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Stay Cool: How to Save on Summer Cooling Costs

It’s almost August, and with that comes sweltering temperatures–and sticker shock when you open up your electricity bill. I live in Texas, and it gets hot here–as in, regularly over 100 degrees. During my first summer in the Lone Star state, I remember getting my electricity bill and immediately calling the electric company to inform them they’d made some sort of mistake. They...

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Posted in: Home, Life Hacks, Money

15 Signs It’s Time to Take a Break From Social Media

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We’re all in denial. We spend much more time on social media than we think or admit. I decided to do something about my own addiction last week after I caught myself subconsciously typing Facebook into the browser. Again. While working on an important project. A project I could probably have completed weeks ago if I hadn’t been so busy checking my Twitter follower count, liking photos on Facebook,...

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Posted in: Career and Work, Life Hacks

How Did You Choose the Location You Call Home?

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Have you found a place to lay your roots? The place where you plan to call home for the next few decades? If you’ve answered yes, I’m envious. My husband and I are having troubling deciding where we should plant ourselves for the long haul. We’ve enjoyed our time in D.C. and even thought about staying here for a significant period of time. After all, it’s a thriving city with...

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Posted in: General, Home, Life Hacks

Organization Habits That’ll Make Your Business Insanely Productive

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An organized work space is a productive work space. I learned this first hand after working for two employers in the same industry whose organization habits were like night and day. My first company was neurotically organized, so much so that our personal offices were annually audited down to the location of our stapler. If something as small as a paperclip was out of place it could affect our overall...

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Posted in: Business, Career and Work, Life Hacks
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