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Nov 6 2015

10 Essential Food Ingredients That You Do Not Refrigerate

With Thanksgiving coming at the end of the month, we’re be planning on going grocery shopping in the coming week to better prepare ourselves. However, while researching ingredients and recipes, we’ve learned that there’s food ingredients that you do not refrigerate.

Some of these foods surprised us! So if you’re planning on shopping early and preserving your ingredients, be sure to not include these into your fridge!

1. Potatoes

do not refrigerate potatoesWe figured that keeping potatoes in the fridge would slow down the process of them going bad. However, what happens to potatoes in the fridge is that the starch will turn to sugar even quicker, so the potatoes become sweeter and grittier instead of the ideal taste.

Alternatively, storing them in a pantry, or anywhere that’s in darkness and within a paper bag. This will help allow the potatoes to breathe (so they don’t rot quickly) while not trapping its own moisture within the bag. If you can, store them as close as possible in a 45 degrees temperature. Continue reading »

Oct 29 2015

Fall Cleanup Tips: Safe and Time-Efficient Strategy for Picking Up Leaves

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It’s finally here, that magical time of year where all the falling leaves litter the ground with beautiful colors. However, with beauty comes hard work and picking up leaves has become a life-long chore that we face each year.

We at Crucial Vacuum understand your pain, so we’ve compiled some friendly tips for picking up leaves this season so you can efficiently, quickly and safely finish your yearly chore. Continue reading »

Oct 27 2015

5 Healthy Uses for Coconut Oil That’ll Make You Stock Up!

uses for coconut oil mainIf you had told me a few years ago that coconut oil is nature’s best medicine, I would’ve laughed and poured more coconut juice into my piña colada. However, after some persuasion, and heavy Internet research, the amount of uses for coconut oil astounded me.

From moisturizing, to boosting brainpower, Coconut oil is really one of nature’s greatest medicines!

Here’s our top favorite uses for coconut oil that will eventually make us stock up and ensure to have its place in our medicine cabinets. Continue reading »

Oct 21 2015

How to Meditate for the Modern, Stressed Skeptic

How to meditate mainMeditation used to have such a negative rap to it. There are a lot of skeptics, denying the health benefits to meditation, and at one point I too was one of those skeptics. However, after constant pressure from friends and family and learning how to meditate, I spent 5 minutes a day practicing the “techniques” I read up about.

I admit, at first my mind was running wild with doubt, but everyone kept saying, “stick with it, trust me.” And after a week or so of my practicing, I started to feel the change.

Meditation is often thought of the stereotype as the laughable, group circle that hums random notes. While those do exist, meditation is just a relaxation technique practiced by people of all cultures. Continue reading »

Oct 8 2015

Healthy Tips to Boost Your Brainpower

boost your brainpower brainAs we work and drone away at our keyboards, at times we feel mentally spent and are left with no time to work on the things we’d love to do when we get home. It’s hard to remember that the brain is a muscle, and like a muscle you can train it to withstand fatigue and boost your brain power/stamina. Through this, your memory will become a lot more accurate and reliable, and your thought processes would quicken.

We realize this importance and we have compiled our favorite tips to boosting your brainpower and keeping away mental fatigue! Continue reading »