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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

by master •

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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.

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The Best Low-Flow Shower Head: Oxygenics SkinCare

by Justin Thomas •

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Low-flow shower heads can significantly reduce your household water consumption without a noticeable difference to your shower experience. The term “low flow” is generally defined as a shower head with a water consumption rate of 0.5 to 2 gallons per minute (gpm). I’ve tested about seven different low-flow shower heads, and the Oxygenics SkinCare Showerhead is my favorite, due to its invigorating …

Buy It For Life: Bialetti Moka Stovetop Espresso Maker

by Justin Thomas •

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The Bialetti Moka Espresso Maker, has a polished-aluminium octagonal design has been available in Italy since 1933. In the 30s, Italy was in an economically difficult time, which made making coffee at home appealing. This simple little device crafted from aluminium was extremely popular and is still crafted by Bialetti, the same firm that produced it in the 1930s. Moka …

Pavina Double-Wall Thermo Glasses by Bodum

by Justin Thomas •

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These Pavina Double-Wall Thermo Glasses are handmade by Bodum. The glass is mouth-blown, so each glass has a slightly unique shape. The double wall insulates the liquid inside, which means your beverage retain its temperature longer.