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How to Clean Artificial Flowers

For those who can’t seem to keep flowers alive, high-quality artificial flowers can be a great alternative. Fake flowers need little tending to, but will require cleaning now and then. No matter how real the arrangement looks, once those pretty petals accumulate dust they won’t look at-home with your decor.

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A Cute DIY Bathroom Decoration

Got an old sugar bowl that’s collecting dust in a cupboard? A simple switch of locations can give the once-unitasker a sweet new beginning. Because they’re nice and deep, a sugar bowl makes for a lovely cotton holder in the bathroom. If you’ve got other small vessels taking up space in your kitchen, use them to corral anything from nail […]

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How to Clean Copper Cookware

Copper pots and pans are coveted by home cooks: they conduct heat well, eliminate hot spots and easily adapt to changes in temperature. And let’s not forget the stunning color and shine that make them not only functional but also fashionable. Maintaining that signature shine can be time consuming, but a few items you already have on hand can help […]

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How to Pack Moving Boxes

Before you begin packing up the contents of your home, resist the urge to haphazardly stuff your belongings into boxes. To keep your belongings safe en route and make unpacking a bit easier, follow these guidelines, courtesy of FlatRate Moving.

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Easy Ways to Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day Right Now

Food holidays are a great excuse to revel a singular food’s amazingness. Today is no exception: it’s time to celebrate one of the year’s best days: National Chocolate Chip Day. If you’re like me, and not afraid of eating a handful of semisweet morsels right out of the bag, check out the best chocolates for baking. Then, get to filling […]

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Easy Ways to Combat Shyness

It seems like everyone has a friend who is effortlessly charming, ready to boldly engage any passerby in a thoughtful conversation at the drop of a hat. For the rest of us mere mortals, however, mingling at a wedding or chatting with a stranger in an elevator can bring out our most timorous qualities. The next time you feel shyness […]

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How to Haggle at a Yard Sale

Hosting a garage sale to unload the old and make way for the new? Yard sale shoppers expect a bargain and aren’t shy about asking for it, so toughen up and memorize these lines, courtesy of Aaron LaPedis, author of The Garage Sale Millionaire ($23, amazon.com).

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An Easy Way to Book a Beauty Appointment On-the-Go

It’s usually not my policy to blog about something unless it is nationally available. But I’ll break with form for Priv, an on-demand beauty services provider, because it’s just such a good idea that the world needs to know about it. Plus, the company is expanding…and will hopefully be available wherever you are soon. But I digress. The concept is simple […]

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Take our Tress Test

Have a good head on your shoulders? Brush up on your hair-care expertise with these questions. For answers, scroll below the scissors. 1. What’s the best strategy for applying a hair product? (a) Start at the ends of the hair and work your way upward to the crown. (b) Start at the crown and work your way down to the […]

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How to Debone a Whole Fish

For an elegant dinner party centerpiece, try serving a whole fish. It’s surprisingly fast and easy, but getting the fillet from fish to table can cause some stress. Here are two simple steps to success: Step 1 Divide the top fillet into 2 parts by running a knife down the center of the fish, gently pushing the 2 halves apart. Carefully […]

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