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Boston – City Guide
Boston – City Guide

Boston – City Guide

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Boston, the Beantown, is home to the World Champion Boston Red Sox and location of many TV series (Ally McBeal, Boston Legal, Cheers, Crossing Jordan, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and St.Elsewhere among the more memorable.)
Is This Still Safe to Eat
Is This Still Safe to Eat

Is This Still Safe to Eat

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If you follow some basic, common-sense rules about handling your edibles you can avoid the nasty effects of food poisoning. These rules are compliments of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. How Long Can I Keep It? Refrigerate all perishable food within two hours, or one hour if the temperature is over 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Wrap…
You, Too, Can Be Handy
You, Too, Can Be Handy

You, Too, Can Be Handy

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Toilet Overflows In this always-pleasant scenario, grab a plunger and place the rubber cup tightly around the hole at the bottom of the toilet bowl and commence pumping. Lift the plunger to see if the water is running out. Pump a few more times. Pour a bucketful of water and see if it runs down.…
Clean Living: Cleaning, laundry and mouse patrol
Clean Living: Cleaning, laundry and mouse patrol

Clean Living: Cleaning, laundry and mouse patrol

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Every now and then (preferably on a weekly basis) you need to get into your gym clothes, crank up some Zeppelin on the CD player, and break out the cleaning supplies. If you are semi-incompetent when it comes to cleaning and laundry, this section will give you the basics on how to get the job…
What To Do Before You Move into a New Apartment
What To Do Before You Move into a New Apartment

What To Do Before You Move into a New Apartment

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Moving In: Taking Care of Details What To Do Before You Move into a New Apartment Set up your utilities: electricity, cable, and telephone Before you begin carting all your belongings to your new apartment, make arrangements to have the utilities turned on — otherwise you’ll be in the dark, literally. You may decide to…
10 Items to Check Before You Move In
10 Items to Check Before You Move In

10 Items to Check Before You Move In

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Dale Y the Maintenance Guy from LaCrosse, Wisconsin shares his pre-move 10-point checklist. Here is a basic apartment checklist that should be done before you move in. All of these things should be taken care of by the landlord, with no cost to you. 1. Door Locks and Latches—They need to work smoothly with and…