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How to Salvage a Too-Long Belt

A stylish thin belt that fits just right with trousers may be too big to wear at your waist over a dress or cardigan—but that doesn’t mean you have to buy the often-pricey accessory in two different sizes. Instead, try this trick from celebrity stylist Kimmy Erin: Slide your belt through the buckle, past the holes. Then, move the prong […]

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Why You Should Reverse Your Ceiling Fan

When the temperature drops, most people probably leave the switch to their ceiling fan untouched but running your fan during the winter can actually help you save on heating costs.

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A Money-Saving Refrigerator Maintenance Trick

Fun fact: Today, November 15, is National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day! With the holidays approaching, lots of cooking means relying heavily on yours. As you start to stock up, use this trick to keeping your appliance in good condition: Fill it up Yes, this may seem like an easy thing to do leading up to a big feast, but […]

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Don’t Set Your Hot Water Above This Temperature

Have you checked the temperature of your hot water recently? According to Ambit Energy, an energy provider in deregulated states across the United States, the water heater eats up as much as 25 percent of your home’s annual energy costs. Here’s how to chip away at that percentage.

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A Quick Way to Update Your Couch

Want to spruce up an outdated sofa, but don’t have the budget—let alone time—for a big overhaul? Try throw pillows. Pillows add texture with a modern twist, absolutely no heavy lifting required. You can even rotate them for the holiday season, opting for warmer tones now, and brighter colors come spring and summer. Get more living room makeover ideas.

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Book Holiday Travel Now to Avoid Price Increases

Still haven’t booked your flight home for the December holiday season? It’s time to decide where you’ll spend each holiday and figure out your travel plans—now.

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It’s Time to Buy Pajamas!

Get ready to slip into some nice new cozies. These popular Christmas gift items go on sale in November as retailers try to appeal to shoppers with well-priced packaged sets.

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A Quick Way to Test the Quality of a Fabric

Here’s a trick to use before buying a silk or knit item—and it won’t cost you a thing. Simply pull your potential purchase across width and lengthwise, testing the resilience. Lesser-quality material tends to sag, while higher quality will stay firmer. According to Beth Amason, a fabric coordinator for New York City clothing manufacturer Vandale Industries who has sourced materials […]

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Wednesday Trivia: Halloween by the Numbers

We’re just one day away from Halloween 2013, an occasion that, according to the National Retail Federation, will be celebrated by more than 158 million people. Other interesting facts found in their fascinating infographic: The average Americans will spend $23 on candy, $21 on decorations, and $28 on costumes this year… so, a whopping $72 on average. Scary, indeed! Looking […]

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Why You Should Buy Jeans Now

The annual rush for back-to-school clothes has ended, so retailers cut prices on excess inventory, which includes a lot of denim.

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