One of the benefits of social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram is that time-sensitive information can be shared almost immediately with people who need it. Many local animal shelters around the country are starting social media accounts with the sole purpose of uploading pictures of found dogs and cats (and sometimes other animals) that come through their doors. If your companion animal goes missing, start following all the local shelters in a 15-mile radius around your home to see if pictures of your pet come up as you continue your search. Many shelters update their feeds every few minutes.
The Organic Trade Association has put out tips and strategies about how to eat organic food without breaking the bank. In fact, it recently released a fact sheet called "Eating organic for a family of four for $25 a day." Some of the strategies to eat clean and green include buying commonly used organic foods in bulk, which are substantially discounted and packaged in minimal packaging. It also supports the notion of buying produce seasonally because it's less expensive when there is a bounty of specific types of perishables. And the big tip? Investigate social media and websites for organic brands you like. You can often download money-saving coupons right off their sites and even save more if your store is having a sale on those items.
Unlike an air filter in the home that helps clean the air you breathe, an air filter in your car is actually designed to help your car work more efficiently. Your car's air filter removes debris, pollen and dirt so that the air that enters your car's engine won't create damage from particulates. Clean air is vital for the long-term maintenance and fuel efficiency of your car; for every gallon of fuel your engine burns, it needs about 10,000 gallons of clean air to pass through. A dirty air filter makes your car work harder, which wastes gas and hurts your car. Replace your car's air filter every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, and if you live in a climate that is very dusty, replace it even sooner.