Monthly Archives: November 2014

Quote: Share Your Gifts

Around this time of year, many people feel the need to make contributions to their communities. Whether you donate time, money or talent, everyone has a gift that can be shared with someone else. The needs of people who are … Continue reading

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buy nothing day

The day after Thanksgiving in the U.S. is Buy Nothing Day, promoted by adbusters. With sales starting on Thanksgiving, not to mention the Black Friday frenzy, we lose perspective on the holiday. Instead of imagining the great bargain you’ll bag … Continue reading

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Shopping Tips

Photo by adamr No, I am not caving to retail pressure. I still contend that experiences and consumable gifts are best. I do know, however, that a lot of you are going to be shopping next week, hoping to find … Continue reading

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product review – gift wrap organizer

Although I despise the invasion of Christmas music and decorations this early, I do appreciate people who plan ahead. If you buy gifts in advance, you need to be organized about your purchases. You have to remember what you bought … Continue reading

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Reader Question: How do I keep the food in my refrigerator from turning into science projects?

Recently, two readers asked how to manage food in the refrigerator and freezer. Both of them frequently have food going bad in the refrigerator and one has no idea what is in the freezer. They both waste money by buying … Continue reading

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national sleep comfort month

November is National Sleep Comfort Month. While it probably was dreamed up as a promotion to get you to buy a new mattress, there are good reasons to look at how you sleep. If you aren’t getting enough quality sleep, … Continue reading

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Calendar Jumping

 Photo by Feelart I was at the grocery store today and heard Christmas music overhead. I shouldn’t be surprised; after all, Halloween is already three days behind us. Every year “Christmas Creep” seems to get earlier and earlier. Before you … Continue reading

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