The Best Water Filters For 2014

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I’ve been reviewing water filters for about 10 years. During that time, I’ve become convinced that gravity-fed, carbon block filters are the best choice for almost everyone’s filtering needs. Faucet-mounted and pitcher-style filters do not filter water particularly well.

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The Best Shower Filter Of 2014

The Best Shower Filters Of 2013

In A Nutshell Almost all popular shower filters available today only remove 20%-80% of free chlorine (not total combined chlorine) from your shower. This includes shower filters that are certified by the NSF #177 Standard — unfortunately this standard only indicates that a filter will remove 50% of free chlorine in the water. Also, many […]

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Buy It For Life: Mulholland Waxed Canvas Negotiator Bag

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Founded in San Francisco in 1984, Mulholland is a small company run by a father and his two sons. They specialize in handcrafting bags and accessories using raw materials sourced in the U.S. Their Negotiator Bag, featured here, is made with waxed canvas, a heavy-duty fabric which is dipped in paraffin for water resistance and strength.

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The Best Low-Flow Shower Head: Oxygenics SkinCare

Oxygenics Low Flow Shower Head

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 […]

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The Top Rated Waterproof Headphones

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Today, water lovers can bring their tunes with them and still get quality sound. Not just for swimmers, waterproof headphones are beneficial for all sports enthusiasts since they are also sweatproof and can be rinsed off after use. By reading reviews across the web (iLounge and CrunchGear are good sources), we’ve come up with a […]

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Lands’ End Canvas 1963 Travel Kit

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This toiletry kit from Land’s End Canvas, is constructed with waxed cotton canvas, leather trim, and a metal zipper. Waxed canvas is a good choice for a toiletry kit, because it is water resistant, quite durable and ages well.

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Buy It For Life: The Letter Carrier Bag By Moop

The Letter Bag By Moop

Moop is a small company that handcrafts bags in their studio in Pittsburg. Their Letter Carrier bag, featured here, is built from durable waxed canvas and lined in cordura. Waxed canvas is naturally water repellent and ages like leather.

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Buy It For Life: Bialetti Moka Stovetop Espresso Maker

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The Bialetti Moka Espresso Maker, has a polished-aluminum 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 aluminum was extremely popular and is still crafted by Bialetti, the same firm that produced […]

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The Top Rated Electric Kettles

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Below is our list of the top rated electric kettles, based on the reviews found in Cook’s Illustrated Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Amazon and Chow.Com. Reviewers like stainless steel electric kettles, because plastic kettles can contain bisphenol A (BPA) and the plastic tends to crack over a number of years. Plus, according to Chow.com, plastic pots can […]

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The Highest Rated Humidifiers For 2012

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It’s important to keep indoor humidity at an optimum level (45 to 65 percent). Dry air in the winter is one the main causes of sinus infections and sore throats. Humidifiers require frequent maintenance — minerals in tap water can cause an accumulation of scale, a breeding ground for bacteria. Parts of the humidifier need […]

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