Soon, every time you step out of the shower and onto a bath mat to towel off at a Marriott hotel in the U.S., all that fabric you touch will have been made in America. The hotel company says it’s the first in the hospitality industry to move to exclusively U.S.- made towels and bath mats in all its 3,000 U.S. locations. [More]
There are some institutions in our society you just should not mess with. Which is why it’s pretty darn surprising and disappointing to many out there that Swiffer chose to call up the image of Rosie the Riveter ( she of the We Can Do It! message that empowered women to head outside the home to work in WWII) in a new ad campaign devoted to doing something else — getting in the kitchen and cleaning.
You put it on your hands, wipe your utensils with it before they touch your food, slather it all over your body and generally dunk yourself in it throughout your life — but is antibacterial soap safe? Or rather, is its resident germ-killer, triclosan, ineffective or even not good for you? The Food and Drug Administration is working on an answer.