July 18, 2019
A study done by a mathematician showed that getting in the shorter grocery store line is usually faster than the longer express line, even if the people in the shorter line have a lot more items.
Each extra person in line adds 48 seconds to the line length without even considering the items in the cart. Meanwhile, an extra item only costs you an extra 2.8 seconds. Therefore, you'd rather add 17 more items to the line than one extra person!
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Another study by people with a lot of time on their hands might save you even more time and money at the grocery store, and maybe even a few pounds as well!
Self-Check Your Way to Savings
Use the self-checkout line at the super-market. According to Consumer Reports your impulse buys will drop by 17 to 32 percent when you use the self-checkout line. Not incidentally, this translates to an annual weight loss of 3.1 pounds for men and 4.1 pounds for women!
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'Go Green' Hint:
If you are in the market for a new washing machine, make sure you get a front-loading model, which uses a third less water, heat energy and detergent than standard top-loading designs.
Front loaders are more effective and efficient designs, and they have been working hard at laundromats across the world for decades. Most major brands offer that efficient cleaning power in models made for homes, and many boast the latest in electronic features, cool colors and more.
Make sure your new machine is certified by the EPA's Energy Star program, which signifies high energy efficiency. According to GE, the average family will save enough on energy bills with the company's Energy Star washer and dryer to pay for the appliances in just 12 years.