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To the Point: Knife Sharpening

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Knife Sharpening

& How to Make Your Knives Last

 

I am frugal, and I cannot afford to replace the knives we have Knife on breadwhen they start to go dull.  I am also clumsy and I run a much greater risk of losing an appendage if my knives are dull.  It is true that sharp knives are safer than dull ones. 

Every knife dulls.  It does not matter what they say about it; some will keep the original edge longer than others, but the fact remains that every knife dulls.

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7 Essential Items in your Emergency Survival Kit (with Infographic)

7 Essential Items for Your Emergency Survival Kit

While planning a weekend getaway or a long vacation, you take care of all the things like clothes, shoes, passport, important documents, reservations and accommodation in advance. Once you are done with it, you roam around carefree, of course, it is a human nature. But, fail to think of worst case scenarios which could be in form of accidents or natural disaster. And, if something bad happens, you regret for not preparing yourself in advance. Emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere. Even if you are at home, you should be prepared for such situations to stay safe and ensure survival.

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Canning on Glass Top

canning on glass top

The official word on the street about canning on glass top has always been “No! Don’t do it!”

But times are a’changin’.  Yay for that, because so many of us avid canners buy homes where the stove is included, and now we have to live with it.  Who can afford to run out and buy all new appliances with every move?  Okay, some people.  But not THIS some people.

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Financial Preparedness: 3 Tips for Your Children’s Future

Financial Preparedness

When my husband and I were sorting through my late mother-in-law’s final arrangements, I realized we hadn’t done nearly enough in our own future planning. It was scary to imagine a situation where my children would be on their own, and it brought up a lot of worst case scenarios I never wanted to think about. But preparing for any situation is crucial to my family’s well-being, especially to my children’s future, and in the end I feel a lot better knowing we’ve taken care of everything.

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10 Reasons Why Dogs Are Good for Kids

10 Reasons Why Dogs are Good for Kids

Christmas is in the air, and with nearly days before the season of love and giving, parents are clamoring gift shops and toys stores looking for the perfect gift to give their children. Although it might be fun and easy to simply buy a toy car, a train set, or a gadget to satisfy the so-called “immediate wants” of children, these items will eventually be either broken or lose the interest of the child. Plus, given the new world we live in, most children nowadays don’t get to experience the outdoors, but simply get stuck inside the house playing with their “toys.”

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8 DIY Natural Moisturizer Recipes for Soft Hydrated Skin

DIY Natural Moisturizers

Soft, hydrated skin is elegant, dare I say alluring.  It’s easily recognizable as a result of the evident radiance. But here is the question: “Is it possible for me to have such soft and hydrated skin–and without harsh products?”  The availability of DIY natural moisturizers that can be put together without complications make it possible for you to groom such enviable skin. We’re going to give you 8 natural moisturizer recipes!

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Preserve Your Eyesight with These Superfoods

Preserve Your Eyesight with These Superfoods

As the leading cause of blindness in the west, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects 3 in 10 people over the age of 75. With odds like these it makes sense to want to find ways to protect ourselves against it. A study from Harvard university has shown just how we can do that. The study shows that one of the best ways to prevent AMD is through diet and here we’ll explain exactly what foods are your key to helping preserve your eyesight long into old age.

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The False Dichotomy of Black Friday

Christmas Simplicity

This was an email newsletter I sent before “Black Friday” last year.  It’s a bit controversial, but it’s important to us.  Be sure to leave a comment with your thoughts!

Logic Lesson: What is a False Dichotomy?

A False Dichotomy (or “false dilemma”) is when someone pits 2 opposing thoughts, requiring you to choose one of the 2 extremes (ignoring the possibility of alternatives).
  This is a major ploy of retailers.  How do I know?  I am one.

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Introducing the Sous Vide Cooking Method

Introducing the Sous Vide Cooking Method

Though based on ancient cooking principles, sous vide technique is a new method of cooking that is gaining popularity among home cooks today. Consequently, a lot of people have various questions about this process and the equipment used. To help you get the hang of it, we’ve put together some answers to various questions you may be asking about this cooking method.

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