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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

Chinese New Year: Common Practices and Beliefs

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2014 is the Year of the Yang Wood Horse (Jia Wu). In preparation for the start of Chinese New Year, Chinese lanterns and other decorations have been popping up and displayed in most Chinese countries and Chinese community areas around the globe to herald the new year. Chinese New Year is known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival which usually lasts 15 days. This year, the date of the Chinese New Year 2014 is on Jan. 30, 2014 (Chinese New Year's Eve) to February 13, 2014 (Lantern Festival). As a tradition, weeks before the New Year celebration, enormous preparations has been made as the Chinese people consider Spring Festival accompanied by good fortune.