14 Reasons You Might Need an Air Purifier in Your Home

Do you want to improve your indoor air quality?

Are you wondering if an air purifier is what you need?

It's always best to try to get at the source of your indoor air problems and change what you can.

But if you've tried everything else and you're still having issues, a good quality air purifier could be the solution.

Here are fourteen reasons that you might need one.

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What’s the Best Shower Head Filter? | 2018 Edition

[This post was originally published in May of 2017. It has been updated for 2018.]

Pop quiz time: Do you know what the largest organ in the human body is?

Congratulations if your answer was "skin"!

If you're an average size person, your skin covers an area of about 20 square feet. That big area of skin is able to absorb a lot of impurities. So, you want to be careful about what you expose your skin to on a regular basis.

One of the best ways to protect your skin and hair from harmful contaminants like chlorine is by using a shower filter. They're not expensive, they're simple to install, and they can make a huge difference in the way you feel and look.

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Best Water Filter Pitchers of 2018

This review was previously posted as 10 Best Water Pitcher Filters of 2017. It's been updated to include some new models, and a few were dropped.

Do you want to filter your water without going through the hassle and expense of installing a full-blown filtration system?

If your answer is "yes", then you might want to consider a water filter pitcher.

This kind of filter isn't as good as something like a reverse osmosis system or a gravity water filter, but it's better than nothing. And sometimes it's just not practical to have a bigger system - like at the office, or in a college dorm, or if you're traveling.​

So if you've decided to invest in a pitcher water filter, the obvious question is


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Presto 06301 Dehydro Food Dehydrator: Good for Beginners?

Are you interested in getting started with dehydrating foods without spending a ton of money?

If you've been looking into dehydrators, you've probably seen the Excalibur dehydrators touted as the best ones out there. (And they are, in my opinion.)

But they're also expensive.

If you're not willing to invest hundreds of dollars in an expensive dehydrator that you might end up not using very much, then you should take a look at the Presto Dehydro 06301

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Excalibur 3926TB Food Dehydrator: Why So Popular?

What are you looking for in a dehydrator?

When I started shopping for one about seven or eight years ago, I knew what I wanted. I had three requirements for my ideal dehydrator:

  1. a large capacity that could handle a lot of food (I was raising five kids);
  2. straightforward and easy to use;
  3. excellent quality and great reputation with users.

Does that sound like what you're looking for, too?

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Nesco Snackmaster Pro: Best Food Dehydrator Under $100?

Not long ago, I had the opportunity to try out the Nesco Snackmaster Pro FD-75A food dehydrator.

I was at my daughter's for an extended visit, helping her out after the birth of her first baby. She happens to own a Nesco, and she had only good things to say about it.

Not that I didn't believe her, but I wanted to give it a whirl myself. I knew that it's the top selling dehydrator on Amazon, and I wanted to find out why.

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Why I Recommend the Alexapure Water Filter Pitcher

Do you want a pitcher style water filter that does more than just make the water taste better?

One that goes beyond removing chlorine and reduces other dangerous contaminants like lead, Chromium-6 and fluoride?

That's exactly what I was looking for when I was getting ready for a trip that included a long stay in a hotel. 

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Best Food Dehydrators: 2018 Buyers Guide

So, you want to invest in a dehydrator, but you're not sure which one is best, right?

There are plenty of brands and models to choose from out there, but they're not all the same. You can find lots of different features and a wide range of prices, too.

I've been dehydrating food for years, so I know a thing or two about them. In this article, I'm going to share with you what I think are the three best dehydrators for home use. This is based on personal experience and also on information gleaned from hours and hours of research.

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