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How to Prevent Bed Bugs from Spreading (Using Common or Alternative Methods)

Within the world of insects, there are a few which are more of a nuisance and do not offer much value in the world we live in. Some of those insects can cause more damage than others, both from a physical and mental standpoint. Today, I am going to focus on one of these bugs, …

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Are Soy Candles Safe? (Plus the Benefits Over Paraffin Wax)

We love candles, creating a cozy atmosphere to our home as the flame flickers and adds a feeling of warmth. But there are some candles that can be bad for your health, making burning a candle more of a concern than a pleasure. However, if you want to keep the flame lit and keep using …

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Are Paper Plates Compostable? (How to Tell and How to Do It Right)

If you’re like my family, you go through your fair share of paper plates. As much as we’d like to help the environment by using only reusable dishware, sometimes it’s in our best interest to use something that requires very little cleanup. There’s also times where it just makes more sense to use paper, such …

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Why Is Applesauce a Good Substitute for Eggs?

You often hear of tweaks or substitutes that even the most seasoned baker has to do to their recipes occasionally, whether it be for a lack of an ingredient or, in some cases, to compensate for an allergy. One such substitution is using applesauce in place of eggs. Finding out how much applesauce to use …

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Can You Compost Pasta? (Plus Simple Tips to Do It Successfully)

Personally, I never have leftover pasta. However, if you made more than you and your family can handle (or it didn’t turn out as well as anticipated), you’re probably wondering what your options are for your leftovers. The first option, which unfortunately is the one taken by most people, is to simply throw your leftover …

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Are Pizza Boxes Compostable? (Plus the Simple Steps You Should Follow)

For many, pizza is one of quickest, easiest, and tastiest meals on the planet. Whether it’s for an evening meal with your kids, or for a dinner date with your significant other, it’s hard to deny that pizza makes for an easy meal with an even-easier clean up. With pizza generally being sold in cardboard …

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How Big Do Giant Bird of Paradise Grow?

While purchasing plants to grow around my backyard pool during the summer, I became intrigued with the bird of paradise plant. This group of plants grows large flowers resembling the bird of paradise bird in flight.  I opted to order two white bird of paradise plants from a grower in Florida. I liked the crane-like …

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How to Flush a Radiator with a Garden Hose

Why Does a Radiator Need to be Flushed? As with anything metal, over time rust and other deposits tend to build up within the radiator. It is always recommended to reference the vehicle’s owners manual but a common guide is every 50,000 miles it should be flushed as a standard maintenance precaution. In flushing and …

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Can You Put Shoes in The Dryer? (And How to Do It the Right Way)

If you’re like most people, you wash your clothes on a regular basis. This is pretty normal, considering most of us don’t want to walk around covered in a thin layer of dust, hair, and all sorts of things you don’t want to know about. While washing and drying clothes are easy, what do you …

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The Effects of Cold & Hot Weather on Tire Pressure

Why Tire Pressure Drops in Cold Weather and Rises in Hot Weather? While tire pressure drops can be a pain to deal with they aren’t uncommon.  This is especially true in climates with big temperature changes. For instance, those who live in Michigan deal with the drops in tire pressure every fall and experience an …

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