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Keep Pipes From Freezing

During bouts of chilly winter weather, pipes are susceptible to freezing and bursting. Here’s how to protect your pipes.

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5 Low-Tech Essentials for Keeping the House Warm from Remodelista

Hello, winter! We’ve had some record-breaking frigid temperatures in my neck of the woods, and I am already daydreaming about sunny summer days at the pool… plus, not having to dress my two-year-old in three layers before stepping foot outdoors. (That has been is a challenge that no one warned me about.) This past weekend, my husband and father-in-law winterized […]

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An Easy Way To Get Your Finances in Order

If your New Year’s resolution is getting your finances organized, take this advice from Alexa von Tobel, Founder/CEO of LearnVest.com and author of Financially Fearless, and start by setting up calendar reminders for all of your financial to-dos. Says von Toblel, “Create reminders for all of your bills, your taxes, your credit score checks, and your health. I like to […]

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Can You Keep Leftover Champagne?

Once you’ve popped a bottle of sparkling wine, you cannot replace the cork. Thanks to it’s carbonated nature, buying a special stopper is the safest way to keep Champagne’s sparkle alive. Here, a few suggestions.

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Swaps for Traditional Light Bulbs

Starting January 2014, 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs won’t be sold anymore—according to the U.S. Department of Energy, energy-efficient alternatives last up to three times longer than their incandescent counterparts. Says Eric Johnstone, Vice President of Marketing and Field Services at Ambit Energy, “Replacing your incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient alternatives offers an easy way to cut down your home […]

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Free Shipping Day 2013

Last-minute shoppers take note: This Wednesday, December 18, hundreds of retailers–including popular outlets like Toys “R” Us, J. Crew, and Sephora–will ship your goods free of charge with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve.

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This Season’s Most Coveted Gift

Believe it or not, a recent study reveals that gift cards are this season’s favorite gift to give and receive.

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How to Ship Cookies

If you’re sending holiday treats, follow this advice to ensure the goods get to their destination in one piece.

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Pricey Alterations That Aren’t Worth the Money

Whether you found a great deal on a slightly irregular coat, or if you’ve got your eye on a beautiful vintage dress, keep in mind that not all alternations are equal. These tailoring fixes are typically not worth the money, as they often require a total overhaul of the whole garment: • Oversized shoulders • A droopy crotch area • […]

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Get Help With Your Holiday Shopping List

Fresh out of creative ideas for your mother-in-law? If your ever-growing holiday shopping list is overwhelming, don’t stress just yet.

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