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7 things you shouldn’t bring to college

— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives. If you are going to college in the fall, there are a lot of things you need to pack up, such as twin extra-long sheets, under-bed storage containers, and an easy-to-carry laundry hamper (and maybe a bulleted list on how to do laundry without ruining your clothes). But when shopping for those true college essentials you’ll load into your cart—in-store and online—you’re bound to be tempted by some non-essentials masquerading...

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Our family can make a meal out of a few appetizers as we graze through a relaxing afternoon at the campsite! The abundance of fresh avocados in the summer, begs for a batch of guac! One of the reasons I love this Fresh Guacamole Appetizer Camping Snack Recipe is because the ingredients are fridge-free and you know how challenging cold storage can be on camping trips! You only need to refrigerate leftovers and I’m guessing you won’t have issues there because you won’t have any! This recipe serves 4-6 as a snack appetizer. Here’s how you make it! Psst we’re compensated…see our disclosures. Fresh Guacamole Appetizer Snack Camping Recipe Prepara Herb Savor Eco Version Camp Cooking Tip: When I am using fresh herbs in my camping recipes, unless...

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Buying tiles online: how TileCloud trio have succeeded

If you’ve ever had to shop for tiles you’ll know just how daunting, frustrating and often fruitless the task can be. In my experience there’s usually too many stores spread across too many suburbs making the task a time-sucking, logistical nightmare. And to top it off, after trekking across the city I typically only find a handful of tiles that pique my interest anyway. But as with many other interior design tasks, online shopping is changing all of this and online tile shop TileCloud is leading the charge.  One of Three Birds Renovations’ latest projects featuring TileCloud tiles. Photography via Three Birds Renovations “We have an ideal mix of renovation, tiling and interior design experience and our work in the renovation...

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