Category: Lifestyle

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Festive, Spooky, and Easy DIY Halloween Decoration Ideas

Save money while still being festive. You don’t have to be a pro at crafts to appreciate the inexpensive and fun Halloween DIYs! Dried Flower Wreath These days, dried flowers are incredibly trendy. Add some plastic spiders for a creepy effect. Make a wreath by arranging dried flowers and branches in a wreath mould. Be […]

By Aiden O'Hara

Turn Your Household Items into Eco-Friendly Cleaning Supplies

Want to prevent contact with the harmful chemicals included in conventional cleaning products? Rather than using toxic commercial cleaners, try one of these homemade alternatives.  All-Purpose Cleaner A cup of filtered waterA cup of white vinegar (distilledExtra-Virgin Olive Oil, 10 Drops (give orange, lemon, lemongrass, or lavender a try) You can put the mixture into […]

By Rudy Kunde

Easy and Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

As the creepiest festival of the year approaches, you might be on a pool float one moment and jamming to Halloween music the next. There’s a good probability that you’ll start thinking about outfits as you prepare for the big day. Though it’s more likely that you’ve left preparing until the last minute, you might […]

By Darren Weber

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6 Tips on How to Travel Smart and on a Budget

Come up with a plan Traveling spontaneously is great if you have the luxury of time and money to spare. But if you’re traveling on a budget, the first thing to do is come up with a plan. Leaving less to chance means less unexpected spending; last-minute flights and accommodation are often far more expensive. […]

By Darren Weber

Advice to Help You Prepare for a Backpacking Trip

It’s one thing to prepare for a day-long backpacking excursion. However, what about preparing for a month-long backpacking trip? The idea of packing for a 30-day journey can make a lot of us shudder. While it would be unrealistic to bring our home appliances on a month-long hiking trip, really enjoying the journey can be […]

By Emily Torp

4 Tips to Help You Start Your Day off Right

The way you start your day sets the tone for the rest of it. Here are some easy routines you can use to have a successful morning schedule. Make Your Bed Making your bed is a quick task you can complete in the morning that helps you feel successful. What better tone to set for […]

By Tony Rosenbaum

3 Ways to Become a Morning Person

Most schedules seem to accommodate morning folks, whether it be early business meetings or school start hours. There are a number of things to take into account if you’re wondering how to become a morning person. Due to a process called chronotypes1, being a night owl is somewhat programmed. Nevertheless, there are methods you can […]

By Richard Christiansen

The Cheapest Dates and Times to Buy Plane Tickets

Shop on Tuesday Because so many airline companies release their weekly sales early Tuesday, forcing rival airlines to match prices, Tuesday is a great day to find many deals. The best time to book an American flight is around 3 p.m. Eastern Time. There are deals to be found on other days, so don’t worry. […]

By Tony Rosenbaum

How to Build a Compost Bin in Your Backyard

You will require: Rake or spade Strong wire Strong wooden pallets (4) Sledgehammer Sturdy wooden Bow saw Stakes (6) Step1 The compost bin must be set up on the bare ground, not paved. Clear the location where the bin will go, and if necessary, use a spade or rake to level the ground. If you […]

By Aiden O'Hara