Watch out, cotton: Tencel fibers are having a moment. If you’ve shopped for just about anything

Watch out, cotton: Tencel fibers are having a moment. If you’ve shopped for just about anything made of fabric lately – whether it’s clothing or bedding – chances are you’ve come across this fiber. You’ve probably also seen a bunch of claims tied to it, promising incredible softness and eco-friendly practices. As fiber scientists and product experts in the Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab, we often have people ask us about the different types of materials they come across when they shop. So here’s the scoop on this trendy fiber you’re seeing everywhere: Tencel is a brand name for a set of fibers called lyocell and modal (think of it like Band-Aids are to bandages or Kleenex are to tissues). These fibers are known for feeling super soft and are widely used in sustainable fashion. Tencel is somewhat similar to rayon (i.e. viscose) because they’re what the industry refers to as “regenerated cellulose” fibers. Manufacturers take wood pulp, dissolve it in a chemical solvent, then push it through an extruder to form the fibers. The big difference is rayon requires more energy and chemicals to produce, which is both wasteful and toxic for the workers who make it. Tencel, on the...

Here’s a little-known fact about the U.S. Postal Service: Since 2001 it has participated in what’s

Here’s a little-known fact about the U.S. Postal Service: Since 2001 it has participated in what’s called the Mail Isolation Control and Tracking program,… Consumers paying attention to the price of crude oil this spring may have wondered why gasoline prices were slow to fall while oil prices were plunging. … Consumers paying attention to the price of crude oil this spring may have wondered why gasoline prices were slow to fall while oil prices were plunging. After regaining stability in May and June oil prices are falling again, with some analysts predicting they could touch $30 a barrel before the end of the year. But if they do, it doesn’t necessarily follow that gasoline prices will go below $2 a gallon as many consumers would like. For crude oil to become gasoline it has to pass through refineries, and that’s where bottlenecks tend to occur. When refineries don’t keep up with the demand for gasoline, for whatever reason, the price tends to go up. But dirt cheap oil, and gasoline that’s only relatively cheap, translates into fat profit margins for refineries. Major refiner Valero Energy reported a quarterly profit of $2.66 a s...

Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua: 8 lessons learned

Now that I’ve had a few days to digest what I saw Saturday at the Garden, it seems obvious that there are both life and boxing lessons to be learned from Andy Ruiz Jr.’s shocking seventh-round TKO of Anthony Joshua. Some of them I knew but disregarded because of my lack of belief in Ruiz’s chances. Some I had forgotten. And some only became clear to me after the fact. This, of course, is the most obvious one. Ruiz is nobody’s idea of what a professional athlete should look like, least of all a heavyweight champion. But there are some guys who are in better shape than their appearance would indicate and there are guys who are comfortable at weights that are considered obese. CC Sabathia, Bartolo Colon, Tony Gwynn and Charles Barkley have excelled in their chosen sports despite ranging between chubby and downright fat. In boxing, Buster Mathis Sr., Tony Tubbs, Tony Ayala and James Toney in his post-middleweight period come to mind. It’s obvious now that Ruiz belongs on that list. Even when they come wrapped in armor like Joshua did Saturday night, everyone’s raw materials are the same. Punches hurt muscular guys as much as non-muscular guys. Witness the body shot Ruiz landed in th...

Over the past couple years, Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation, in Herrin, has taken in over 800

Over the past couple years, Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation, in Herrin, has taken in over 800 native animals to help rehabilitate them, so they could be released back into the wild. Beverly Shofstall, the founder and director, opened Free Again in 1988 after working for Central Hospital for Animals in Herrin. “The veterinarians are responsible for the domestic animals, so they didn’t really pay attention to any of the wildlife that just got dropped off,” Shofstall said. “I love wildlife, so I started taking care of them.” According to their website, Free Again is the largest and only all-animal facility in southern Illinois. Free Again is also the only facility south of I-64, which accepts large birds of prey such as eagles, owls and hawks, Shofstall said. Emily Fielden, a regular volunteer at Free Again, said the seasons dictate what kinds of animals are brought into the facility. “[In] spring, it’s all babies; raccoons, possums and bunnies,” Fielden said. “Anybody that finds [a bird] usually brings it to us.” Fielden said during peak season she’s seen a day where the facility took in 20 animals. During winter, there have been days where no animals come in. With the facility...

From Our Gardens: Growing tomatoes? Give them the support they need with cages or stakes. | Lifestyles

Please purchase a subscription to continue. If you are a current subscriber please click Sign Up or Login to activate your digital access. If not, please click Sign Up to subscribe. Please purchase a subscription to continue. If you are a current subscriber please click Sign Up or Login to activate your digital access. If not, please click Sign Up to subscribe. Please support local journalism by becoming a digital subscriber or adding digital to your newspaper subscription. Tomato plants are either determinate or indeterminate — meaning that they can grow either to a determinate size or an indeterminate size. Tomato plants are either determinate or indeterminate — meaning that they can grow either to a determinate size or an indeterminate size. Creating and providing structures for support is necessary for several crops, such as beans, cucumbers and tomatoes. Earlier this season, my husband and I brainstormed ways we could better support our tomato plants. We only planted eight tomato plants this season, so we could afford to buy better supports for such a small number of plants. We opted for a fleet of heavy-gauge galvanized tomato cages we found at the hardware store, which a...

Global Portable Evaporative Air Cooler Market Outlook 2019 – 2025 : Symphony(Keruilai), Aolan, Jinghui, Lianchuang, Hessaire

The Global Portable Evaporative Air Cooler Market report gives granular analysis of the Revenue, Potential Growth, Industry Detail Analysis, Entry Strategies income estimates and geographic areas of the market. The Global Portable Evaporative Air Cooler Market Research Report is an expert and inside and out analysis on the the current state of global market. The report covers Market driving factors, newly adopted technologies, latest business methodologies have been discussed in this report. The report also forecasts the potential of the market and reviews thorough analysis of vital segments and regional markets. Request for Sample Report @ https://www.industryandresearch.com/report/Global-Portable-Evaporative-Air-Cooler-Market-Status-and-Future-Forecast-2015-2024/90789#samplereport The study on Portable Evaporative Air Cooler market is looked at from the futuristic development perspective. This is based on the existing market conditions and past data. Researchers have analyzed every type of data and the participants, as well as, principals apart from geological areas and product type. It has covered the applications aspect for end-users. The global research report focused on au...

Ducati enters the Cruiser world and does so in its very own way, representing the best

Ducati enters the Cruiser world and does so in its very own way, representing the best of both worlds. The Ducati world: thrilling performance, sporty power, advanced electronics.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],’totalmotorcycle_com-medrectangle-3′,’ezslot_0′,192,’0′,’0′])); The cruiser world: long, low, forward positioned footpegs, powerful torque even at low speeds, no compromise in terms of materals and finishes. Ducati enters the Cruiser domain and does so in its own inimitable way, presenting a true Cruiser with all the design, technology and performance one expects from a Ducati thoroughbred. Called the XDiavel, it brings together two worlds: the Cruiser world – low speeds, relaxed riding, long journeys and feet forward ergonomics – and the Ducati world, characterised by Italian style, refined engineering and unparalleled performance. The XDiavel ensures the “low speed excitement” typical of a Cruiser and the adrenaline rush of sports riding that Ducati has made its own. That’s what the X in XDiavel stands for: the merging of two apparently separate, distant worlds on one bike, a superb combination where both are accomplished wi...

Noah Lyles: I will win 3 gold medals at Tokyo Olympics

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Noah Lyles is counting down the days until he can kick back and read comic books, record some music he’s written, spend money on fashionable clothes and do whatever other non-track things come to mind. The home screen on the American sprinter’s phone already tells him it’s about that time: “ I am the 2019 200 world champion” greets him when he glances down. But there’s one more event for him at the world championships _ the 4×100 relay _ before a four-week break to slow down. Then, a new mantra will appear on his phone for him to stare at: Win the 100m and 200m at the Tokyo Olympics. His win in the 200m at worlds started him on the path. His success in Tokyo would only serve to send the 22-year-old even further on his way. “They are going to say I’m an icon,” Lyles confidently proclaimed in an interview with The Associated Press. With no Usain Bolt around, Lyles is being trumpeted as the next big thing in track and field. Mention it to him, though, and he rolls his eyes. He knows track is searching for another superstar and he’s happy to help fill the role. But it will happen on his time, not anyone else’s schedule. It’s why he didn’t run the 100m at worlds th...

Art openings in L.A. this week: Pattern at MOCA and more

Paintings that draw from the feminine and the domestic, a Day of the Dead celebration in three languages and an artist-made carousel in Venice. Here are a dozen exhibitions and events to check out in the coming week: “With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972-1985,” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. In the 1970s, artists across the United States began to embrace forms of artistic production frequently described as feminine or domestic, traditions such as quilting, embroidery, weaving and interior design (such as wallpaper patterns). Artists took those ideas and media and pumped up the volume. This show, the first comprehensive, scholarly survey of this American art movement, will feature works by figures such as Merion Estes, Kendall Shaw and Takako Yamaguchi, as well as artists who aren’t directly associated with Pattern and Decoration but whose work bears tangential or indirect links. Opens Sunday and runs through May 11. MOCA Grand Ave., 250 S. Grand Ave., downtown Los Angeles, moca.org. Edward and Nancy Kienholz, “The Merry-Go-World or Begat by Chance and the Wonder Horse Trigger,” at L.A. Louver. In the 1990s, the artist pair, known for their a...

Most dash cams are built to capture the road ahead of you, but the Auto-Vox Dual

Most dash cams are built to capture the road ahead of you, but the Auto-Vox Dual Dash Cam can also record what’s going on inside your vehicle. Right now it’s on sale for only $96.99 at Amazon when you clip the coupon on its product page and enter promo code AHBH67Y3 during checkout. With over $40 off its usual cost, you’ll be snagging one of the best prices ever to reach this product. Shipping is free, though you’d receive your order even faster with Amazon Prime. Auto-Vox’s Dual Dash Cam doesn’t just capture what’s going on in front of your car but inside it as well. It records in 1080P, features built-in GPS, and falls by nearly $45 when you clip its on-page coupon and use the following code at checkout. The Auto-Vox Dual Dash Cam records the traffic ahead of you in 1080p HD at 60fps. When both the front and inside of your vehicle are being recorded, the camera films in 1080p at 30fps. While the video won’t be as smooth, it will still remain crystal clear, helped along by the advanced IMX307 Sony sensor which offers stellar night vision so you can see what’s happening in your videos later no matter when they were filmed. Ba...

Affordable Starter Homes in the Park Hills Area | Park-hills

Looking for a good deal? Check out these affordable, inexpensive homes to buy in the Park Hills Area. Looking for an affordable way to get into a very desirable area – here you go. Many options and pairs well with the neighboring property at 6427 Marquette. Hardwood floors throughout much of this functional space. A full basement offers numerous possibilities along with much bonus storage. Nice front porch overlooking the ample city yard. Welcome to an amazing 3 bed/3 bath ranch conveniently located within minutes of the highway yet far enough away to enjoy the serene lake! You are welcomed into the spacious living room & adjoining family room w/wood-burning fireplace perfect for entertaining friends & family! The eat-in kitchen offers tons of cabinet & counter space, plus a sliding door walkout onto the oversized deck! A separate dining room with a bay-style window is an ideal spot for dinner parties! Master bedroom features bay door out onto the gorgeous deck as well! Two more bedrooms & 2 full baths complete the main level! Head downstairs to find a den perfect for family game night! An additional sleeping area is ideal for out of town guests! An office ...

The Vaping Daily Ultimate Guide to Vape Wires and Vape Coils

You won’t be tapping in the dark like so many other beginner builders and your first coil will be right as rain and ready to fire. At one point or another, a serious vaper will try a hand at building their own coils – out of economic reasons, engineering prowess, or just pure fun. Coil building falls mostly within the purview of e-liquid vaporizers, as dry herb vaporizers and dab wax pens use a different form of heating element and do not get typically built or rebuilt by their users. It is not unheard of, however, for people to create or build and rebuild their own wax atomizers for many of the same reasons we’ve just listed. When that time comes for you, all you’ll need to do is pull up this post (because you’ve bookmarked it, right?) and you will have everything you need to start in one place: types of vape wires, countless coil builds, how to make your first vape coils, how to wick a coil, and so on. You won’t be tapping in the dark like so many other beginner builders and your first coil will be right as rain and ready to fire. The first thing we need to discuss is vape wire. Both the type of the wire and the size matter a lot because of three reasons – flavor, vapor produc...

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