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Synthetics and Plastics

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  • Beauty and the plastic beast

    Beauty and the plastic beast
    In the garage, shed or basement of nearly every gardener, you will find stacks of plastic pots. Then there are mulch bags, pesticide and fertilizer bottles, flat trays from six-packs of annuals. We think of our gardening as greening the world, but it...
  • China quake survivors still wait for word

    In the 11 months since China's devastating earthquake, Wang Tingzhang and his wife have been transformed from docile, law-abiding citizens into defiant troublemakers, at least in the eyes of authorities. Along the way, they've been pushed, punched,...
  • A look at vaginal dryness

    A look at vaginal dryness
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes vaginal dryness, and how is it treated? ANSWER: Vaginal dryness, or inadequate vaginal lubrication, can occur at any age. However, the problem is most common for women during and after menopause. Symptoms of vaginal dryness...
  • January 15 - Alan Wernette

    January 15 - Alan Wernette
    Michigan Snowshoe Classes January 22 & 23: Friday 6:30 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. January 25 & 26: 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Ludington State Park Ludington, MI www.visitludington.com Cost: The cost for making a pair of...
  • Craft idea catches creepy crawlers

    Craft idea catches creepy crawlers
    Bug watching is a fun way to get in touch with nature, but if touching them isn't your idea of fun, you can use this craft container from the National Wildlife Federation, adapted from the Ranger Rick magazine, to make an insect vacuum called a "pooter"...
  • Choosing a crib mattress that's best for baby

    Choosing a crib mattress that's best for baby
    And you thought choosing a name was hard. Navigating the maze of crib mattresses involves more than noting your crib's measurements and heading to the nearest baby store -- especially if you're concerned about the chemical makeup of your child's bed. We...
  • The pull of the sequined vortex

    The pull of the sequined vortex
    There are certain inevitabilities to any figure skating competition. Plastic-wrapped flowers and stuffed animals will be thrown onto the ice. The audience will gasp at a botched triple Lutz, then break into mild applause for encouragement's sake. A gangly...
  • The Keys to Improving Male Fertility

    The Keys to Improving Male Fertility
    Do your sperm pass muster? Despite several months of effort, you and your partner haven't yet conceived. You're not ready to seek a fertility evaluation, but you might be wondering whether you're doing all you can to make sure you have healthy sperm. Male...
  • Dracula Blood Therapy: Can it Make You Look Younger?

    Dracula Blood Therapy: Can it Make You Look Younger?
    LOS ANGELES -- Dracula used to drain his victims of their blood to steal their life force, but through modern technology, doctors may have found a way to return some of that stolen vitality to their patients. We know that blood can be used to save lives,...
  • Lifeskills: How to iron a shirt

    Lifeskills: How to iron a shirt
    Surely, there will come a moment in your life when the only thing that stands between you and whatever it is you covet (job interview/hot date/big meeting/you name it) is the wrinkled mess that is your only clean shirt. To assist, we called on Gwen...
  • Humor Hotel: Mommy's little polymer

    Humor Hotel: Mommy's little polymer
    Every playgroup my kids attend and every grocery checkout line I'm stuck in with other mothers subjects me to yet another discussion about the dangers of plastic. Bottles, plates, utensils, food containers, sunglasses, DVDs and every toy in my house are...