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Easy ways to save electricity

You may have heard that unplugging electronics could save electricity and save you money on “standby electricity” – the electricity that runs to your devices even when they’re turned off. This is true, but some people don’t feel the savings is worth the hassle, when plugs are hard to reach, or turning off computer peripherals …

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Make razor blades last longer

LifeHacker recently reported that you can extend the life of a disposable razor blade up to twenty months by swiping it backwards against your arm 10 times whenever it starts to feel dull. The idea is to mimic the action of those leather strops barbers once used to sharpen straight razors, except the hair on …

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Eating cheap: recipe roundup

I’ve been looking for ways to cut down on my food expenses without compromising quality and nutrition. Looks like I’m not the only one concerned about this, because there have been some great recipes posted recently for inexpensive dinners: Mama May has a recipe for Vegetables Au Gratin, which is ideal for using up vegetables …

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