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Makeup basics from a makeup artist: When to throw away makeup

Yes, that is a trash bag filled with makeup. Why would I commit such an atrocity? Because it was time. Sadly, all good things come to an end and for a lot of the makeup now residing in that trash bag, their end actually came and went a while ago yet I was still holding on. It can be difficult to purge old makeup, but purge I did and purge you must. There comes a time when you have to let go, and here's why and how…

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Store your plastic grocery bags in tiny little folded triangles

While I love that Seattle recently enacted a plastic bag ban, I also have always made heavy use of my plastic grocery bags — they're the perfect size for our smaller garbage cans, and I loath the idea of purchasing little plastic bags to hold trash. Because of this, I've started hoarding my diminishing stash of grocery bags, and A Lil Bird Told Me has a brilliant way to keep those slippery plastic sacks perfectly stored. Head on over to get the full instructions.

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Is recycling still worth it?

I seem to have run into an obstacle in my marriage, regarding recycling. My husband seems to be under the impression that it takes more energy to recycle a bottle, or can, or cardboard box, than it does to simply toss it in the garbage — and therefore, is not worth recycling, because it's creating more pollution than just tossing it.

So, I have some questions…