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By ERICA MARCUS and ERICA MARCUS,NEWSDAY | February 1, 2006
My husband gave me a bamboo cutting board, and I am mystified about how to keep it clean and sanitary. The instructions say to treat it with mineral oil. Why mineral oil and not vegetable oil? How do I go about oiling the board? Bamboo is not a wood, but rather a fast-growing grass (some species grow up to 2 feet a day) that can be harvested within five years, according to Totally Bamboo, a producer of bamboo products (totallybamboo.com). Not only does it grow faster than trees, it is more easily renewed.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,PeoplesPharmacy.com | January 12, 2007
Why is Merck spending so much money advertising Fosamax Plus D? Could it be that the company is worried people will quit this osteoporosis drug after learning that the benefits persist even after stopping use? I recently read that acid-suppressing drugs such as Nexium and Prilosec may be linked to hip fractures. Drugs such as Fosamax can cause symptoms of heartburn, for which people would take acid suppressors. Could this create a vicious cycle? Two articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Dec.
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By Gina Spadafori and Gina Spadafori,McClatchy News Service | April 24, 1993
Never underestimate the resourcefulness of animal lovers, especially when it comes to "pilling" a pet.After I wrote about pill-giving techniques, I got notes recommending pill guns for cats. The guns work by fitting the pill into the tip, pushing the small plastic contraption -- it looks like a syringe -- to the back of the pet's mouth and bumping the pill out with the plunger.The pill gets where it needs to go with less effort and without using a finger to push it past the formidable fangs of an angry, flip-flopping feline.
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By Valerie Finholm and Valerie Finholm,Hartford Courant | November 25, 2006
Tom and Joanne Sullivan's kitchen has bamboo countertops, something the Sherman Oaks, Calif., couple hope will someday become a staple in "green" households across the United States. As a rapidly renewable resource, bamboo - which is actually a woody-stemmed perennial grass that can grow to heights of 30 feet - long has been used by builders of environmentally sensitive kitchens for everything from flooring and cabinets to cutting boards and window treatments. Only recently, however, have manufacturers like Sullivan come up with a way to make the hardwood usable for countertops.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,Sun Staff | March 12, 2000
Now that it's getting warmer, one's first inclination is to take off those sweaters, those hose, those boots and bare a little skin. Don't do it. After months of dry, indoor air, skin can grow dry and scaly. Fight back against dry skin with a six-pack of readily available, tried- and-true, not-too-expensive skin-care products to help you get ready for spring. L'Oreal Ombrelle Sunless Spray Price: $8.99 for 4 ounces. Active ingredients: Vitamin E, Parsol 1789 Available at drugstores next month So maybe that vacation to Bali just wasn't in the cards this year.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,PeoplesPharmacy.com | January 12, 2007
Why is Merck spending so much money advertising Fosamax Plus D? Could it be that the company is worried people will quit this osteoporosis drug after learning that the benefits persist even after stopping use? I recently read that acid-suppressing drugs such as Nexium and Prilosec may be linked to hip fractures. Drugs such as Fosamax can cause symptoms of heartburn, for which people would take acid suppressors. Could this create a vicious cycle? Two articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Dec.
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By Valerie Finholm and Valerie Finholm,Hartford Courant | November 25, 2006
Tom and Joanne Sullivan's kitchen has bamboo countertops, something the Sherman Oaks, Calif., couple hope will someday become a staple in "green" households across the United States. As a rapidly renewable resource, bamboo - which is actually a woody-stemmed perennial grass that can grow to heights of 30 feet - long has been used by builders of environmentally sensitive kitchens for everything from flooring and cabinets to cutting boards and window treatments. Only recently, however, have manufacturers like Sullivan come up with a way to make the hardwood usable for countertops.
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By Paula Begoun and Paula Begoun,Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service | March 10, 1994
The terms "oil-free" and "oil-control" are misleading. Almost without exception, the oil-free foundations and moisturizers contain a form of synthetic oil, such as cyclomethicone, dimethicone or silicone.These aren't bad, but it means the products aren't really oil-free. When I did find a product that was really oil-free, more often than not it contained alcohol, which is drying and irritating to the skin and doesn't help control oil. Another problem with the term "oil-free" is that oil is not the only cosmetic ingredient that can cause the skin to look shiny, so it tends to misdirect the consumer.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff writer | February 25, 1991
Linda Collinson isn't Revlon, Noxell or Procter & Gamble.The founder of LaCrista Inc. natural skin care products in Davidsonville hasno laboratory, no marketing department and no Christie Brinkley. Collinson's lab is her kitchen. She is her own sales staff.Still, up on the shelves at Giant Food, Peoples Drug Stores, DrugEmporium, The Cosmetic Center, Safeway and health food stores, LaCrista Face & Body moisturizer and cleanser sits side by side with big-name products.The 40-year-old former housewife and substitute teacher never set out to take on the cosmetic giants, to invest thousandsof dollars in caps, bottles, advertising and almond oil only to be shut out again and again.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | June 14, 1992
In the last six months, vandals have struck five Conowingo Power Co. facilities in northeastern Harford, causing thousands of dollars in damage and temporary outages of electrical services.The vandals also pose a threat to the environment: The damaged equipment contains mineral oil that could contaminate soil and ground water if it leaks.To prevent further damage, the Harford County Crime Solvers group is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the vandals.
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By ERICA MARCUS and ERICA MARCUS,NEWSDAY | February 1, 2006
My husband gave me a bamboo cutting board, and I am mystified about how to keep it clean and sanitary. The instructions say to treat it with mineral oil. Why mineral oil and not vegetable oil? How do I go about oiling the board? Bamboo is not a wood, but rather a fast-growing grass (some species grow up to 2 feet a day) that can be harvested within five years, according to Totally Bamboo, a producer of bamboo products (totallybamboo.com). Not only does it grow faster than trees, it is more easily renewed.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,Sun Staff | March 12, 2000
Now that it's getting warmer, one's first inclination is to take off those sweaters, those hose, those boots and bare a little skin. Don't do it. After months of dry, indoor air, skin can grow dry and scaly. Fight back against dry skin with a six-pack of readily available, tried- and-true, not-too-expensive skin-care products to help you get ready for spring. L'Oreal Ombrelle Sunless Spray Price: $8.99 for 4 ounces. Active ingredients: Vitamin E, Parsol 1789 Available at drugstores next month So maybe that vacation to Bali just wasn't in the cards this year.
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By Paula Begoun and Paula Begoun,Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service | March 10, 1994
The terms "oil-free" and "oil-control" are misleading. Almost without exception, the oil-free foundations and moisturizers contain a form of synthetic oil, such as cyclomethicone, dimethicone or silicone.These aren't bad, but it means the products aren't really oil-free. When I did find a product that was really oil-free, more often than not it contained alcohol, which is drying and irritating to the skin and doesn't help control oil. Another problem with the term "oil-free" is that oil is not the only cosmetic ingredient that can cause the skin to look shiny, so it tends to misdirect the consumer.
FEATURES
By Gina Spadafori and Gina Spadafori,McClatchy News Service | April 24, 1993
Never underestimate the resourcefulness of animal lovers, especially when it comes to "pilling" a pet.After I wrote about pill-giving techniques, I got notes recommending pill guns for cats. The guns work by fitting the pill into the tip, pushing the small plastic contraption -- it looks like a syringe -- to the back of the pet's mouth and bumping the pill out with the plunger.The pill gets where it needs to go with less effort and without using a finger to push it past the formidable fangs of an angry, flip-flopping feline.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff writer | February 25, 1991
Linda Collinson isn't Revlon, Noxell or Procter & Gamble.The founder of LaCrista Inc. natural skin care products in Davidsonville hasno laboratory, no marketing department and no Christie Brinkley. Collinson's lab is her kitchen. She is her own sales staff.Still, up on the shelves at Giant Food, Peoples Drug Stores, DrugEmporium, The Cosmetic Center, Safeway and health food stores, LaCrista Face & Body moisturizer and cleanser sits side by side with big-name products.The 40-year-old former housewife and substitute teacher never set out to take on the cosmetic giants, to invest thousandsof dollars in caps, bottles, advertising and almond oil only to be shut out again and again.
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By Dolly Merritt | November 20, 1993
Around the house* When stuffing poultry, use special care. Bacteria from raw poultry can grow in the stuffing and it is safer to cook as a separate dish. If you are going to stuff a turkey or chicken, fill the cavity loosely -- no more than 2/3 full -- immediately before cooking. Remove dressing immediately after cooking.* If you use whole garlic cloves for marinating or cooking various foods, try skewering cloves with a toothpick. When dish is ready to serve, you can find garlic more easily and toss clove and toothpick away.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | September 23, 2001
Q. I've had head lice for weeks and have tried RID, Nix and Vaseline to get rid of them. The lice disappear for about two days and then return. I'm single, so I do the best I can to remove the nits myself. Please help! How common is it to have resistant head lice? A. No one knows how prevalent resistant lice are, but a Harvard study showed that this is a real problem in some parts of the United States. For resistant lice, suffocation with Vaseline works, although the nits must still be removed.
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