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How to Sharpen Your Brain with Your Heart

Like many baby boomers, I’ve been noticing my memory isn’t as sharp as it once was.  Scientists call this “cognitive decline.” I don’t really like that expression, because other aspects of my cogni…

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Boost Metabolism While You Sleep

At times it seems like everyone is looking for an easy way to boost their metabolism and shed some pounds. We've been told to drink cold water before meals. Some say constant fidgeting is key. Some us…

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20 Ways to Mend and Repair Things That Are Broken

Got a broken thing? Don't pitch it. Fix it! Here are lots of ways to repair instead of replace. OK, so before we get to all of the repair ideas, I need to get something off of my chest. I can'…

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Food Poisoning: The Importance of Reporting

Why is it Important to Report Food Poisoning? Just imagine eating a quick sandwich at your favorite deli down the street only to be awakened hours later with horrible flu like symptoms and nausea. Th…

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How I Saved $200 On Something I Use Every Day

Is the price of a new refrigerator preventing you from scrapping your old one? Don't let it. In many states, utility companies give their customers significant cash rebates when they trade in the o…

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How to Choose Batteries That Don’t Damage our Planet

Household batteries' small size belies the big impact they have on the planet. Americans purchase two to three billion dry-cell batteries every year to power radios, toys, cell phones, watches, laptop…

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Healthy Fixes for Unpleasant Household Odors

Phew! What’s that smell? We human beings are very sensitive to disagreeable household scents, which make a house feel somehow less clean and homey. Get rid of unlovely odors with these 12 easy, natu…

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How to Plant a Garden in Any Space

If you're new to growing food, how to plant a garden might seem a little bit bewildering. You may even think that you don't have enough room to grow your own food. This graphic shows you what to plant…

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DOs & DON’Ts for Naturally Cleaning Burnt Pots or Pans

It's not that we're absent-minded, exactly. We're just trying too hard to multitask. "We" refers to a segment of the population that spends an inordinate amount of time online, Googling remedies for o…

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We’re Wasting Food & Money By Misreading These Labels

"Sell By," "Best By," "Use By." If food labels are confusing you, you're not alone. That confusion is causing us to dump tons of perfectly edible food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic R…

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