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Does Skipping Meals Help You Lose Weight?

By Jessica on December 20, 2013

Q: Is it true that’s it better to skip meals to burn fat and eat one large meal a day? I thought the body needs meals throughout the day, but I’ve been hearing this one meal a day idea from people and want to know if it’s true.

A: It’s recommended that you eat 3 main...

Gummy bears

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8 Tips to Help Curb Sugar Cravings

By Jessica on December 20, 2013

Q: I have impulse control issues when it comes to sugar, especially during the holidays! Any tips to help my cravings?

A: I know sugar cravings can...

Broken Ornament

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Repairing a broken Christmas ornament

By Jessica on December 20, 2013

Q: I have 30-year-old Christmas ornament that broke this year. I have the pieces and will be gluing it back together. I want to put it in a block of acrylic or plastic like people do with baseballs. Are there home kits I can use for this? I really want to preserve this sentimental...

House Decorated in Christmas Lights

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How do I take good photos of Xmas lights at night?

By Jessica on December 20, 2013

Q: What settings do I use to take outdoor photos of Christmas light displays at night?

A: It’s best to use a tripod...

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How do I convince my husband to attend religious services with me?

By Jessica on December 10, 2013

Q: My husband refuses to go to any religious services with me, especially during the holidays. After so many years of marriage, I didn't realize how much it would bother me. It makes me feel lonely, especially around this time of year.  My religion is important to me and I worry how his...

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Homeopathic Remedies for ADD?

By Jessica on December 10, 2013


Q: Is there a general homeopathic remedy for ADD? I refuse to continue my child on stimulant medications for his issues with concentration, disorganization, sleeping, oversensitive personality and mood swings.


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A puppy visit for the holidays; what to do

By Jessica on December 10, 2013

Q: I have a dog and when my sister’s family visits for the holidays they’re going to bring their two new beagle puppies! My dog goes berserk when little dogs even pass the house. What am I going to do?

A: Of course, my suggestion is going to be to keep her separated from...

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How do I help koi fish get through winter?

By Jessica on December 10, 2013

Q: The long, cold winter in the South has been hard on my koi pond this year. I always kept the pump running all year and I guess that was wrong. I lost most of my koi fish due to hypothermia, I’m told. Is this possible? My pond is 4’ by 8’ and about 24” deep and above ground....

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Will winterizing lower my heating bills?

Q: What percentage can I expect my heating bill to drop if I put plastic sealer on my windows, foam self stick seals on my doors, and use spray foam insulator to plug up cracks in my walls.

A: You can generally save 5 to 10% on heating costs by taking those simple and...

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5 Tips on Using Deal of the Day Websites

Zach Hayes is a money-saving enthusiast who shares tips on how to get the most bang for your buck on everyday purchases.

If I told you there was a way to get the products and services you need at 50% off or more, you would be ecstatic, right? Well, there is - they're called deal of the...