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articles by: Lisa Kaplan Gordon

How to Extend the Life of Your Christmas Tree

Nothing kills the holiday mood faster than a dead, dried out tree -- not only an eyesore, but a fire hazard, too. But with a little care and forethought, you can keep your Christmas tree fresher longe…

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7 Ways to Make Quick Cash in One Day

Need quick cash for holiday shopping or to catch up on late bills? Here are 7 ways to make money today. Gather Lost Change: Check wherever change is likely to hide in or fall from pockets -- on car…

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How Do Dogs Really Feel About Us?

Our dogs like us; they really like us, according to new brain imaging studies that show that dogs rely on humans more than their own species for comfort and affection. The studies performed at Emor…

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Busted: Men Are More Helpful to Women Wearing Heels

I've never liked high heels, which pinch my toes and strain my weak ankles. In my 20s, I'd squeeze into heels for work or bar-hopping, then kick them off as soon as I got home. In my 30s, I traded hig…

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5 Natural Ways to Get Thicker Lashes

I once had long, luxurious lashes that framed my blue eyes. Then, year by year, my lashes thinned,dropping like the proverbial flies. For a while, I painted Latisse on my lashes each night, and they g…

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Natural Cures for Chapped Lips

Forget the falling leaves and shorter daylight hours. The sure-fire sign of autumn for me is chapped lips. The skin on lips cracks in cold, dry weather. So combine dropping temperatures with rising…

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13 Clever Uses for Vodka (Besides Making a Martini)

I can't think of a better use for vodka than in Oprah's lemon drop martini. But I'm not a big drinker, and have had the same bottle of vodka in my fridge for the last two years. So, I'm glad there'…

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5 Reasons You Should Eat Grapefruit Today

Grapefruit, for me, was an acquired taste. As a girl, the tartness made my face pucker, and Id push away the half-grapefruit my mother offered for breakfast. When I grew up, the grapefruit gene ki…

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7 Things That Are Germier Than Your Toilet

Here's a household myth: The toilet is the dirtiest place in the house. Not true. Toilets, in fact, have only 50 fecal bacteria per square inch, according to a study by Dr. Chuck Gerba, a microbiol…

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Lab-Grown Penises May Be Here Soon

Scientists are only five years away from engineering a lab-grown penis that will give hope to men with genital abnormalities, injuries and even erectile dysfunction. Wake Forest Institute for Regen…

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about Lisa Kaplan Gordon

Lisa Kaplan Gordon, creator offrugalgarden.com, is an award-winning journalist, avid gardener and fly-fisher. She lives in Northern Virginia on a half acre that always needs weeding. Please visit her on Twitter (@kaplan_lisa) and Facebook (Lisa Kaplan Gordon)

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