Oftentimes, food items can expire in the refrigerator or may get stuck in the far back corner, resulting in forgotten, potentially expired items. Sometimes, food spills and sticks cause refrigerators to look more like a science project than a storage place for food.
(BPT) - Did you know planting a tree is one of the easiest and most powerful things you can do to have a positive impact on the environment? It's true. Trees clean the air, prevent rainwater runoff, help you save energy and even combat global warming. And they're a snap to plant! No horticultural degree required. With Arbor Day just around the corner in April, there's no better time to give Mother Nature a little TLC by planting a tree.
A ceiling fan is a pleasure when the weather starts warming up. It stirs the air and creates a delightful breeze. The fact that a fan is much less expensive to run than your home air conditioning doesn't hurt, either. What happens, though, if your fan suddenly stops functioning the way it should? Do you know how to troubleshoot a ceiling fan problem? Here's a brief guide, with 5 causes and solutions for common malfunctions, plus some general tips to help you out.
If you tend to get "colds" that develop suddenly and occur at the same time every year, it's possible that you actually have seasonal allergies. Although colds and seasonal allergies may share some of the same symptoms, they are very different diseases. Common colds are caused by viruses, while seasonal allergies are immune system responses triggered by exposure to allergens, such as seasonal tree or grass pollens.
No one would knowingly throw their money in the trash can. Yet, we are. American families throw out approximately 25 percent of the food and beverages they buy. The cost estimate for an average family of four is $1,365 to $2,275 annually. Need a visual? Americans could fill the Rose Bowl with a day's worth of food waste.
As leaves begin to bud on trees across the country and temperatures finally start to climb, landscaping can become a great weekend project. Jeff Burke with Budget Landscaping has been landscaping since 1978 and has been serving Houston-area homeowners for the past 18 years. He said most landscaping projects run an average of $2,500.
Hundreds of fad diets, weight-loss programs and outright scams promise quick and easy weight loss. However, the foundation of every successful weight-loss program remains a healthy, calorie-controlled diet combined with exercise. For successful, long-term weight loss, you must make permanent changes in your lifestyle and health habits. How do you make those permanent changes? Consider following these six strategies for weight-loss success. 1. Make a commitment
If you spend six to seven minutes comparing different light bulbs when you shop, you're not alone. According to research by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), 65 percent of consumers polled say that picking out the right bulb is a complex process. Following these simple steps will help you save time, as well as energy and money. Step 1: Know the fixture type (table lamp, recessed lights, pendant, chandelier, outdoor flood lamp, etc.).
When looking at a home there are certain items that might be unappealing to potential buyers that are actually easy fixes. Take a look at some home flaws that shouldn't prevent you from buying a house you otherwise like. Paint color: Repainting a room is a very easy and affordable fix. A couple of coats of paint can completely change the look and feel of a room. When touring homes try to look past an unappealing color.
Infertility is defined as trying to get pregnant (with frequent intercourse) for at least a year with no success. Female infertility, male infertility or a combination of the two affects millions of couples in the United States. An estimated 10 to 18 percent of couples have trouble getting pregnant or having a successful delivery.