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5 Easy Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

"You're getting older." That's what the doctor said about weight gain. My friends didn't take my weight gain seriously either. What do you say to a formerly-scrawny person gaining a few pounds? "@#$# #$&." That's what they said. But being at a good weight is...

Waste Not Want Not Series: Canning 101

Canning 101: Preserve the Harvest & Your Wallet Canning isn't just for your grandmother anymore. Whether you've got a survivalist bunker or you're a foodie crying because the last fresh blueberry dropped off the bush, canning is for you. Canning and food...

Spend Less & Don’t Spend your Paycheck on Your Job!

Spend less. That is the entire secret to having more money. "Spend less." That's not always easy--especially at the beginning of the school year. Or Christmas. Or in the spring. Or when summer comes around he corner... There are supplies to get, requisitions denied,...

How to Make Every Second of Summer Vacation Count

Summer vacation is finally here.  You've got all the time in the world...and what happens? You waste it! Summer vacation is the moment every teacher's been waiting for!   Six to eight weeks of pure uninterrupted time off to do all the things you've been desperate to...

The 3 Things You Need to Start Your Garden

Today's question comes from Kelly from Rhode Island, who wants to know, "How do I get my garden started?" This is a big question, so we'll break it up into a few posts. First, let's start with getting the thing into the ground.  Then, we'll tackle what to plant to...

Excuses Bringing You Down? How To Be a Productivity Ninja

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB2Q1Jt_Kd4 "You're late again." I've got a student who's late every day, each time with a better excuse.  We don't use the clock anymore--class officially starts with a round of applause when he arrives....

Why Caesar’s Gruesome Death Makes me Celebrate Friends

Good friends make a great life. The Ides of March is almost here. That's the day Julius Caesar was stabbed in the back by his friends.  Every March 15th, in honor of Caesar, I celebrate friends. "Caesar got killed though..." Yes, indeed. How many of us have...

Surviving Restaurants with Your Not Broke Friends

Do you fear going to restaurants with your not-broke friends? "Can you go out to the restaurant with us?" Normal people answer yes or no depending on if they're busy.  Broke teachers always say no...because they're broke. Broke teachers don't go to fancy...

Traveling Light? Try Hotel Tonight

Want to see the world but too broke to travel? Maybe not! Getting a hotel room doesn't need to break the bank or force you to plan fifty years in advance. "Get a room on Hotel Tonight," said my friend.  I travel to New York for Job 2 from time to time. When I'm...