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The Litterbug Dilemma

Yesterday morning I had a strange experience, and I can’t stop thinking about it. I was on my regular commuter train from my little suburban town into Grand Central Terminal. It’s an 8:30 train, generally filled with men and women in “business attire,” whatever that means anymore. I was minding my own business, trying to be cheerful about two grim […]

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Save Your Dishwasher (and Your Hands) From Broken Glass With This Trick

It’s happened again: You opened up your just-used dishwasher to see a rack full of broken glasses and shards of glass strewn all over the bottom. Before you reach in to blindly fish out the glass (because sticking your hand into a dark appliance to grab sharp objects is a great idea!), try this simple trick. First, put on rubber […]

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A DIY Hack for Small Bathrooms

Need a space to hang dripping-wet swimsuits, lingerie, and other dryer-adverse delicates? While a drying rack ($40, bedbathandbeyond.com) is great if you have the space for it, not all of us are blessed with square footage. If your bathroom space is limited, try this clever reader new use from Olga B. on Twitter: Simply add a second shower rod! 2nd […]

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How to Complain Using Social Media

The days of sitting on hold waiting or a company’s customer service rep to assist you are over. Nowadays, the best way to get a company’s attention when trying to remedy a problem is to take to social media. But shooting off an angry tweet or writing an emotional Facebook post won’t guarantee you’ll get the help you need—or that […]

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A Site That Simplifies Your Travel Planning

Love travelling, but hate the puzzle that is itinerary planning? Look no further than JoGuru.com. Why it’s great: Because it’s an easy-to-use travel site that lets you create free custom itineraries, whether you want to go park hopping in Orlando, back-packing through Bangkok, or church gazing in Rome. Who’s behind it: Travel junkies Praveen Kumar, Saket Newaskar, and Karthik Ramachandra, […]

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What to Do With Sentimental Clothes and Accessories

Your late grandmother’s hat. Your daughter’s first pair of shoes. An out-of-fashion necklace your wore on your wedding day. Sometimes, as impractical as a garment can be, tossing or even donating something of sentimental meaning can be a challenge. If you have one item in particular you’d love to give new life, turn it into a work of art using […]

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How to Easily Untangle Jewelry

We all have one. Maybe it’s hidden in the back of a drawer of buried at the bottom of your jewelry box, but you know what I’m talking about: that tangled heap of jewelry that gives you a headache just looking at it.

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Trivia: Less Stuff Makes Us Happy

In a survey of over 10,500 people conducted by Havas Worldwide and reported by USA Today, numbers show that 50 percent of people would live happily without most of their possessions. Even better? Two-thirds of the consumers polled make it a point to get rid of unneeded stuff at least once a year. Not sure the best way to sell, […]

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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 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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