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  • Achieve luscious hair without washing
    Achieve luscious hair without washing
    There is a sense of fondness a woman has with her hair. She often absentmindedly runs hands through it, feels the soft strands and smooth ends and twists the locks of lushness around and around and around her fingers. She might even inhale to...
  • Washing raw chicken
    Washing raw chicken? Chicken washers beware: New study shows you're at risk
    If you are one that takes your raw chicken over to the sink for a little rub-a-dub wash time, you need to stop what you are doing, says a study conducted by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the UK. Washing your raw bird greatly increases the...
  • water use
    How much water do you use?
    Water conservation is on everyone’s mind. Water quantities and quality vary greatly across the country. One area is flooding and another is hit by drought. Some areas have high mineral content or impurities that need to be removed for safe...
  • Peacock Dress
    Got a Homecoming Dress from a Thrifty? Stick in the Washer!
    Homecoming is quickly approaching for both college aged and high schoolers alike. And parents, it’s no secret that big retailers aren’t your best friends when it comes to keeping dollars in your pocket around this memorable occasion....
  • Why (and how) I wash my fruits and vegetables carefully
    Why (and how) I wash my fruits and vegetables carefully
    I cringe when I think of it now, but in my ignorant twenties, I used to eat vegetables without even washing them. They looked fine to me. It’s not that I didn’t understand the concept that germs are invisible to the naked eye; it&rsquo...
  • Laundry is hung to dry above an Italian street.
    Self cleaning clothes – that's a Christmas gift
    An article in the ACS (American Chemical Society) Applied Materials & Interfaces journal announced the development of cotton clothing that can clean and deodorize itself simply by putting the garment in the sun.Mingce Long and Deyong Wu have...
  • Men On A Tightrope
    Jobs aren't that overrated are they?
    I was traveling the by-ways and highways of the city yesterday 2/24/11 near lunch time and came upon this scene that mesmerized everyone that saw it. There were about 14 guys that were washing the windows of an office building in DC on 1st St. NE...
  • Old Navy Greenwashing campaign
    Greenwashing
    With the recent burst in concern over green technology, architecture, lifestyles, and energies, it isn't surprising that some companies are using misleading information to promote their own business. The term 'greenwashing' refers to...
  • Debris left after the first washing of freshly picked salad greens.
    Why it's important to wash your fruits and vegetables even if they're organic
    Being a geologist I've licked a few rocks and tasted my share of dirt over the years. But one place I definitely don't want dirt is in my salad. There's nothing worse than biting into a crisp, cool piece of lettuce that you just pulled...