Month: February 2016

Uncommon Ways To Save Money with Spring Cleaning

Make your spring cleaning more rewarding with these energy saving cleaning tips. They’ll not only reduce your energy usage, they’ll also lower your bills. So grab a rag and get going! Clean Your Refrigerator Coils This may not sound worth the trouble, but cleaning dust off the coils in the back of the refrigerator will make it run much more efficiently and save both energy and money. Pull your fridge away from the wall and unplug it. Find the coils—and the dust! (there’s sometimes a plate covering the coils) Use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust, or soap and...

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Sleep Tracker That You Don’t Have to Wear

Sleep—we all know it restores energy, helps manage appetite, protects against illnesses, and is generally essential for all-around good health. And yet, research shows that nearly half of Americans are regularly affected by lack of sleep. So what gives? For me, like lots of women, nighttime procrastination is a real problem. I know that I need to get to bed, and yet, I just want to watch one more episode of Mozart in the Jungle, or check my Instagram feed one last time, or… you get the idea. Then, at the Bulletproof Biohacking Conference last fall, I met a...

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Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $50

If you don’t want to pay for shipping on every order from Amazon, the easiest way to do that is to sign up for a $100-per-year Prime membership. For those without Prime memberships, there is another option: spend a certain amount of money on qualifying items. For quite some time, spending $25 on eligible items would nab you free shipping, but that was raised to $35 in 2013. Now, Amazon has raised the price again, bringing the amount you need to spend up to $50, according to TechCrunch. Amazon hasn’t yet said anything regarding the price increase, but in its...

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Ads Coming to Facebook Messenger Soon

Facebook plans to introduce paid advertisements in Messenger within the next few months, according to a new report.TechCrunch writes that Facebook has distributed a document to businesses indicating they will be able to message customers directly beginning in the second quarter of the year. Businesses will only be able to send messages to customers that have already initiated a conversation, according to the report. The move is consistent with Facebook’s move to make Messenger the primary way that customers interact with businesses for everything from shopping to customer support. Facebook declined to comment. The company told TechCrunch that “our aim...

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