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Sweaty clothes stink, but sweaty workout clothes stink worst of all. Like those synthetic-fibre leggings, those sweat-wicking socks, those "technical" tees? Phew. These fabrics are especially prone to harbouring the smelliest bacteria.

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My job is 50 per cent writing, 25 per cent cooking, 10 per cent eating and 15 per cent washing stupid dishes. I hate washing dishes because it's very boring and also because it has a tendency to make my hands look and feel very sad. To combat Sad Dish Hands, I have developed the Sad Dish Hands Manicure, and all you need to avail yourself of its wonder is some cheap dish gloves and some lotion.

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When my hair gets frizzy, a good silicone serum is like magic. You just rub a drop on your hands, pat your hair all over, and your hair looks like a million bucks. But then you have to wash your hands afterwards, which sometimes feels impossible. Silicone just does not wash out like other hair products.

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Quinoa is a fast-cooking, protein-packed grain that makes for a great, healthy, weeknight dinner, but some batches can have an unpleasant bitter taste due to saponins, a bitter tasting compounds meant to deter birds. But we are not birds, and can avoid saponins through the power of washing.

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Most of us just bundle our clothes into the washer, fill the detergent drawer and press the ‘on’ button without giving it much thought. (This is understandable -- nobody wants to waste more mental energy than necessary on doing the laundry.) However, there’s a lot of things that you could probably be doing better to make this tedious task easier and more effective. Here are eight common laundry myths covering everything from fabric softness to lint buildup. .

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If you're heading out of town by car and need to do laundry, here's a simple method originally from John Steinbeck in his book Travels With Charley: Put you dirty clothes in a 18L bucket with lid, cover the dirty clothes with water, add a little detergent, and secure the bucket somewhere in your vehicle that won't tip over during the drive.