Efficient Men’s Shirt For Summer: Renewable Wool, Non-Wrinkling, Made In USA

by Justin Thomas •

Ibex makes shirts from renewable merino wool (from New Zealand). Ibex clothing is sewn in the USA (only tiny faction of the shirts sold in the US are actually constructed here). I like merino wool because it keeps you cool in the summer, and unlike cotton or synthetics, merino does not retain odor, and it does not wrinkle. The polo …

Glycerin: An Underrated Natural Moisturizer

by Justin Thomas •

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

by Justin Thomas •

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 …

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The Best LED Flashlights Of 2014

by Justin Thomas •

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

by Justin Thomas •

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

by Justin Thomas •

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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The Best D-Size Rechargeable Batteries Of 2015

by Justin Thomas •

Maha PowerEx Rechargeable D Batteries

There are now a number of low-discharge D-size cells available. These cells are as powerful as powerful alkaline batteries, and they hold 85% of their charge for a year. The highest-capacity D-size rechargeable cells are rated at 11000-12000 mAh (milliamp hours). Here are our recommendations: The Highest Capacity D-Size Batteries: Powerex The Powerex batteries pictured above are rated at 11,000 …

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Efficient Products I Like In 2013

by Justin Thomas •

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 …