What Is Industrial Engineering – Why You Should Consider It as a College Major

industrial engineeringMany teens exiting high school or “undeclared” college freshman are at an uncertain time in their lives: They may have interests and subjects they enjoy, but simply don’t know what they want to pursue for work after graduation.

However, many may not even be aware of a major that could lead to an interesting and prosperous career: industrial engineering. While industrial engineering is not the most well-known engineering discipline, it is the most diverse amongst the many professional engineering fields of study.

What Is Industrial Engineering?

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Green Laundry Wash Ball & Nellie’s Dryer Balls Review

mother son laundryMy little laundry area was cramped, messy, and hot – my least favorite room in the house! The storage space and shelves in the laundry room were packed with cleaning supplies, while gummy detergent spills and dryer sheets seemed to adhere to every surface.

However, as hard as I tried to clean and clear out that room, nothing seemed to work. I needed to save space and money. I tried to make my own homemade laundry detergent which solved the cost issue, but the process was time-consuming and I was still left with little storage space. Additionally, I also wished to reduce the time I spent drying my clothes, which would save on electricity and wear-and-tear on my dryer.

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7 Homemade Photo Crafts That Make Great Gifts

mother and babyEvery family seems to have a member who either has everything, or desires nothing – yet we still feel obligated to give them a gift during the holidays. Oftentimes, too much money is spent on a gift they barely use.

This year, give up on buying expensive gifts. If you have children, make something that everyone in your family will love: homemade gifts featuring pictures of your kids. Not only will they love these gifts, but they’re fun crafts to make and they will save you time and money as opposed to wandering through the crowded shopping malls.

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How to Save Money on Groceries – Top 20 Ways to Save

save on groceriesWhen I was in my twenties, I didn’t care how much I would spend at the grocery store. When the shelves of my refrigerator or pantry became bare, I would simply drive to the nearest store and put whatever items looked appetizing into my cart. I rarely prepared home-cooked meals, and would need to run to the store to get an ingredient or two if I did have an inkling to cook something.

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Cooking with Kids – 10 Tips & Easy Healthy Recipes

cooking with kidsIt can be tricky to cook a meal when you have little ones running around. Most kids become tired and hungry as the day comes to a close, and they often demand your attention when it is time for you to prepare dinner. So how do you meet both of these demands?

The answer is simple: include your kids in the process of cooking. That’s a scary thought, right? It certainly can be, but if you were previously trying to juggle cooking while entertaining the kids, having your kids help might actually make meal preparation less daunting.

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8 Unique Homemade DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids & Adults

wrapped present costume smallAs Halloween approaches, if you haven’t yet decided on costumes for your family, you may start to feel the pressure of the clock ticking. And if you want to make your own do-it-yourself costumes for Halloween, the pressure can increase even further, as homemade costumes take several months of planning, and days or weeks to assemble.

You may have time to make costumes, but cost also factors into DIY costumes, especially if you need to buy pre-made items in order to save time. If making DIY Halloween costumes take a lot of your time and money, the fun factor can quickly dissipate.

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Reuseit Review – Reusable Lunch Bags and Bottles to Go Green

reuseit logoGoing green is all the rage right now and for good reason. If you’re like me, however, the desire is there, but the know-how is lacking. An obvious way to protect our planet is to recycle and reuse household items. But when it comes down to finding ways to reuse, my brain seems to lack the creativity and innovation necessary to come up with practical solutions.

It turns out that I’m not alone, and luckily, there is an awesome company whose mission is to help the recycling-challenged become recycling-savvy. The company is called Reuseit, and they specialize in selling reuseable products made from long-lasting materials to ensure you never have to buy disposable again.

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17 Ways to Save on Cheap Halloween Costumes for Kids & Adults

girl witch costume halloween candyAt the beginning of October each year, my neighbors at the end of my street start getting really excited. As their favorite holiday approaches, decorations start to multiply in their yard almost daily. Spiders, gravestones, skeletons, bats, and ghosts overtake the end of my street until Halloween night finally arrives. That’s when the real show begins as my neighbors come out in elaborate, and horrific, costumes to scare the trick-or-treaters away for some Halloween fun.

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10 Reasons Why You Should NOT Lend Money to Friends & Family

friends family lend money“Neither a borrower nor a lender be.” These famous words came from Polonius, Shakespeare’s chief counselor to King Claudius in Hamlet. As Polonius gives some fatherly advice to his son Laertes, Shakespeare gives some timeless advice to us: Do not lend money to friends.

Why shouldn’t we lend money to friends and family? Polonius answers that in his next line: “For loan oft loses both itself and friend.” Polonius knew that a loan to a friend or family member often results in the loss of both the money and the relationship.

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8 Reasons Why I Quit My Dream Job to Be a Stay At Home Mom

stay at home mom baby bookI did it. My mother did it. Her mother did it. Many of my friends did it, and I know countless other women who did it. Reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that 40% of mothers with children under age 6 are currently doing it.

Maybe you’re considering being a stay at home mom, too.

A year ago, I was faced with the dilemma of what to do with my life after I had my baby. Like many soon-to-be parents, I was approaching a crossroads and needed to decide the role I would play as the mother of my child.

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