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  • May 15th, 2019

    We Are the Oil Spill

    Tweet In recent times, whenever a catastrophic event, whether natural or human-created, makes headlines, social media rapidly makes memes that say something along the lines of, “We are all ____.” It’s meant to express empathy and unity, and does: for some reason, disasters pull us together. Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne, renowned for his environmental activism as [...]

  • May 8th, 2019

    Spillers Love Company

    Tweet The Internet is known for those who jump on board to criticize. So it was refreshing to see how many peopled jumped on board to support a woman who spilled 22 quarts of ranch dressing at her workplace — by sharing their own spill stories. Mashable called it “the greatest thread in Twitter history.” The article included [...]

  • April 17th, 2019

    To Give Someone the Slip

    Tweet You may have heard the maxim, “A good pun is its own reword.” That’s not a typo; it’s wordplay. Back in the day, one of our team had a book called Punography, which contained visual puns. Like the one of a woman handing her husband a loose-fitting undergarment. The pun? “She gave him the [...]

  • March 13th, 2019

    When The Build Up Needs Clean Up

    Tweet We recently watched a heartwarming six-part series on The Ellen Show called The Build Up, in which two design and construction experts help transform a Baltimore community, paying it forward for two young men who are giving back at a local high school. This was a very worthy project. A deserving school received a brand-new [...]

  • February 27th, 2019

    Are We Having Fun Yet?

    Tweet Have you ever traveled with small children? In between pestering their siblings or needing a rest stop, they constantly ask, “Are we there yet?” A close cousin to this inquiry is, “Are we having fun yet?” What does this have to do with spill clean up, you may ask? Here at Impact Absorbents, we’re [...]

  • February 6th, 2019

    Year Of the Pig: A Spill Clean Up Bonanza?

    Tweet The Chinese New Year, which begins in February, is always symbolized by a specific animal that defines the qualities for the coming year. It’s a very different concept from how we recognize a new year in the West, with lists of resolutions that are all too soon forgotten. 2019 is the Chinese Year of [...]

  • January 16th, 2019

    Couch Potato Power

    Tweet It’s a new year, and for many people, that means resolutions. Making them. And breaking them. Getting in better shape tops the list for a lot of us. A number of fitness proponents say (and demonstrate via videos) how someone can get in shape while sitting on their bed or couch. Watch that protruding [...]

  • January 2nd, 2019

    January’s Invitation

    Tweet January is named for Janus, the guardian of gates, doorways, time, and transitions in Roman mythology. So it’s an excellent month to consider how you want to orient your business for 2019. According to the National Day Calendar, January is National Mentoring Month, inaugurated by The Harvard School of Public Health and The National Mentoring Partnership in [...]

  • December 19th, 2018

    The Land of Nod vs. Nodding Off

    Tweet Sleep is a scarce commodity these days — even more so in winter months, when the sun is low in the sky by late afternoon, and truck drivers face a loooong road ahead. Short on shut-eye, they may have a difficult time staying focused on the road. That’s where a hat can help. Not [...]

  • November 28th, 2018

    Celebrity Baby Boom: Who’ll Clean Up the Mess?

    Tweet Have you observed the recent spate of celebrity babies? Maybe there aren’t any more kids being born than usual, but their names are so unusual, they stand out. In any case, if there’s anything we know about children (and the Impact Absorbents family has its share of them!) it’s that they tend to leave [...]