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Annie’s Unusual Swiffer Hacks (comments)
My Swiffer hacks are apparently unique to me, which kind of surprises me, as they seem really obvious to me (including how to keep the wet refill wet when mopping, and how to save on wet and duster refills)! Yet if you do a web search for "Swiffer hacks", every single result is about Swiffer hacks to refill your WetJet bottle, or to use a microfiber cloth instead of the wet refills. (I don't know about you but I hate microfiber clothes, they just feel so snaggy on my fingers!) Anyways, my Swiffer hacks are different.

The Best Way to Make Cold Brew Coffee Plus No-Mess Coffee Grounds! Also: the Best Ratio for that Cold Brewed Coffee! (This article has 1 comment)
Yeah, "The Best Way to Make Cold Brew Coffee is Also the Easiest Way to Deal with the Grounds - Also: the Best Ratio for that Cold Brewed Coffee!" is a long title, but I needed to let you know what you're in for. So hang on, because I'm going to rock your cold brew world!

Audio of Crazy Lunch Menu Man David Price Reading School Lunch Menu (This article has 1 comment)
The other day I was talking with Mah Mayun about David Price, a/k/a the Crazy Lunch Menu Man, or just the Crazy Lunch Guy. He is the man who used to read off the school lunch menu, in an over-the-top fashion, for certain schools. For example, you could call the Charlotte Observer's information line, punch in a code, and get the school lunch menu information for the City of Charlotte public schools.

Here’s Where to Rent a Wheelchair in the Denver Colorado Area (comments)
When I first had my hip replacement it became very clear that I was going to need a wheelchair for a while. I ended up buying my own wheelchair along with lots of other stuff, but for the first few days I didn't realize that was what I as going to need to do, so I set about looking for wheelchair rentals in Boulder - which quickly turned into a search for renting a wheelchair just about anywhere in Colorado! It turns out that there are very few places in the Boulder / Denver / all of Colorado area where you can actually rent a wheelchair! Not in Boulder, not in Ft. Collins, and barely in Denver. Fortunately, after quite a bit of searching, I found one of the few places in Colorado that rents wheelchairs, and as fortunately, they are great! I committed that I would write this place up so that nobody else has endure hours of frustration trying to find a place to rent a freakin' wheelchair in the greater Denver area of Colorado!

This $3 Device Will Make Your Teeth Whiter (comments)
Yes, it's really true. I didn't believe it myself, but I figured what the heck, I can afford $3.00 to check it out. The device is a "LED Accelerator Professional Teeth Whitening Light", and it actually works to accelerate the whitening process when used with tooth whitening gels.

At Last! A BPA-Free, Dishwasher-Safe Thermal Travel Cup which Accommodates a Stainless Steel Straw! (This article has 1 comment)
It became something of a holy grail for me: I love me my stainless steel straws (which are by definition also BPA free) and I'd been looking for ages for a thermal tumbler or thermal mug (i.e. a travel mug or travel cup) which was a) BPA-free, and b) dishwasher safe, and c) could accommodate my stainless steel straws through its sip hole (many sippy holes are too narrow to accommodate a rigid straw). If it was wide enough to also accommodate my favorite tea strainer, so that I could brew my morning cup of tea (lapsang souchong, thank you very much) all the better. Here's the thing: it's crazy hard to find thermal travel mugs that are both BPA-free and dishwasher safe. In fact, it's hard to find any travel cup or travel mug that is dishwasher safe, period.

Tool-Using Octopus Caught on Film – Video of Veined Octopus Building Coconut Shell House (This article has 1 comment)
In an incredible display of just how smart the octopus is - and how they are capable of forethought - Dr. Julian Finn of Museum Victoria in Australia has caught on video a veined octopus transporting coconut shells for the express purpose of building a shelter (and then doing so).

A Better Alternative to the Ped Egg (This article has 9 comments)
If you've been wondering if the at home pedicure foot care product the Ped Egg is worth it, well it's not. If you have a PedEgg and are disappointed in your PediEgg experience, well, you're not alone. But most importantly, if you would like a rocking alternative to the Pedi Egg, well, I've got it!

Finally! Shred Proof Litter Box Liners! (This article has 1 comment)
We have finally found the perfect shred proof cat box liner! While this is truly the world's best cat litter box set-up, we recently had to put our cat box in a space where that style of litter box wouldn't work. We had to go to a non-covered cat pan, and once we did that, we wanted to start using litter pan liners, but even the ones claiming to be shred resistant - let alone shred proof - cat box liners, well, weren't! But we found something that is truly cat shred proof!

Vegan UGGs Boots – Half the Price and None of the Suffering (This article has 1 comment)
I was so excited to find Vegan UGG boots - well, Vegan UGG style boots, that is - and for a fraction of the price of actual UGGs! And they are so comfortable! All of the comfort, a fraction of the price, and none of the suffering!