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Stephanie Vardavas

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The first choice is, and forever will be, books. Next, tutorial videos and research papers might work well for you. ResearchGate is a good forum to learn more and more about chemistry. Sit with your professors and peers to get the most knwoledge. Indulge in healthy discussions.
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Voodoo Doughnut.

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Your laundry detergent powder came in a box.

Printed on that box are their recommendations for how much to use in various laundry situations.

You can safely reduce the manufacturer’s recommended amounts by 1/3, in most cases.

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There is a label called the Care and Content label, which is probably sewn into the side seam of the garment. The C&C label will provide the fiber content by percentage weights and will also tell you how to launder or clean the garment.

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Could cashmere and wool be hand-washed or machine-washed with detergent or are they supposed to be dry cleaned only?

Your garment will have a care and fiber content label inside, probably in a side seam.

Due to variations in construction, dyestuffs used, etc., it is not possible to state flatly whether a specific garment is washable based only on its fiber content. That’s why you need to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

How do you hand wash tights?

RE Rebeccamatias asked on 18 June 2020, 20:04
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This is the stuff I’ve been using for decades.

Hosiery Mate® - Hosierymate

The thing about this stuff is that it’s very quick to use, it actually strengthens the fibers of your hosiery after washing, and you don’t need to rinse it out.

You can get it at Amazon, Walmart, and any number of other places.

I don’t wear tights very often anymore, but this stuff is great for washing them. You can also use it in the washing machine.

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Look in the side seam of your polyester sportswear. There should be a permanent tag that provides the specific fiber content as well as care instructions.

Follow the care instructions on that label. Seriously. That is what you need to do.

If you absolutely cannot find the label (look hard; if it is not in the side seam it might be elsewhere), then I would say machine wash with warm water and either hang to dry or tumble dry on a low heat setting. No fabric softener.

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If you have a recommendation from a podiatrist you should not be shopping online until you know which brands and models work for you.

Go to a good running store, tell the staff what your doctor said, and let them help you find and try on shoes until you find something good. Do not try to do this online.

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If it’s 50% polyester you won’t be able to shrink it much.

If it is colorfast you can try washing it in very hot water and drying it at the highest heat setting, but to the extent it does shrink it may shrink in ways you don’t want (e.g. lengthwise).

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How much will 73% cotton, 17% polyester, 9% rayon/viscose and 1% spandex/elastin shrink?

That depends on how it is made and how you launder it, of course.

If it is knitted, and you wash and rinse it in very hot water, and then tumble it dry at a high heat setting, an adult size Large might look like a child’s garment by the time you are done.

If it is woven, and you hand wash it in cold water and allow it to air-dry, it may shrink hardly at all.

Follow the instructions on the care label.

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The “causes for dispersal” of just about ALL industries are the same and boil down to one: the pursuit of cheaper labor.

A secondary factor is the ready availability of raw materials, but as labor cost differentials increase, the tolerance for increased shipping costs also increases.

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Literally hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of online stores sell leather shoes.

Almost every brand has its own online store.

Zappos sells hundreds of brands.

Amazon also carries hundreds of brands.

It is very easy to buy leather shoes online.

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For men? Women? Children? Short people? Tall people? Fat people?

People in warm climates? People in cold climates?

People in the US? People in the UK? In Mexico? In Morocco? in Australia? in China?

This question is meaningless as written, and cannot be answered.

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For men? Women? Children? Short people? Tall people? Fat people?

People in warm climates? People in cold climates?

People in the US? People in the UK? In Mexico? In Morocco? in Australia? in China?

This question is meaningless as written, and cannot be answered.

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My strategy has been to find a few brands that I like, learn how they fit and look on me, and which sizes work for me, and focus on shopping for those brands almost exclusively.

When I try a new brand I make sure the e-commerce site I am shopping from has a good return policy before placing an order.

I shop for clothes on eBay but if it is a brand I'm unfamiliar with it has to be (a) very inexpensive or (b) returnable.
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Zero Halliburton is famous for rugged rolling suitcases, both hardsided and softsided.

Softside Luggage
Hardside Luggage

Tumi also makes very robust rolling suitcases, both hard- and soft-sided. They tend to be heavy, but they are very sturdy.

What is the best store to buy shoes?

AN Ancaprecub asked on 07 March 2020, 12:37
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The best place on the Internet to buy shoes has to be Zappos dot com.

Honorable mention to Zappos’ parent company, Amazon, and their affiliate 6pm dot com.

Other places I like are FootwearEtc dot com, Shoes dot com, and (gotta love the name) Shoebacca dot com.

In brick and mortar retail, every city has its own best places to buy shoes. If you have a Nordstrom nearby, that’s always a great place to start.