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Banana Hacks

Bananas are nutritious and delicious.  They contain vitamin B6, fiber, potassium, and a touch of vitamin C.  There are countless recipes for their use: banana breads and muffins,

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More Cool Tips for Summer


The air conditioner in my apartment is not keeping up with the Summer heat.  As I sit here typing these words, I have three fans pointed at me and am still overheating.  Naturally,…


Painlessly Remove an Adhesive Bandage

Living with a five year old means always keeping a stock of band aids.  Maybe it’s just my kid, but it seems like that age is prone to falling down while doing the simplest of things:…


Beat Writer’s Block

If you write for any reason- blog articles, short fiction, poetry, even a letter to the folks back home- chances are you’ve experienced writer’s block.  It can be an

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Fix Cloudy Plastic with Olive Oil

My first love was a 1981 Toyota Corolla.  Oh, how I loved that little car. We went everywhere together: to the beach, to the mall, across the state to a water park with all our friends. …


Make the Most of Your Carpool Commute

As a carpool passenger, I never considered my morning ride into work as anything more than a chance to stare blankly out the window as the city flashed by, enjoying the calm before the