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

Some prefixes, like vice, unfortunately, are used indiscriminately; they may be disconnected (“vice president”), hyphenated ( vice-regent ), or closed up ( viceregal ). 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.”. Suffixes are rarely hyphenated, either ( airborne, lifelike, nationwide ).

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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 This form is seldom needed when following the style rule that numbers are spelled out up to one hundred, but when ordinals are required (“The ribbon read ‘1st Place’”; “the 101st Airborne Division”), they should be on the baseline, not raised. Below you’ll find a handful of tips about appropriate use of numbers in various contexts.

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