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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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How to Safely Shop Online

If you’re planning to skip the Black Friday lines and take advantage of Cyber Monday discounts instead, Johnathan Nightingale, vice president of Firefox, suggests going through this checklist before clicking “buy” to keep your personal information safe.

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Do Your Pants Wear Out Between the Thighs?

If your pants quickly develop holes at the thigh area (even though they fit perfect fine), you are definitely not alone—nor are you destined to wear through every pair of slacks you own. Instead, look for pants with less than 4 percent of stretchy material, like spandex. A firm fabric holds you in better and doesn’t pull, with means a […]

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A Good Reason to Not Wear Heels

Going to a holiday party in someone’s home who you know has hardwood floors? Here’s a reason to opt for flats instead of heels: You could potentially damage your friend’s floors. According to the National Wood Flooring Association, walking on a wood floor in high heels can cause dents. In fact, a 125-pound woman in heels creates an impact of […]

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