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Keep Your Kids Reading For Pleasure With These Tips

A new report confirms what many parents already know. The percentage of kids defined as frequent readers, considered those who read books for fun five to seven days a week, drops from 57% among 8-year-olds to 35% among 9-year-olds. It's called the “decline by nine” phenomenon. While 9-year olds...
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Clean Your Garbage Disposal With Stuff You Already Have in Your Kitchen

The trash can usually has the reputation of hosting the stickiest contents in your kitchen. However there's a lot of stink in the sink thanks to your dirty garbage disposal. Here’s the thing about garbage disposals: You put yucky, smelly food down them, so they’re going to stink if you don’t clean...
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Perks Up Droopy Vegetables With This Trick

Nothing can ruin lunch faster than finding your head of lettuce soggy. Or pulling out a droopy bundle of asparagus from the fridge. Vegetables get soggy because when too much moisture evaporates from its semi-solid cells. But you can avoid bendy carrots and limp celery with a simple trick. You need...
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How To Check On The Type Of Airplane Used In Your Travel

The Boeing 737 is the most popular commercial airplane in the world . In 2017 there 1,297 versions of the jet with virtually every major airline having several in their fleet. In fact Southwest uses the 737 exclusively. But the latest version of the airplane has been in the news with two Boeing 737...
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You Should Be Restarting Your Phone More Often Than You Think

Nothing seems to work so hard for you as your smart phone. It's a mini super computer that is always working to keep you connected. But jus like any computer, from time to time it needs a refresh. Experts say that knowing simple care tips, such as how often to shut it down, can drastically affect...
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How Do You Say IKEA?

Pretty often we are introduced to new products with easily-spelled words that we believe are pronounced correctly but are in fact we are articulating incorrectly. We first called Nutella, "nu-tell-uh" only to learn it uses a long "u" sound (new-tell-uh'). Then there are words that just aren’t...
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How To Get Scratches Out Of Your Fine Dinnerware

Drat! Your beloved "good dishes" have developed scratches on their surface! Don't despair as we have found a magical solution to repair those scratches: cream of tartar! You betcha! Make sure your scratched plates are clean and dry and sprinkle a little bit of cream of tartar onto scuffed dishes...
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Finding Fashion That Will Last

There is nothing worse than pulling clothes out of the washing machine and finding your favorite pair of jeans have begun to fall apart! In a world of price vs quality, more and more fashion companies are trading quality in exchange for a lower cost for customers. But as you know, price doesn't...
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Keep Plastic Mail Envelopes Out Of Your Recycle Bin

Recycling is simple enough. Paper, glass, cans and plastic can all be recycled for another round of use. However those plastic mailers that are delivered to your mailbox or doorstep from Amazon should not be placed in the recycle bin. According to a recent report Amazon’s new, non-recyclable...
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How To Look More Awake

Doctors and health professionals all speak of the important ace of getting enough sleep, but let's be honest, when was the last time you actually got eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. The kind of sleep that makes you feel refreshed when you wake up. While you may not feel 100% rested, you can...
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