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FOUR BEGINNER TIPS FOR MAKING DIY CANDLES Not only are candles beautiful to look at, they’re also a necessary item to have around the house in case of power outages. If you’ve ever considered making DIY candles, then check out these four beginner-friendly tips. 1. Choose a good wax. Beeswax and soy wax are two popular waxes that are easy to work with. 2. Try reusing an item for your candle’s container. Old jars, ceramic cups, even used glass bottles are all things you likely have around the house that could act as your DIY candle’s container. 3. Be cautious when adding scent. While a scented candle is nice, some candles can smell too powerful and take the joy out of lighting them. Go easy on the scent when you’re just getting started making candles. You can always adjust the amount in subsequent attempts. 4. Get the wick right. Placing the wick is one of the trickier parts of DIY candle making. You don’t want it to be too short or else you won’t be able to light it. Try keeping the wick long and then trimming it after you’ve poured the wax. WHAT TO DO WHEN WILD ANIMALS VISIT YOUR YARD If you live in a suburban our rural setting, you likely have animal visitors in your yard on a regular basis. While squirrels in your trees, rabbits in your shrubbery – even a curious deer or two – can provide much joy, they also can cause issues. There are a few things you can do to peacefully coexist with wild animals that don’t harm or even disturb them. First: do not feed them. Wild animals are used to foraging for their food, and if you intentionally feed them it will train them to wait for food rather than go look for it. Another step you should take is to not have any dense growth near your home. Keep shrub beds and treed areas on the border of your property instead of close to your house, which will keep the animals further away. Don’t forget to cover your garbage, recycling and compost bins. Wild animals love to dig through the trash. Don’t give them the chance to do so and either use secure lids on your bins or store them in your garage or shed. Another thing to consider are the different ways in which animal visitors could get into your house. Make sure to install a chimney cap if you have a fireplace, repair any damaged screens on windows and doors and consider covering basement window wells. The best thing you can do to protect wild animals is to let them stay wild!


Brain teasers are riddles that exercise your brain. These four are sure to give you a mental workout!

1. Mr. and Mrs. Mustard have six daughters and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the Mustard family? There are nine Mustards in the family. Since each daughter shares the same brother, there are six girls, one boy and Mr. and Mrs. Mustard. 2. What has six faces, but does not wear makeup, has twenty-one eyes, but cannot see? A die (dice).

3. How do you make the number 7 even without addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division? Drop the "S". 4. There are 20 people in an empty, square room. Each person has full sight of the entire room and everyone in it without turning his head or body, or moving in any way (other than the eyes). Where can you place an apple so that all but one person can see it? Place the apple on one person's head.

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