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How to Make Use of Dryer Sheets Around the House Nov. 11, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Apparently, I'm a slow learner. I can't think of another reason it took so many years to associate m... Read More

Watch What You Eat Sep. 13, 2019

Neil Patel

As George Orwell once noted, "The worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents." According to ... Read More

Get Rid of Bugs and Crawling Insects Fast and Easy Without Poisons Aug. 14, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Got creepy bugs and crawling insects like ants, centipedes, cockroaches, silverfish or bedbugs tryin... Read More

Flood Mosquitoes Jun. 19, 2019

A Greener View

Many areas have continued to experience heavy rains recently, and a number of places are still flood... Read More

Tick Trauma Jun. 01, 2019

Katiedid Langrock

"His name is Howell!" "OK, fine. Then I have to remove Howell," I said. My daughter has a love of na... Read More

Spring Buzz Apr. 20, 2019

Katiedid Langrock

"What's that black bug on the wall?" my kid asked. "I dunno." "Is it a wasp?" "Dunno." "Cockroach?" ... Read More

No More Castle on the Hill Sep. 08, 2018

Katiedid Langrock

I've written of the Castle before. I lived in it for a year while I was in Australia. We sometimes h... Read More

Other Uses for Ordinary Dryer Sheets Oct. 04, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

Perhaps you've seen a list of uses for dryer sheets floating around the internet. Who knows where th... Read More

The Pest Years of Our Lives Sep. 08, 2016

Lenore Skenazy

To everything there is a season, especially if you're a household pest: A time for mice, a time for ... Read More

These Bugs Detect Water Leaks You Cannot See Jun. 16, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

My readers often come up with their own great tips, tricks and ideas for how to save time and money.... Read More

This Week, the Answer Man Looks at Bugs and Critters May. 31, 2014

The Answer Man

1. How does the earthworm breathe? 2. Insects breathe through spiracles. What are spiracles? 3. The ... Read More

Chuckle Bros

Apr. 26, 2014

How to Make a Simple Fruit Fly Trap Jan. 07, 2014

Everyday Cheapskate

Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly, and I go way back to my high school biology class and... Read More

'Grand Theft Auto V' Dec. 27, 2013

Video Game Reviews

DEVELOPER: Rockstar PUBLISHER: Rockstar SYSTEM: Sony PlayStation 3 (Xbox 360) PRICE: $59.99 ESRB RAT... Read More

Indoor Plant Insects Nov. 20, 2013

A Greener View

Q: I brought in my houseplants and now the house is filled with fruit flies. They buzz around the ki... Read More