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Money and Finances

22 Legit Ways You Can Make Money at Home

For all the convenience and access to information that the Internet offers, the ability to earn money online—honestly and legitimately—just

Money and Finances

How to Break Bad Money Habits

Money a little tight these days? You might assume it’s due to rising costs, tightening credit and the fact you

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Cleaning

How to Clean a Shark Vacuum and Its Filters

You know by now just how much I love my Shark vacuum cleaner. And given my readers’ letters and comments,

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Home & Family

How to Make Even an Old Dishwasher Perform Like New

There are many things in my life that I enjoy, but would not be completely devastated if required to give

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Outdoors and Garden

10 Surprising Ways Lemons Can Make Your Life Easier

Several years ago, my son gave me the bounty from the two fruit trees that pretty much rule his backyard.

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Food and Recipes

A Dozen Ways to Make Dump Chicken

The meal prep method is called “Dump Chicken” and it’s genius. Here’s why: You dump chicken pieces and your choice of

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Mary's Perspective

The Gift of a Crisis

It was the worst day of my life. Not one of the worst days. Not a day where not one

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Clothing and Accessories, Laundry

Simple Secrets to Make Clothes Look Better and Last Longer

You should see the big wad of lint I just plucked from the trap of my clothes dryer. Ack! Where

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Home & Family

Make Your Own Natural Non-Toxic Ant Spray

If you’ve ever had to deal with an invasion of ants, you may know the meaning of exasperation. While the

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Home & Family

14 Ways to Use Dryer Sheets That Have Nothing To Do with Laundry

Perhaps you’ve seen the list of uses for dryer sheets floating around the Internet. Who knows where that list came from.

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Cleaning

Absolutely the Best Window Cleaning Tips Ever

I have this thing for clean windows. I love them, which means I have an equal but opposite disdain for

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Money and Finances

How to Save $1,000 Cash Painlessly

The most important thing you can do to make your personal economy strong is to have an umbrella—an emergency fund

Cleaning

How to Get Rid of The Dreaded Toilet Bowl Ring

It’s not the most elegant question I get, but certainly one of the most common. “I’ve tried everything I can

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Food and Recipes

Outdoor Grilling on a Budget

Getting our outdoor grill cleaned, polished, and ready for summer got me thinking about how much fun it would be

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Home & Family

Let’s Clear Up the Mystery of Ceiling Fan Direction

As a toddler, I must have driven my parents crazy. And I am still doing it, but now to my

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Cleaning, Home & Family

How to Clean a Painted Wood Floor

A message in my inbox this week came from Joan who asked, “What is the best way to clean a

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Health and Beauty

How to Break the Acrylic Nail Habit and Help Your Nails Recover Beautifully

I just received an email message from one of my readers that stirred up some very poignant memories for me.

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Food and Recipes

How to Make Taco Seasoning Mix and What to Do With It

Seasoning packets from the supermarket may be convenient, but they have drawbacks—not the least of which is they’re relatively expensive!

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Pets

14 Things You Can Do to Cut Pet Expenses in Half

For many of my readers, your pets are like children. So, of course, you love your furry friends and want