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9 Surprising Uses for Beer

Beer. It refreshes and relaxes, it fuels sociability and cools the burn of spicy food. It is the most-widely consumed alcoholic beverage in the world, and the third most common beverage overall. It is…

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5 Most Versatile Pantry Items Outside the Kitchen

Many pantry items are versatile in the kitchen: eggs, potatoes, cheese and cauliflower to name a few. But a few special pantry items are so versatile that they pull double-duty (or even triple-duty) a…

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51 Fantastic Uses for Baking Soda

I don't mean to sound seditious here, but I have a rebellious plan to combat the ills that many corporations are perpetrating in the name of fighting grime and germs.†My main gripe is about the enviro…

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Stuck Inside? 10 Toddler Activities for Rainy (or Snowy) Days

Need some rainy day activities to beat cabin fever? This is a mix of activities that younger and older toddlers can enjoy. Take a look and see which ones look like the right fit for your busy kid! …

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24 Creative Ways to Reuse Oatmeal Containers

Thereís more to do with your average oatmeal container than throw it away after itís delivered you a series of tasty breakfasts. Here are 24 fun ideas that will get you upcycling that old oatmeal cani…

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5 Marvelous Uses for Mud

Mud is a fascinating substance. Itís dirty, grimy, and squelchy Ö yet despite (or perhaps because of) that fact, childlike souls of all ages, from one to a hundred and one,†tend to love walking throug…

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12 Surprising Uses for Leftover Coffee

There are lots of ways to reuse coffee grounds, but what about uses for leftover coffee itself? That brown beverage is good for more than just your morning wake-up. More coffee reuse ideas: How to Re…

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DIY Bathroom Cleaners Without Air Contaminants

Bathrooms are dirty places. Pee, poop, mildew, mold, and plenty of moisture -- it makes total sense why one would pull out the hardcore cleaners to wash and disinfect the loo.† However, consider the e…

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Don’t Throw Out Those Butter Wrappers!

It's a little painful to toss butter wrappers in the trash -- all that grease usually makes them non-recyclable. Sure, you can throw the paper, easily tearable ones in the compost, but, well, not ever…

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12 DIY Christmas Ornaments Made from Junk Mail

Is your mailbox stuffed with junk mail now that the holidays are here? Turn all of that paper into DIY cute Christmas ornaments! We've barely made it to Thanksgiving, and junk mail marketers are am…

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