Sweet TnT Magazine http://sweettntmagazine.com Trinidad and Tobago Culture Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:04:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 http://i1.wp.com/sweettntmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/cropped-icon.png?fit=32%2C32 Sweet TnT Magazine http://sweettntmagazine.com 32 32 Best shoes for rain, flood and mud http://sweettntmagazine.com/best-shoes-rain-flood-mud/ http://sweettntmagazine.com/best-shoes-rain-flood-mud/#respond Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:28:11 +0000 http://sweettntmagazine.com/?p=391932 When it rains it pours and the showers, floods and muddy gunk ruin all your shoes. The next day, men may leave home with dirty or old footwear and women resort to wearing old shoes, sandals or slippers just because the rain would not stop falling. Speaking of falling, sandals, slippers, and rain are a recipe for …

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When it rains it pours and the showers, floods and muddy gunk ruin all your shoes. The next day, men may leave home with dirty or old footwear and women resort to wearing old shoes, sandals or slippers just because the rain would not stop falling. Speaking of falling, sandals, slippers, and rain are a recipe for disaster.

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Click to order Sperry Top-Sider Men’s Fowl Weather Chukka Rain Boot.

Also, wearing opened shoes during bad weather is a bad idea since you stand the risk of getting waterborne diseases if you come in contact with infected water. This may happen in cases where the rain falls heavily and pedestrians attempt to cross flood waters between pavements and the streets.

People may also step into puddles when getting out of vehicles. Just imagine all that gross sewer water all over your skin. You become exposed to intestinal parasites.

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We can’t control when the rain falls but we can definitely prepare ourselves for it. Here are some footwear ideas for women and men to get through those rainy days.

Be stylish and protected in the rain

People looking for waterproof shoes to get through the rain will be concerned with its appearance. This is because usually shoes that serve special purposes tend to be flat out ugly. Men and women want to fix the problem of getting their feet wet not create a new problem of wearing the world’s ugliest shoes at the office. Be stylish and choose several shoes that match your wardrobe. Wear them during the rainy days and look as good as you feel.

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Black shoes for back to school

With the new school term fast approaching, the pressure to check off items on your child’s book list may be building. Certain items may be easier to find than others. Black shoes appropriate for school are usually difficult to source, and if you do find one it may not be in keeping with your child’s taste. As a parent, your priority may be just durability and affordability which may clash with the current fad. There is good news though, you can find school appropriate footwear that is in keeping with the latest fashion trends.

Black shoes for any taste

We at Sweet TnT Magazine have taken the liberty to help you find black shoes to match any style. The list includes unisex, casual, and athletic. You will be able to find a style to suit any budget. All of these are also available in all-white options as well. So, track down your darling offspring and go through our list and we guarantee you will find one that you both can agree on. If you see one you like, just click on the image and you will be one step closer to scratching school shoes off your back-to-school shopping list.

 

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The Sweet TnT Magazine team tried the Non-toxic Mosquito Trap by Fochea Electronic which uses a UV lamp and has a 360 Degree escape-proof mesh design for indoor outdoor use. This USB powered device may seem a bit simplistic in design, the thing is it actually works. It has a series of ultra-violet LEDs that attract mosquitoes and a small fan that sucks them in when they reach the light source. The fan kills them on contact and if they do survive keeps them in. No chemicals no fire it is that simple. We tested it for a couple of hours and caught a few mosquitoes.

Of course, there are larger more expensive models for larger indoor and outdoor protection against disease carrying mosquitoes. This model was selected for testing because it is affordable at US$20 on Amazon.com. It is portable and can be plugged in to a laptop in the park, a power bank, car cigarette lighter or your phone’s power brick. Also, it is safe to have around your family and pets. Click any of the images to order one of these safe yet effective mosquito traps.

Make money before quitting your job

When you decide to quit your job you start flipping through the newspapers to find a better one to make money. You may attend numerous interviews and then the right job falls in your lap. You hand in your letter of resignation and you go through the motions at work as you pass the time. 

Some of you may use that moment to do the work half-baked, tell off your co-workers and even your boss. What you may not consider is that one day your new boss just might be calling your old boss to attest to your character. While working for others can be difficult, bottling up your frustration is even worse. Here are some ideas for you to make money on your own long before you quit your secure job. All you need is determination and you might be running your own company soon.

Learn to sell in order to make money

If you want to make money you need to know how to sell. Having a product or service and not knowing how to get it out of your hands makes absolutely no sense. Many people start businesses and end up with thousands of dollars worth of material on their hands because they never calculated what happens after production. The same goes for services as skilled people are stuck with their talents and no customers.

Start learning to sell by religiously reading and watching videos about marketing, investing, basic accounting, successful people, and any material you find on how to sell. Learn how to sell yourself, how to master the art of selling, and how to pitch anything with an innovative method on presenting, persuading, and winning the deal.

Get a journal and record the ideas to sell that may work for you taking into consideration your personality, network, budget, competition, and the economy. Bear in mind that fear is the number one obstacle for an entrepreneur so you may need to resolve that issue as part of your self-training. Turn fear of change into fuel for success.

What can you sell to make money

After you are competent about selling then you can pick from these five options to make money and tell off your boss as you wish.

– Make it. Many people are creators of websites, graphic designs, stories, photography, art, jewelry, foods and beverages, clothing, hairstyles, furniture, music, and illusions. Start using your talents at home with full force and produce enough work that would make money for you like crazy.

– Fix it. You may possess the talent to repair things but instead of wasting it on yourself, friends and family for free, advertise your service and start fixing other people’s things for big money that awaits you out there.

– Teach it. Don’t sit down on all that knowledge in your brain and waste it on making new posts on social media. There are thousands of students hungry for knowledge and willing to pay you for it. Offer private lessons to struggling primary and secondary level students. Your market is large and will be ongoing as long as people are willing to learn.

– Plant it. Try growing plants in your backyard that people are willing to buy. Don’t waste time and energy growing cheap flowers and vegetable produce that customers can find at any market. Grow rare flowers and plants that beautify or serve the purpose of purifying the air.

– Rear it. Taking care of animals to sell may work for some of you who have experience in growing healthy animals at a low cost. If you choose to breed fish, chickens, dogs, or birds it is usually cheaper to make your own food for them to eat. You will definitely enjoy the returns on rearing animals as long as you care for them as your very own pets.

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Black shoes for back to school http://sweettntmagazine.com/black-shoes-back-school/ http://sweettntmagazine.com/black-shoes-back-school/#respond Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:49:39 +0000 http://sweettntmagazine.com/?p=391874 With the new school term fast approaching, the pressure to check off items on your child’s book list may be building. Certain items may be easier to find than others. Black shoes appropriate for school are usually difficult to source, and if you do find one it may not be in keeping with your child’s …

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With the new school term fast approaching, the pressure to check off items on your child’s book list may be building. Certain items may be easier to find than others. Black shoes appropriate for school are usually difficult to source, and if you do find one it may not be in keeping with your child’s taste. As a parent, your priority may be just durability and affordability which may clash with the current fad. There is good news though, you can find school appropriate footwear that is in keeping with the latest fashion trends.

Black shoes for any taste

We at Sweet TnT Magazine have taken the liberty to help you find black shoes to match any style. The list includes unisex, casual, and athletic. You will be able to find a style to suit any budget. All of these are also available in all-white options as well. So, track down your darling offspring and go through our list and we guarantee you will find one that you both can agree on. If you see one you like, just click on the image and you will be one step closer to scratching school shoes off your back-to-school shopping list.

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Make money before quitting your job http://sweettntmagazine.com/make-money-quitting-job/ http://sweettntmagazine.com/make-money-quitting-job/#respond Mon, 17 Jul 2017 19:01:43 +0000 http://sweettntmagazine.com/?p=391858 When you decide to quit your job you start flipping through the newspapers to find a better one to make money. You may attend numerous interviews and then the right job falls in your lap. You hand in your letter of resignation and you go through the motions at work as you pass the time. …

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When you decide to quit your job you start flipping through the newspapers to find a better one to make money. You may attend numerous interviews and then the right job falls in your lap. You hand in your letter of resignation and you go through the motions at work as you pass the time.

Some of you may use that moment to do the work half-baked, tell off your co-workers and even your boss. What you may not consider is that one day your new boss just might be calling your old boss to attest to your character. While working for others can be difficult, bottling up your frustration is even worse. Here are some ideas for you to make money on your own long before you quit your secure job. All you need is determination and you might be running your own company soon.

Learn to sell in order to make money

If you want to make money you need to know how to sell. Having a product or service and not knowing how to get it out of your hands makes absolutely no sense. Many people start businesses and end up with thousands of dollars worth of material on their hands because they never calculated what happens after production. The same goes for services as skilled people are stuck with their talents and no customers.

Start learning to sell by religiously reading and watching videos about marketing, investing, basic accounting, successful people, and any material you find on how to sell. Learn how to sell yourself, how to master the art of selling, and how to pitch anything with an innovative method on presenting, persuading, and winning the deal.

Get a journal and record the ideas to sell that may work for you taking into consideration your personality, network, budget, competition, and the economy. Bear in mind that fear is the number one obstacle for an entrepreneur so you may need to resolve that issue as part of your self-training. Turn fear of change into fuel for success.

What can you sell to make money

After you are competent about selling then you can pick from these five options to make money and tell off your boss as you wish.

Make it. Many people are creators of websites, graphic designs, stories, photography, art, jewelry, foods and beverages, clothing, hairstyles, furniture, music, and illusions. Start using your talents at home with full force and produce enough work that would make money for you like crazy.

Fix it. You may possess the talent to repair things but instead of wasting it on yourself, friends and family for free, advertise your service and start fixing other people’s things for big money that awaits you out there.

Teach it. Don’t sit down on all that knowledge in your brain and waste it on making new posts on social media. There are thousands of students hungry for knowledge and willing to pay you for it. Offer private lessons to struggling primary and secondary level students. Your market is large and will be ongoing as long as people are willing to learn.

Plant it. Try growing plants in your backyard that people are willing to buy. Don’t waste time and energy growing cheap flowers and vegetable produce that customers can find at any market. Grow rare flowers and plants that beautify or serve the purpose of purifying the air.


Rear it. Taking care of animals to sell may work for some of you who have experience in growing healthy animals at a low cost. If you choose to breed fish, chickens, dogs, or birds it is usually cheaper to make your own food for them to eat. You will definitely enjoy the returns on rearing animals as long as you care for them as your very own pets.

July 2017   www.sweettntmagazine.com

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The air in your house may be killing you http://sweettntmagazine.com/air-house-killing-you/ http://sweettntmagazine.com/air-house-killing-you/#respond Thu, 13 Jul 2017 22:17:05 +0000 http://sweettntmagazine.com/?p=391825 Every so often, we may clean our homes, be it weekly, monthly or seasonally. When we are done we breathe in the fresh clean smell that let us know every surface in our homes is germ free. After all, the products responsible for these smells laud the benefits of all their anti-bacterial and anti-germ powers. …

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Every so often, we may clean our homes, be it weekly, monthly or seasonally. When we are done we breathe in the fresh clean smell that let us know every surface in our homes is germ free. After all, the products responsible for these smells laud the benefits of all their anti-bacterial and anti-germ powers. With all this cleaning and focus on healthy living, indoor air quality is often overlooked. It is only logical to assume that if your home is clean then the air inside is clean as well. This however, is a very unhealthy assumption. As it turns out, the air inside your recently disinfected home may be more polluted than the air outside.

Poor indoor air quality, a global health crisis

By conservative estimates, approximately 2.2 million people die annually around the world as a result of poor indoor air quality. The sources of these pollutants would vary depending on a lot of factors. In developing countries, where fuel is burnt indoors for the purposes of heating and cooking, the source of the contamination is obvious. These populations account for 1.6 million of the above mentioned total.

In developed countries, the source of the pollution comes from a group of chemicals called VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). VOCs are carbon containing compounds that are released by almost everything you can imagine – carpets, furniture, paint, perfume, plastic, and even paper. The new car smell that we have learned to appreciate is just the smell of VOCs being released into the interior of the car.

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Natural air pollutants

The problem with VOCs and the indoors is they tend to be in higher concentrations since there is no wind to blow them away. Mother Nature also creates indoor pollutants as well.

Naturally occurring pollutants are pet dander, dust mites, bed bugs, mould, mildew and airborne bacteria. They may be responsible for the triggering of allergies and in severe cases, “Sick building syndrome”.

How to fix the problem?

– Air purifiers are a good solution, some can even remove chemicals from the air and improve overall indoor air quality. If you choose to go down this road, remember to do some research, read reviews from people who have already purchased the model in which you are interested. In trying to fix the problem of air quality, don’t create another with solid waste, try a purifier that has a reusable filter.

– Ventilation is one of the simplest ways you may fix this problem. If your room is on the leeward side of your home it may not be that easy. A simple solution is to place a box fan in the window. You can either have it draw the stale air out or fresh air in. A small extractor fan might be a solution for small rooms like your bathroom.

– Plants are a favourite. They are beautiful, and just having one in a room has been proven to lower stress levels. Certain plants possess unique qualities and if you are going down this route, consider you could place specific plants in specific rooms: Aloes plant in sweet T&T for Sweet TnT Magazine, Culturama Publishing Company, for news in Trinidad, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, with positive how to photography. Tag: Air

  • Gerbera Daisy – place in the laundry room, it removes Benzene and Formaldehyde. Toxins found in laundry detergents.
  • Golden Pothos – put in your garage, it removes ozone. A respiratory irritant found in car exhaust.
  • Aloe Vera – keep in your bedroom, as it releases oxygen at night, essential for improving sleep quality and getting a good night’s rest.    


  • Janet Craig – good for the bathroom, it reduces the carcinogen TCE, which is released into the air when you shower with TCE contaminated water.Peace Lily in sweet T&T for Sweet TnT Magazine, Culturama Publishing Company, for news in Trinidad, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, with positive how to photography. Tag: Air
  • Peace Lily – leave in the hallways as they reduce all sorts of toxins. The list includes Benzene, Ammonia, Acetone and Ethyl. If placed in hallways, it keeps toxins from spreading from room to room.

The three solutions listed above can also be done in combination with each other for best results. Try them out and leave a comment below, if you noticed a difference after trying any of these.


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Cryptocurrency, should I invest in 2017? http://sweettntmagazine.com/cryptocurrency-invest-2017/ http://sweettntmagazine.com/cryptocurrency-invest-2017/#respond Tue, 11 Jul 2017 23:37:24 +0000 http://sweettntmagazine.com/?p=391815 By now, you may have heard of cryptocurrency. At the moment, the two most popular are Bitcoin and Ether (Ethereum). During the period January to June 2017, the price of Ether’s stock jumped from US$8 to US$400 which means a group of savvy investors turned millionaires in just six months. As we all know, the …

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By now, you may have heard of cryptocurrency. At the moment, the two most popular are Bitcoin and Ether (Ethereum). During the period January to June 2017, the price of Ether’s stock jumped from US$8 to US$400 which means a group of savvy investors turned millionaires in just six months. As we all know, the success of a handful of individuals may not prove to be the case for all.Cryptocurrency

In the case of Ethereum, a US$600 investment at presale would be worth more than US$600,000 today. As the old saying goes, what goes up must come down, the price value of cryptocurrency in general has been known to very volatile and subject to extreme variations.

So what is cryptocurrency?

It is an open source digital currency and transactions are anonymous. In most cases as with Bitcoin and Ethereum, a management system called “Block Chain” is used. Block chain is an online ledger that keeps track of every single transaction. The record is not stored on a centralised server, but all over the web. This eliminates the possibility of counterfeiting. This is very useful since cryptocurrency is digital and not physical.Cryptocurrencies

The dark side of cryptocurrency

Bitcoin is the currency of choice on the “Dark Web”, the park of the internet where dark illegal transactions take place. Since cryptocurrency transactions are anonymous it has been used to buy a variety of illegal products. From illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine to guns and ammunition on websites like the once infamous Silk Road.Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency has been implicated in cases of money laundering and the financing of extremist terrorists groups. These activities came to light when Federal agents in the US shut down Liberty Reserve, a digital currency bank. In this instance, US$6,000,000,000 was seized after agents found out it was used to facilitate criminal activities. All of this has been happening because there is no government regulation with regard to cryptocurrency.

The negative sigma of cryptocurrency

Since digital currencies like Ether and Bitcoin have become the currency of choice of the underworld, becoming an investor means being under the watchful eyes of law enforcement agencies. This reputation means that most traditional banks will not deal with it. Cryptocurrency for the time being is still on the fringes of the financial sector, and is not recognised by most exchanges and trade commissions.

Should I invest in cryptocurrency?

When entering any financial arrangement one should always practise due diligence. Do your own research and see if you can find an experienced and objective third party to act as a mentor. You should also keep in mind there is a great deal of risk involved. As demonstrated most recently by Ether, even though it rose by over 800% in the first half of 2017 and 4,000% over its 3 year lifespan, one day in June 2017 it experienced a “Flash Crash” moving in value from US$319 to just US$0.10 in just seconds.

If you decide to invest in cryptocurrency, you should do so cautiously.

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Buzzing at Macqueripe Bay http://sweettntmagazine.com/buzzing-macqueripe-bay/ http://sweettntmagazine.com/buzzing-macqueripe-bay/#respond Sun, 09 Jul 2017 19:00:27 +0000 http://sweettntmagazine.com/?p=4881 By Marika Mohammed. I’ve been itching to go Macqueripe Bay since I heard about it! However, everyone shut me down. When there’s nowhere to go some people would give into an annoying request to go somewhere that was thought of as dilapidated and dangerous. When we got there, the first thing to notice is the amount of …

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By Marika Mohammed. I’ve been itching to go Macqueripe Bay since I heard about it! However, everyone shut me down. When there’s nowhere to go some people would give into an annoying request to go somewhere that was thought of as dilapidated and dangerous.

When we got there, the first thing to notice is the amount of activity going on. There is zip lining, bike riding and just plain ole liming. Vehicles were parked bumper to bumper on the side of the road since the car park was full. Everywhere was full. The benches, the carrot sheds and the kids play park.

There’s a pathway directing you the beach and I could help but noticed how manicured it was. Whoever takes care of the place does a really great job. It’s like a garden you wished you had at home. Above your head you can see people zip lining, going into the trees. Along with that screams of laughter and occasional fear coming in and out of the lungs of thrill seekers.

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At the bottom, it’s all concrete, so sneakers and sandals are welcome. It opens up to this grand basin of green water surrounded by a forest. I was like ooooooo and ahhhhhhhhh! Yes I can finally see what the buzz is about. The water is cold! And you can feel the current beneath you, so if you’re not a swimmer do like the rest of us and stick to the shore. Kids are fearless and you can see them diving off some ledges on the other side of the bay. They were doing it like nothing and others holding on to floating devices to keep above water. The water itself is wow. Diving underneath, it’s all green.

It just looks like wow. There’s no other way to describe it. I was told this is where the submarine would dock and I could understand why. It is definitely submarine material.  For those who haven’t been here a while, go back. It has definitely change. It’s still buzzing and attracting locals and tourists alike.

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Flourless rolled oats pancakes for diabetics http://sweettntmagazine.com/rolled-oats-pancakes-diabetics/ http://sweettntmagazine.com/rolled-oats-pancakes-diabetics/#respond Sun, 09 Jul 2017 01:31:52 +0000 http://sweettntmagazine.com/?p=382368 Anyone who has been diagnosed with diabetes will know flour can negatively impact on your blood sugar readings. Most breakfast recipes call for flour as its principle ingredient from breakfast cereals, breads, pancakes, waffles and even soups. So what can a diabetic patient do? Try our flourless rolled oats pancake recipe. With just three simple ingredients …

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Anyone who has been diagnosed with diabetes will know flour can negatively impact on your blood sugar readings. Most breakfast recipes call for flour as its principle ingredient from breakfast cereals, breads, pancakes, waffles and even soups. So what can a diabetic patient do? Try our flourless rolled oats pancake recipe.

With just three simple ingredients it is possible to have a quick and healthy breakfast whenever you are in the mood for pancakes. For our vegan and vegetarian readers we suggest using one ripe banana instead of the egg as a binding agent.  Remember to always check with your doctor when trying a new diet plan, diabetic or not.

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Ingredients

2 tbsps low fat milk
1 egg or1 ripe banana
1 cup rolled oats

Method

Blend oats and milk, then add the egg. Mix in a bowl until the consistency of pancake batter. Make pancakes as you usually do.

Benefits of whole grains such as rolled oats:
• excellent source of dietary fibre
• linked to a lower risk of obesity
• aids in digestion and maintaining proper metabolic health
• decrease risk for coronary artery diseases and colorectal cancer
• high in antioxidants
• lower cholesterol
• control blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity
• high in fibre and that means that you will feel fuller longer helping you to eat less and shed those extra pounds


• Peer reviewed article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded that a diet high in whole grains such as rolled oats is as effective as taking hypertensive medication
• It is believed that feeding infants oats before they are the age of six months is linked to a decreased risk of childhood asthma
• Due to high fibre content, it may be able to relieve constipation
• Finely ground oats can help in skincare, it can be used to treat symptoms of skin conditions like eczema

July 2017 www.sweettntmagazine.com

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Catch mosquitoes with a safe, chemical-free trap http://sweettntmagazine.com/catch-mosquitoes-chemical-free/ http://sweettntmagazine.com/catch-mosquitoes-chemical-free/#respond Sat, 08 Jul 2017 00:04:25 +0000 http://sweettntmagazine.com/?p=382399 The rainy season is here again and comes with an increase in the population of mosquitoes. This creates a problem where you need a safe but effective way to get rid of what is considered the most dangerous animal in the world. You’ve cleaned so why do mosquitoes still breed Even though you may have …

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The rainy season is here again and comes with an increase in the population of mosquitoes. This creates a problem where you need a safe but effective way to get rid of what is considered the most dangerous animal in the world.

Mosquitoes
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You’ve cleaned so why do mosquitoes still breed

Even though you may have cleaned your surroundings and eliminated all possible sites that may encourage the breeding of these pests, you may still notice that there are more of them still around.

Mosquitoes will take advantage of naturally occurring receptacles that have the ability to collect rain water. Examples of these are hollowed out branches or tree stumps, empty coconut shells and even plants like the bromeliad. Here, the mosquitoes lay their eggs which go through various stages ending with an adult mosquito.

Diseases spread by mosquitoes

Mosquitoes
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The females suck blood and in turn spread diseases. The list of diseases spread by these insects is almost endless, Zika, Malaria, Chikungunya, Dengue and Yellow Fever. Combined these diseases are responsible for millions of deaths around the world.

Highly toxic insecticides and repellants

Traditionally, we have relied on either corrosive, highly toxic and possibly carcinogenic chemicals in the form of insecticides or repellants, or in the case of mosquito coils which have been known to be fire hazards resulting in numerous deaths. The question is how do you keep mosquitoes away from your loved ones, without giving them Cancer in the long term or setting the family house afire?

Non-toxic mosquito trap

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The Sweet TnT Magazine team tried the Non-toxic Mosquito Trap by Fochea Electronic which uses a UV lamp and has a 360 Degree escape-proof mesh design for indoor outdoor use. This USB powered device may seem a bit simplistic in design, the thing is it actually works. It has a series of ultra-violet LEDs that attract mosquitoes and a small fan that sucks them in when they reach the light source. The fan kills them on contact and if they do survive keeps them in. No chemicals no fire it is that simple. We tested it for a couple of hours and caught a few mosquitoes.

Of course, there are larger more expensive models for larger indoor and outdoor protection against disease carrying mosquitoes. This model was selected for testing because it is affordable at US$20 on Amazon.com. It is portable and can be plugged in to a laptop in the park, a power bank, car cigarette lighter or your phone’s power brick. Also, it is safe to have around your family and pets. Click any of the images to order one of these safe yet effective mosquito traps.


Feel free to share your experiences in the comment section below.

July 2017   www.sweettntmagazine.com

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Slow PC? Tips you can use to speed things up http://sweettntmagazine.com/slow-pc-tips/ http://sweettntmagazine.com/slow-pc-tips/#respond Sun, 02 Jul 2017 16:23:32 +0000 http://ideasdistillery.com/sweettntmagazine/?p=1273 By Kielon Hilaire. So you come home to stream the latest episode of “The Walking Dead” or maybe just to complete a class project or a last-minute presentation for work, only to find that anything you try to do on your slow PC seems to be taking its cool time as though you’re begging it for …

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By Kielon HilaireSo you come home to stream the latest episode of “The Walking Dead” or maybe just to complete a class project or a last-minute presentation for work, only to find that anything you try to do on your slow PC seems to be taking its cool time as though you’re begging it for a favour. You become angry.

“Move nah, man. Move!” You rapidly slide your computer mouse from left to right as though expecting the cursor on the screen to hop to life. What happens instead is the sudden appearance of a mysterious circular icon that spins and causes your machine to freeze, which makes you even angrier. You smack the screen of your slow PC and an instant blue screen of death appears.

You then hold your head and scream. This is exactly what happened to someone I know. “The computer was moving too slow,” he said, so he hit it and it died. But you certainly don’t need to go through a similar experience with your slow PC.

PCs often tend to slow down for various reasons and you’re often left to figure out why and what to do to speed them up. But you don’t always need to sink into depression at the first sign of trouble or rush to call your IT guy. There are many things you can do to either ensure that your computer is much less likely to experience a slowdown or at least quickly recover from it.

First it’s important to pinpoint the reason for a slow PC. No, it’s not always because of some dreaded virus so when it comes to speeding up your computer it’s best not to jump to conclusions before conducting a proper diagnosis. With that said, from the beginning it would be in your best interest to restart your slow PC, defragment your hard drive, update your web browsers and drivers and run a virus scan (install a virus scanner if you don’t have one) to rule out the possibility that some of the simplest of issues are not affecting your speed.


If either does not improve performance with your slow PC then it’s possible that one of the following software fixes will.

  • Remove Malware/ Spyware: Even if you have an anti-virus installed it is still possible that it won’t remove all forms of malware and spyware from your computer. Spyware is software that secretly gathers information about you and your computer and malware essentially causes strange errors to occur with a specific emphasis on getting your computer to malfunction. Both malware and spyware utilise system resources at your expense, which causes slowdown. Install and run a malware/spyware remover to rid your system of the nuisances and you can restore some speed to your machine.
  • Delete temporary files: The average computer performs endless processes to ensure basic operation and execution of your programmes. Unfortunately as a computer runs these programmes, it stores temporary files on your hard drive, which are not always automatically deleted and tend to build up over time. These files consume precious storage space and cause your machine to slow down, similarly to what occurs when hard drive space eventually becomes critically low (average less than 20GBs). Deleting these files will speed up your machine but to do this you need to use Disk Cleanup software (which comes built-in to modern day Windows machines).


Your slow PC may have too many temp files

Those running Windows 7 or higher can click on the Start Menu (or its closest alternative) and type %temp% in the search box then hit the enter key on the keyboard and a folder will immediately open up.

Delete all temporary files located in that folder with the exception of any files that the computer warns you may be unsafe to delete. Your computer’s speed could then significantly increase depending on how many files you have in that folder; as an example, I was able to delete 15GB of temporary files just before writing this article.

  • Deactivate background programmes: While this one is a common issue that significantly affects speed, a lot of people don’t know that some programmes that are installed set themselves to launch automatically each time you boot up the machine.

A typical culprit is a resource intensive anti-virus scanner that is set to start up and run for hours each day, thereby sucking the speed out of your PC until it’s finished scanning. Any programme you don’t need to start up upon booting should be deactivated through the Start Menu or otherwise. You can also press Ctrl+Alt+Delete simultaneously on your keyboard to open up the Task Manager, at which point you can then click the “Processes tab” at the top of the active window and evaluate the list that appears to see which background programmes may be utilising the most memory and ultimately affecting speed.

If none of the above issues seem to increase your computer’s speed (especially after restarting your machine afterwards) then there’s a good chance that the problem is hardware related.


Typical problems include you needing to install more RAM (4GB minimum is recommended these days), a corrupted or failing hard drive, a hard drive that has passed its prime and can no longer keep up with the processing power required for today’s software (Solid State Drives are always better), hardware conflicts, a failing motherboard or CPU or your CPU overheating.

Yes, that last one actually happens because several years ago after ignoring my computer’s slowness for weeks, one day while watching an action movie I began to smell smoke; I didn’t realise what was happening until the computer shut off, and then I inspected it and saw a small fire extinguishing itself at the back of the tower and part of the power cord had melted and turned green. Days later I was able to joke that it probably melted because the movie was so hot but it certainly wasn’t funny when it happened.

Finally, if after implementing all of the latter your PC is still acting up then you might want to consider that maybe it could be a sign that it’s just time to get a new machine. But before you do that, there’s one method (my favourite) that just seems to work wonders and can buy you as much as extra years sometimes: wipe the entire machine and start fresh.

All you need to do is to create a bootable flash drive or CD with an Operating System of your choice and run it on your machine. However, if attempting this be sure to backup all of your important data on an external storage device first. This may not be the most ideal solution for every little problem you encounter but when it works it works, potentially restoring everything to full speed. It may even make you wonder why there wasn’t a “wipe and start over” method for curing slowdowns in relationships and all.

April 2016 – Issue 21     www.sweettntmagazine.com


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How to lower your electricity bill http://sweettntmagazine.com/how-to-lower-your-electricity-bill/ http://sweettntmagazine.com/how-to-lower-your-electricity-bill/#comments Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:00:07 +0000 http://sweettntmagazine.com/?p=5172 With news looming over the horizon that a hike in electricity rates may occur in Trinidad and Tobago, we share with you 7 simple tips to lower your electricity bill. Hopefully, with some discipline, you can get your electricity bill down to TT$300 to qualify for the 25% rebate offered by the electrical company. Change your …

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With news looming over the horizon that a hike in electricity rates may occur in Trinidad and Tobago, we share with you 7 simple tips to lower your electricity bill. Hopefully, with some discipline, you can get your electricity bill down to TT$300 to qualify for the 25% rebate offered by the electrical company.

Change your outside bulbs. Security is an issue for everyone so it is customary to see the exterior of houses well lit all night. These lights that we leave on overnight to deter whatever lurks in the darkness are very essential to us. We recommend switching these lights from incandescent ones to more energy efficient compact fluorescent (CFL), or better yet LED bulbs. These cost more than incandescent bulbs but they last longer. CFLs use about 70% less energy than incandescent bulbs and LEDs use 90% less energy. Some compact fluorescent bulbs can last up to 8 years and LEDs up to 35 years. So, when you factor in the amount of incandescent bulbs that you would purchase over an 8 or 35-year period, you will see where the more energy-efficient alternatives will pay for themselves as the savings keep on mounting.

Cool your home differently. Air conditioning has become increasingly popular as the price of an air condition unit and installation generally has come down a bit, and with hotter days on average. Here are a few tips that could lessen a households dependency on a/c and in turn help bring down the electricity bill:

– Shield your home from the sun. You can try landscaping for shade by planting a shade tree on the sunny side of your house to block out the heat that is absorbed by your house. This of course is a long term measure and would depend on how much space you have available around your property.

– Paint your roof white for an immediate impact on the cost of cooling your house. Since buildings with white roofs require up to 40% less energy for cooling than those with darker or black roofs, there is the added benefit of increasing the lifespan of your roof by using an elastomeric coating.

– Use a ceiling fan or a conventional standing fan to circulate the air so that the a/c unit does not work as hard to cool the space.

– Ensure that all doorways and windows leading outside are properly sealed so that the unit does not have to be running continuously.

– Use blinds or drapes to shield sunny rooms from the sun.

– Install tinted window film.



Switch to a more energy efficient heater. After a hard day at work there is nothing better than a hot shower, however, water heaters use a lot of electricity. Consider getting a tankless heater as these are more energy efficient as they don’t have to heat an entire tank. If you already own one, you may lower the temperature to 49 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit). This is generally sufficient. At this temperature you wouldn’t have to worry about accidental scalding. Also, some washing machines give you the option of washing in hot or cold water, just wash in cold water. The less hot water you use the less your heater has to work and the lower your electricity bill would be.

Dry your clothes in the sun. If you use a laundry dryer for clothes you already know that this can seriously affect your bill. Use the sun as there is plenty of it and it is free. If you must use your dryer ensure that it is working at optimum efficiency. Remove the lint from your dryer trap after each load to maximise your dryer’s efficiency. Then, scrub it down with soapy water and a brush once every couple months to remove any additional lint trapped in the screen.

Eliminate phantom loads. Most devices nowadays stay on when we switch them off. There is always some light on in the dark reminding us where we left the TV or computer. Surprisingly, 75 percent of the energy used by home electronics is consumed when they’re turned off. These “phantom” users include: televisions, VCRs, stereos, computers and many kitchen appliances—basically anything that holds a time or other settings. A simple solution? Plug all of these items into power strips; then, get in the habit of turning off the strips between uses.

To save money, do a nightly sweep through the house to make sure all your electric devices are turned off before you go to bed. It may be a pain, but the savings from simply turning off everything can add up quickly. Try turning off your devices between uses and watch the savings climb.

Choose energy efficient appliances. When upgrading appliances, look for the Energy Star label that says that it is energy efficient.

Monitor your meter. Mistakes do happen so you should ensure that you are paying for what you have actually used. Check the reading on your meter against the reading on your electricity bill to ensure that you are not being over charged.

All these steps can help in decreasing the amount of electricity that a house uses. It is through discipline, some maintenance and conservative use of our appliances that we can really reduce the strain that we place on the electricity grid as a whole.


November 2016   www.sweettntmagazine.com

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