Glycerin: An Underrated Natural Moisturizer

Glycerin is perhaps the best natural humectant (moisturizing substance). It absorbs an amazing 50 percent of its weight in moisture from the air. This makes it an excellent aftershave — just a rub a little on your skin for the moisturizing effect. Glycerin is created when a vegetable oil like olive oil is mixed with an alakli. The result is …

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The Best Places To Trade-In Your Electronics, DVDs & Books

Recently, I tested trading-in some of my old books, electronics, DVDs and CDs that were gathering dust on my shelves. I was able to free up some shelf space, and in addition I received some cash and credit (about $600 total). All of these trades went smoothly, the most laborious part was packaging all the items in a box, and …

Bone Char: A Very Effective Filter

Bone char — the name is perhaps…uninspiring, but it’s one the most underrated water filtering substance I’ve encountered.

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The Best LED Flashlights

In A Nutshell Update: We have more newer article over here — The Best LED Flashlights Of 2015 Here are the best LED flashlights of 2014: The brightest keyring-size LED flashlight: Fenix LD01 — 80 lumens — costs around $40 The best standard-size LED flashlight: Fenix TK11 R5 — 225 lumens – costs around $75 The brightest LED flashlight that …

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Bidet Seats: More Efficient Than Toilet Paper

Bidets are those devices that spray water (and sometimes air) on your posterior. They are more hygienic than toilet paper, and save you money in the long run. In Japan, high-tech bidets called Washlets are now the most popular electronic equipment being sold — 60% of households have them installed. In Venezuela they are found in approximately 90% of households. …

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Alpaca Wool Blankets: Amazingly Warm And Inexpensive

Alpacas have been bred in South America for thousands of years. Their wool is a soft, durable, luxurious fibers. Alpaca wool is similar to sheep’s wool, but it is warmer and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic. Here are some alpaca wool blankets I’ve personally tested:  Alpaca Blanket Made In The US If you are looking for an alpaca …

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Efficient Products I Like In 2013

Here are some efficient products I like in 2013. I’ve tested all these products and found that they perform well. Generally, I like things that are ultralight and ultradurable. I also look for things that are sustainably made and come with lifetime warranties. For purchase things, I like Amazon and REI, due to their efficient return policies — I return …

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Fan Creates Tempest In Your Room Using Just 133 Watts

Energy Efficient Fan By Lasko

Lasko is a company that still makes its fans in the USA. I like their all-metal fans because they are very durable, and the parts can be replaced by Lasko. They also come with a two-year warranty. The fan featured here is the Lasko 20″ High Velocity Floor Fan, and it will move a huge amount of air in a …

The Best Portable Headphones

In A Nutshell I’m chosen the V-MODA M-80 as my pick for the Best Portable Headphone Of 2013. This headphone is extremely durable, and it has excellent sound. It comes with a two year warranty, and life-time warranty that allows you get 50% off a replacement headphone.

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The Stealth Toilet Uses Only 0.8 Gallons Per Flush

In the U.S., toilets account for 30% of indoor water use, but this is mostly due to their inefficient design. So I was pleased to find the Stealth Ultra-High-Efficiency Toilet toilet by Niagara. This is probably the most water efficient flush toilet available for residential use. The Stealth uses only 0.8 gallons per flush (GPF). This is much less than the average …