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The Best Water Filters Of 2016

by Justin Thomas •

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I’ve been reviewing water filters for about 12 years. During that time, I’ve become convinced that gravity-fed filters are the best filter you can buy for under $500.

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The Best Portable Water Filters Of 2016

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Portable water filters have improved in recent years — manufacturers are now producing portable filters that can filter contaminant the size of nanometers (a billionth of a meter). Portable water filters have improved in recent years — manufacturers are now producing units that filter contaminants the size of nanometers (a billionth of a meter). I review the best portable water filters available today.

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The Best Filters To Remove Fluoride From Water

by master •

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The best way to remove fluoride from tap water is to use a filter containing Brimac (or bone char) — these filters will consistently remove 90% of fluoride from water. Another good option is use a Propur drip filter — these filters make use of AquaMetix a new proprietary carbon-based filtration technology — these filters will remove 50% – 85% of fluoride.

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The Most Durable Glassware and Dinnerware

by Justin Thomas •

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This is one of our “Buy It For Life” posts where we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. Duralex Picardie Tumblers Duralex has been manufacturing tempered glassware in France since 1929. Their Picardie Tumblers are known for lasting decades — they will bounce several times when dropped on the floor and survive without a crack. The tumblers …

The Best Non-Toxic Bedding

by master •

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We spend about one third of our lives in bed — it’s a time when our body regenerates itself. We release about 3 litres of water while we sleep, and our bodies go through cycles of cooling down and heating up. We also absorb substances through our skin and through our lungs. Thus, keeping one’s bed toxin-free is optimal. My …

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Binchotan Charcoal: An Inexpensive Way To Mineralize and Filter Water

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In A Nutshell White charcoal or Binchō-tan is a charcoal that loves adsorbing things. Binchotan, which has been produced in Japan for centuries, naturally adsorbs toxins such as chlorine, lead, mercury, cadmium and copper from tap water. It also releases useful minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphates. To use Binchotan, you simply place a piece of the charcoal into …

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A List Of Goods Still Made In The USA

by Justin Thomas •

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Here’s a master list of well-designed products still made in the United States. If only certain products are U.S.-made, you’ll see a “(only selected products)” note.