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Living Today's Five Must-Do's: 6.14.2011

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WHAT TO SAVE:
ORANGE PEELS
While orange peels aren't all that great for eating, they still come in great use around the house. Here are three simple ways to use leftover orange peel:

  • Because of its high content of flammable oil, dried peel makes a great fire starter.
  • Cats don't like the smell of orange peel, so you can place it around plants where you don't want cats digging.
  • Use dried orange peel to remove musty smells by placing it in a cloth bag and storing it in closets and cupboards.
  • Orange zest can be dried overnight and then stored in airtight bottles for future use.

WHAT TO TRY:
ORGANIZING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARDS
One way to quickly and easily organize membership cards is to place all of them on a ring. Simply punch a hole in each card and add it to the ring. Try to punch all of your cards in the same spot to make identifying them easy. Go one, digital step further and try downloading apps like, Card Star, that organize the cards for you on your smartphone.

WHAT TO WATCH:
"THE VOICE"
(9 PM) - NBC
The live performance shows roll on tonight on NBC's hit singing competition. This week, it's time for Cee Lo and Adam's teams to hit the stage and sing for their lives (or their careers, at least). Your votes will keep one vocalist on each team in the competition, with the team's coach deciding who else deserves to stay.

WHAT COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE:
PRE-COOKING FOR THE WEEK, WHAT YOU NEED TO PROPERLY FREEZE
Freezing is a great way to store foods, but it's essential to protect them from air exposure before stashing them away. To avoid freezer burn and ice crystals, be sure to wrap foods tightly and press air out of bags before sealing.

WHAT TO YAP ABOUT:
WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO HELP YOUR CITY LOSE WEIGHT?
According to the New York Times, more than six in 10 people in the metro Louisville area are considered severely overweight. The city is taking a number of steps to curb the problem, including adding bike racks to buses, developing community gardens, and increasing the number of available fitness classes.  Is this a problem your city has faced? If so, what was done to address/alleviate the problem?

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