Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

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A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the Web. This week: what to do with dryer lint, how to save time and money on makeup, hot ideas for staying warm, bad breath solutions, and travel tips from someone who knows.

1. Dryer lint: strange ways to save money

[Saving Advice] Yup, you read that right. For those who want to save everything, and save money doing it, consider using your dryer lint to line birds’ nests and even make paper.

2. How to save money on makeup

[MoneyNing] Entire books are written about makeup, but the basic advice is still the best – including, “Start with skin care.” Healthy skin means less makeup, right? Here’s a money-saving and time-saving list of other beautiful advice.

3. 10 frugal ways to keep your home warm this winter

[Wise Bread] I live in South Florida, so this isn’t something I worry about these days – although I spent some of my life up north. So I can attest to this hot advice, including the cleverly titled “Duct and Cover.”

4. 7 simple cures for bad breath

[Tipnut] You don’t need mouthwash to alleviate bad breath – just seeds. Seriously. Anise, fennel, and dill are just three sweet-smelling solutions.

5. Travel interviews: Max Hartshorne of GoNomad.com

[Money File] If you want travel advice, it’s best to ask folks who travel much more than you do. This Q&A with the owner of a travel website is full of tips that ring true.

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