peach."
The audience is informed that this section has two recipes, including a bonus recipe and you can pick up this bonus at http://www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html.
In this week's podcast, Donna informs us that the recipe is a simple one.
The recipe in this podcast is: Cheese Stuffed Peppers.
To hear this recipe and learn how to make this delicious meal listen to this episode at: http://www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html.
The bonus recipe comes to you this week from the Sensible Soup and Stews Family.
This weeks bonus recipe is chilled Mellon Soup.
To pick up this recipe visit: http://www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html.
Segment 2: Take Another 5 With Technology
This week, Donna informs her audience on an app called flight view elite.
This app allows you to track your flights.
This app can be downloaded from the app store on your iPhone or iPad.
There are two versions Donna recommends.
The first version is the Elite version, which costs $3.00 US.
The second version is free, and is more accessible then the paid version.
The second version is titled flight view.
Segment 3: Time Savers and Problem Poppers
In this segment Donna informs her audience on ways in which one can save time and use problem poppers.
This segment informs us on tips on an article which describes 10 ways to winterize your home.
One way is to clean your gutters once the leaves have fallen.
Donna describes what to do and gives a great tip on how to accomplish this.
She also quotes Michael Broili who is the director of the well home program.
Donna offers another tip to winterize your home, and that is to block all leaks around your home.
Visit the web site to read the full article at: http://www.phineeycenter.org.
Also visit: http://www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html for more information and there you will be able to read the entire article.
Segment 4: In The End Zone With The Entrepreneur
Donna informs us on her experience of being an entrepreneur, from her own experiences and through her friends and colleagues.
This week Donna informs her audience on how to start a house cleaning business.
Donna informs us that your main clientele for this business are going to be seniors, busy professionals, and moms.
Donna informs us that you can enhance your service by offering after hours services.
She informs us that if you would like to know more about this service that she has a bonus offering for her subscribers or interested individuals.
Listen to the full segment at: http://www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html. There you can also fill out the email form and Donna will give you 10 minutes of consultation time and answer any questions.
Segment 5: Bullies and Scams
This segment is divided in to two parts.
The first part talks about the scam of the week.
In This weeks scam, Donna informs us about a recorded call letting you know that you have won an airline ticket to a destination.
You are asked to provide some personal details of your self by speaking or typing in the numbers on your telephone.
Donna tells us to simply hang the call and disregard the nmessage.
In the second part Donna talks to us about students who raise their voice at their teacher. She informs us that this is considered bullying, as the student has no right to raise their voice at the teacher.Ending Segment:
In this section the audience is informed that the show is going to take an easier approach for the audience to visit the bonuses, subscribe, and listen to the podcast. Visit: http://www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html.
This brings us to the end of this week's podcast. Thanks for listening.
Show Notes 2:
00:48, learn who Donna is and what she is up to.
1:25, Who is this podcast for?
4:45, Learn about what you will find in the segments of TakeAnother5.
6:15, Donna thanks her podcast producer.
6:42, Donna thanks her favorite marketer.
7:44, What’s your favorite hour of the day?
8:19, TakeAnother5 Kitchen Corner
Enjoy this week’s bonuses via the link shared at the end of this episode.
9:17, cheese stuffed peppers ingredients
9:40, Cheese stuffed peppers instructions
11:58, TakeAnother5 With Technology
12:56, Flightview Elite
15:05, TakeAnother5 Time Savers and Problem Poppers
Access the entire list via the bonuses mentioned at the end of this episode.
16:20, 10 ways to winterize your home
22:06, TakeAnother5 In The End Zone With The entrepreneur
10 minutes with Donna are waiting for you in this week’s bonus. Listen to the end of this episode to learn more.
22:44, How to start a house cleaning business
25:17, TakeAnother5 Beat the bullies and scams
25:45, The “You have won an airline ticket” scam
26:53, “When the student raises there voice at there teacher, this is an example of bullying”
Learn more in Donna’s Campaign Against bullying, (Cab)
The special announcement can be heard at 28:10.
Download this week’s bonuses
Conclusion and Contact Information
If you enjoyed this weeks episode, and would like to get in contact with Donna, then you can do so with any of the following contact methods.
So you've pulled your sweaters out of mothballs and found your mittens at the bottom of the coat closet. But what about your house -- is it prepared for the cold months ahead? You'll be a lot less comfortable in the coming months if you haven't girded Home Sweet Home for Old Man Winter.
With the help of several experts, we've boiled down your autumn to-do list to 10 easy tips:1. Clean Those Gutters
Once the leaves fall, remove them and other debris from your home's gutters -- by hand, by scraper or spatula, and finally by a good hose rinse -- so that winter's rain and melting snow can drain. Clogged drains can form ice dams, in which water backs up, freezes and causes water to seep into the house, the Insurance Information Institute says. As you're hosing out your gutters, look for leaks and misaligned pipes. Also, make sure the downspouts are carrying water away from the house's foundation, where it could cause flooding or other water damage.
"The rule of thumb is that water should be at least 10 feet away from the house," says Michael Broili, the director of the Well Home Program for the
2. Block Those Leaks
One of the best ways to winterize your home is to simply block obvious leaks around your house, both inside and out, experts say. The average American home has leaks that amount to a nine-square-foot hole in the wall, according to EarthWorks Group.
First, find the leaks: On a breezy day, walk around inside holding a lit incense stick to the most common drafty areas: recessed lighting, window and door frames, electrical outlets.
Then, buy door sweeps to close spaces under exterior doors, and caulk or apply tacky rope caulk to those drafty spots, says
Outside, seal leaks with weather-resistant caulk. For brick areas, use masonry sealer, which will better stand up to freezing and thawing. "Even if it's a small crack, it's worth sealing up," Lipford says. "It also discourages any insects from entering your home."
3. Insulate Yourself
"Another thing that does cost a little money -- but boy, you do get the money back quick -- is adding insulation to the existing insulation in the attic," says Lipford. "Regardless of the climate conditions you live in, in the (U.S.) you need a minimum of 12 inches of insulation in your attic."
Don't clutter your brain with R-values or measuring tape, though. Here's Lipford's rule of thumb on whether you need to add insulation: "If you go into the attic and you can see the ceiling joists you know you don't have enough, because a ceiling joist is at most 10 or 11 inches."
A related tip: If you're layering insulation atop other insulation, don't use the kind that has "kraft face" finish (i.e., a paper backing). It acts as a vapor barrier, Lipford explains, and therefore can cause moisture problems in the insulation.
4. Check The Furnace
First, turn your furnace on now, to make sure it's even working, before the coldest weather descends. A strong, odd, short-lasting smell is natural when firing up the furnace in the autumn; simply open windows to dissipate it. But if the smell lasts a long time, shut down the furnace and call a professional.
It's a good idea to have furnaces cleaned and tuned annually. Costs will often run about $100-$125. An inspector should do the following, among other things:
Throughout the winter you should change the furnace filters regularly (check them monthly). A dirty filter impedes air flow, reduces efficiency and could even cause a fire in an extreme case. Toss out the dirty fiberglass filters; reusable electrostatic or electronic filters can be washed.
5. Get Your Ducts in a Row
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a home with central heating can lose up to 60% of its heated air before that air reaches the vents if ductwork is not well-connected and insulated, or if it must travel through unheated spaces. That's a huge amount of wasted money, not to mention a chilly house.
Ducts aren't always easy to see, but you can often find them exposed in the attic, the basement and crawlspaces. Repair places where pipes are pinched, which impedes flow of heated air to the house, and fix gaps with a metal-backed tape (duct tape actually doesn't stand up to the job over time).
Ducts also should be vacuumed once every few years, to clean out the abundant dust, animal hair and other gunk that can gather in them and cause respiratory problems.
6. Face Your Windows
Now, of course, is the time to take down the window screens and put up storm windows, which provide an extra layer of protection and warmth for the home. Storm windows are particularly helpful if you have old, single-pane glass windows. But if you don't have storm windows, and your windows are leaky or drafty, "They need to be updated to a more efficient window," says Lipford.
Of course, windows are pricey. Budget to replace them a few at a time, and in the meantime, buy a window insulator kit, Lipford and Broili recommend. Basically, the kit is plastic sheeting that's affixed to a window’s interior with double-stick tape. A hair dryer is then used to shrink-wrap the sheeting onto the window. (It can be removed in the spring.) "It's temporary and it's not pretty, but it's inexpensive (about $4 a window) and it's extremely effective," says Lipford.
7. Don't Forget The Chimney
Ideally, spring is the time to think about your chimney, because "chimney sweeps are going crazy right now, as you might have guessed," says Ashley Eldridge, director of education for the Chimney Safety Institute of America.
That said, don't put off your chimney needs before using your fireplace, Eldridge advises. "A common myth is that a chimney needs to be swept every year," says Eldridge. Not true. But a chimney should at least be inspected before use each year, he adds. "I've seen tennis balls and ducks in chimneys," he says.
Ask for a Level 1 inspection, in which the professional examines the readily accessible portions of the chimney, Eldridge says. "Most certified chimney sweeps include a Level 1 service with a sweep," he adds.
Woodstoves are a different beast, however, cautions Eldridge. They should be swept more than once a year. A general rule of thumb is that a cleaning should be performed for every ¼ inch of creosote, "anywhere that it's found." Why? "If it's ash, then it's primarily lye -- the same stuff that was once used to make soap, and it's very acidic." It can cause mortar and the metal damper to rot, Eldridge says.
Another tip: Buy a protective cap for your chimney, with a screen, advises Eldridge. "It's probably the single easiest protection" because it keeps out foreign objects (birds, tennis balls) as well as rain that can mix with the ash and eat away at the fireplace's walls. He advises buying based on durability, not appearance.
One other reminder: To keep out cold air, fireplace owners should keep their chimney's damper closed when the fireplace isn't in use. And for the same reason, woodstove owners should have glass doors on their stoves, and keep them closed when the stove isn't in use.
And for the same reason, woodstove owners should have glass doors on their stoves, and keep them closed when the stove isn't in use.
Checkout this site where you can Search for a CSIA Certified Professional Simply enter your Zip Code and hit enter or click Search for a list of the CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps and CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians within the mileage radius you designate: http://www.csia.org/.
8. Reverse That Fan
"Reversing your ceiling fan is a small tip that people don't often think of," says Lipford. By reversing its direction from the summer operation, the fan will push warm air downward and force it to recirculate, keeping you more comfortable. (Here's how you know the fan is ready for winter: As you look up, the blades should be turning clockwise, says Lipford.)
9. Wrap Those Pipes
A burst pipe caused by a winter freeze is a nightmare. Prevent it before Jack Frost sets his grip: Before freezing nights hit, make certain that the water to your hose bibs is shut off inside your house (via a turnoff valve), and that the lines are drained, says Broili. In climes such as Portland, Ore., or Seattle, where freezing nights aren't commonplace, you can install Styrofoam cups with a screw attachment to help insulate spigots, says Broili.
Next, go looking for other pipes that aren't insulated, or that pass through unheated spaces -- pipes that run through crawlspaces, basements or garages. Wrap them with pre-molded foam rubber sleeves or fiberglass insulation, available at hardware stores. If you're really worried about a pipe freezing, you can first wrap it with heating tape, which is basically an electrical cord that emits heat.
10. Finally, Check Those Alarms
This is a great time to check the operation -- and change the batteries -- on your home's smoke detectors. Detectors should be replaced every 10 years, fire officials say. Test them -- older ones in particular -- with a small bit of actual smoke, and not just by pressing the "test" button. Check to see that your fire extinguisher is still where it should be, and still works.
Also, invest in a carbon-monoxide detector; every home should have at least one.
Article resource page: http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=13107899.
3 cups cantaloupe melon, peeled, seeded and chopped
In a food processor or blender, process cantaloupe, half the sugar, half the juice and half the salt until smooth. Cover and refrigerate. Repeat with honeydew and remaining ingredients except garnish. Refrigerate, covered, in a separate container. To serve, pour equal amounts of each mixture at the same time on opposite sides of individual soup bowls. Garnish as desired. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
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Author Donna Jodhan