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Posts from the ‘Business’ Category

  • November 14th, 2018

    That’s a Wrap: No PFAs in Our Products!

    Tweet A lot of women are lipophobic (that’s fear of fat), which may prevent them from eating fast food. That’s a positive. Fast food is not nutritious. Yet a new study by the Centers for Disease Control found one in three U.S. adults eat fast food every day. That’s about 85 million people; an alarming statistic. Not [...]

  • November 7th, 2018

    Smart Men Wear Aprons

    Tweet The word “smart” is somewhat overused these days, between our phones, our homes, our clothes, our health care…. So just to clarify, we’re using the word here in its original sense, without an app, when we say: smart men wear aprons. We’re not speaking of chefs, who are also smart to wear aprons when [...]

  • October 31st, 2018

    The Long and the Short of It

    Tweet Daylight saving time ends on Sunday, November 4, 2018, at 2 a.m., which means that unless you’re out on Saturday night into the wee hours, you should set your clocks back before you go to bed Saturday night. Of course, “set your clocks back” is a little anachronistic in the digital age, when our [...]

  • October 24th, 2018

    If You Don’t Stand for Something…

    Tweet “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” This well-loved aphorism is variously attributed to Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, to a British journalist by the same name, to actor Peter Marshall, and even to Martin Luther King, Jr. When something is popular, whether it’s a slogan or a bestselling spill clean up [...]

  • October 10th, 2018

    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 their names in script anymore? But we digress. The 4 Rs are perennial — and more [...]

  • September 26th, 2018

    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 [...]

  • September 19th, 2018

    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 first in an inspired line of earthenware. But just because clay is useful in [...]

  • September 12th, 2018

    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. When it comes to spill clean up bestsellers, the XSORB family of products [...]

  • September 5th, 2018

    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 year. Because, of course, growing up is a process, as our brains and bodies develop over [...]

  • August 22nd, 2018

    Start With How

    Tweet There’s a very popular video that’s been circulating online for a while: Start With Why. In his presentation, organizational consultant Simon Sinek maintains that people don’t care what you do, they care why you do it. In other words, they want to understand the passion behind the product. We agree. Sort of. For us, the why is a given: innovation in an industry [...]