Did you know that a one ounce can of pure ground black pepper not only stops leaks in car radiators and prevents colors from running in the wash but it also keeps dogs, cats, raccoons, beavers and hamsters away from your flowerbox, bedsheets and throw pillows. Just sprinkle and you won't be seeing tinkle. Or any other fluids for that matter.


For all you cat lovers out there (and I know you're out there), I came across a wonderful little tip for preventing hairballs AND static electricity on your cat's coat. Simply rub in a little Alberto VO5 Conditioning Hairdressing into your cat's pelt. No need to worry about kitty licking it's fur and getting poisoned because Alberto makes his
VO5 naturally and it's non toxic! I've also heard that it can be used to prevent nuts and bolts from rusting together too. Imagine that, use can use the same tube of ointment on your pussy and on your nuts!


Here's a helpful hint that I personally hope I would never have to use, but if you are ever caught in a situation where you have an assortment of gourmet cheeses and you do not have the appropriate cheese slicer, good old Johnson & Johnson waxed dental floss can neatly do the trick! Just don't try to reuse it afterrwards, that could lead to quite a plaque attack!


Is frizzy hair a problem? Do you ever look like Soupy Sales caught in a terrible windstorm? Well, here's a sweet little solution that I discovered a few years ago. Massage a half cup of Aunt Jemima's Original Maple Syrup (be sure not to use butter flavored!) into dry hair, cover with a shower cap for thirty minutes, then shampoo and rinse thoroughly. Not only will you rid yourself of ghastly split ends and unsightly frizzies, but you'll smell just like a waitress from The International House of Pancakes!


Has this ever happened to you? Your husband comes home from work with an unsightly lipstick stain on his collar. You sit alone in the dark for hours with your face in your hands, crying "Why has this happened to me....how will I ever go on....what will get that stain out???"
Well, here's a little secret I learned from my dear friend Charles Nelson Reilly. Just rub in one pat of your favorite brand of digestible vegetable shortening (mine's Crisco) then rinse confidently with club soda. That shirt will look as good as new and you can hold your head up high at the next cocktail party. After all, only you and the mistress will know!

Lypsinka's maid, John Epperson, in a very close encounter with the brilliant and hilarious Charles Nelson Reilly at the old Russian Tea Room.