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How To : Plant a tree outside your home to save energy

You may not realize it, but saving energy is as easy as planting a tree. Literally. Finding a great shade tree for a certain area outside your home, can help save energy in your home by offering some free shade during hot summer days. In this next conservation tutorial, you'l ...more

How To : Have energy without taking energy drinks

Good Housekeeping reports that despite many people believe the new drinking energy shots is healthy as it contains B vitamin, caffeine, and few calories, it might not be the case. Samantha Cassetty from Good Housekeeping Institute suggests that there is no added benefit by tak ...more

How To : Caulk your home to save money on energy bills

All around your house there small cracks and spaces that are letting air out of the house. You can stop the air leaks through an inexpensive way saving money from being wasted, it's called caulk. You have to select the right one for what you need, there are many different type ...more

How To : Save energy by checking and sealing windows

Protect your most important investment with seasonal maintenance. A regular schedule of periodic inspections and maintenance of windows can help prevent the most common, and costly, problems before they occur. Organized by season, this workshop covers topics such as repairing ...more

How To : Make your home more energy efficient

Saving money is the name of the game during any rough financial period. There are many ways to do so, but one of the most obvious ways is by doing it in your home. Being energy efficient is a great way to not only save some green, but be green as well. So in this tutorial, you ...more

How To : Heat your home and save energy

In this video, we learn how to heat your home and save energy. Any gaps around the door can lower the temperature dramatically, so make sure you have weather stripping along the sides, bottom and top of the door. You should also make sure this stripping is on your windows as w ...more

How To : Make a sand snake to help save energy

If you don't know what a sand snake is or what it does, it's basically something that is used to help you save energy and money. It's bigger than weatherstripping and can be just as effective. So in this helpful video tutorial, you'll find out what materials you'll need to ha ...more

How To : Eat for maximum energy

Candy bars are tasty but all they do is spike your blood-sugar momentarily leaving you with and energy crash. For high, sustained energy you will need a balanced diet full of complex carbohydrate and protein. Skip the energy drinks and extra large lattes and follow these simp ...more

How To : Use natural energy boosters

You have tried everything to stay alert, all to no avail. Wouldn't it be great if you could get a natural energy boost? With our quick tips, which are designed to turn the always tired into the ever alert, you absolutely can! Health Guru is a site that produces videos which p ...more

How To : Seal your air ducts and save energy and money

If you take a quick look around your home, there are many areas that can be changed to help ensure that it's energy efficient. From the fridge in your kitchen to the lights outside, there are numerous possibilities. One area that is filled with possibilities is your basement, ...more

How To : Make your home more energy and water efficient

Are your electricity and water bills comparable with that of Raging Waters? Then it's probably the right time to consider how to save on your energy and water bill by taking small steps like assessing where you're at in your home, having an energy audit, and eliminate leaky fa ...more

How To : Save energy with your refrigerator

If you own an old refrigerator, chances are that you have an energy zapper in your home. With some of the more newer models, they zap less energy, but can still waste a good amount. In this tutorial, you'll find out some helpful tips for how to save energy with your refrigera ...more

How To : Plant a shade tree to help save energy

You may not realize it, but planting certain vegetation around your home can actually help you save energy. Plating trees is also a great way to help add some shade to your home that can bring a cool feel to an area during the hot summer days. So check out this tutorial on ho ...more

How To : Get more energy with vitamin B1

Thiamine, aka Vitamin B1, keeps your body fully functioning and ready to move! Health Guru is a site that produces videos which provide medical advice in a number of areas: Pregnancy, Sex Health, and College Health. With the aid of Health Guru, you can understand your aches a ...more

How To : Keep your windows sealed to prevent loss of energy

If you live in an older home with windows that are aged, it's a smart idea to make sure they're sealed correctly. Doing so can not only result in a loss of energy in your home, but prevent cool or warm air from entering your home. It's a great and easy way to save on costs. S ...more

How To : Check to see if your home is energy efficient

If you're wondering if your home is energy efficient, there is an easy way to check. For some cities in the U.S., you can actually call people to come over to your house and test the efficiency of your home. It's a great way to tell if you're saving energy and what you need to ...more

How To : eliminate Vampire power (wasted energy)

Dig this. 40% of the energy consumed in your home is from appliances that are allegedly 'off'. That cellular power supply charger...that 'sleeping' computer...that appliance that has a remote control. All guilty. You may be motivated by being green. Me. I am motivated by sa ...more

How To : How Much Energy Is Your Home Using? Test It!

There are ways you can measure how much electricicity specific or groups of appliances are using. With the help of these devices you could can find out what is costing you more money and then use it to determine if you can cut usage to save money!

News : Valero Energy Corp.

Valero Energy Corp. is one of many oil companies that supports Proposition 23. Valero Corp. is fined over thousands of dollars for polluting our air ...more

How To : Make A High-Lighter Stun-Gun

The Stun-Gun In this article, I'll show you how to make a small, weaponized highlighter. Before I get into how to built this device, let me warn you. This device is harmful! When used, it can cause burns and/or serious muscle spasms. The voltage is potentially deadly! DO NOT ...more

How To : Protect Your Door with High Voltage

In this article, I'll show you how to create a simple yet effective way of scaring off intruders. Of course, there are methods around this approach, but it's great for office pranks and general fun. The project requires a little background knowledge in electronics and circuitr ...more

How To : A Beginners Guide

I've created this guide to give you some ideas for how to progress quickly as well as some basics for how to operate FrontierVille. My tips are merely suggestions based on my experience and you are welcome to explore and play the game at your own pace. I hope you benefit from ...more

News : All Entries in one place

I'm having a hard time finding my older posts, so I'm sure you are too. I'll put them all here so you can find them easily. You can bookmark this if you want :) Facebook Page - Like it, Share it, Get updates about the game and new posts! Beginners Guide - Some screen shots o ...more

How To : Read an EFL, electricity facts label

What is an Electricity Facts Label? Why are they important? EFLs can tell you everything you need and want to know about an electricity plan. This video will walk you through a Bounce Energy EFL and explain the various sections.

News : Why the High Bill?!

During the cold months customers often call because they recieved a higher than normal bill, during the winter your usage may spike. This video will break down where your money may be going to specifically, and show you ways to avoid high bills during cold temperatures.

News : Understanding Usage Adjustments

Sometimes your bill may not be correct- your TDSP may record your usage either higher or lower than it really is. In some cases the mis-read may not be noticed right away but sooner or later you'll get a usage adjustment. This video will explain to you what usage adjustments a ...more

How To : 16 Tips for Staying Awake When You're Tired

While there's an art to surviving the all-nighter, there's also an art to staying awake throughout the day when you're operating on little to no sleep. In 1964, the record for sleep deprivation was set by 17-year-old Randy Gardner, who stayed awake for an incredible 264 hours ...more

How To : Get free electricity from a phone jack

Learn how to get free electricity from your home telephone line just by watching this video. Save money on your power bill, and hack into the electricity coming out of the phone jack. The phone company doesn't monitor electricity usage, so you can probably get away with this c ...more

How To : Keep Your MacBook Awake with the Display Closed

It's pretty logical for your MacBook to sleep when you close its lid, but under certain circumstances, you may not necessarily want this feature to kick in. Personally, I'd prefer my MacBook's lid to be closed while relaxing and listening to music. Also, I don't like having t ...more

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