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Meta Efficient 2014-07-03 21:01:06
Ibex makes shirts from renewable merino wool (from New Zealand). Ibex clothing is sewn in the USA (only tiny faction of the shirts sold in the US are actually constructed here). I like merino wool because it keeps you cool in the summer, and cotton or synthetics, merino does not retain odor. Even better — merino wool does not wrinkle. The polo shirt …


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Meta Efficient 2014-05-31 18:22:38
There are many books on cancer, but there are surprisingly few books that examine the causes of cancer. These are the two best ones I’ve found: Avoiding Cancer One Day At A Time Avoiding Cancer One Day At A Time by Lynn Eldridge and David Morgeson is one of the few books that offer practical advice on how to avoid most cancers. Here’s some …


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Meta Efficient 2014-05-09 02:50:57
Glycerin is perhaps the best natural humectant (moisturizing substance). It absorbs an amazing 50 percent of its weight in moisture from the air. This makes it an excellent aftershave — just a rub a little on your skin for the moisturizing effect. Glycerin is created when a vegetable oil like olive oil is mixed with an alakli. The result is a thick, …


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Meta Efficient 2014-05-06 18:10:45
Bone Char — the name is perhaps…uninspiring at best, but it’s one the most underrated water filtering substance I’ve encountered. It excels at removing fluoride from water — it can remove 90% of fluoride in some cases. It can also remove some heavy metals, radioactives, chlorine and other contaminants from water. Bone char, which also goes by the name Brimac, is create by …


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Meta Efficient 2014-01-05 23:29:18
Bidets are those devices that spray water (and sometimes air) on your posterior. They are more hygienic than toilet paper, and save you money in the long run. Bidets are very popular in Japan and parts of Europe. You can actually install a “bidet seat” quite easily, in place of your existing toilet seat. Bidet seats attach to the existing water supply …


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Meta Efficient 2013-12-13 18:18:59
Alpacas have been bred in South America for thousands of years. Their wool is a soft, durable, luxurious fibers. Alpaca wool is similar to sheep?s wool, but it is warmer and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic. Here are some alpaca wool blankets I’ve personally tested: Softest Alpaca Blanket The warmest and softest Alpaca blanket I’ve tried is this one — the Alpaca …


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Meta Efficient 2013-09-07 21:14:00
It’s 2013, and the there are now a number of low-discharge D-size cells available. These cells are as powerful as powerful alkaline batteries, and they hold 85% of their charge for a year. The Highest Capacity D-Size Batteries: Powerex The highest-capacity D-size rechargeable cells are rated at 11000-12000 mAh (milliamp hours). The Powerex batteries pictured above are rated at 11,000 mAh, and they …


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Meta Efficient 2013-04-19 17:47:09
These are some of the products I like in 2013. I’ve tested all these products and found that they perform efficiently. Generally, I like things that are ultralight, ultradurable and sustainably produced. The stores I find efficient are Amazon and REI, due to their efficient return policies — I return a lot of products, and I don’t have time to quibble while returning …


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Meta Efficient 2013-04-19 17:47:09
Here are some efficient products I like in 2013. I’ve tested all these products and found that they perform well. Generally, I like things that are ultralight and ultradurable. I also look for things that are sustainably made and come with lifetime warranties. For purchase things, I like Amazon and REI, due to their efficient return policies — I return a lot …


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Meta Efficient 2013-04-13 01:07:41
Lasko is a company that still makes its fans in the USA. I like their all-metal fans because they are very durable, and the parts can be replaced by Lasko. They also come with a two-year warranty. The fan featured here is the Lasko 20″ High Velocity Floor Fan, and it will move a huge amount of air in a room. …


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Meta Efficient 2013-04-13 01:07:41
Lasko is a company that still makes its fans in the USA. I like their all-metal fans because they are very durable, and the parts can be replaced by Lasko. They also come with a two-year warranty. The fan featured here is the Lasko 20″ High Velocity Floor Fan, and it will move a huge amount of air in a room. …


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Meta Efficient 2013-03-21 16:54:04
In A Nutshell I’m chosen the V-MODA M-80 as my pick for the Best Portable Headphone Of 2013. This headphone is extremely durable, and it has excellent sound. It comes with a two year warranty, and life-time warranty that allows you get 50% off a replacement headphone. The Design Details Out of all the portable headphones I’ve tested, the V-MODA M-80 is the sturdiest …


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Meta Efficient 2013-03-21 16:54:04
In A Nutshell I’m chosen the V-MODA M-80 as my pick for the Best Portable Headphone Of 2013. This headphone is extremely durable, and it has excellent sound. It comes with a two year warranty, and life-time warranty that allows you get 50% off a replacement headphone. The Design Details Out of all the portable headphones I’ve tested, the V-MODA M-80 is the sturdiest …


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Meta Efficient 2012-12-17 18:08:12
In the U.S., toilets account for 30% of indoor water use, but this mostly due to their inefficient design. So I was pleased to find the Stealth Ultra-High-Efficiency Toilet toilet by Niagara. This is probably the most water efficient flush toilet available for residential use. The Stealth (great name by the way) uses only 0.8 gallons per flush (GPF). This is much less …


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Meta Efficient 2012-12-17 18:08:12
In the U.S., toilets account for 30% of indoor water use, but this is mostly due to their inefficient designs. So I was pleased to find the Stealth Ultra-High-Efficiency Toilet toilet by Niagara. This is probably the most water efficient flush toilet available for residential use. The Stealth (great name by the way) uses only 0.8 gallons per flush (GPF). This is much …


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Meta Efficient 2012-09-01 18:04:44
A VPN or ?virtual private network? is the easiest way to make your internet activities private. If you want to browse the web privately or share files privately, a VPN will encrypt and redirect your internet connections. This means all the data leaving your computer is encrypted, making it very difficult for hackers or eavesdroppers to monitor your internet connections. Note …


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Meta Efficient 2012-08-23 17:25:37
Linux is a great operating system. But realistically, not everyone wants to install it from a DVD or ISO file. During installation, there’s often hardware capability problem that are difficult to resolve. Instead, you might consider buying a computer Linux installed on it, ready to go. Unfortunately, Linux computers are rarely available from large retail outlets, and large computer manufacturers (such …


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Meta Efficient 2012-08-23 17:25:37
Linux is a great operating system. But realistically, not everyone wants to install it from a DVD or ISO file. During installation, there’s often hardware capability problems that are difficult to resolve. Instead, you might consider buying a computer Linux installed on it, ready to go. Unfortunately, Linux computers are rarely available from large retail outlets. This is because large computer …


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Meta Efficient 2012-08-22 21:03:42
I thought I’d publish an update on my quest to create a computer set-up that eliminates tracking companies from my world. Basically, I don’t want this. So far I’ve really only eliminated the following: Google, Facebook and various other data collection companies. There are several other companies that are still tracking me: Verizon (my ISP), AT&T (my mobile ISP), HMA (my …


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Meta Efficient 2012-08-22 21:03:42
I thought I’d publish an update on my quest to create a computer set-up that eliminates tracking companies from my world. Basically, this infographic explains why (it’s a large graphic  — you may have to zoom in). So far I’ve really only eliminated the following: Google, Facebook and various other data collection companies. I’ve made my web browsing relatively free of …


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