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End The War Over The Right Way To Load The Dishwasher

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One of the things I had time to do over the Christmas break was read all the magazines sitting in a pile on my coffee table. The most life-changing tidbit was in Real Simple. It was about dishwashers.

I don’t have one right now, but when I lived with my boyfriend I did. And we both had strong opinions about how it should be operated (as I’m sure most of you do). As you might have guessed, our opinions were differing. I liked to do a lot of pre-rinsing before loading. He did not.

According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive, we were not alone. About 40 percent of couples argue about the proper way to load the dishwasher. The main points of contention are ahem, pre-rinsing and loading techniques. The debate is over once and for all. The RIGHT way to do both of those things after the jump. Keep reading »

Dam Those Tea Bags!

I just recently discovered the joys of tea, and oh how I love sipping English Breakfast in the morning and a soothing vanilla blend at night. What I don’t love? Taking out the soggy tea bag and leaving drips everywhere. That’s why I’m so excited about this ingenious — and cute! — tea dam cup, which has a separate little section for the tea bag. It also allows you to refill your cup to get multiple uses out of bags of strong tea. So long, wet counters and tea-stained clothes! [$10.25, Whole Latte Love]

Get Your Commemorative Royal Wedding Plates Right Here

This funky “Thanks for the free day off: HRH Prince William & Kate Middleton‘s 4 day bender” commemorative plate from KK Outlets is the perfect way to honor the ZOMG wedding of the century. What? Here in the U.S., the royal wedding won’t be a day off from work? Bollocks.

Let’s see a few other bits of sassy “unofficial wedding paraphernalia” from KK Outlets in the U.K., which will begin selling the plates after January 15: Keep reading »

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