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Simple Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costumes

Halloween is quickly approaching and the scramble for an original costume has begun. Unfortunately, a simple bedsheet is not a sufficient costume now. Costumes are getting more expensive every year. Luckily, you can make some amazing costumes by yourself with … Continue reading

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The Achterbergs’ Airtight, Holistic Guide to Pest Removal

Everybody remember February? Back when the ground was brittle and the air went 20 below with windchill? The invertebrates survived that, somehow, and they’ve got no more objections to the air so thick and still it might as well be … Continue reading

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How to prepare for air travel

As summer continues and vacations with family and friends commence, you might find yourself travelling to a far (or not-so-far) away place that requires an airplane, something that many await eagerly but most people dread. Avoid stress with a little … Continue reading

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How to say things nicely

It’s no secret that the truth hurts. Most people find it is simpler to tell a white lie rather than be painfully honest with another. We often feel that we’re doing the right thing by sparing someone’s feelings. But, in … Continue reading

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How to Use the Language of Flowers on Valentine’s Day

Your guide to the perfect bouquet for your special someone.

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How to Survive Without Electricity

Like most people in York County, I unfortunately lost all power and electricity in my home for two whole days. Time seemed to drag on into forever. I literally almost cried when my  school was cancelled yet again. I just … Continue reading

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How to Occupy Yourself on a Snowed-In Snow Day

This is as much for me as it is for you. Step 1 – Get up late. If you’re reading this and even a little tired, get back in bed. Time spent sleeping is never wasted. Step 2 – Make the … Continue reading

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Fourteen ways to reuse wrapping paper

Think twice, and use one of these 14 ideas in 2014 for your old Christmas wrapping paper.

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The School Snooze

Now that the newness and excitement of school has worn off, the school slump has come back with a vengeance. Getting up early does not have the same appeal as it once did when we were little. It’s the first … Continue reading

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How to be a Fan Girl

Being a fan girl isn’t about having hand-decorated T-shirts or walls lined with worn posters. In fact, fan girls are very misunderstood, considering this is the common stereotype they receive. People don’t understand the pain one must go through. Fan … Continue reading

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