What Would a Home Economist, an Environmentalist, an Allergist, and Your Mother Say About Your Home Windows?

Dumb Little Man

She gives her best over the glasses lecture about the certainty that home utility bills can significantly impact the household budget for good or for bad. See Also: 15 Budget Worthy Smart Home Improvements. Over 50 million Americans suffer from airborne allergens and the most common indoor/outdoor triggers are cat, dog and rodent dander; cockroach and dust mite allergens; mold spores; grass, tree, and weed pollen according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation (AAF).

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Close the Gap on Prefixes and Suffixes

Daily Writing Tips

A common error is to refer to very large amounts of money with a phrase like “multi-billion-dollar budget” or, worse, “multi-billion dollar budget.” However, words prefixed by multi need no hyphen: “multibillion-dollar budget.”. The en dash, a hyphen on steroids, is used when the link must carry more weight: when prefixes and suffixes are linked to permanent open compounds to form phrasal adjectives.

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5 Tips for Styling Numbers

Daily Writing Tips

Numbers in the millions and higher orders of magnitude may be in combined numeral and spelled-out form (“The project was budgeted at $2.5 Many writers submit manuscripts that feature the letters in ordinal numerals in superscript form — that is, st, nd, rd, and th raised above the font’s baseline. Also, when a date is written, the ordinal form is extraneous; simply write “January 1,” not “January 1st.” (In

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