Posts Tagged ‘Conscientious Consumers’

Soap News: Microbeads and the Environment

Heather says We spend a lot of time on here talking about cleaning things. Today those things will include you. A few years ago I mentioned the Voluntary Ban on Phosphorous in Automatic Dishwasher Detergent. While I don’t think this particular bill that will ban the use of microbeads in personal care products by 2018…

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How to Choose Absorbent Towels

Dear Home-Ec 101, I have a question about towels. Is there any way to tell when you buy a bath towel (or any towel for that matter) if it will be absorbent? I’ve purchased many 100% cotton towels over the years. Some are absorbent and others repel water as badly as those hideous 100% polyester…

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iRobot Roomba 530 Review

Heather says: I shouldn’t have so much affection for a robot. There, I said it. I am far too fond of this vacuum, heck it even has a name. Internetz meet Gertie, my newest minion¹: Do you remember the story, There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury? Nine-fifteen, sang the clock, time to clean. Out…

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The Thrifty Male

Brian says: It’s hard, I know. Send a woman to any corner of the planet with just $50 and a dream, and she’ll come back with what seems like sacks of clothes, shoes and trinkets. Send one of us to do the same thing and we’ll probably come back with one “really nice” pair of…

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