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50 Ways to Help the Planet. PLANT A NOTION "Going green" doesn't have to be a daunting task that means sweeping life changes.

50 Ways to Help the Planet

Simple things can make a difference. The contents of this list might not be new, but they bear repeating. Sometimes it takes a few reminders for things take root. 1. CHANGE YOUR LIGHT If every household in the United State replaced one regular lightbulb with one of those new compact fluorescent bulbs, the pollution reduction would be equivalent to removing one million cars from the road.

Don't like the color of light? 2. The Fun Cheap or Free Queen: "You're Welcome" Wednesday: Tons of home remedy tips and tricks. I’m sure we’ve all gotten the email before.

The Fun Cheap or Free Queen: "You're Welcome" Wednesday: Tons of home remedy tips and tricks

You know what I’m talking about, the spam email that you actually happened to read. You know, the one with tons of random home remedy tips in it that you think, “Huh…I should remember this….” Best Tan Recipe EVER! 25 Ways to Talk So Children Will Listen. A major part of discipline is learning how to talk with children.

25 Ways to Talk So Children Will Listen

40 Ways to Show Your Child Love. The PIE Approach to Handling Emotions — Simple Kids. Quirky Ways to Get Your Kids to Behave. I've made a lot of bad rules in the decade I've been a mom, from irrational threats ("No graham crackers in the house ever again if you eat them in the living room even one more time") to forbidding human nature ("You may not fight with your sister").

Quirky Ways to Get Your Kids to Behave

But occasionally I've come up with rules that work better than I'd ever contemplated. These made-up rules have an internal logic that defies easy categorization, but their clarity and enforceability make them work. Several of them are not, technically, rules at all, but declarations of policy or fact.

And they're all easy to remember. A few personal favorites, plus those of other moms: Top 10 Kitchen Tricks That Speed Up Cooking. So you’ve started beefing up your cooking skills, but the process is still a little tedious.

Top 10 Kitchen Tricks That Speed Up Cooking

Here are 10 surprising kitchen techniques that will save you a bunch of time — not to mention wow your friends. Please enable JavaScript to watch this video. 10. 174,203 Things You Can Do Instead of Watching TV. 19 Ways to Slash Your Utility Bill. Where George Scott sees red, his clients are bleeding green.

19 Ways to Slash Your Utility Bill

Scanning the outside of a ranch home in Longmont, Colo., recently, the energy auditor's infrared camera registered blue and aqua in spots where heated air stayed put. That's what the homeowner expected. "He thought he'd done everything right," Scott says, because he had tackled obvious stuff like adding insulation. "But he was baffled by his high gas bills. " When the camera scanned the attic, the viewfinder found orange and red blobs where air gushed by the chimney, 20 recessed lights and two uninsulated hatches. But you don't need an infrared camera to reveal utility-bill busters that are left after the obvious stuff is done. That old clunker of a refrigerator in the basement could be costing the equivalent of 10 cases of Bud in wasted energy each year. . + Plug the Power Drain As much as 75 percent of electricity use by electronics occurs while the devices are off. . + Seal HVAC Ducts Put away the duct tape.

Chore Charts. Cleaning File. How to Fold a Shirt - Stopfornothing.com Funny Stuff. Really Random Tips. 30 Habits that Will Change your Life. Developing good habits is the basic of personal development and growth.

30 Habits that Will Change your Life

Everything we do is the result of a habit that was previously taught to us. 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life (and Make Yourself Happier) I’ve been striving to simplify my life for many years now, and have recently (through my writing) been advising others how to do the same.

100 Ways to Simplify Your Life (and Make Yourself Happier)

In the process, I’ve learned that making little changes in our attitudes, habits, and environment can have a big impact. So today, I thought I’d compile a list of 100 ways to simplify your life – from the practical to the philosophical, and everything in between. Of course, not every item on the list will work for every person reading it. However, I hope that you’ll find at least a little something that speaks to you, helps you save some time, space, and energy — and perhaps even increases your serenity and happiness! AROUND THE HOUSE1. WARDROBE AND STYLE21. KITCHEN AND DINING36. Hanging a curtain rod {made simple} RHS Plant Selector. 25 clever ideas to make life easier. Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com Why didn’t I think of that?!

25 clever ideas to make life easier

We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: apartmenttherapy.com Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: unplggd.com Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls).