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Jenny Smiechowski

4 reasons to wash your new clothes before you wear them

Nothing feels better than stepping out in a brand new outfit. But as great as it feels to rip off the tags and head out the door, there’s one question that’s always plagued me… do I need to wash new clothes before I wear them?

Joyce Hollman

Why you need to get rid of your kitchen sponge… TODAY!

The most microbe-ridden thing in your kitchen is the one thing that’s supposed to be making things cleaner and more sanitary. It’s a hidden world of 5.5 trillion microbes that can make you sick. Fortunately, there are “workarounds” that can purge this repository of germs, if you change your habits just a bit…

Jenny Smiechowski

Why your husband’s beard is dirtier than your dog

Beards are big right now. No wonder: there are a lot of benefits to having a beard… not shaving every day, avoiding sun damage and many women find them attractive. But despite all the beard benefits, there’s a big beard pitfall. It’s something bearded men and their partners should be aware of…

Joyce Hollman

Is aluminum worth it for sweet-smelling armpits?

Have you ever thought about what’s in your deodorant that’s keeping you dry and sweet-smelling all day? Sure, you’re not eating any of the unpronounceable chemicals in there… but your skin may as well be. And research says that makes cancer a threat to you…

Joyce Hollman

How dangerous are the unregulated ingredients in your makeup and shampoo?

What if I told you that there’s a group of products in your home that are completely unregulated for safety. The average teen girl uses no less than fourteen of these products every day. But teens are not the only ones in danger. Neither are women. Here’s how to protect yourself…

Jenny Smiechowski

Understanding expiration dates so you can toss less and save money

If you’re like me, as the date on your food creeps closer, your faith in its safety takes a dive. You sniff it. You examine it for funky moldy growths. And then, ultimately, you throw it away. But here’s the thing… the dates on your food aren’t always what they seem…