And that is wild: NASA did a examine attempting to determine the right way to clear the air in house stations. They got here up with an inventory of just about 20 houseplants, and the spider plant was included, together with English ivy — a beautiful, delicate-looking however hardy plant. Fill your private home with houseplants; they can assist hold your air clear.
Expensive Readers: Darla H. in Punta Gorda, Fla., despatched an image of her cuddle boy, her lovely brown, longhair cat, Sneaky Pete. Pete seems to be fairly cozy, snuggled on the mattress. To see our different Pet Buddies, go to Heloise.com and click on on “Pet of the Week.”
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Expensive Heloise: In response to a current column about dried toothpaste blotches in rest room sinks … I cowl them with a humid sponge. Very quickly, the dried blotches wipe away with no scrubbing.
— Mary Anne Graham in Spherical Hill, Vir.
Expensive Heloise: Would you please train your readers that when referring to distance, whether or not a city or something, use the phrase “farther” — as a city is farther north from right here. “Additional” refers to an extension of time or diploma, akin to an additional examine of one thing.
J.M.C: Sure, you’re right! English could be a difficult language! “Farther” refers to bodily distances, whereas “additional” sometimes refers to a extra figurative distance. A instructor would possibly say: We’re getting additional alongside in our examine of the English language!
Expensive Heloise: I by no means use ammonia on any gems, delicate or exhausting. Most have coloration added, and that may considerably fade, as I came upon the exhausting manner. I take advantage of a glass cleaner with out ammonia and a delicate brush. No have to soak. I rinse with water and dry with a delicate fabric.
Expensive Heloise: I by no means flush cat waste down the bathroom. Cat litter with the waste typically accommodates clay, which is horrible for the plumbing; it may gum up the pipes. I might advise your readers to eliminate cat litter and waste within the trash solely.
— Barbara in New Mexico
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