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Article archive for July, 2016

  • July 28th, 2016

    Padding the Way to Safety

    Tweet There are certain things you never want to pad. Your expense account. Your shoulders (that went out of style around the same time as big hair.) The truth (unless you’re telling dear Aunt Harriet she hasn’t aged a day since you last saw her… at your 1992 graduation). But there are some things that [...]

  • July 20th, 2016

    Boom! Earbuds Not Included

    Tweet With the advent of earbuds, adults everywhere heaved a sigh of relief: they no longer had to endure the sonic assault of teen music, where decibel levels can reach friends who live several states away. But there’s one type of boom earbuds won’t remedy — nor would you want them to. An Absorbent Boom. [...]

  • July 13th, 2016

    Cook dinner when it’s 95 degrees out? Bah!

    Tweet Nobody wants to cook when the weather’s cooking you, which is why restaurants exist. But when eateries are cooking up a storm for all those hungry patrons, they may be cooking up an unplanned spill containment problem in the bargain: the fats, oils and grease (FOG) that accumulate. If a restaurant stores this FOG [...]

  • July 6th, 2016

    Good to Garden

    Tweet Summer’s here, and for many folks, that means gardening. There’s nothing quite like lemons from a lemon tree, or blueberries from blueberry bushes, that you’ve planted yourself. And pruning those seven varieties of roses is a joy — especially because an urban garden means no mowing, so it’s ecological as well as a feast [...]