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Nov 24, 2022

Nylon isn’t just for fabrics and clothing. In fact, many cooking utensils, like the cheap ones you find at supermarkets or discount stores, are made of nylon. Because nylon is a thermoplastic, it becomes flexible when heated and then solidifies when cooled. That sounds perfect for cooking, right? While nylon spoons...


Nov 10, 2022

It’s nice to walk into a room and smell something pleasant like vanilla or pumpkin spice. Fresh, pleasing smells are like a jolt to our brains. But if those scents are made from synthetic chemicals, they’re doing a lot more to your body than you realize. Scented plug-ins may seem like an easy way to cover up nasty...


Oct 13, 2022

The sparkling water market has boomed in the last decade, making carbonated water all the rage.

While fizzy water seems like a healthy alternative to sugary sodas, it may not be as healthy as you think it is. Sure, sparkling water is fun to drink. Those fizzing bubbles mimic the carbonation of soda, making seltzer...


Sep 29, 2022

Who doesn’t love a nice dip in the pool? I know I do! When I was a kid, you couldn’t get me out of the swimming pool in the summer. But the majority of backyard and public pools are chlorine pools. If chlorine is strong enough to kill algae, bacteria and germs, what is it doing to your body as you swim through it?...


Sep 1, 2022

We all need to wash our hands, no one is disputing that. Keeping your hands clean helps you avoid viruses, germs and nasty stuff. But, washing with regular soap is all you really need to be doing. Antibacterial soap is not only unnecessary, it could actually be killing off more than just germs. And it’s not even...