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InterDesign 72-Inch-by-72-Inch Vinyl Shower Curtain Liner, Clear
InterDesign 72-Inch-by-72-Inch Vinyl Shower Curtain Liner, Clear
Price: $14.24
6 used & new from $8.78

3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing special, perfectly ordinary & functional, June 18, 2016
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Nothing special, but a serviceable medium-weight shower curtain. It's not very long, which can be helpful or not, depending on the height of your shower curtain and the depth of your tub. It has a few magnets on the bottom, which is nice if you have a cast-iron tub and annoying if you don't. It's a little cloudy, which might annoy you if you want something 100% crystal clear, but let's be honest -- after it's been used once or twice, it's going to be a little bit clouded just by minerals and soap residue, so it might be just as well to start a bit cloudy so as not to have it be clear in some parts and cloudy in others. Of course, it had that vinyl smell when I opened it; that went away in about a day.

Basically, it's an ordinary and perfectly fine version of a household necessity most of us will need to buy every year or two. If the price seems right and it meets your needs, go for it.


Hefty Ultra Strong Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bag, Blackout Clean Burst, 80 Count
Hefty Ultra Strong Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bag, Blackout Clean Burst, 80 Count
Price: $14.99
2 used & new from $14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Who knew the world was waiting for a better tall kitchen bag?, June 18, 2016
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I'm a real cheapskate when it comes to boring items like tall kitchen bags, but I think these may have just convinced me to pay a little more. We've always just gotten whatever white ones were cheap at Costco -- whatever, right? Why pay more for something that by its very nature is garbage? Well, these have made me reconsider. First, we have a black-and-aluminum step-on trash can, and the black bags look SO much better in it. Second, these are much stronger and I don't have to worry about throwing away sharp-edged plastic packaging any more. Third, their extreme flexibility/stretchiness makes them much easier to fit into the slide-in garbage container inside the step-on can. They cinch very easily, since the plastic cords glide frictionlessly in the pocket at the top of the bag and tie up easily, and the stretchiness of the bag prevents any struggle with fitting in contents of other garbage cans before we finally tie it off and take it outside. And finally, I live in a big city and I love not having semi-transparent bags that let the neighbors see everything in my kitchen garbage.

All in all, I never knew how lame those old stiff white kitchen bags were till I tried these.... now I don't know if I'll ever be able to go back to the El Cheapos!


MagWorld Toys Rainbow Magnetic Construction Set (104 Piece)
MagWorld Toys Rainbow Magnetic Construction Set (104 Piece)
Price: $99.95
4 used & new from $99.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun for a while, but ultimately a limited amount of ways to use this, June 18, 2016
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My 10-year-old son was all over this as soon as he spotted it coming out of the Amazon box. He immediately made buildings and cities -- due to the squarish nature of these toys, buildings are pretty much what they're good for. He made all kinds of fanciful structures for a good hour before he even thought to take a break. And he came back to the toy several times -- he really seemed to get into it. But after playing with it for a few hours total, he seemed to lose interest a bit. I asked him why, and he said that the magnets weren't super strong, and that limited the kinds of constructions he could make, so he ended up making the same kinds of things each time he played. He couldn't make a very tall, thin structure, for example. Having played with these for a bit, too, I see his point.

The set has a number of pros: pretty stained-glass looking colors, large size, ample pieces. But ultimately, its very nature -- the sameness of the shapes of the pieces and the moderate strength of the magnets -- is limiting, unless your kids are happy building the same types of structure again & again, or if they will combine these with another set or a similar set, this may or may not be worth the purchase. I


Black & Decker HHVI320JR02 Dustbuster Cordless Lithium Hand Vacuum, Magic Blue
Black & Decker HHVI320JR02 Dustbuster Cordless Lithium Hand Vacuum, Magic Blue
Price: $39.99
3 used & new from $39.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent handheld choice -- review & comparison vs similar B+D CHV1410L, June 18, 2016
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The Black & Decker handheld vacs really beat the pants off the Dirt Devils, in my opinion. In fact,the new generation of B+D 16v Lithiums are the first handheld vacs that are really useful for anything other than lackadaisically sucking up piles of already swept-up dirt. This B+D is actually good for vacuuming carpeting — and its portability, along with its very long, thin snout, makes it an excellent choice for vacuuming carpeted stairs and getting spots under furniture that are hard to reach with larger vacuums.

I own the previous generation of this, the BLACK + DECKER CHV1410L BLACK + DECKER CHV1410L 16 volt Lithium Cordless Dust Buster Hand Vac, and I’d say they are equal in suction power — they’re both excellent, but this is not an improvement per se over the older model. Both work great; both have the handy long snout and flip-down brush which excels at dusting molding and windowsills; both charge fast and hold a charge very will. The chief difference between the two is in their chargers and their dust filters. This model has a charger that plugs in with a cable. It also has a wall mount, so you can create a charging wall station wherever there’s a plug nearby. The CHV1410 has a flat, round charging station that you plug into the wall and then set on a flat surface; this means that you stand the vacuum up on end to charge it. Depending on where your charging station is, this can be very inconvenient. I prefer the charging mode of the newer model listed here.

However, I don’t like the fabric dust filter as much. the CHV1410 has a plastic mesh-reinforced filter, which makes it easier to empty out the contents, as the filter stays rigid. The newer model has a fabric-only screen, and giant dust chunks tend to stick to it, so even when I empty it it never gets 100% clean. It doesn’t really matter, as the second I start vacuuming again it gets dirty, it’s just a slight annoyance.

Both hold a charge for a good long time — I’d say you get about 10 minutes of full-power vaccuming, more than long enough for me to get all my dust-busting needs done, though your mileage may vary.

Overall, there’s nothing to distinguish this strongly from other, similar B+D dustbusters. If you care about the charging mechanism, I would choose based on that; if not, I would buy whatever is on sale at the moment. IMO, you can’t go wrong with the new generation of long-nosed B+Ds.


Rubbermaid Commercial 1901991 Slim Jim Stainless Steel Front Step-On Wastebasket, End-Step, 8-gallon, White
Rubbermaid Commercial 1901991 Slim Jim Stainless Steel Front Step-On Wastebasket, End-Step, 8-gallon, White
Price: $181.99
12 used & new from $165.44

5.0 out of 5 stars Very large, very nice-looking, very impressive, very expensive choice., June 4, 2016
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Caution: Objects in Amazon listings may be larger than they appear! This is one big garbage can. The first clue should be the word "commercial" in the name. I must say, though, that though the size and heft are "commercial," the look is far from industrial. This is a surprisingly handsome, clean-lined, modern-looking item. It goes without saying that it operates perfectly -- opens quietly with a tap of the foot, and closes pneumatically without slamming. It also takes standard kitchen can liners, which is important if you're planning to use this in a house, as I am.

This is an expensive item. You can get much cheaper cans that work fine. But if you're looking for a modern, high-end can with solid mechanical engineering and a "clean" look, and want something that looks like it'll last for years, this is the one you want. I'd just recommend that you carefully check the listed dimensions to make sure it'll fit in your space.


Revolver Drill Brush - Power Scrubbing Drill Attachment - Multi-Purpose Cleaning Tool
Revolver Drill Brush - Power Scrubbing Drill Attachment - Multi-Purpose Cleaning Tool
Offered by amazingindustrialfullfillment
Price: $17.99
3 used & new from $15.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Really effective and very well made, May 30, 2016
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This brush is remarkably tough and yet flexible enough not to tear up grout. I blasted a seemingly infinite amount of cleaner-soaked tiles and grout until my drill's battery ran out, and not a single bristle was the slightest bit bent. And that grout was clean, baby!

Seems expensive until you experience the high quality -- I'll bet that with my monthly use, the brush will last for many years. Recommended for whatever scrubbing tasks face you.


Notes from a Small Island
Notes from a Small Island
Offered by HarperCollins Publishers
Price: $9.99

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3.0 out of 5 stars Lovely UK tour, but the guide/author is an unlikeable curmudgeon, May 30, 2016
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Hoping for light commuting reading, but the fluffy nature of the writing kept being interrupted by bursts of hostile tone, directed suddenly at various hapless Limeys Bryson encountered on his trek. I liked the fact that he cherishes ancient buildings and traditions, and cares deeply for the heritage of Britain, but I found his tone ultimately self-centered, and not in a self-aware way. Half the time, when he was writing snark about some Brit who hadn't behaved the way Bryson thought was best, I pitied the other person; Bryson must be a handful indeed if he's presenting these innocuous encounters as ones where he was justified in being put out.

Ultimately, I enjoyed the tour of Britain more than the company. I was glad to part ways with the crotchety Bryson by the end of the book.


Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
Offered by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Price: $9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Compassion, philosophy and psychology -- not freakshow, May 30, 2016
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"Stuff" is a very thorough and compassionate look into a world most of us simply can't understand at all. I picked this book up because there are hoarder-ish people in both my and my husband's families, and I wanted to understand them better. They aren't stupid, yet somehow they are blind to the awful situations they put themselves into -- why? What makes an intelligent, often insightful person look at a crumpled bread bag from 2009 and freak out at the thought of discarding such a treasure? Frost has gone where most fear to tread, and found tremendous humanity in these often-despised hoarders. Far from dismissing them as "crazy," Frost looks to understand their pain and their internal logic, and finds that hoarders are much like "normal" people, only with certain personality traits dialed up way beyond "11." It's startling to see how much almost everyone has in common with hoarders, and it made me rethink my own (non-disordered) relationship with "stuff."

If you're looking for a freakshow like you'd see on the TV show "Hoarders," well, there's a bit of that here -- but tempered with a lot of thinking, sincere asking of questions, and even philosophy about man's relationship with the world.


United States Government Season 1
United States Government Season 1
DVD
Price: $43.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and unbiased overview of American government and how it got that way, May 30, 2016
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Sadly, it seems that American history and government really aren't taught in the public schools any more, even the "elite" ones. Instead, the kids are taught an unbalanced hodgepodge of events and facts, unconnected by context or chronology, focusing almost entirely on social-justice aspects. My son is a straight-A student, yet in the fifth grade he had no idea what Congress is, or what the Supreme Court does, let alone what the Constitution says. I've realized that it's my job as a parent to make sure my child is taught at least the bare-bones facts about American history and government. This series is an enormous help. It's strictly factual, with no political slant at all. Where it inevitably veers into politics -- for example, in mentioning a few landmark Supreme Court cases -- care is taken to present both sides of the case briefly and with equal emphasis. The level of teaching I found perfect for an intelligent fifth grader. It's straightforwardly presented and fast-moving. The content is simple enough to serve as a primer for someone who really knows nothing about American government, but in-depth enough to provoke thought and further discussion. And even I learned a few things!

This series would be ideal for homeschoolers, recent immigrants, or anyone of any age who feels they've been shortchanged on their basic civics education (ie, pretty much anyone born after about 1955). Highly recommended!


Akro-Mils 39120 Plastic Storage and Distribution Container Tote with Hinged Lid, 21.5-Inch L by 15-Inch W by 12.5-Inch H, Blue, Case of 6
Akro-Mils 39120 Plastic Storage and Distribution Container Tote with Hinged Lid, 21.5-Inch L by 15-Inch W by 12.5-Inch H, Blue, Case of 6
Offered by Devereux Sales
Price: $200.67
2 used & new from $200.63

5.0 out of 5 stars You need durable long-term storage? You get what you pay for, May 30, 2016
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So much tougher and durable than the "consumer-grade" boxes -- there's no comparison. We had a bunch of the usual clear Rubbermaid boxes stacked in our basement, and after a few years went down to get some items out of the boxes only to find that they had buckled under the weight of a not-so-heavy stack, and the corners had torn all the way down, spilling the contents. Those Rubbermaid boxes are great for light duty in a closet, but these are the real thing, perfect for long-term hard duty in places that aren't always temperature- or humidity-controlled. One small caveat: Because of the way they open, they aren't perfectly sealed, so don't expect them to be waterproof or bug-proof. But then after my experience I wouldn't expect that from the Rubbermaid "sealed" latch-top containers either....


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