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7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Knees

Your knees are a precious pair indeed; the joints on which hinges your ability to walk and bend comfortably late into life. Do knees have to creak, ache and stiffen as you age? Not a given! With re…

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Buzz-Off Bugs! DIY Natural Bug Repellent

As much as I love being outdoors, I hate getting bug bites! There are lots of commercial bug repellents out there, but most of them contain chemicals I don’t want to put on my body or my children’s…

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How to Be Happier Within 5 Working Days

Why wait to be happy until the weekend hits or the next vacation beckons? It's possible to feel happy Monday through Friday. Let me chalk out a simple Happiness Plan for you. It is almost ridiculou…

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A Simple Yoga Pose That Boosts Self-Confidence

Do you get the jitters before going up on stage? Nervous before walking into an important meeting? I have to confess I feel a pang of insecurity when required to speak before a gathering. To overc…

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How Much Does It Really Cost to Eat Healthy?

How much more does it really cost to eat healthy? $10 extra a day? $5 extra? Guess what -- it costs the same as a medium cup of coffee. Reuters released a study which concluded that eating healthy …

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3 Personal Items You Should Be Cleaning More Often

Even the most hygiene-conscious people often forget to clean some everyday items. But the truth is, wiping the toilet seat and scrubbing the kitchen counter are simply not enough to protect you from i…

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5 Plants You Can Grow from Your Garbage!

Instead of throwing out the undesirable ends of freshly chopped organic veggies, why not put them to use! Americans throw away billions of dollars of food every year, so get the most for your money. M…

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3 Things You Probably Should Replace Now

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." ― Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol Warhol may have said this in another context, but as a b…

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How to Break Down Jeans for Crafting and Storage

About once in a blue moon, someone will give me just a giant amount of blue jeans, like an entire Rubbermaid bin's worth. Now, I craft with old denim pretty often, but I can't store a giant Rubberm…

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Weekend DIY Project: Kitchen Chalkboard for Less Than $25

I love the look of a framed chalkboard, but those suckers are expensive! Here's how to make your own for under $25! This is actually a refresh of a project that I did many years ago. The before pi…

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this sounds so delicious!

make foods that everybody likes… there is no greater compliment to the chef than a plate scrap…

Very interesting. I am so sorry though for the farmed turkeys. I did not know many of the things a…

Anne beat me to it: grapes yes, grapefruit no.