8 Creative Ways to Reuse Wrapping Paper

by Stacy Levin 11. December 2012
The 8 crazy nights of Hanukkah have begun, and with it comes 8 nights of presents! Unfortunately, that can also mean 8 nights of wrapping paper going in the garbage. According to Earth911.com, wrapping paper and shopping bags account for about 4 million tons of trash per year in the United States. Since local authorities do not always allow you to throw your used wrapping paper in your recycling bin, you may need to think creatively in order to avoid waste. To help you out, we’ve come up w... [More]

How to Stay Cool when Temperatures are Hot

by Wade Barnes 16. July 2012
Summer is officially upon us, and with it comes the heat and humidity we know all too well here in Baltimore.  Staying cool when the temperatures are hot can be a costly proposition, but there are a few tips we’d like to share so you don’t have to break the bank.   The basics...  º Blow hot air: By having a fan simply move the air around the house, you’ll actually feel cooler.  Running ceiling fans counter-clockwise, especially in elevated le... [More]

How I Graduated Debt-Free from College

by Andrew Schreiber 10. July 2012
Our college years can be some of the best years of our lives, and of course we all know the educational benefits, but many of us do not think about the long term financial effects. That future bill left to be paid can be extremely alarming. According to Consumer Reports, the average debt outstanding for 2011 graduates is almost $23,000; however, we’ve all heard horror stories about people who have accrued well over $100,000 of debt by the time they’ve graduated. This is a scar... [More]


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