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  • From: Nimer <nimerjaber1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blind_html@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, Brandon Shuttleworth <shuttleworthb01@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 12:18:33 -0600

Look at the first article especially. It interested me.

"every time I say something they find hard to hear
they chalk it up to my anger
and never to their own fear"
Ani Difranco: I'm Not A Pretty Girl 1995

Nimer M. Jaber

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Subject:        Fred's Head Companion - American Printing House for the Blind
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Household Product Expiration Dates <>

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 08:38 AM PDT

Most of us have never thought about expiration dates on household items. How long can something sit around before it gets too old? Here's a small compilation of beauty and food items with manufacturer suggested expiration dates:

   * Canned or Glass Bottled Soda, regular:
     Unopened: 9 months from "best by" date.
     Opened: It really doesn't go bad, but you may notice a different
     taste, especially if not stored tightly sealed in a temperature
     controlled environment.

   * Plastic Bottled or Diet Soda:
     Unopened: 3 months from "best by" date.
     Opened: It really doesn't go bad, but you may notice a different
     taste, especially if not stored tightly sealed in a temperature
     controlled environment.

   * Ground Coffee in Can:
     Unopened: 2 years
     Opened: 1 month if tightly sealed and refrigerated.

   * Bottled Juices or Apple Juice:
     Unopened: 8 months from production date.
     Opened: 7 to 10 days.

   * Ketchup or Mustard:
     Unopened: 1 year from production date.
     Opened: 4 to 6 months.

   * Maple or Imitation Syrup:
     Unopened: 1 year
     Opened: 1 year

   * Soy Sauce:
     Unopened: 2 years
     Opened: 3 months

   * Peanut Butter:
     Unopened: 2 years
     Opened: 6 months; if longer than 3 months refrigerate.

   * Canned Tuna:
     Unopened: 1 year from purchase date.
     Opened: 3 to 4 days, If stored in a tightly seald container, not
     the original can.

   * Mayonnaise:
     Unopened: Indefinitely
     Opened: 2 to 3 months from "purchased by" date.

   * Prepared Salad Dressing/In Bottle:
     Unopened: 12 months after "best buy" date.
     Opened: 9 months if refrigerated.

   * Olive Oil:
     Unopened: 2 years from manufacture date if stored in a temperature
     controlled environment.
     Opened: 2 years from manufacture date if stored in a temperature
     controlled environment.

   * Vinegar:
     Unopened: 42 months
     Opened: 42 months

   * Nail Polish:
     Unopened: 1 year from manufacture date.
     Opened: 1 year from manufacture date if tightly resealed each time
     after use.

   * Nail Polish Remover:
     Unopened: Indefinitely
     Opened: Lasts indefinitely if tightly sealed. Will tend to
     evaporate with time.

   * Perfume:
     Unopened: 1 to 2 years if stored in a temperature controlled
     Opened: 1 to 2 years if stored in a temperature controlled

   * Lipstick:
     Unopened: 2 years
     Opened: 2 years

   * Mascara:
     Unopened: 2 years
     Opened: 3 to 4 months, unless you have an eye infection, then
     replace immediately.

   * Oil Based Foundation:
     Unopened: 2 years
     Opened: 2 years

   * Water Based Foundation:
     Unopened: 3 years
     Opened: 3 years

   * Windex and Window Cleaners:
     Unopened: 2 years
     Opened: 2 years

   * Metal Polish:
     Unopened: 3 years
     Opened: 3 years

   * Wood Polish/Pledge:
     Unopened: 2 years
     Opened: 2 years

   * Powdered Laundry Detergent:
     Unopened: About 1 year if stored in a dry location.
     Opened: At least 6 months if stored in a dry location.

   * Liquid Laundry Detergent:
     Unopened: Up to 1 year
     Opened: 6 months

   * Bleach:
     Unopened: about 6 months
     Opened: about 3 months

   * Mattress:
     5 to 7 years
     Or when you find yourself waking up with aches and pains. Try
     flipping your mattress [some new ones don't require this] if you
     still feel pain, replace it. If you have a bad back a recent study
     <> found that sleeping on a new
     mattress minimizes pain in just 30 days.

   * Pillows:
     1 to 3 years
     Did you know that One-Tenth of the weight of a two-year-old pillow
     is dust-mite droppings?

   * Sheets:
     Not because of health, but due to just plain wear and tear. A good
     rule of thumb, when the pilling or fraying begins, start shopping.
     You can go the normal Macy's route
     or try hunting for a bargain at
     which has notable designers such as Dwell
     and others.

   * Air Purifier Filters:
     6 months
     Replace filters every 6 months to avoid recirculating dust and
     other allergens.

   * Toothbrushes:
     3 months
     According to Oral-B <> clinical
     research has shown that a new toothbrush can remove up to 30% more
     plaque than one that's 3 months old.

With help from experts and product manufacturers, Real Simple has compiled a guide to expiration dates. These dates are offered as a rough guideline. The shelf lives of most products depend upon how you treat them. Edibles, unless otherwise indicated, should be stored in a cool, dry place. (With any food, of course, use common sense.) Household cleaners also do best in a dry place with a stable temperature. After the dates shown, beauty and cleaning products are probably still safe but may be less effective.

Click this link to see the /Surprising Expiration Dates/ from <,22304,676079,00.html>.

       StillTasty, After All That Time

Got a fridge full of food but not sure what's still edible and what you'd regret an hour after eating? Website StillTasty saves money with useful advice on your foods' shelf-life and best storage practices.

The site offers several ways to determine the viability of your leftovers and dusty cabinet items, including a simple search, category browsing, and a forum where you can ask more specific questions. You may have been tossing leftovers left and right in those decadent days of 2007, but these days, every dollar counts, which makes StillTasty a nice little tool.

Click this link to visit <>.

I'd Rather Be Shopping <>

Posted: 26 Mar 2009 08:15 AM PDT

Why pay full price if you don't have to? With this site, you can now stay on top of coupons for all your favorite online stores. Not only does this site offer great coupons for many online shops, but after checking out the About Us section, you'll find that they offer great customer service as well. If you have any problems using a coupon, you can e-mail them and they^D>'ll be happy to help you out!

On the main page, you'll find featured coupons, coupon categories, coupons of the day and popular coupons. If you look to the right, you'll find the Coupon of the Day, printable coupons and the area where you can sign up for their email list. Along the top of the page, you'll find these navigation tabs:

   * Today's Coupons: Clicking on this tab will bring you back to the
     main page from any other section.
   * Coupons by All Stores: Under this tab, you'll find a listing of
     coupons alphabetized by store. That's a great way to browse the
     stores if you're looking for specific ones.
   * How Coupons Work: This section explains how online coupons work.
     It's a great section for anyone to check out, especially if you've
     never used an online coupon before.
   * Shopping Articles: Here you'll find articles either written by or
     hand picked by the site owner. The articles pertain to online
     shopping and coupons.

If you're going to be doing any online shopping, it's likely you can find a coupon here to save yourself some money. Check it out!

Click this link to visit <>.

       Coupons at FatWallet

Deal-finding website <> has always had an excellent forum for saving cash, and while that makes it cool, the site's coupon search helps you avoid digging through forum posts and unreadable graphics to find good deals.

Using it is simple: Just head over to the FatWallet homepage or the coupons search page, enter the name of a store you'd like to save some cash, and see what results you can find. Sites have covered this territory before, but it's great to see a site with as rich of a database of coupons as FatWallet offer this kind of simplified coupon search.

Click this link to visit the coupon search page of <>

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