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Heather Levin

Heather Levin is a writer with over 15 years experience covering personal finance, natural health, parenting, and green living. She lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina with her husband and two young sons, where they're often wandering on frequent picnics to find feathers and wildflowers.
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5 Reasons to Stop Watching TV and How to Do It – Benefits

Have you ever thought about how much of your time is spent simply watching television? It’s probably more than you think. If you’re like a growing number of people, you might suspect, deep down, that watching hours of TV every day isn’t the best use of your time. If you’re ready to cut down on your TV consumption, or even stop watching entirely, it’s important to have a plan in place before you do it. Read on to find out why your physical, emotional, and financial health might benefit from cutting the cord — and how to go about doing it.
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How to Host a Summer BBQ Party at Home on a Budget

Summer is in full swing, which means it’s high time you host a barbecue before the bells start ringing for back-to-school season.The only problem? You’re on a tight budget and can’t afford to serve up...
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How to Stop Being a Digital Data Hoarder and Declutter Your Life

So you've hopped on the minimalism train. You've KonMari'd your house, Swedish death-cleaned, downsized, and pared down your kids' toys to the bare minimum. You're done, right?Not so fast. There's also your inbox, which...
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How to Prevent Tick & Mosquito Bites – Types of Diseases & Natural Repellents

Throughout the United States, cases of tick-borne illnesses are on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that, since the late 1990s, cases of Lyme disease have risen more than 300%. And the...
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How to Go Back to Work After Maternity Leave – 7 Tips

It costs a lot of money to have a baby. Which means that many working mothers are faced with very little choice when it comes to going back to work; they simply can't afford...
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How to Work From Home If You Have Kids – 9 Pro Tips

Many parents dream of working from home. You give up the stressful commute and constant distractions at the office in exchange for a cozy office and more time with your kids. Perfect, right?Well, in...
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How to Find a Good Contractor for Home Improvement Repairs

You've likely seen the story on your local news: A fly-by-night contractor swoops into town and scams dozens of homeowners out of thousands of dollars each before disappearing without a trace.No one wants to...
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How to Find a Great Real Estate Agent (Realtor) You Can Trust

Would you consider hiring a home improvement contractor without first checking references and analyzing their portfolio of past work? Probably not. Most people do their research before they hire service professionals like roofers, plumbers,...
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How to Deter Thieves and Avoid Getting Mugged

Robberies are one of those things that you often hear about on TV but believe, deep down, will never happen to you. However, a quick search on Google News yields thousands of results of...
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5 Costs of Homeschooling – Home School Curriculum, Programs & Books

Are you thinking of homeschooling your children? It's a hot topic these days, and many parents are considering it due to safety concerns, bullying, drugs, negative peer pressure, and struggling schools that leave some...
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How Swedish Death Cleaning Can Transform Your Home & Finances

Swedish death cleaning. On the surface, it sounds like a morbid dream - as if the Grim Reaper, fresh from a visit to the Container Store, will show up at your door with a stack...

How to Curb Your Online Shopping Addiction – 9 Tips to Buy Less

Online shopping is a popular American pastime. Since 2009, online sales have climbed steadily, as shown by a recent U.S. Department of Commerce report. In the second quarter of 2018 alone, Americans spent a...