Topic “Cleaning”

By Home & Garden Television (Home & Garden Television)

Think that cleaning your refrigerator (and keeping it clean) takes a lot of effort? Well, chill! Just follow these tips:

1. Create a homemade all-purpose cleaner by combining the following in a gallon of hot water: 1 cup clear ammonia, 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup baking soda. Pour into a spray bottle, or use from a bowl...

By Emily Shire (Slate)

In her piece “Cleaning: The Final Feminist Frontier” in the New Republic, Jessica Grose highlights how women still bear a disproportionate burden of household maintenance.

While we’re closer to balancing the domestic burdens between the sexes when it comes to child rearing and even cooking, Grose argues, cleaning is still one...

By Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore (

Sadly, many of the sweet-smelling, bubbly concoctions we use to clean our homes are poisonous if ingested and can be harmful if inhaled our even touched.

It’s a disturbing thought: The very things you are using to make your house sparkle and shine are actually making it toxic. But more and more Americans are starting to make the shift to...

By Melissa Magsaysay (Los Angeles Times/MCT)

As a daily wearer of eyeliner and mascara, I am constantly on the search for the most efficient and effective way to get it all off at the end of the day. Yet I still often end up with slight raccoon eyes, because I loathe taking that extra step of using a separate eye makeup remover in addition to a facial cleanser.

But with the big...

By Mary Carole McCauley (The Baltimore Sun/MCT)

BALTIMORE — The table at Jack Samuels’ office, in Baltimore’s Fells Point, is piled two feet high with books, papers, scientific journals and grant applications.

Samuels’ wife likes to tease him that he has a hoarding problem, just like the people he studies. In reality, those stacks of paper might hold a remedy.

Samuels, an...