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New Use for Soda Cans via The DIY Home Sweet Home Project

Buying mini cookie cutters for making things like homemade goldfish or other bite-size treats can get expensive. Luckily, you can use an empty, clean soda can to make your own shapes following the steps on The DIY Home Sweet Home Project blog.


Keep reading to see the basic steps.


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Which Should You Splurge On: Day Cream or Night Cream?

Drugstore vs. department store. Bargain bin vs. beauty counter. You can find great products that work well at both places, but sometimes it’s worth spending a little bit extra for a specific product. When it comes to day and night facial moisturizers, you can afford to save on one, but it’s better to splurge on another.


Keep reading to find out when to spend and when to save.

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Weekend Fun: 20 Disposable Camera Projects via Photojojo

While we spend most of our time at Real Simple being practical, we also like to have a little bit of fun. Especially on Fridays. So with that in mind, here are 20 fun things you can do with a disposable camera from Photojojo. Disposable cameras cost less than $10 each and provide an afternoon of inexpensive fun.

032511-disposablecameraKeep reading to see some of our favorite ideas from Photojojo.


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Smart Product: Clongs from Dreamfarm

Another product to file under “Why didn’t I think of that?!”: Dreamfarm has come out with a pair of tongs that has the spoon res built right in. Take a look:


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2 Tips for Creating Secure Computer Passwords

With more and more of your life going online, creating secure passwords for all of your accounts—from banking and credit cards to facebook and email—is all the more important.


Luckily, there are a couple of things you can do to increase the security of your passwords, while still making them easy to remember. Keep reading to find out what they are.


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How to Recycle Envelopes

If you work in an office or have an office at home, you likely have a variety of envelopes floating around. Some of them can just be tossed in the recycling bin, and some require one extra step.


Keep reading to find out how to handle each type of envelope.

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Use Baking Soda to Clean Your Mattress

Now that it’s officially Spring, it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning. So next time you change your sheets and wash your mattress cover, take an extra step to help freshen your mattress as well. It’s easy, we promise. All it takes is a little bit of baking soda.


Keep reading to learn how to freshen your bed.

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An Easy Way to Remember Your Anniversary

This week, our website pick makes sure that you’ll never forget an important date. Whether you use it for anniversaries, birthdays, or other days you have to remember year after year (checking your smoke detectors or submitting your health care reimbursement, anyone?), Anniversary Alert makes it much easier.


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A Fun Way to Stay in Touch with Friends

It’s almost inevitable that at some point in your adult life one of your close friends will move away. And while it’s easier than ever to stay in touch (e-mail, Facebook, etc.), being digitally connected isn’t always the same.


Keep reading for a fun and unexpected way to keep in touch with a long-distance friend.

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Make a Shopping List to Save at the Grocery Store

Along with not going to the supermarket hungry, making a shopping list is one of the most effective ways to avoid making impulse purchases. An extra few things here and there might not seem like a bit deal, but you might be surprised at how much you actually save by sticking to your list.


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