Garments, and the way in which they are worn.

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Are warm and cold water generally good enough for laundry? [closed]

This blog post says: Use warm water for whites; cold water for colors. Now admittedly I used to be a hot water for whites guy, but after researching the heck out of this article, I found that ...
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Does high dryer heat shrink clothes?

The general consensus on the internet (if you Google around, visit forums, Yahoo! answers, some from people who claim to work in the laundering business) is that high dryer heat causes clothes to ...
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Do lingerie bags protect delicates from damage in washing machines?

Mesh lingerie bags are widely sold to protect lingerie and other delicate fabrics from damage in the washing machine. They are also known as wash bags. An example of such a product here. Protects ...
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Does Heattech clothing generate heat?

Uniqlo sells HEATTECH heat-generating clothing. When HEATTECH absorbs body moisture, tiny droplets generate heat. Thermographs clearly show that HEATTECH maintains more warmth, more evenly over ...
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Is the academic dress originally derived from Avicenna's style of clothing?

There is this claim that the Academic Dress (shown below) is originally derived form Avicenna's style of clothing. I wonder if it's true. Here is a link to a sample of this claim. Discussion on ...
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Is freezing jeans a substitute for cleaning them with soap and water?

It is a common household tip: Put your jeans in the freezer to freshen them up. Denim enthusiasts claim it will kill bacteria (although it won't remove stains). Is this true? Is it hygienic to forgo ...
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Are people unable to go to school because they can't afford uniforms?

In the middle of a blog post on human trafficking, it's claimed: Another way to be involved with this issue is to help prevent boys and girls from being trafficked in the first place. Many of ...
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Does snapping clothes before placing them in the dryer improve their drying?

I've been told that I shouldn't just take clothes out of the washing machine and put them directly in the drier without first snapping them to get them to become uncrumpled. I have tried both ways and ...
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Was wearing trousers very low (sagging) invented in prison to show sexual availability?

I have seen several times people posting on Facebook about the history of wearing very low trousers. They claim that it was invented in U.S prisons. Apparently by showing a little bit of their butts ...
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Should I leave my dry cleaned clothes in the plastic? [closed]

My first job (in high school) was in a dry cleaners. The owner impressed upon us the fact that the packaging was a part of the "system" for taking the absolute best care of your clothes. He would tell ...
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Does filling a clothing washing machine to the top reduce cleaning effectiveness?

Someone recently insisted that filling a washing machine to the top doesn't get clothes as clean. My washing machine has water fill levels from "Small" all the way to "Extra Large," but no ...
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Do closed closet doors keep moths out?

Some sites suggest that closed doors can keep moths out. Others report that keeping the closet doors closed does not help with moth control. So, does it?
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For people with high body odor, is it better to wear cotton or microfiber?

For people with high body odor, is it better to wear cotton or microfiber? It's a tough question as there is a good argument for both sides. Argument in favor of cotton: As it has lower ...
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Do school uniforms improve student behavior?

Many of the advocates of school uniforms claim that uniforms for students in K-12 reduce behavior problems such as bullying. What evidence exists to support or contradict these claims? For example, ...
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Can you put a gag in someones mouth to prevent them from talking

I don't get this, I see it on crime TV programs a lot, they stuff a cloth in the mouth of someone so they cant scream/shout for help. I put a sock in my mouth once, it was pretty easy to push it out ...
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Is a woman who dresses sexually suggestively more likely to get raped?

There was a recent controversy about a police officer who is reported to have suggested: Women can avoid sexual assault by not dressing like a “slut.” If we leave out the derogatory word and ...
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Is sun protection clothing a real alternative to sunscreen?

I was reluctantly dragged along to do clothes shopping in Singapore today and all over the place they advertised clothing that has supposedly been coated with some form of UV protection. As far as I'm ...