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9 Novel Ways to Reuse a Novel (or Any Other Book)

If you’re the type of person who could never imagine taking apart a book – removing its pages, cutting off its cover, etc. – then please stop reading now. This article is not for you. And I totally …

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5 Best Reusable Water Bottles

Reusable water bottles are the bomb when it comes to reducing throwaway plastic and saving water. It's estimated that as much as two gallons of water might be wasted for every gallon that's bottled in…

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11 Brilliant Kitchen Hacks to Reduce Waste

Americans waste hundreds of pounds of food per household each year. A whopping 30-40% of the US food supply ends up in landfills each year! Why are we wasting so much food? A lot of it has to do with …

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8 Ways To Extend the Life of Milk (& What to Do Once It’s Spoiled)

With a gallon of milk topping $3.60, it's more important than ever to extend its short life. When stored below 40 degrees, whole milk lasts 5 to 7 days; non-fat 7 to 10 days; and reduced fat 7 days…

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10 Creative Lemon Peel Uses

A squeeze of lemon in your water. A bit of lemon juice to finish a pot of beans. Lemons are endlessly useful in cooking, and it feels so wasteful to just toss those peels into the compost or trash. Ne…

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How to Handle the Overload of Plastic in Your Kitchen

The use of plastics in the kitchen is ringing more and more warning bells among environment- and health-conscious folks these days. Items like plastic bags, dishes, food storage containers, and baby b…

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16 Natural Ways To Defeat Garden Slugs

I love all creatures great and small. Except slugs in my garden. Those slimy gastropods that not only gross me out, but they take large bites out of tender seedlings and shoots, devouring my precio…

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12 Surprising Uses for Milk & Milk Containers

From soothing stinging eyes to watering plants, read on for surprising ways to use milk, milk cartons and milk jugs. Have a use of your own? Let us know in the comments!   Around the Ho…

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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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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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