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Garments, and the way in which they are worn and the material they are made from

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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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Does California have a dress code for drivers?

Many "crazy law" sources claim that California motor vehicle law contains a bizarre sartorial proscription. On CNN.com, the article "Do you know why I pulled you over?" by Craig ...
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Does wearing linen reduce skin temperature by more than 3°C?

There are many claims around about clothes made of linen being useful in warmer climates. Usually it includes explanations such as a better transportation for sweat so it can evaporate more easily, or ...
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Did the average Linux Symposium T-Shirt size increase from 1999 to 2008?

A widely circulated image claims: TechCrunch50 company FitBit (which demoed its health activity monitoring device live as well) put up this slide to underscore its point that obesity is a growing ...
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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 "dressing for the job you want" help promotion?

There is a saying: Dress for the job you want, not the one you have. I have always understood this as implying that this is a way to help attain "the job you want". This article references a ...
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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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Does commercially-produced cotton cloth contain unhealthy chemicals that cause fertility problems?

The article Czy Twoje ubrania Cię trują? "Wchłaniamy chemię przez skórę. Stąd np. problemy z płodnością" (Do your clothes poison you? "We absorb chemicals through the skin, hence, for example, ...
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Are retail clothing prices going down significantly enough to impact the used clothing market?

This article at Bloomberg claims that "...new clothes are becoming as cheap as used ones, and poor countries are turning their backs on the secondhand trade". It also says that "...The tide of ...
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Does Bamboo Charcoal clothes help to improve one's health?

GreenYarn sel a number of products, such as clothing with bamboo charcoal particles are embedded in the fiber. They claim: Health: Bamboo charcoal absorbs chlorine in water and let minerals out, ...
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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 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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Do Tide Pods laundry detergent have 10 times the cleaning power of other liquid bargain brands?

Tide makes a lot of claims about their product They pack 10X cleaning power* in an innovative, three chamber design separating key ingredients until they hit the wash for maximum cleaning power. More ...
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