More Useful Everyday Tips

06/28/11 More Useful Everyday Tips

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If you loved our first crop of useful household hints but thought you could use a few more to help stem the flow of domestic havoc that is the direct result of leaving the comfort of Hotel Mami and setting up shop on your own, then you are in luck. The following tips will hopefully help you avert those mundane calamities that, while...

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Cut Back On Energy Spending

05/16/11 Cut Back On Energy Spending

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Why is that no matter how hard you try to save electricity your power bill is always the same? You turn off lights and appliances that aren’t being used like your mother on a rampage (who didn’t hear ‘apaga la luz!’ a hundred times growing up?), you use energy-efficient bulbs and turn on the washing machine and dishwasher...

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The Miracle Screw

11/30/10 The Miracle Screw

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Screwdriver, that is. What did you think it was, you dirty girl? It’s the one tool every girl must have.Whether you’re putting together your new bookcase or letting your sobrino use it as he pretends to be Handy Manny, the Multi-Bit Ratcheting Screwdriver designed by Tomboy Tools exclusively for The Container Store is the...

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Humidfy Your Winter Blues Away

11/16/10 Humidfy Your Winter Blues Away

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While your relatives back in the motherland are getting ready to celebrate a tropical Christmas, you’re waking up to cracked lips, a sore throat and your tongue stuck to the roof of your mouth every morning; all courtesy of the low humidity winter brings. Sigh. Natilla, coquito and buñuelos are not the only things you miss...

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Cable Tv is so Passé

11/01/10 Cable Tv is so Passé

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OK, so your cable package comes with like a gazillion channels. You made sure to get Univision so your sister can watch la novela when she comes to visit, and the NFL package so your man can catch up on his football when he stays over; but how many of them do YOU actually watch? Your regular rotation probably consists of no more...

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Led light bulbs changing the way we do things

10/21/10 Led light bulbs changing the way we do things

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Who would have thought that something as mundane and seemingly unchangeable as a light bulb could be headed for a 21st century overhaul? Move over, Betty La Fea, there’s a new makeover champion in town. Forget iPads, LED (light emitting diodes) bulbs are the technological breakthrough of the decade. They are extremely...

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