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The Sneaky Truth About Dried Fruit

You might feel virtuous reaching for that bag of dried apricots, but don’t let the fact that you’re eating fruit go to your head. While they are certainly a better choice than a candy bar or bag of chips from the vending machine, dried fruits like apricots make it very easy to overeat. With fresh fruit you’d likely stop at […]

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Smart or Silly: A Vegetable “Sharpener”

What do you get when you combine two of our favorite things: office supplies and kitchen gadgets? Apparently, this vegetable sharpener and peeler. Basically a jumbo pencil sharpener it creates curls from your root vegetables for use in salads and soups. We haven’t tested it out, but love the idea. They are available from Monkey Business for $15, though are […]

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How to Reshape Sweater Cuffs

Parts of the country are starting to feel a bit like fall, but it’s not quite full-on sweater weather. If you find your sweater cuffs stretched out from being pushed up around your elbows, use this trick to reshape them. Simply dampen the cuffs with just boiling water. Reshape them once they are cool enough to touch, and set the […]

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Pick Your Favorite Apple Pie

Now that we’re firmly into the month of September, it’s apple pie season. Which of these two apple pies will you be making this fall? Vote by pinning your favorite! Gingery Apple Crumb Pie       Rustic Apple Tart     

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Shampoo and Conditioner: Save or Splurge?

When it comes to caring for your hair where should you be dropping more dough: on your shampoo or your conditioner? Turns out it’s better for your tresses to spend more on your conditioner. Why? Because even though you’re rinsing both products down the drain, expensive salon conditioners are better at penetrating your strands and keeping hair healthy.  Shampoo, on […]

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How to Sort Clothing for the Dryer

We all know how you’re supposed to sort your clothing and linens for the washing machine, but did you know that you should be using a different sorting method for the dryer? When you’re doing multiple loads of laundry, try to sort your clothing into slow-drying (jeans and sweatshirts) and quick-drying (khakis and dress shirts) loads. If you put everything […]

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How Many E-Mail Addresses Do You Have?

How many e-mail addresses do you have? Most likely, you have one for work and one for home. You might have an additional one if you belong to an organization or help answer question for the PTA. But a recent post on Apartment Therapy recommends having four e-mail addresses. These are the four they recommend having: 1. Personal: Use this […]

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A Smart New Use for a Tissue Box from Meck Mom

Whether you’re starting to battle fall allergies or you’ve fallen ill with a cold, this new use from the blog MeckMom will make sick-day clean up much easier. Instead of trashing an empty tissue box, rubber band it to a full box of tissues, and use the empty carton as a makeshift trash can. It moves easily from bed to […]

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The Easiest Way to Grill Corn on the Cob

It’s almost Labor Day weekend! Do you have any barbecues or picnics planned to celebrate the holiday? If you do, use this tip on the easiest way to grill fresh farm-stand corn. First, pull back the husks (leaving them attached) and remove all the silk from the ear of corn. Second, pull the husks closed again and soak the ears […]

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Have You Seen the Invisible Bike Helmet?

This is one of the best new product ideas we’ve seen in quite awhile. Check out the invisible bike helmet: Can you see it? You might be surprised to learn that it’s actually the collar around the model’s neck. Doesn’t look like it would be very good at protecting your head, does it? But if you are involved in an […]

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