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Generally, for every degree you lower your thermostat during heating season, or increase during summer, you reduce your energy costs by 3 per cent.
Want to include more produce in your diet? Sources say prep is the step that makes it work. Clean, chop, slice and otherwise prepare all your produce choices for the week on the day you shop. When it’s ready and waiting, you’re less likely to skip it in favour of something more convenient (and likely less nutritious).
To save a pot of burning soup, remove from the burner and DO NOT stir. Pour the unburned contents into a new pot, while trying not to disturb the burned-on bottom of the pot.
Deodorise carpets with baking soda: Sprinkle liberally, and leave on overnight. Vacuum in the morning. Be sure carpet is dry before starting.
“On a health kick: Step one is to keep a food and activity diary for a week. You can get an idea of what you eat, what times of the day you are overeating and the areas where you can make improvements. Knowledge is power!” – Contributed by V.R.
“Whip the whites of your eggs when you are working with heavy flours, like coconut and almond meal. The whipped whites will lighten cakes and muffins.” – Contributed by C.L.