Have you ever washed and dried a load of bath towels—without a drop of bleach–then discovered a few random white splotches on them? (It can happen with colored sheets too!) You’re probably bleaching them without even realizing it. You see, many products we use in the bathroom, from shower cleaners to toothpaste to acne medication, contain bleaching agents. When you […]
If you’re headed to the apple orchards this weekend–or even your local supermarket–consult this chart to learn more about the different types and what to use them for.
Finding a good deal while shopping is always exciting—but before you buy an item based on its great price tag, use this quick trick for seeing if there’s a good reason for why your potential buy is marked down. Turn the garment or bag inside out, and inspect the lining. According to Christian Siriano, who designs a line of shoes […]
One of the most frustrating aspects of doing laundry (other than, well, doing laundry) is the number of socks that emerge from the wash without their pair.
With summer officially behind us, it’s time to treat that sun-damaged skin—and you don’t need to buy anything to make a difference. Rather than splurging on face scrubs, you can simply add a pinch of brown sugar to your regular cleanser. Jasmina Aganovic, an MIT-trained chemist and the CEO of Bona Clara, an all natural skincare and wellness company based […]
When you’re craving a soft drink, the last thing you need is a lecture—actually, a lecture may be the second-to-last thing. A dental bill, on the other hand? That’s definitely at the bottom of the list. According to Anthony Iacopino, a dentist and Winnipeg, Manitoba–based spokesperson for the American Dental Association, “The acid content in soda erodes enamel.” To prevent […]
When searching for that perfect lip shade, looks can be deceiving when it comes to the color of the product before it leaves the bottle or tube. You may be tempted to check the color on the back of your hand, but there’s an even better spot to try: The tip of a finger. Grab a mirror and see for […]
So you’re having guests over, but your couch is covered in Fido or Fluffy’s fur. Don’t panic: Just head to the kitchen and grab your rubber gloves.