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Walk, don't run, to snag the deals retailers are breathlessly advertising; an analysis shows that 'sale' prices in July will almost certainly be the same -- or lower -- in August.
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Clotheslines save you money, and there's nothing like the fragrance of laundry dried in the wind and sun. And it's eco-friendly to boot.
Using a low-speed "treadmill desk," you can burn up to 130 calories an hour. But would you want to? Depends on whether you want to be healthy . . . or productive.
Pick-your-own farms mean food that's cheaper and miles fresher. Think of it as a family outing with benefits.
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