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Safety

Human Lampposts: Spills Waiting to Happen
Tweet Music executive Simon Cowell recently revealed on The Ellen Show that he’s surrendered his cell phone. He gave it up for good, and reports he feels so much more present and less distracted now. It’s a worthwhile proposition. Although we don’t expect most people to be quite this willing to relinquish their device dependence, doing [...]..

Sailing the High Cs of Spill Clean Up
Tweet A member of our staff was shopping at a major food retailer, when she started to walk down an aisle half flooded with water! There was a safety cone sitting forlornly in the midst of the mess, but, apparently, nobody had taken the next step and communicated that a spill needed to be cleaned up. She [...]..

Environment

The 4 Rs: Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Tweet School’s been back in session for at least a month, so the 3 Rs are well underway. Besides, with texting and tablets, the old reading, writing and ‘rithmetic are kind of anachronistic. Do kids even learn to write..
Feet of Clay: Your Achilles’ Heel
Tweet If you’re an artist, clay can be a wonderful medium. You mold and shape the vision in your mind on a potter’s wheel, fire the piece in the kiln, and voilà: a beautiful sculpture for the house, or perhaps the fir..

Business

Getting Grilled, and Then Some
Tweet It may surprise you to learn that the 3rd best-selling product of all time on Amazon is… a grill mat! In fact, 12 of the top 20 bestsellers have to do with food. And you know what that means: spills. Lots of ‘em. W..
Learning Curve
Tweet It’s back-to-school season, and while kids everywhere sigh and wish for just a few more days of summer freedom, we know a lot of them love learning and look forward to what they’ll discover in the classroom this ..

Pollution

Block That Spill!
Tweet In football, cheerleaders sometimes chant, “Block that kick!” Other sports use similar lingo to keep the spectators enthused and the team amped up for a win. The spill containment field doesn’t employ a che..
Hazardous Adsorbents, Part 2: Coconut Husk
Tweet Nutritionists have been singing the praises of coconut for years. Touted benefits of coconut oil, for instance, include everything from boosting immunity to balancing hormones, aiding digestion to beautifying skin and hair. ..

Residential

Smart Summer Home Maintenance
Tweet Everything about our lives is smart these days. Smartphones. Smart cars. Smart health (think fitness trackers, life alerts…). And yes, our homes are smart too, with coffee makers that turn on without our intervention, allo..
House Sale Spruce Up
Tweet Thinking about putting your home on the market this spring? If so, you’ll want to put its “best face forward” to attract potential buyers. And that probably means a paint job. In your enthusiasm, however, y..