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Month: October 2015

Now that’s SCARY: Inside a Dirty Washing Machine

Now that’s SCARY: Inside a Dirty Washing Machine

Maybe your clothes are dirty because your washing machine is dirty. In fact, it’s very possible that the very machine you rely on to get your clothes clean could be contaminating them without you even realizing it. So while the visible dirt and stains might be gone, bacteria like E.coli can get redeposited by the washing machine itself.   How does it happen?   It’s unpleasant to think about, but microbiology professor Dr. Charles Gerba from the University of Arizona…

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Making Your Home Comfortable for Guests With Allergies & Asthma

Making Your Home Comfortable for Guests With Allergies & Asthma

Hosting guests in your home can be a lot of fun, and adding special touches like extra pillows or fresh flowers to your guest room can go a long way in making someone feel at home. But if your company has severe allergies, or is asthmatic, you might need to consider a different approach when it comes to readying their room. Suddenly, those extra feather pillows and fragrant, fresh lilies might do more harm than good!   With some extra…

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Laundry Woes! The 10 Biggest Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Laundry Woes! The 10 Biggest Mistakes You’re Probably Making

What’s the old saying? Only three things are certain: death, taxes and laundry.   Well, perhaps that’s not really how the saying goes. But sometimes it can feel that way. Depending on the size of your household, tackling the laundry situation can range from relatively painless (single bachelor!) to something for which you’ve considered hiring a personal assistant (working mom of 4 kids).   And, the more people whose dirty clothes need washing, the more you have to stop to…

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