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How to Start Composting at Home

Upgrade the soil in your garden and keep your food scraps taking up space in the landfill. Luckily, starting to compost at home on small scale is easier (and less smelly) than you might think.

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Keep reading to learn the basics.

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Smart or Silly: The Two-Sided Sleep Mask

When traveling (especially on long or red-eye flights) a sleep mask can be a necessity. But if you nestle in before the food and beverage service, you might miss your only chance at a snack en route. This sleep mask from Pamela Barsky attempts to solve that problem.

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Keep reading to see what the other side says.

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Don’t Forget It’s Daylight Saving Time This Weekend

It’s a sure sign that spring is getting closer! This weekend is the start of daylight saving time. On Saturday night before you go to bed, set your clock one hour ahead. (Remember: Spring forward. Fall back.)

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A New Use for a Paper Napkin Wrapper via Lifehacker

If you enjoy going out to eat with friends (and really, who doesn’t?) This new use for a paper napkin wrapper from Lifehacker.

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Keep reading to find out what the new use is.

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The Difference Between Nonstop and Direct Flights

Did you know that nonstop flights and direct flights are not the same thing? And that one might get you there faster than the other.

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Keep reading to find out which one you should be booking.

 

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Check How Eco-Friendly That Product is with GoodGuide

If you’re trying to be more eco-friendly, there’s an easy way to check to see if the products you purchase are as green as they say they are. Using the GoodGuide website or iPhone app it’s as easy as searching the product name or scanning the barcode.

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Keep reading to find out more.

 

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Broom Groomer Dustpan from Quirky

Another “why didn’t I think of that?” product from Quirky: the Broom Groomer is a dustpan that cleans your broom as you sweep.

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Click through to see more photos of how it works.

 

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Steep.it Helps You Brew the Perfect Cup of Tea

What can’t you find online these days? Check out Steep.it, a site that can help brew a perfect cup of tea everytime.

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Keep reading to see what the site does.

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Get Ideas for Your Brown Bag Lunch on Flickr

Bringing your lunch everyday can be challenging because the same sandwiches get boring after awhile. Luckily you can find some inspiration in the Brought My Lunch photo pool on Flickr.

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Click through to see some more lunch ideas.

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Smart Combo: Hand Cream and Lip Balm in One Package

Hand lotion and lip balm, two products you can never have to many of and ones that are easy to lose. Luckily there’s a new 2-in-1 product from Votre Vu that will keep your chapstick from disappearing into the bottom of your handbag.

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Keep reading to see what makes this product special.

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