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Do Programmable Thermostats Really Save You Money?

If you are in the market for new ways to save energy in your home, you have probably heard of Programmable Thermostats. Programmable thermostats are marketed as saving energy, cutting costs, and increasing ease of use. Are they worth the hype? The following is a breakdown of Programmable Thermostats’ key features and how they live up to these marketing claims.

Automatic AdjustmentsWith a traditional thermostat, you manually adjust the temperature in your home. You have a couple specific ways that you can adjust what is happening. You can choose to heat or cool your home to a specific temperature. You can also choose to set your fan to run continuously or automatically. As long as your heating and cooling units are properly maintained, a traditional thermostat will help keep your home at the temperature that you set.

Programmable Thermostats differ from traditional thermostats in that you can set them to adjust the temperature automatically based on the t…

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How to Keep Fresh Cut Flowers Longer

You’ve probably heard a few anecdotal tips for keeping cut flowers looking beautiful, but could a weird trick like adding a penny or an aspirin to the vase really work? There are a few proven ideas for keeping homegrown and store-bought bouquets looking great.


When a plant is cut, the stem absorbs air. This embolism or air pocket prevents water from being absorbed. That’s why it’s so important to cut the stems before arranging the bouquet. Remove at least one inch, and cut on an angle to increase the surface area and to prevent the bottom from resting directly against the vase. Changing the water and recutting the stems every few days will also help your bouquets last longer.

Flower Food

Sometimes, the packet of flower food doesn’t last as long as the bouquet, especially if you change the water several times. However, you can make your own. University researchers recommend adding a tablespoon or two of sugar and lemon juic…

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Best Golabki Recipe for National Cabbage Day

National Cabbage day is a day to celebrate a delicious vegetable that crosses cultural and culinary lines. Many people think of cabbage as being a distinctly Irish vegetable, but the Irish actually got it from Asia around 600 BCE. It’s one of the easiest vegetables to grow, growing wild and very cool climates and resulting in large harvests. It also store extremely well during the winter.

Types of Cabbage

Many people would be surprised to realize that there are several different types of vegetables in the Cabbage family. We’re talking about broccoli Kohlrabi, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts. All of these delicious vegetables owe their linked heritage to the cabbage.

Interesting Information About Cabbage• Cabbage only takes three months to grow, making it an exceptionally use food in areas where crops need to be turned over quickly.• Cabbage is the national food of Russia, the citizens there eating as much as seven times as much cabbage in a year as a…

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