Easter Decoration Ideas: Turn Eggshells Into Candles

Posted on 04/4/2012 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsHere’s a nifty decorating and gift idea just in time for Easter.  It’s a daily double – or can even be a trifecta – of creative repurposing, since you can reuse not one, but two or even three items you normally throw away! Here’s how to make these adorable Easter eggshell candles: 1. Use a paring knife to carefully cut just the top off a raw egg, like shown.  (Of course you’ll want to use the egg yolk and white …

Runny Nose? It Could Be Your Air Freshener

Posted on 11/14/2011 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThose sprays, plug-ins and scented candles we use to make our homes smell good are causing a growing number of breathing problems, say allergy experts. That’s the conclusion of a new study presented last week at the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology in Boston. “This is a much bigger problem than people realize,” said allergist Stanley Fineman, the group’s president-elect.  “About 20 percent of the population and 34 percent of people with asthma …