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6 Simple Ways to Save Money at Home

  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

Tips on selecting the right backpack for school children

Improper use and carrying heavy backpacks is the leading cause of developing bad posture. Curvature of the spine, muscle spasms, uneven shoulder, shoulder blades and hips, pinched nerves that lead to shoulder, neck and back problems in school children which they may carry into adulthood. Initial signs of carrying a backpack poorly are: Pain when carrying the backpack. Red blotch on the shoulders. Numbness or tingling on shoulders and arms. Here are basic tips on how to select the right backpack Do not choose backpacks which are too big for your kid’s body size.   It should fit between the shoulder blade and top of the waist. To ensure that the weight is distributed to the hips and away from the back, it is important to choose a backpack with a waist and chest belt. Look for ergonomic designs like backpacks with shoulder padding that makes a comfortable and easier wear.   Shoulder paddings will prevent straps from digging in the shoulder. Backpack with