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Families Waste Up to $2K Per Year on Uneaten Food

People tend to overestimate what they need, researchers say

(Newser) - If you want to save money, a good way to start is by not buying food you won't eat. It sounds like a no-brainer, but in the US, the average family of four spends between $500 to $2,000 per year on food that gets thrown away, the Wall ... More »

10 Things That Need to Go Away

We would all be better off ditching engagement rings, tipping, and more

(Newser) - In the spirit of spring cleaning, the Washington Post asked 10 writers to nominate one thing “we'd all be better off tossing out this spring.” Their ideas:
  • Engagement rings: “Here's a secret that the folks at De Beers don't want young people to know:
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How to Use Your Leftovers... As Skincare Products

Why eat pumpkin pie when you can put it on your face instead?

(Newser) - Sure, you could just eat your Thanksgiving leftovers ... but doesn't that seem a bit ... pedestrian? AOL News talks to a skin and beauty expert about how you could, instead, use those leftovers as skincare products:
  • Pumpkin pie: Pumpkin is a natural exfoliant, so mix your leftover pie filling or canned
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Uses for Leftover Wine (Besides Drinking It)

(Newser) - Save the wisecracks about not understanding the concept: Leftover wine is your friend. Joe Yonan, in the Washington Post, offers some pointers that leave deglazing and poaching in the dust:
  • "Use light red wine to cook fish." Pinot noir and salmon are especially good pals.
  • Freeze wine
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