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Easy to Recycle: Preserve Toothbrushes

You may or may not be familiar with the company Preserve, which makes everything  from toothbrushes and razors to picnic plates and food storage containers from recycled yogurt cups. In addition to making all of their products from recycled materials, you can also return their toothbrushes, razors, plates, and etc. to the company to be recycled.

And the process for the toothbrushes has just gotten even easier. Take a look at their packaging:


Keep reading to see the back, and what makes it so easy to recycle.

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Did You Forget to Send a Card? Last-Minute E-Valentines

Just in case you didn’t get a card in the mail to your Valentine(s). Send one of these fun e-cards.


You can go artsy with cards from MoMA.



Akihiko Tsukamoto. Man Kiss + Lady Kisses = Love. 1982


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Go Back in Time with the Top 100s by Year App

Remember how much better the music was when you were growing up? Regardless of when you grew up, the music was just better then, wasn’t it?


Well, you can easily take a trip back to your favorite year with the Top 100s by Year by Bing. Currently free (but even worth the $1.99 when they start charging), this app streams the top 100 songs from each year starting with 2010 and going all the way back to 1947.




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Weekend Brunch Idea Flower Pancakes via Not Martha

One of our all-time favorite new uses for old things here at Real Simple is using a cleaned out ketchup bottle to dispense your pancake batter.




Well, the lovely Megan from Not Martha has taken this idea one step further. Keep reading to see the amazing pancakes she makes using this technique.


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Product We Love: UnHampered Laundry Basket

Every so often a product comes along that leads you to say “Why didn’t I think of that?”. This is definitely one of those products.


It comes from Quirky, a “social product development” company. They help the average person who has a brilliant product idea get their item into production. Keep reading to find out what our favorite new product is.

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You Can Now Opt Out of Receiving the Yellow Pages

When was the last time you used a phone book to look up the the phone number or address of a business? Chances are it’s been awhile, yet you probably still recieve a new copy like clockwork every year. But now you can opt out of getting one to cut down on waste.




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What’s the Best Air Temperature for Productivity?

Trying to stay on-task at the office? If you can adjust your own thermostat, set it to 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep reading to find out why.


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Get Visual Food Recommendations with Foodspotting

This weekend, as you’re deciding where to go out to eat, try using the Foodspotting app or website.




Keep reading to learn what Foodspotting is.

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Did You Know: A Glass of Milk Can End Garlic Breath?

Garlic may be good for you. But garlic breath? Yikes, that isn’t good for anyone.




Luckily there’s an easy fix. Keep reading to find out what it is.

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Create a Binder for Your Instruction Manuals



One easy way to keep your instruction manuals (for your digital camera, television, computer, iPod dock, blender, hand mixer, etc.) organized is to assemble a binder that can store everything.


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