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Freecycle.org recycling unwanted items getting free items

Freecycle.org is a free worldwide organization that allows people to give away items they don't need using an OFFER listing and get free items by listing WANTED items or answering OFFER listings.

Lots of furniture lately, kitchen appliances, clothing, etc

I have given away a nice bedr...

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Getting more potassium in diet...

1 tablespoon of powdered parsley is very few calories but has about the same amount of potassium as a banana!

I am looking for low calorie foods with potassium so share others with me, please.

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Sharing good humor...laughin
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produces endorphins...

Having a good laugh or even a chuckle produces endorphins. That is one reason I shared my silly tongue twister with people at work.

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For the impatient vegetable gardener...broc
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raab...

Once I planted broccoli raab and it literally came up overnight. This week I planted some on Saturday and it sprouted on Monday morning. By Tuesday it was 1 inch high. I can hardly wait for it to be about a foot high (that's when I can harvest some to have steamed or stir fried). The seeds are a...

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A BMI chart that is easy to read...

A BMI chart that is easy to understand.
Go to my spark page and click on the BMI chart to enlarge and/or copy. It is a visual chart without the usual lists of numbers. Very easy to interpret.

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Using food you have on hand...

There is a great website called supercook.com where you put in items from your cupboards and the website pulls up recipes for those items. Gets the creative juice flowing and helps you use up those foods in the back of your cupboards or even in your fridge...

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Digital scale that "gets stuck" on a certain weight....

I saw a Sparker's comment about her scale being possessed by the devil...I always thought my digital scale was crazy...it would stay the same reading for days when I knew I had lost...

I finally figured out how to get it to stop that...it has to be "reset" and so I picked up an object that w...

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Recipe for homemade yogurt using no special equipment and foolproof!!

The recipe is too long to post here but is posted on my spark page. I moved it up to the top of the page after someone had trouble finding it in the comments section.

It was printed in 1971 in The Last Whole Earth Catalog and even I was able to make very decent homemade yogurt following this ...

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Believing helps manifest good things...

I tried believing I could get my second knee replacement in spite of being out of FMLA benefits at work....actually it happened in May just as I had believed despite the fact that HR told me I had to wait until next year. I am scheduled May 21.

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Low fat Ricotta Cheese Frosting

1 tsp flour & 1 tsp low fat margarine
1/4 c milk, 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 c coconut powder
3-4 pkts stevia or splenda
1/2 to 1 tsp vanilla

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