I'm highly skeptical of a lot of brands that trumpet their environmental friendliness. I know "greenwashing
" is rampant. What are some green brands/products that walk the walk? [more inside]
posted by malhouse
on Mar 29, 2012 -
Around 4-5 years ago, I attended the Natural Products Expo and received a sample of a product called Aaah Toilet Paper Moistener (photos
). The company now has a dead website. Googling has revealed people making fun of their infomercial and reviews circa 2008, but no current product info. Where can I get some more of this stuff or some other toilet-paper-moistening *foam*? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 26, 2012 -
I discovered Crystal
deodorant a few months ago. I had tried literally every other unscented deodorant on the market and could not find one that held up all day. It turns out that the damned rock you rub on your pits is the greatest deodorant ever, and it had been on the shelf the whole time.
What other miracle products are sitting on the shelves at the market, unnoticed as I pass them by in favor of products that are more well known or have bigger advertising budgets?
posted by Balonious Assault
on Jan 26, 2012 -
What is best natural product for extremely dehydrated face. I have no acne problem and my skin is not sensitive. [more inside]
posted by page123
on Dec 8, 2011 -
Help me be the best product development person ever! (Or, what don't I know about product development that should scare me?) Books, research, advice, online courses, whatever! [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 25, 2011 -
Complete Parmesan cheeses in Milan, bicycle wheel sized paella pans in Barcelona...what are some other products considered everyday enough to be stocked in a particular country or region's supermarkets - yet which would be considered very unusual elsewhere?
posted by rongorongo
on Oct 16, 2011 -
I'm trying to help a friend who wants to sell a self-made food product along with another name brand food product at farmers markets, co-ops, etc. What are the legal and /or regulatory questions they need to be ask themselves and where do they go for the answers. Hypothetical scenarios in the extended explanation. [more inside]
posted by phoenixphoenix
on Sep 28, 2011 -
Hair Filter: Help a grad student living frugally to make her curly hair fabulous. Moral support for going curly would also be appreciated! [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88
on May 26, 2011 -
I have coarse shoulder length hair that I blow dry and use med heat of straight iron to smooth, but it especially gets frizzy in humid weather. I use a straight iron and hair products to smooth it. When I go to beauty shop the beautician uses a 400 degree straight iron that gets it super smooth and straight, however I don't want to damage my hair using high temp on it daily. I have used these products on my hair to try to achieve smoothness: John Frieda Luminouscolor Glaze Clear Shine, Matrix Sleek Look Blow Down Extreme Creme, Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum, Aveeno Nourish & Style Soft Hold Gel Creme. Would a pomade help achieve this?
I really like Heidi Klum's current hair style, and my could look like it if I could get it as smooth as she gets hers
posted by sandyp
on Oct 3, 2010 -
I live in an area of great food-market diversity. Tell me about some awesome (vegetarian) food products of foreign provenance, and how I can use them! [more inside]
posted by threeants
on Jul 18, 2010 -
Inspired by Captain Samuel Vimes
: what items are worth buying cheap, and which are worth buying better quality? Household, clothing, kitchen and otherwise - all types welcome.
posted by mippy
on May 10, 2010 -
Looking for a poem about Life in the form of a product review. More details that I remember about the poem below the fold. [more inside]
posted by eleanna
on Apr 26, 2010 -
Longtime eczema sufferer looking for bath and body product recommendations, especially shampoos and facial moisturizers. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith
on Apr 13, 2010 -
What's the term for the use of a product name as a singular noun (like iPod), and why do companies do this? [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Apr 4, 2010 -
Are there any good open source product viewers?
I'm trying to build a very simple site with that has a products section. I'd like to display a few views for each product, and the tools I've found so far are magic zoom
and Magneto, but both cost a bit.
I'm not opposed to paying, if these are the best, but given how many lightbox clones there are, I can't believe there isn't something opensource and better. Has anybody used these tools, or found better alternatives?
posted by heliostatic
on Jan 30, 2010 -
I have long, fine, mostly straight (female) hair that becomes dry, limp and majorly staticky during East Coast winters. My normal hair routine involves moisturizing shampoo, conditioner at the tips, volumizing mousse when my hair is wet, and blow drying upside down with a bristly brush. Sometimes I use some light hairspray to keep it in place. Initially it looks and feels great. But by the end of the day, it is totally dead and full of static. I keep a dryer sheet in my bag to smooth out the static throughout the day but this isn't much of a long-term solution and it doesn't fix the limpness. Advise me please? Any product suggestions? Thanks in advance!
posted by blackcatcuriouser
on Dec 23, 2009 -
CopyWriterFilter 5000: How do copywriters come up with names for products and product lines? [more inside]
posted by metajc
on Oct 17, 2009 -
Canada Donation Filter: Can you donate a productized service and have it count as an in-kind donation to a charity? [more inside]
posted by acoutu
on Sep 5, 2009 -
What are some good resources for learning to work with old tyres - crafting them into products and designs?
+or could you explain the basic processes? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied
on Jul 31, 2009 -
Photographer filter: Can you recommend a good gear backpack for storing a camera, a few lenses, and a laptop? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto
on Jun 15, 2009 -
How many commercial products can you think of that are named after Native American groups or other indigenous peoples?
The best I can do are: Jeep Cherokee, Pontiac cars, and, um...Eskimo pies. But there must be more, right? Note: I'm NOT looking for products which use Native American or indigenous peoples' imagery
in their marketing (like American Spirit cigarettes), or sports franchises. How many can you come up with?
posted by AngerBoy
on Apr 13, 2009 -
Wordpress Plugins / Addons: Looking for Product viewer (non ecommerce) module + contact form. [more inside]
posted by spinko
on Apr 8, 2009 -
I want to improve my house cleaning skills... improve my speed, efficiency, thoroughness, etc. And use the best cleaning products for the task. [more inside]
posted by valannc
on Feb 12, 2009 -
Kid's due this spring, and we've amassed huge piles of used baby gear. What are some safe disinfecting procedures that will reliably rid all this stuff of any lurking mold, bacteria AND viruses? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph
on Feb 11, 2009 -
Looking for your advice/tips/etc for new dog owners. How to save time, save money, what's worth it, what's a waste, what/how to DIY? [more inside]
posted by radioamy
on Feb 3, 2009 -
Which notable products or brands do people in other countries love to buy and consume, even though they are not popular or common in their country of origin? [more inside]
posted by brandnew
on Feb 1, 2009 -
Me and the Mrs. will be having our first child in late March. We've already bought a few clothes and miscellaneous items, but I'd like to know what should we get now? Parents, what are some things (like bottles, strollers, bouncy seats, etc.) that you wish you had had on Day One but didn't? [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Jan 12, 2009 -
I'm looking to update my birthday wishlist and need some specific inspiration from a broad spectrum of people-types. What's the coolest thing you have bought or been given in the last 6 months that cost between $10 and $200?
posted by davebug
on Oct 12, 2008 -
Parents: what are your favorite newish tools of the trade? I'm helping to research a magazine article, trying to identify really great products new to the market in the past 18 months or so that make parents' lives easier. What recent discoveries have you made? [more inside]
posted by Camofrog
on Jul 29, 2008 -
I'm having trouble explaining the "less is more" philosophy in web application design. What are the most persuasive essays on the subject which I could refer people to? [more inside]
posted by GregX3
on Feb 19, 2008 -
I often watch the shopping channels on TV and regularly see demonstrations of "miracle" cleaning products. Now my curiosity has got the better of me.
Does anyone have experience of these cleaning products? Are they as fantastic as they appear? [more inside]
posted by selton
on Dec 2, 2007 -
Please find me a hand crank radio with an Aux input that allows me to plug in my ipod. It should also get the weather stations and I consider it a bonus if it offers cell phone charging. I would like the price to be under $50.00 but I am curious to see all options.
posted by tgelston
on Nov 13, 2007 -
My hair and I, we are having a disagreement. I want to wash it at night, and it wants to look like crap the next day. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven
on Nov 2, 2007 -
Is anybody aware of a comprehensive list of shopping websites which have a 100% no questions return policy with shipping covered or individual websites with no regard for is the product is used or not? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 8, 2007 -
Help me figure out the true environmental impact of using household chemicals such as vinegar and baking soda versus using ecofriendly commercial products. [more inside]
posted by padraigin
on May 2, 2007 -
What product or services (that haven't already been) should be modified for individuals with disabilities -- educational or augmentative toys, games? [more inside]
posted by pallen123
on Feb 4, 2007 -
I've noticed that lots of major nationwide American companies sell special "Texas" items here in Texas. Do they do they personalize stuff for other states? [more inside]
posted by magikker
on Jan 12, 2007 -
For which products or services is it worth it to buy name brand instead of generic brand? When will brand X do just as well, or even better?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane
on Jan 3, 2007 -