How to Use ‘Affect’ Versus ‘Effect’


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Every time I write either “affect” or “effect,” I have to pause for a second to double-check myself. Their meanings are related, their spellings are similar; even their pronunciation is nearly the same. But one of them causes something and the other is the result. And knowing the difference is a good thing.

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Pack a Backpack in a Pinch by Rolling Your Clothes


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Occasionally, we all find ourselves in a position in which we need to pack a bunch of stuff—including clothes—into a backpack. It might be as simple as heading to a friend’s house for the weekend. Or packing your kid up for a weekend at grandma’s. Or—maybe your life is a little more exciting—you’re catching an early…

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How to Not Get Overcharged by a Mechanic


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My husband took his car into our mechanic this morning to get enough work done to require a loaner car for the day and an estimate well over $1,000. “I’ll tell them not to change the cabin air filter,” he reassured me. “I can do that one myself.” Now if only he could install and align his own tires, change a…

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How to Evacuate Safely During Severe Weather


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The Gulf Coast is bracing itself for what is likely to be Tropical Storm Barry tomorrow, which may turn into a hurricane by Saturday. Louisiana has already declared a state of emergency and this is the sort of weather you don’t want to mess around with. Now is the time to plan how, when and to where you might…

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How to Evacuate Safely During Severe Weather


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The Gulf Coast is bracing itself for what is likely to be Tropical Storm Barry tomorrow, which may turn into a hurricane by Saturday. Louisiana has already declared a state of emergency and this is the sort of weather you don’t want to mess around with. Now is the time to plan how, when and to where you might…

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Your Dishcloths Are Filthier Than You Think


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If your dishcloth has been hanging around and wiping up messes for more than a day or two, it’s at risk for contamination from salmonella, E. coli, Staphylococcus and other bacterias and mold. Chris Smith, a consultant virologist at the University of Cambridge and the managing editor of the Naked Scientist, tells The…

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What to Say Instead of ‘You Don’t Understand’


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You’ve already explained yourself a dozen times—in perfectly clear language, no less—and still they’re not hearing you. Your partner, your best friend, your 10-year-old kid, whoever. You know you’re right; they just need to listen a little better, don’t they? As they go around and around in circles, still missing what…

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How to Get Re-Inspired at Work


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Who among us has not woken up one day to find themselves deeply ensconced in a good old-fashioned workplace rut? It certainly happens with the job you’ve been kind of meh about from Day 1, but that dream job you landed four years ago isn’t immune from The Rut either. No matter how motivated we may start out, there is…

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To Get to Bed Earlier, Take More Breaks During the Day


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It might seem a little counterintuitive. Sure, you want to go to bed earlier so that you feel refreshed in the morning. Maybe you’ve been meaning to push up your bedtime for months (years!) but you’re always rushing from this to that to this all day long. If you take more breaks than usual throughout the day, you’ll…

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