• There are a lot of items you use every day that you may not be replacing often enough.
  • The American Dental Association recommends that you replace your toothbrush every three to four months.
  • Mascara lasts two to three months, or until it looks clumpy and develops an unusual odor.
  • Bras can lose their elasticity and shape after six months of heavy wear.

change_thingsA lot of items, accessories, and tools that you use every single day have a shelf life and need to be replaced regularly. But chances are you own a lot of things that ought to be swapped out sooner rather than later.

Here are 10 things you need to replace more often than you think.

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us_knows_about_youIn 1967, Stephen Stills sang the words "Paranoia strikes deep, Into your life it will creep," in the hit song "For What It’s Worth," which he penned for the band Buffalo Springfield. More than 50 years later, it’s no stretch to feel the same sentiment when considering how much information is readily available about practically everyone on the planet. Somewhere there is documentation of things even (especially!) your mother doesn’t know from where you drove when you were supposed to be at work or school, to the image depicted in that cheeky little tattoo that seemed like such a great idea at the time.

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fridgeRefrigerator

Spend 30 minutes on these simple maintenance steps to keep your fridge running in tip top shape. It’s hard to believe, but six simple maintenance steps will prevent almost 100 percent of refrigerator breakdowns and eliminate those service calls. Take these steps and you can forget about spoiled food, lost time waiting for repair people and shelling out $70 an hour plus parts for the repair itself. In this story, I’ll show you how to keep your fridge humming and trouble-free. And we’ll also tell you what to check if a problem does occur.

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pirate_dayGot plans for September 19, 2019? You do now: It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day! So prepare your timbers to be shivered and wait… what? Is this seriously a holiday? What is this all about? And why, exactly, is there a formal holiday for not just pirates but for talking like pirates? You have questions. I have (weird) answers.

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boycott1Market Forces: Ordinary people can often feel powerless to do good through individual actions. That’s where community organizing tactics such as labor strikes and consumer boycotts  including the recent boycott against fitness companies Equinox and SoulCycle  can come in, with citizens applying economic pressure against organizations perpetuating injustices by refusing to buy their products or services. Many boycotts fizzle out with little effect, while others get results by stopping the problematic behavior or simply calling attention to an underlying issue.

Click ahead to see some of the most powerful boycotts in history, some long gone and others still ongoing.

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1776: The battle of Brooklyn

pic1During the American Revolution, British forces under General William Howe and his brother, Admiral Richard Viscount Howe, defeat Patriot forces under General George Washington at the Battle of Brooklyn in New York, also known as the Battle of Long Island.

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styleIn 2016, it was muted monochromatic makeup. The next year ushered in a spectrum of sunset reds and dusty pinks, and 2018 was the year of technicolor highlighter. With bold beauty trends on the rise, it’s no surprise that 2019 has been declared the year of neon. Pinterest reports that searches for “neon eye shadow” jumped a whopping 842% over the past few months. For fans, especially Gen Zers, the look is a celebration of fun, commitment-free expression: Daydream, create, wash it off, and repeat. But what happens when experimenting with the latest beauty trends could put your health at risk?

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