About bedding:

Sheets and other bedding should always be of the most quality that is appropriate to a budget.

Thread counts of sheets will relate well to comfort. This indicates how many threads are woven into each square inch. A high thread count provides smoothness, with a luxurious touch. High thread count sheets will be strong and durable.

Sheets quality is also indicated by fiber composition. Linen sheets made from flax and can best for summertime. Somewhat expensive and needing special handling, linen sheets can be an investment for longevity.

Most popular these days is 100% cotton bedding. It is practical in any climate. It gets softer with laundering.




Many people feel that the most effective towels are made of 100% Egyptian cotton.

Egyptian cotton can cost a little extra, but it is the most absorbent. And it is luxurious. Also, it is durable.

Consumers should select towels that have a long fiber loop. Determine this feature by folding the towel. Then comparing the length of the loops from the base to the fold. Long loops look plush and are the absorbent.

The velour side of a terry cloth towel is not as absorbent as the loop side. However, the velour towel often looks more luxurious than terry cloth. That is why fingertip and hand towels are in the velour finish.

Auto & Garage


Auto & Garage

Is there a distraction using clean air and fuel-efficient, low-emission hybrids & electric vehicles? How about clean diesels? And, how about those safety requirement standards?

Major auto makers continue to design and build publicity for the hybrids they are attempting to manufacture and sell. Hybrid passenger cars and trucks combine gasoline or diesel engines with electric motors. They offer great fuel economy with low emissions and even decent performance. The green-i-zation of the auto industry is well under way.

But even with their benefits, hybrids pose a threat to strict requirements that at specific percentages of auto companies’ vehicles meet zero-emissions standards.

It’s an ongoing lobbying effort. Legislators’ technical skills and integrity are being tested. New rules, regulations, and statutes get enacted under the force of just-do-it-now emotions. The relatively frequent review of emissions rules and safety requirements by state and federal regulators emissions provide a weak base for engineers to design within.

More so, there is an ongoing race between the engineers who know technology and the marketeers who demand they produce products for them to sell NOW.