Green Breweries and Wineries

Americans consume 9.4 billion gallons of alcoholic beverages a year: 87 percent beer, 8 percent wine, and the rest spirits. The environmental impact of producing, packaging, and selling all those beverages could make an environmentalist reach for a drink. Breweries and wineries consume large quantities of water, raw materials, and other natural resources. But there‚Äôs…

Pillow Madness

There are lots of review sites online. The ones I’ve come to trust for consumer electronics and household items are Wirecutter and Sweethome respectively. I like that they focus on the best product for every category instead of wasting everyone’s time with a giant spreadsheet of feature comparisons between every product out there. I don’t…

Great Baby Product: Otoscope

When I previously posted about great baby products I forgot a good one: HARD CASE-Third Generation Dr Mom Slimline Stainless LED Pocket Otoscope + Lighted Ear Wax CURETTES now includes True View Full Spectrum LED and Pocket Clip. Bear with me here. The first time you bring your kid to the pediatrician because they have…

Don’t Feed the Troll

My health insurance company has a “Daily Challenge” program where they send you an email every morning suggesting a healthy activity. If you claim you did the activity you gain points toward weekly giveaways. It’s a great idea in theory, but the activities are mostly ridiculous. Most of them involve flailing away madly in your…

Mountain Boogers

I assumed Mountain Boogers were a universal concept. Every time I travel to the mountains I get way more boogers than usual. Easily ten fold my normal booger production. When I went searching for their cause I discovered I was wrong. I could find very little information on the term “mountain boogers,” let alone their…