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The BusinessVoice News Network (BVNN) delivers quick information and lifestyle stories to your callers on hold.

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October 6, 2023

Save time and money on laundry by not over washing some of the clothes you wear. Think about the number of times you’ve worn it rather than how long since it was last washed. Undergarments and socks may need washing after every use but outerwear can be worn two or three times. And try to avoid washing jeans because every laundry cycle can damage denim. Source Link

Is it a bad habit or a secret to better comprehension? Doodling can keep your mind active when you’re listening to something that’s boring. In a study, people who doodled while hearing a boring phone message remembered 29 percent more than those who sat still and listened. Source Link

You can cut clutter by identifying things you don’t use and there’s an easy way to do that with a roll of masking tape. Put a piece of tape on each item and take it off the next time you use it. After six months, anything that still has tape on it probably can be sold, donated or recycled. Source Link

October 5, 2023

There’s a right way to make your morning routine work for mind and body. Instead of jumping out of bed, first bring your knees to your chest to warm up muscles and then drink a glass of water to rehydrate your body. And don’t check your cell phone immediately because that list of notifications can mean a stressful start to the day. Source Link

With the cost of airfare these days, who wouldn’t want a free ticket? Scammers are using email to entice you to give up personal information. The bogus offers include a so-called “refund” on a previous ticket or free round-trip tickets. They claim to be from an airline, but don’t click on any links. Instead, check your account from the airline’s website or app. Source Link

How you set up an air purifier in your home can determine how well it works. Get the right size for the area of the room and pick a firm, level and flat spot with 18 to 24 inches of space around it. Close doors and windows in the room for the best results and follow manufacturers recommendations for regular maintenance and cleaning. Source Link

October 4, 2023

Sometimes you may be sick of going to the gym, but when are you too sick to exercise? If your cold symptoms are only from the neck up you’re probably OK for an easy workout, but body achiness like you get with the flu is a stop sign for your exercise plan. It’s also good for others because you can easily spread cold germs at the gym. Source Link

There’s pet health insurance and travel insurance and a combination of the two. Your fur baby can get coverage for medical expenses incurred while away from home. Some plans will pay for additional expenses, like if you’re delayed returning home and have additional pet boarding fees. And travel insurance can include trip interruption coverage if your pet gets ill or dies before you leave home. Source Link 

Eating more and feeling full but with fewer calories? It’s called “volume eating” when you choose foods that are high in water and fiber, like leafy greens, cucumbers, celery, broccoli and peppers, or whole fruits such as berries, tomatoes and pears. You can do this by making vegetables the focus of a meal, eating raw produce and avoiding caloric beverages like fruit juice. Source Link

October 3, 2023

Trying to earn rewards points or cash back by paying your rent using a credit card could be more expensive than you think. Putting your rent payment on plastic increases the risk of ballooning debt if you don’t pay the entire card balance each month and landlords can charge a service fee for using a card. And that rent payment may be late unless you allow time for the credit charge to clear before the due date. Source Link

What causes the dreaded “brain freeze” when you eat something cold too fast? The sudden exposure to cold triggers blood vessels in your mouth to rapidly narrow and widen, sending pain signals through nerves in the head and face. Eating that ice cream or milkshake more slowly can prevent brain freeze but if it happens, press your tongue to the roof of your mouth to warm it up. Source Link

This is promising news if you’re a person who’s always anxious about making a good first impression. Testing found that most people in first meetings underestimate how much the other person liked them. The so-called “liking gap” is important because being over-critical might stop you from wanting to make a new friend. Source Link

October 2, 2023

You use it to wipe down many things in your kitchen but what’s the right way to clean a sponge? Put a damp sponge in the microwave for one minute or soak it for 60 seconds in a quart of water with a half-teaspoon of bleach. You can keep a sponge cleaner if you wring it out completely after every use and let it dry in a spot with plenty of air circulation. Source Link

There’s a good reason to resist that urge to get just a little more gas in your car’s tank after the pump clicks off during a fill-up. An internal overflow of gas can saturate and damage filters in the car’s vapor recovery system. This can reduce engine performance and fuel efficiency and may lead to a costly repair. Source Link

Is a vegan diet good for a dog? There’s little scientific evidence of this but dogs can get the nutrition they need while eating vegan. They need a lot of protein and a vegan diet should be more carefully crafted to meet that goal. Talk with your veterinarian about your dog’s nutritional needs and which products will meet them. Source Link 

September 29, 2023

Cleaning up after your dog does their business can be easier with these tips. Save those fast food cardboard French fry boxes because they make great disposable poop scoopers when you walk the dog. Or spread non-toxic squirrel repellent on the parts of your yard that you don’t want your dog to use as a bathroom. Source Link

Giving a child an allowance can be the foundation for a lifetime of smart money management. Having their own money forces kids to think about how to spend it and learn the difference between needs and wants. And using an allowance for savings, donations and spending can teach self-reliance in kids. Source Link

You should think twice before scanning a QR code with your phone. Scammers are using fake QR codes for rip-offs that range from bogus parking meter payments to fake online portals for bill payments and even romance scams. Always confirm that a QR code is legitimate before scanning it and avoid any that come in an email you weren’t expecting. Source Link