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Dear Heloise: I like to pull my hair back while washing my face or applying makeup. When traveling, I take only what is necessary. I use my sleep mask when sleeping, and as a headband to hold my hair back. -- K.J. in Texas
FINDING LOWER FEES
Dear Heloise: Most people may already know this, but I found it interesting. Different ATMs charge different fees. One charges a $4 fee, while another charges only $2.50. Even ATMs located in the same store may charge different fees.
Of course, the best thing is to use one of your bank’s ATMs, but if you can’t, find one with a lower fee. Those dollars can add up. -- Josie in Sacramento, Calif.
STUCK STATUES HELP
Dear Heloise: A recent column addressed a problem of stuck curios in a wood cabinet. An easier solution would be to heat the curios and shelves with a hair dryer, achieving a clean release. Any marring of the shelf can be treated with a stain-inclusive wax. -- Roger E., Dyer, Ind.
Thanks for the advice, Roger! Another reader wrote in about this same problem. Below is what he had to say. -- Heloise
ANOTHER STUCK HINT
Dear Heloise: I have a suggestion for the reader who has little statues stuck on the curio cabinet shelves: Try dental floss -- it is thin and strong. Draw it back and forth under the edge of the statues to release the bond with the shelves. -- Keith, via e-mail
PAPER IN THE PIE
Dear Heloise: I was at a friend’s house for dessert. We were enjoying peach pie and ice cream. She left to get coffee, and I realized I was chewing paper from the fruit label (yikes!).
When I make peach pies (or any pie), I remove the label and put the contents in a bowl. I double-check for pit pieces or paper before making the pie. Hope this helps someone else not have a “paper” pie. -- Harriette W., Decatur, Ala.
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