Posts Tagged ‘Smart Living’

Bad Disaster Advice

I’ve been paying a lot of attention to the information being spread with regard to how to prepare for a disaster, like a hurricane.  Bad Advice I’ve Seen Circulating Hotels must take your pets in due to a law passed after Hurricane Katrina. No. This is patently false. Hotels and motels are private businesses and not…

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How to Reduce Lint

Dear Home Ec 101, My husband just started a new job that has him wearing dress slacks -like Dockers- and dress shirts instead of the jeans and t-shirts he’s always worn.  Even though I wash and dry them separetely (to avoid any ironing!) they still come out with quite a bit of lint on them. I…

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How to Use Bleach Safely

Heather says: I received a concerning email, yesterday, that made me realize it was time to send this post out again as a reminder. This is the first in our series on household chemicals. Over the past few years, I have gotten the impression that many people are using chlorine bleach in an unsafe manner. Chlorine…

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What is Modified Food Starch?

Heather says: Yesterday on Twitter, during the What is Vegetable Extract kerfuffle, my good friend @notoriouslynice asked: @HeatherSolos I’d like to know, too, if you find out. Also, what is modified food starch? First what is starch? Starch is a  white, odorless complex carbohydrates that serves as primary means of energy storage for plants. When…

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Share Your Emergency Budget Ideas

Heather says: I talked about this yesterday on the Facebook Fanpage, but I thought it would be a good idea to continue the discussion over here. Home-Ec101.com is an apolitical site; this means that neither party will get an endorsement, political bashing is not allowed, and for the most part I really hope that political…

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