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Best Instant Pot Tips, Recipes and Accessories

Last week I turned to use my microwave oven only to have it glare at me with a fatal error message in its little display screen. What?! I googled “Whirlpool” plus the error code and learned that the cost to replace the electronics that had blown out would be far greater than replacing the whole thing. Great. But not […]

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Let the Decluttering Begin

I know it’s time. It’s been time for at least two years, possibly longer. I need to clean my kitchen. Now, before you send the Health Department to my address, let me explain. What I mean by “clean” is that I need to clean out and organize my kitchen pantry, cupboards and drawers. If you walked […]

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Best Inexpensive Cordless Handheld Vacuum

To say that I have had a love/hate relationship with handheld vacuums for many years would be to put it mildly. I love the idea of a handheld cordless vacuum that is charged up and always ready to make a quick pick-up—in fact, that’s pretty much on my list of life’s necessities. But I hate when the thing […]

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How to Stop Unwanted Charity Junk Mail Plus Annoying White Lint in Dark Dryer Loads

According to one online organization working to eliminate junk mail, the average adult receives 41 pounds of junk mail each year—44% of it going to the landfill unopened. Sadly, much of it is from charities that are doing good in the world—all of them vying for our charitable donations. Dear Mary: You recently wrote about paper shredders, which made […]

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Dinner-in-a-Box is Not at All What I Thought!

Over the past year or so I’ve been hearing a lot about a new way to get dinner on the table. Every month or so another one of these meal kit delivery services would contact me to give it a try. Seriously? Who in their right mind would trust seafood, meat and produce from some unknown assembly […]

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Prepare Today for What You Might Need Tomorrow

Face it. People are simply living longer than ever before and health care costs are climbing higher every year. Which brings me to the subject of long-term care. You might assume that’s just about nursing homes, but it refers to more than that. Long-term care means getting the assistance you need at home as well. […]