14 Surprising Uses For Vicks VapoRub

14 Surprising Uses For Vicks VapoRub

14 Surprising Uses For Vicks VapoRub Vicks is a common over-the-county solution for many illnesses you might experience this cold and flu season. When our kids have a cough that just won’t go away, Vicks VapoRub is our go-to medicine. Imagine my surprise when I learned that Vicks VapoRub has …

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How Houses Functioned Before the Advent of Air Conditioning

How Houses Functioned Before the Advent of Air Conditioning

How Houses Functioned Before the Advent of Air Conditioning Greene County via flickr cc Earlier this summer, my next door was complaining to me about how costly his electric bill had gotten due to running his air conditioning system. I was shocked when we compared inside temperatures and bill amounts …

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Plantain: The Pharmacy in the Sidewalks

Plantain: The Pharmacy in the Sidewalks

Plantain: The Pharmacy in the Sidewalks Every spring, summer, and fall you can find this little plant right there in the cracks of the sidewalk, mixed in with the dandelions and somehow always staying alive no matter how many times it gets stepped on. Those are the Plantains, both the …

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Survival Tips – How To Find Water In The Wilderness

Survival Tips - How To Find Water In The Wilderness

Survival Tips – How To Find Water In The Wilderness You can survive about 3 weeks without food. However, you can die if you go for three days without water. So, imagine a situation where you are lost in a wilderness, like an unknown forest to you. Alternatively, let us assume …

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30+ Alternative Uses For Old Garden Hoses

30+ Alternative Uses For Old Garden Hoses Like everything else in the world, garden hoses have a limited lifespan. After a few years of use, hoses get flat spots, develop leaks, get dry rotted… In short, they wear out. While the first thought may be to take your old garden …

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How to Make Mozzarella Cheese at Home

How to Make Mozzarella Cheese at Home You can use cheese to add to your bread or meal and make it taste delicious. Preparing Cheese from home needs you to have some basic skills in the kitchen Also you will need ingredients such as rennet and citric are not easily …

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11 No-Bake Desserts for Your Summer Picnic

11 No-Bake Desserts for Your Summer Picnic

11 No-Bake Desserts for Your Summer Picnic Summertime is full of picnics and get-togethers with friends and family. Without a doubt, you will need to make a dessert for one of those picnics, but who wants to turn on the oven when it is over 90 degrees outside? No-bake desserts …

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8 Simple Tricks for Pesky Pimples

8-Simple-Tricks-for-Pesky-Pimples

8 Simple Tricks for Pesky Pimples They’re frighteningly big, maddeningly persistent, and they always find those most conspicuous areas on your nose, forehead, and chin. Pimples wreak havoc on facial tissue and our psyche. Although there are tons of strong, chemical filled solutions, these can also severely dry the face …

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11 Natural Pest Fighting Flowers

11 Natural Pest Fighting Flowers

11 Natural Pest Fighting Flowers Flowers have more purposes in your garden than looking beautiful. If you research companion planting, you quickly learn that flowers can fight pests. Using flowers planted amongst your vegetable garden is a creative and natural way to fight pests looking for a quick meal. Years …

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Outdoor Lighting DIY’s To Brighten Up Your Summer

20 Outdoor Lighting DIY's To Brighten Up Your Summer

20 Outdoor Lighting DIY’s To Brighten Up Your Summer These creative lighting ideas are a cheap and easy way to get your backyard beautiful for summer entertaining.  So lets get creative and bring in a little more light to your outdoor space with these quick and easy DIY lighting ideas. From …

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Keep The Bugs Away With These Homemade Bug Sprays

Keep The Bugs Away

Keep The Bugs Away With These Homemade Bug Sprays Spending time outside is a favorite pastime, but dealing with bugs that won’t leave you alone is fun for no one. Everyone needs to have a recipe or two for homemade bug sprays that they can keep in diaper bags or …

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7 Spring Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Do

7 Spring Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Do

7 Spring Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Do Spring cleaning is one of my favorite times of the year. After the long, dreary winter, it is time to get our home ready for a new season! Spring means more time spent outside, gardening and spending time with our families. Spring …

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