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  • 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 17th, 2018

    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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • August 15th, 2018

    Spill Clean Up En Route to Mars

    Tweet Space exploration offers thrilling possibilities, says theoretical physicist and author Michio Kaku. In his latest book, The Future of Humanity, the celebrated co-founder of string theory talks about “terraforming Mars” in such lush detail that one can envision booking passage on a SpaceX rocket within the next decade. Perhaps. Even SpaceX founder Elon Musk agrees [...]

  • August 1st, 2018

    Behaving As If Nature Were A Business

    Tweet Speaker, naturalist and photographer Steve Kaye poses the intriguing inquiry: Suppose you were hired to be CEO of Nature. How would you run this business? Obviously it will need to be both economically andecologically profitable. But the business can’t be sold or merged: Nature is a closed system. And if you make the wrong choices, bankruptcy [...]

  • July 18th, 2018

    The After Party You Don’t Want to Attend

    Tweet It’s summer, and for teens, that means concerts. (It’s also true for those in their twenties, thirties, forties, fifties…oh, heck, with Boomer musicians still performing in their seventies, it means everyone!) Be sure to bring earbuds. It’ll still be plenty loud. If you’re fortunate enough to have an “in” with the performers, by winning [...]

  • July 3rd, 2018

    Safe Waters: Teaching Kids About Oil Spills

    Tweet Teaching the next generation about oil spills and safety isn’t for the faint of heart. Children’s attention spans are generally focused on right now, which was true even before the Age of Screens. But one ecological nonprofit is turning this assumption on its well washed ear. Matter of Trust.org is a group of eco [...]

  • June 20th, 2018

    Drive My Car

    Tweet Do you know how many songs have the word “drive” in the title? Neither do we, but an Internet search turned up at least a hundred. That’s a lot of driving, though admittedly, not all refer to four wheels and an engine. But you get the drift. We are a car culture. Especially in [...]