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Home Appliance Myths that Cost You Money

Don’t waste money on unneeded home appliance repairs

While there’s nothing particularly amazing about home appliances, what is amazing is the number of myths surrounding them. Most of these myths, we believe without question and while they’re usually harmless, they could be costing you more money.

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Top 5 Myths about Buying Foreclosed Homes

Worried about buying a foreclosed home? Learn the truth.

With so many foreclosed homes up for sale, many people who can afford it are considering buying them. Unfortunately, there are many myths surrounding the sale of foreclosure homes. Learn the truth and see if there’s a new home in your future.

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Are These Food Myths Sabotaging Your Diet?

If your diet isn’t working, these food myths may be to blame

Going on a diet is difficult enough. Don’t make it harder than necessary by sabotaging it and believing these common food myths. Learn the truth and stay on the right track for successful weight loss

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Green Technology Myths — Learn the Truth

Blindly following green technology myths is bad for the environment

Americans are trusting souls so when it comes to green technology, we often believe everything we’re told. If your goal is to become eco-friendly and to make a smaller impact on the environment, learn the truth about these three myths.

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Coming Clean About Eight Laundry Myths, Part II

We all have to do it, but we don’t have to do it wrong. Here are four more laundry myths you can live without.

In Part I of this sparkling fresh article, we washed away four laundry myths that no one should have to put up with. Subjects we took on included the value of hot water and the use of bleach, and why you shouldn’t overdo it with the detergents. In this sanitary conclusion, we’ll come clean on four more myths about laundry.

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Coming Clean About Eight Laundry Myths, Part I

Out, out, damned spot! And take these laundry myths with you!

Laundry myths offer a good example of how even everyday tasks can accrue a web of misconceptions and false facts that get in the way of actually getting the job done. With the exception of a few Beverly Hills types and lazy husbands, almost everyone does laundry — and a lot of what we know about it is wrong.

In this two-parter, we’ll take a look at eight laundry myths that all of us would be better off without believing.

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Weeding Out Some Common Organic Gardening Myths

Whether you consider yourself green or otherwise, you’ve probably heard a few organic gardening myths in your time. Here’s the truth about four popular ones.

Just about everyone’s interested in organic gardening from one viewpoint or another, so it’s no surprise that organic gardening myths might pop up in the garden of public opinion. Myths both pro and con are easy to come by — so we’ll cover both sides of the issue in this article.

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Some Common Olympic Myths

If you think the Olympic torch tradition is a legacy of the ancient Greeks, then you’ve fallen for one of the more persistent Olympic myths; it’s actually a Nazi invention. Intrigued? Read on!

Whether you believe the demigod Herakles or the Lydian prince Pelops founded the ancient Olympics (there are Olympic myths claiming both), it’s a fact that the Games are shrouded in their own special brand of mythology. It goes without saying that most of those myths are a far cry from fact — but we’ll say it anyway.

So grab your torch and follow along as we take a closer look at a trio of interesting and tenacious myths about the Olympic Games, ancient and modern, and offer up the fascinating truth behind all three.

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Breastfeeding Myths Revisited

In a previous article, we dismantled four common breastfeeding myths. In this article, we’ll bring you abreast of the truth about several more.

As we mentioned in our earlier article, breastfeeding myths are common — indeed, there are so many that we decided to revisit the issue. Previously, we discussed (among other things) the beliefs that breastfeeding should hurt, that bottle-feeding is easier, and that babies with diarrhea shouldn’t breastfeed.

All of which are wrong, by the way. In this article, we’ll take a look at four more misconceptions about the ancient practice of breastfeeding, and unmask the facts. These are just a few of many myths, by the way — we may just have to do another article on the subject.

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O, What a Tangled Web We Weave: Busting Those Spider Myths

Even if you don’t like spiders, you shouldn’t let spider myths guide your prejudices. Here a few common ones to take note of.

It’s no wonder that there are so many spider myths in pop culture, since after all we’re talking about some of the creepiest of the creepy-crawlies. The fact that spiders tend to be beneficial is hard to remember when one considers the venom of the black widow, and the fuzzy horribleness of the tarantula.

In this article, we’ll try to wrap up four of the more common myths about spiders, once and for all. Sure, spiders may be bugs, but they’re misunderstood bugs (or reasonable facsimiles thereof, anyway), as we’ll show you here.

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