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  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]