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Remove Cherry Pits with a Lollipop Stick

Remove cherry pits before you serve a bowl of cherries and you won’t have to worry about your kids chocking on the pits–or spitting them out at their siblings. First, wash the cherries. Use a narrow-necked bottle, like a wine bottle or an old-fashioned soda bottle. If the cherry has […]

Create Font Based on Your Handwriting

Create font based on your very own handwriting. Just a few years ago, creating a font took months of work by a graphic designer. Today, you can create a font based on your own handwriting, the easy way. High tech meets low tech at a website that will walk you through the […]

DIY Nail Art with a Band-Aid

DIY nail art can be simple, fun and oh-so chic–all you need are a couple of Band-Aids. First, paint your nails with a base color. You can add a clear top-coat over the base, or over your “art” or, for a super long-lasting manicure, over both. Place the end of […]

Perfect Mascara Using a Business Card

Perfect mascara can be yours, at last. You want to coat all your lashes, from the base all the way up–but it can get messy. Try this: hold a business card at the base of your lashes. The card will absorb the extra mascara that would otherwise end up all […]

Remove Water Stains with a Hair Dryer

Remove water stains from your coffee tables, dining room table or even your piano bench (!) with the concentrated heat of your hair dryer. Cool glasses of water or hot cops of tea–along with those sippy cups full of juice that your kids love–leave a white mark on wood furniture. […]

DIY Vacuum Extension with a Paper Towel Tube

A DIY vacuum extension can come in handy when the parts that came with your vacuum just aren’t doing the trick. Let’s say you want to reach all the way under your couch or bed, or behind the t.v., without having to move the furniture around. You can make your vacuum […]

Keep Earrings Together with a Button

Keep earrings together when you travel, so you won’t have to rifle through your bag when you’re getting ready for a big event. It’s easy: just use a simple button. Insert each earring through a buttonhole and attach the back. If the earrings are “French wire” style (with no back), […]

Pack Half in Your Luggage, Half in Your Partner’s

Pack half of what you’re bringing on vacation in your luggage, and the other half in the luggage of your travel partner. And, your partner should do the same: half of his stuff in his bag, half in yours. That way, if one bag gets lost or delayed, it won’t […]

Keep Ice Cream Soft and Ready to Eat

Keep ice cream soft and ready for the whole family to enjoy with one simple trick: a freezer bag. No one likes to wait for ice cream to soften–especially kids! When you bring your favorite frozen confection home from the store, put it in a Ziploc bag before you put it […]

Keep Basil Fresh the Simple Way

Keep basil fresh for up to a week with a simple cup of water. This method is similar to keeping a bouquet of cut flowers fresh. First, trim the stems of the basil with a sharp knife. Then, place the bunch into a glass of water. Cover with a plastic […]

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Hang Ornaments the Easy Way–with Paper Clips

Hang ornaments without stressing over those tricky little ornament hooks. The simplest way to connect an ornament and a Christmas tree? Paper clips! Of course you want your home or office to look festive, and ornaments, a holiday centerpiece, add to your festive style. Yet it seems that, every year, […]

Use a Key Ring to Keep Your Zipper Zipped

Your favorite jeans only look good if the zipper stays up! Likewise, your dressiest dress pants (the ones you save for weddings and job interviews) won’t get you anywhere if your zipper keeps falling down. A zipper can get “lazy” over time… slipping down when you least expect it. Before you […]

Traveling with Cosmetics Is Easy with This Trick

Traveling with cosmetics doesn’t mean bringing your entire medicine chest along in your overnight bag. When you travel, of course you want to look your best, and that means remembering to moisturize each morning and night. If you’re flying, your skin may be especially dry and you will be up against […]

Deodorant on Your Shirt? Tackle it Easily

Deodorant on your shirt? The last thing you want is to show up for an important meeting (or a first date!) and have the other person wonder, “What’s that white stuff?” It’s supposed to go under your arms but somehow it ends up on the front of your sweater! To quickly […]

Crunchy Taco Shells Are Easy to Make

Crunchy taco shells are so easy to make, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t made them before. Here’s an easy way to make hot, delicious and crunchy taco shells at home. Start with flour tortillas. Drape each one over a few rungs of your oven rack and bake at 350 for […]

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DIY Vacuum Extension with a Paper Towel Tube

A DIY vacuum extension can come in handy when the parts that came with your vacuum just aren’t doing the trick. Let’s say you want to reach all the way under your couch or bed, or behind the t.v., without having to move the furniture around. You can make your vacuum […]

Lavender Oil Helps with Fido’s Stress

Lavender oil can help your dog (and you!) through a stressful situation. Whether it’s too many bullies at the dog park, noisy neighbors, car rides, or the dreaded ear drops, dogs can get nervous, just like people do. To calm your precious pet the natural way, add a few drops […]

Perfect Mascara Using a Business Card

Perfect mascara can be yours, at last. You want to coat all your lashes, from the base all the way up–but it can get messy. Try this: hold a business card at the base of your lashes. The card will absorb the extra mascara that would otherwise end up all […]

Smartphone Shortcuts for Happy Texting

Smartphone shortcuts make life easier every day–hence, the term “happy texting.” When you are texting and get to the end of a sentence, you don’t have to click for a period, then make a space and then capitalize the beginning of the next word. (Phew! It’s tiring just thinking about it.) […]

A Handy Ruler

You’re driving down the road and see one of your favorite signs: “Free.” There’s a couch, a bookcase or a desk that you are sure would look great in your apartment… until you get it home and realize it’s about a foot too long to even get through the front door. […]