With oil prices reaching over a hundred dollars a barrel, saving gas is now extremely important. Petroleum is a non-renewable resource, and many oil fields are now getting depleted because of massive demand by consumers and industries that use fossil fuel products. There are just too many cars on the road for oil fields to sustain. Pollution and global warming caused by vehicle emissions and exhaust are now also serious issues that many people are concerned with.
Many car manufacturers now make cars that run on alternative energy sources, although gasoline and diesel are still the most convenient ways to power a car. You don’t have to throw away your car in favor of a bicycle or a brand-new electric car. Even your gas-guzzling vehicle can be a green machine if you follow these simple uel-saving driving tips.
There are plenty of web lists out there that will tell you how to do very specific things. You can learn all about shampooing your cat, organizing your pantry, and making intricate stained-glass VW Beetle ornaments…but how many resources are there to remind you how to be a decent person? These are the things we really need to know.
With fuel prices climbing ever higher and the typical American budget being stretched to capacity already, it comes as no surprise that many of us are forgoing our annual summer vacations this year. For a family with limited resources, a vacation can seem frivolous.
You may remember the often-discussed tennis ball headphones or these 99 extraordinary uses for ordinary objects. Those were pretty great, but it makes you wonder what else these little bundles of latex and wool can do. Since they wear out and lose their bounce quickly, most tennis balls simply end up in the garbage when they stop being useful on the court. If you can’t stand to throw them away, they tend to pile up quickly - so what can you do with them?
Everyone knows that you should keep a roadside emergency kit and a first aid kit in your car - those are common sense. But what about when the unexpected occurs and you find yourself in a sticky situation that can’t be cured with kitty litter and antiseptic ointment? Here are the most important things you never thought to keep in your car.
Drinking straws. Have you ever gotten a soda from a drive-through, only to realize half a mile down the road that the straw they gave you had a hole in it? You don’t want to try taking the lid off to drink while driving.
Plastic containers. Washed-out margarine tubs and similar containers are perfect for storing impromptu collections or giving water to the dog. They are also great for portioning out cereal, raisins, or other snacks when you have one bag of food but several hungry people.
Solar charger. These are readily available now and can be used to charge your cell phone, MP3 player, camera, and any number of other gadgets. This is very important if you find yourself with a dead phone battery and you can’t use your car charger.