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Who knew Irish Spring soap was good for more than just keeping you clean and smelling good? As it turns out, the strong-smelling soap can be used to keep herbivores like deer and rabbits away from your garden by cutting a bar into pieces, stuffing the pieces in socks and stapling the socks to stakes. …

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This story originally appeared on Myrecipes.com by Emma Crist. My favorite season is closing in on us (and by closing in, I mean temperatures here in Alabama are still in the 90’s, but I’m sure fall is coming anyyy day now). Autumn, I love you–your cool weather, your clothes, your football players, oh, and especially your food. I know you think you’ve been counting down to PSL-season for what …

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Who knew Irish Spring soap was good for more than just keeping you clean and smelling good? As it turns out, the strong-smelling soap can be used to keep herbivores like deer and rabbits away from your garden by cutting a bar into pieces, stuffing the pieces in socks and stapling the socks to stakes. …

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House cleaning can be a hassle. You’re either the type of person who really enjoys cleaning up your home or you absolutely despise it. But there’s that one area in the house that no one would genuinely enjoy cleaning. For obvious reasons, cleaning the toilet is one of those chores that’s probably at the bottom …

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Dryer sheets are a great invention, they help keep our clothes static free, and they help our clothes smell amazing. But did you know there are numerous other uses for those little sheets? Here are 15 helpful hacks to make your life easier. According to Shared: Clean Dirty Fan Blades Fan blades can get real …

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A video blogger was allegedly rushed to hospital after eating a poisonous plant while she was doing a live feed for viewers. The 26-year-old, who goes by her surname Zhang, was reportedly doing live stream video of herself biting into the plant to promote the benefits of Aloe Vera. Unfortunately, the Chinese media star was …

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A man was arrested after allegedly shooting his son dead mistaking him for an intruder at his home. Frank Leo Huner Jr., 58, called 911 at about 10:15 p.m. Saturday to say he’d shot a person at his home, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Moments later, it turned out that the man he …

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When cooking pasta, it’s easy to feel as if you’re wasting water when you boil it and then immediately throw that water down the drain. While it may be your goal to conserve as much H2O as possible, there really isn’t much use for it once it’s been filled with starch. At least, that’s what …

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It had been an object of curiosity for decades; with its bright yellow color and distinctly retro shape, people always took notice. The trailer hadn’t been used in years. Everyone assumed it was dusty, dirty, and full of insects and animals. Luckily, someone decided to find out the truth and ventured inside. Where they expected …

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When your dog is barking so loud, that means there’s something wrong. It could be that there is someone in your area who is unfamiliar to your dog. It is just normal for a dog to act like that being protective. What’s strange is that the unusual visitor in your backyard that would make you …

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Family. We all have a family of some kind. Not all families are made up of blood relatives these days. Some people have an excellent support system with family. But then other people are sadly taken advantage of by their own flesh and blood. Talk about gratitude! Helen and Hank Kawecki’s grandson tricked them into …

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Spring is here, and that means your garden is in full bloom. You are probably excited to start trimming your plants and changing the layout of your garden, but beware – you could be endangering unexpected inhabitants! We all love hummingbirds for their beauty, unique design, and the stunning way they fly. Despite your adoration …

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Epsom salt is well known for its versatility in use around the house. There’s so much you can do with it! But did you know there are also tons of ways to use it around the garden? It’s a great source of magnesium sulfate and is pH neutral– which makes it harmless to your soil. …

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There are a few problems in life that a simple life hack cannot solve. One of the most prevalent problems has to do with removing foul smells from your car. Maybe it’s from a recent fishing trip, sweaty clothes from soccer practice or you had a little too much fun while drinking with your friends over …

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  Use a maul or splitting wedges to split hardwood. A splitting maul is essentially a thicker, more wedge-shaped axe made for splitting hardwood along the grain, with a blunt sledge-hammer edge on the back of the splitting blade. These are typically somewhat heavier than an axe, usually by several pounds, and the weight of …

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