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The Truth Behind Five Popular Infomercial Products
I am a sucker. This is no secret. I can’t watch the shop at home channels because I will end up in the poor house. If you’re a sucker like me or if you’re just curious if the product is as good as it sounds, here is a buying guide for the five most pop…
How to Protect Yourself From Summer Bugs
We here in Minnesota have our annual summer pest, mosquitoes to deal with and they're bad enough with the slapping and the itching, but some summer bugs can have worse and even deadly consequences. Here's how to protect yourself.
When to Use Cash, Debit or Credit
I got my nails done yesterday and saw a sign that said they only accept checks or cash as payment. OK, A.) Who carries cash and, B.) Who writes checks? I was just planning on using my debit card, but nope! So that got me thinking, when is it OK to use cash, when should you use the credit card and wh…
How to Prevent Wrecking Your Morning
My morning starts about an hour and a half before the rest of the world, so I need mornings to be as mechanical and mistake proof as possible. Here are a few ways I keep my morning from getting ruined.
Tricks to Keep You Productive at Work
It's Monday. Back to work. No one wants Monday to come because we're all likely dragging from the fun we had over the weekend. Monday is also a very unproductive day at work for many, but that doesn't have to be the case. Here are a few tricks to be more productive at work.
How To Change Your Health In Four Steps
I’m always looking for little ways to sneak in just a tad more physical activity to help me lose that much more weight. I stumbled across four small changes that can make you a lot healthier, so I checked it out and they are really, really small.
How to Handle Criticism
I hate being criticized. Who likes being told what's wrong with them, their wardrobe, their hair, or their abilities at work and at home? Nobody I know, but sometimes criticism is just a part of life. Here's how to handle it with grace.
How to Get Chores Done Fast
I hate chores. Especially in summer. It's so nice out and we earn this weather, so don't spend it running errands. Here are a few ways to speed through your chores.
Career Advice You Shouldn’t Ignore
In this work a day world, a new survey says (and no shock here) that most of us hate our jobs, but are too afraid to quit. Here are three things to try that could lead to success.

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