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11 Cheap Ways To Keep Your House Warm This Winter

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If you plan on surviving the season’s freezing temperatures you’ll need to know how to keep your house warm in the winter.
Unfortunately, this can be an expensive task thanks to heaters (especially when they break down).
Thankfully there are many other ways to heat the house – and many of them will actually save energy.
Whether you need to live through a crisis, or just reduce your energy payments, you’ll likely benefit from learning these…

11 Cheap Ways To Keep Your House Warm This Winter

Seal Rooms You Don’t Use

Many homes have rooms that people don’t go into very often (like the guest room). As such, you could be heating these rooms unnecessarily. Not to mention, the bigger the space you try and heat, the more energy you use in the process.

Shut the door to the room, and stuff a towel underneath to block air from escaping. Make sure to close the vent as well. This will help the heat to bypass unused rooms, and go to where it really matters.

Pro Tip: Speaking of closed vents, go out to the rooms you do use and make sure none of the vents are closed on accident. Also check for any furniture or window drapes that are covering the vents. Moving these can help make the home feel a whole lot warmer.

Cozy Up To The Fire

Sure, using a fireplace is obvious. But here’s a few extra tips…

Check to make sure your stack of firewood is big enough to survive the winter. If not (or if things get really bad) you may need to start burning firewood alternatives – like the cheap wood items around your home that you can do without.

Just don’t burn anything that’s plastic or made of synthetic material (like foam). These release toxic fumes when you burn them.

If you aren’t going to use the fireplace, seal it up. This will help stop warm air in your home from getting out. You can use the damper if you have one – otherwise you can completely block the entrance.

Plug The Doors

You can also use the towel method (listed in option 1) to seal up doors that have gaps between the bottom of the door and the floor. If you don’t plug these up, these gaps will allow hot air to leave your home.

Get Creative With Insulation

You may be surprised to know that the most common source of heat loss is out the window. Even if all windows are shut, they often can’t stop heat from escaping entirely.

To help remedy this, you can go the cheap route and add some DIY insulation. This often comes in the form of double-sided tape and plastic sheeting. This method is inexpensive and surprisingly effective.

Another common source of heat loss is through the floor. This is especially true if you have tile, wood, or laminate flooring. Carpeting, on the other hand, is more effective since it’s better at retaining heat.

To retain as much heat as possible, you can cover up your flooring using rugs, blankets, and towels. It may look weird, but it’ll likely be warmer and more comfortable for your bare feet to walk on.

Keep Your Hands Warm

Many times when we turn up the thermostat it’s actually just because our fingers or toes are cold.

This is quite common, since the body naturally moves blood flow away from these areas when it’s cold, and moves the blood toward vital organs (like your heart) instead.

Rather than wasting energy turning up the thermostat, use hand/feet warmers instead. Slip them in your pockets and in your shoes to help your fingers and toes get toasty. The electric ones are often best since they last longer and don’t need to be replaced nearly as often.

Build Your Character

Did you ever hear someone saying toughening up “builds character?” Well, it’s actually true – especially when it comes to staying warm in a cold house. Rather than wasting energy, put on a few extra layers. Long underwear, wool sweaters, gloves with removable finger flaps, warm blankets, and hats are especially effective.

Don’t be afraid to wear your hat to bed, either. Your head is typically the only thing exposed when you’re asleep, and heat can still escape through it. By wearing a hat, you’ll stay cozy warm – and this will allow you to turn the heat down even more and save energy.

Open The Blinds

Use the heat from the sun to your advantage by opening the blinds during the day. This will help heat your home – even in the winter.

Sip A Hot Beverage

Hot drinks like cocoa, tea, coffee, and more aren’t just tasty. They also raise your body temperature (and warm your soul).

However, as much as you may be tempted, avoid the alcohol while you’re cold. Alcohol causes blood to rise to the surface of your skin, thereby lowering your body temp. (and making you colder).

Bring On The Cold Water

This one sounds very weird, but is actually true…

Before you leave the shower, blast yourself with cold water. The cold water will increase your circulation, and improve blood flow.

You can always end the shower with hot water to make sure you’re not freezing when you get out. But having that cold water run down your body for a few minutes will certainly help warm you up in the long-run.

Make A Portable Heater

Got a fireplace or a fire pit? You can use the rocks that have been in the fire to heat your hands.

First, light your fire and add rocks (use smooth round ones versus ones with jagged edges). Wait a few minutes so the rocks get hot. Once they’re nice and toasty, take them out using tongs and put them on a baking sheet.

Gather ’round the baking sheet and warm your hands using the heat coming off the rocks. Repeat the process once the rocks become cold.

Pro Tip: Do NOT use rocks that have been submerged in water for extended periods of time (like in lakes, rivers, etc.). These rocks trap moisture inside of them, and may explode when they go into the fire.

Rotate The Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans push air in one direction. But some people don’t know that there’s a way to reverse the fan’s direction.

This is a big deal considering that forcing the fan to spin the opposite way will push the rising hot air back down toward the floor, thus allowing you to keep your house warm.

Check out the video below to learn how to make this work for your home.

These cheap and effective tips will really come in handy when you need to keep your house warm in the winter. Let us know which ideas we missed in the comments!


Majority of Job Growth Since 2019 Has Gone to Migrant Invaders


The majority of job growth in the United States since 2019 has gone to newly arrived migrants, while working-class American men continue to fall out of the labor force, an alarming analysis reveals.

Steven Camarota at the Center for Immigration Studies published this analysis, showcasing the devastating impact of President Joe Biden’s agenda to expand the labor market through mass immigration. Instead of focusing on getting Americans back to work, Biden’s policies have overwhelmingly favored migrants, both legal and illegal, at the expense of American workers.

Since 2019, before the Chinese coronavirus pandemic disrupted the economy, about 75 percent of all U.S. job growth has been attributed to newly arrived migrants. In stark contrast, fewer than one million Americans have joined the workforce during the same period. This betrayal of American workers is nothing short of scandalous.

“The government’s household survey shows that there were only 971,000 more U.S.-born Americans employed in May 2024 compared to May 2019 prior to the pandemic, while the number of employed immigrants has increased by 3.2 million,” Camarota writes. This stark disparity highlights the Biden Administration’s prioritization of foreign workers over American citizens.

Meanwhile, labor participation among working-class American men continues to decline dramatically. For American men in the prime age range of 25 to 54 years old with only a high school diploma, labor participation has plummeted from 95.7 percent in 1960 to a shocking 81.6 percent in 2024. Similarly, for those without a bachelor’s degree, labor participation fell from 95.8 percent in 1960 to a dismal 84.8 percent in 2024. Across all education levels, labor participation for prime-age American men has dropped nearly eight percentage points over 64 years, a clear sign of systemic neglect and failure.

Camarota emphasizes, “The labor force participation rate — the share working or looking for work — has declined dramatically among U.S.-born men since the 1960s, particularly for those without a bachelor’s degree. While labor force participation among these groups has roughly returned to pre-pandemic levels, the rate in 2024 remains at or near historical lows relative to other peaks in the business cycle. This is true even for U.S.-born men who are in the ‘prime’ 25-54 age range for working.” The administration’s disregard for these alarming statistics is both irresponsible and outrageous.

For years, the decline in labor participation among American men has been well-documented, yet the Biden Administration continues to prioritize the influx of newly arrived migrants, who are quickly awarded work permits after being released into the U.S. interior. Since 2023 alone, nearly 300,000 native-born Americans have fallen out of the workforce, while about 637,000 migrants have been added. This blatant disregard for American workers is unacceptable.

Biden’s policies have driven the foreign-born population to unprecedented heights. Today, the foreign-born population stands at a staggering 51.6 million — the largest ever recorded in American history. This means roughly three in 19 people living in the U.S. were born in a foreign country, a statistic that underscores the significant and troubling shift in the American labor market under the current administration. This is a clear indicator of the Biden Administration’s betrayal of American workers and its commitment to prioritizing foreign interests over those of its own citizens.



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GUILTY: Hunter Biden Convicted on All Counts


In a significant blow to the Biden Administration, a federal jury has convicted Hunter Biden on all three federal felony gun charges he faced. This conviction underscores the corruption and lawlessness that many believe epitomize the Biden family.

Hunter Biden’s conviction is historic, marking the first time an immediate family member of a sitting president has been found guilty of a crime during their father’s term in office. The jury, deliberating for less than three hours, returned guilty verdicts on all charges related to a revolver Hunter Biden purchased in October 2018 at a Delaware gun shop.

The charges against Hunter Biden include two counts of lying about his drug use on a federal background check form and one count of possessing a gun while addicted to, or using, illegal drugs. Sentencing is typically set for 120 days following a verdict, and Hunter Biden could face up to 25 years in prison and a fine of $750,000. However, as a first-time offender, it is likely that his sentence will be far less severe, sparking concerns of preferential treatment.

Following the verdict, Hunter Biden expressed gratitude for his family’s support rather than addressing the gravity of his conviction. His attorney, Abbe Lowell, announced that they would continue to “vigorously pursue all the legal challenges available to Hunter,” displaying a defiant attitude despite the jury’s decision.

President Joe Biden, in a statement, reiterated his role as a supportive father rather than addressing the implications of his son’s criminal actions. “As I said last week, I am the President, but I am also a Dad. Jill and I love our son, and we are so proud of the man he is today,” he said, choosing to focus on familial bonds over accountability.

Special Counsel David Weiss emphasized that the case was about the “illegal choices” Hunter Biden made while using drugs, underscoring that no one is above the law. His comments highlighted the severity of Hunter Biden’s actions, contrary to the sympathetic narrative often promoted by the Biden Administration.

Inside the jury room, deliberations revealed an initial split among jurors. However, after thorough discussions of each crime’s elements, they reached a unanimous verdict. Some jurors felt they had no choice but to find Hunter Biden guilty, with one describing the case as a waste of taxpayer dollars—a sentiment that resonates with many critics of the administration.

Despite the serious nature of the crimes, some jurors expressed sympathy for Hunter Biden, focusing on the evidence rather than his lifestyle. This perspective further fuels the narrative of leniency and misplaced compassion often seen in cases involving politically connected individuals.

In a public display of support, President Joe Biden was seen hugging his son Hunter upon arriving at the Delaware Air National Guard Base, mere hours after the guilty verdict was announced. This embrace, captured on video, underscores the President’s unwavering support for his embattled son, even as public trust in his administration continues to erode.

Senate Republicans were quick to react, asserting that the guilty verdict shows the justice system worked, despite persistent claims of selective prosecution. Senators John Thune, Rick Scott, and Josh Hawley emphasized that the case against Hunter Biden followed existing law, in stark contrast to what they see as politically motivated charges against former President Donald Trump. This highlights the perceived double standards within the justice system under the Biden Administration.

A juror later revealed that the jury focused on evidence, not Hunter Biden’s lifestyle, during deliberations. This approach, while legally sound, does little to quell public outrage over the apparent disparity in how justice is administered to those with political connections.

In conclusion, Hunter Biden’s conviction is a stark reminder of the corruption and legal breaches rampant within the Biden family. The President’s continued support for his son, coupled with the leniency of the justice system, only serves to deepen public disillusionment with the current administration.


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Israeli Forces Rescue Hostages from Hamas Terrorists in Dramatic Operation


On Monday, Israeli forces released dramatic video footage showing the daring rescue of four hostages held by Hamas terrorists in Gaza over the weekend. This footage, captured from helmet cameras of Yamam and Shin Bet’s operational units, as well as Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers, showcases the meticulous and courageous efforts in Nuseirat, a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip.

In a simultaneous operation at two locations, Yamam and Shin Bet operatives engaged in combat with Hamas terrorists to rescue the hostages. Noa Argamani, 26, was rescued at one site, while Shlomi Ziv, 41, Andrey Kozlov, 27, and Almog Meir Jan, 22, were freed from another location.

Footage obtained by Fox News Digital shows Yamam officers and Shin Bet operatives storming the location where Ziv, Kozlov, and Jan were held. They are later seen boarding a helicopter, being flown back to Israel to safety.

All four hostages were abducted from a desert rave near the border during Hamas’s brutal and unprovoked assault on Israel on October 7. This rescue operation was part of a broader Israeli air and ground offensive in central Gaza, which health officials claim resulted in the deaths of 274 Palestinians. This comes at a critical juncture in the eight-month conflict as Israel and Hamas weigh a U.S. proposal for a cease-fire and the release of the remaining captives.

Hamas and other militants killed approximately 1,200 people in the October 7 attack and captured around 250 others, including men, women, children, and older adults. Since then, the Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza claims nearly 37,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel’s ground offensive. It is important to note that Hamas does not distinguish between fighters and civilians in its reports.

Israel has contested these figures, emphasizing that its soldiers are specifically targeting Hamas terrorists who deliberately operate within dense urban areas, using civilians as human shields.

More than 100 captives, mostly women and children, were freed in exchange for Palestinians imprisoned by Israel during a weeklong cease-fire in November.

Israeli authorities estimate that Hamas is still holding around 120 hostages, with 43 pronounced dead. The remaining survivors include about 15 women, two children under the age of 5, and two men in their 80s.

This heroic rescue operation underscores the ongoing struggle against Hamas’s brutal tactics and the lengths to which Israeli forces will go to protect and rescue their citizens.

Vice President Kamala Harris mourned the death of the Hamas members killed in the raid.


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