Life hacks are simple, inexpensive solutions to everyday problems.
Paperclip forkHow many times have you forgotten your fork when packing a lunch for work? I do this at least twice a week. Well, never fear, you can make one out of a pen, paperclips and tape. It’s kind of goofy, but if you’re desperate, we won’t judge. Just be careful. Paperclips are sharp. …
Desk organizerWho wants to spend a bunch of money on an organizer for an office or kid’s desk? With a little creativity, you can recycle empty toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls and a box to create a desk caddy.How-toWhat you’ll need: Empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls (how many will…
iPhone projectorAccording to the Internet, you can make a projector that works so well you can watch movies on it, with an iPhone, shoe box and magnifying glass. I was intrigued by the thought. However, when I tried it, I was a little disappointed. It works well enough if you want to trace s…
Cookbook hangerThis is one of the most simple solutions I’ve seen. If you’re out of counter space and need a place for the recipe you’re preparing, this definitely will work in a pinch.How-toWhat you’ll need: A pants hanger, a cookbook or recipe and a cabinet handle.What to do: Place your ha…
Gardening scoopIf you ever need a scoop for soil or anything else, and happen to have an empty milk jug, you can turn it into a scoop in about two minutes.How-toWhat you’ll need: Empty milk jug, marker and scissors or knife.What to do: Draw your shape. I drew a circle around the top of the h…
DIY iPhone speakersI never would have thought an empty paper towel roll and paper cups could act as a speaker for my iPhone. But, it works nicely. Obviously, you are not going to get deep bass, but if you’re looking for a simple way to amplify the sound on your smart phone, this is perfect.H…
Soda tab picture hangerI think this is my new favorite. It’s simple and it’s brilliant. How many of you have pictures waiting to be hung because you keep forgetting to buy the hardware? Well, if you have soda cans and screws, you’re in luck.How-toWhat you’ll need: Soda tab, screw, picture fr…
The new game store caters to gamers and families.
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Interfaith Community Services and Tucson Wildlife Center are the recipients.
After attending a class, parents receive a free car seat.
Store offering 25 percent off.
Violations include failure to post prices and overcharging, state says.
Teachers can get ten percent rebate on school supplies at Walmart.
Teachers can receive a 25 percent discount at Staples.
Sale runs through Saturday at the Tucson Convention Center.
If you like independent movies, you can watch them for free with Pima County Public Library's new online streaming service.
The impact was more than $41 million last year, new report says.
Somebody hacked our FedEx account to ship fraudulent checks.
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As you can see from this check, it can be difficult to tell the difference between a real one and a fake. I blocked out Sanchez's address and the account number at the bottom. The only red flag on this would have been who it was from. If you receive a check with strange info on it, you shoul…
Get Pop Cultured events at Barnes & Noble are free to attend.
Don't be so quick to toss that junk mail.
Don't be so quick to toss that junk mail. It could have money in it.
Uprooted trees and scattered debris kept some businesses extra busy yesterday.
We've done a price check in Tucson to help you find deals.
Activities include meeting police officers and free school supplies.
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Refrigeration failure forced the store to close today.
There will also be a full week of daily giveaways.
Crayons illustrate the arts programs in the Daily Star Fall Programs listings. Photo illustration by Angela Pittenger/Arizona Daily Star.
If any of you are doing your back-to-school shopping this week, and would like to have your picture in the paper, I'd love to hear from you.
Like with many small businesses, sales revenues declined when the recession hit.
The fourth annual comics and gaming convention, also known as, MegaMania!! is Saturday.
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