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6 Simple Ways to Save Money at Home

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  With the economy being what it is, people are more conscious about their expenses. The last thing you want to be doing is spending money on things that are not essential. There are simple ways to save money at home, which can cut down your bills significantly. Use energy-efficient appliances If possible, buy energy-efficient appliances such as washing machines and dryers that have lower water and energy consumption levels. These will help save energy and thus money over time because they consume less electricity than their non-efficient counterparts do. Consider replacing your old refrigerator with an energy-efficient refrigerator. You may not be aware of the fact that your fridge is one of the biggest consumers of power in your home. An inefficient refrigerator can use up to 300 kWh per year, which is more than 10% of the total household energy bill. So, it is important to get an efficient one that uses less electricity and saves you money on your electricity bill. Use en

6 Factors to consider in finding the right school for your child

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One of the most important decisions we make as a parent is deciding which school for our child to enroll in. We want our children to study in a good school so we could lead them on a path toward lifelong learning heading for a future successful career. Sending a child to school is no joke as it entails a large sum of money added to the family’s budget, thus it will be wise to carefully assess and do your own rating in finding the right school for your child. photo credits: pixabay.com With so many schools offering the best education, it is still important to seriously consider your child’s needs as well as your own expectations and values before making a decision. Here are several factors to consider that may help you in choosing the right school for your child. Comprehensive Policies and Programs Look for a school that promotes comprehensive policies and programs which supports the student’s physical, social and emotional wellbeing, including an excellent curric

Mommy Makeovers are a Growing Trend

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After having kids, have you found that your breasts have migrated south and your belly refuses to shrink? You're not alone. Many moms find it extremely difficult if not impossible to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies, despite the barrage of photos of celebrities strutting about in bikinis only 6 weeks postpartum. Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can do a real number on the size and shape of breasts in particular, while hormonal fluctuations can lead to fluid retention and fatty deposits that won't budge. Dieting and exercise alone won't get rid of a sagging stomach that's composed mainly of excess skin! As a result, more and more mothers are choosing to see a cosmetic surgeon for a full "mommy makeover," involving multiple surgeries to restore their breasts, stomach, and other problem areas. Image Source: SergeMelki /Wikimedia Commons Postpartum Trouble Spots So why would women consider having a surgical makeover in the first place?

4 Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality

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Most homeowners go a long way in ensuring their homes look good physically. But of course, there are specific points that should be given more weight if you want to keep your family healthy and safe from indoor air contaminants. While we spend most of our time indoors, the air inside your home tends to become stale and polluted more than the air outside. Here are some tips to help keep the air you breathe clean and safe. Keep your floors clean Germs and bacteria gets into your home carried by your feet. Clean your mat at the entrance regularly to prevent build-up of dirt and keep germs from spreading and multiplying. Mop floors on a daily basis and use a vacuum with a HEPA filter to ensure that all particles are trapped in the filter.  Have an Air Duct cleaning service A home’s HVAC system is coiled around the entire home and it recirculates air from one room to another several times a day. It gives a lot of potential for mold particles to spread and cause chaos