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If you feel like you’ve been throwing out your sponges, you may need to make some changes to how you use them. Here are some tips on how to get more mileage out of your sponges before throwing them out.

Grout is porous, making it tricky to keep clean. And because the grout lines between tiles are often slightly deeper than the surface, simply wiping down your tiled surface often isn’ t enough for tough stains or grime. On tile floors, crumbs, dirt and other debris can be left behind along the grout lines, even after sweeping.

Ask anyone with an herb garden who enjoys cooking, and they’ ll tell you that freshly picked basil, rosemary– or most any herb– can make an ordinary dish extraordinary. You’ ll hear them predict that once you plant a few herbs and use them, you’ ll get carried away because it’ s so enjoyable, not to mention productive. You’ ll use the bounty every day to add zest and flavor to all...

Wednesday marks the second anniversary of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which sparked a global protest movement and calls for a racial reckoning to address structural racism that has created long-standing inequities impacting generations of Black Americans. But Floyd’s slaying, along with a series of killings of other Black Americans, also wrought a heavy emotional and mental health toll on Black communities that have been burdened and traumatized by centuries of oppressive systems and racist practices. Mental health advocates and experts say the racism that has caused much of the trauma is embedded within the fabric of the nation and can be directly linked to the mental duress experienced today.

Many airlines, including Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines, have resumed full beverage, alcohol and in-flight meal services since cutting refreshment offerings early on in the pandemic. Alcohol, specifically, had possibly gotten the ax as a way to protect flight attendants and passengers alike — both from the spread of the COVID-19 virus and potential incidents with unruly flyers. Cutting booze also helped airlines manage their bottom line during a historically low travel period. Looking ahead, travelers can save money on in-flight beverages by finding old airline coupons with extended expiration dates, flying first class with elite status or taking advantage of airline credit card incidental credits.

Jill Biden and the U.S. surgeon general are empathizing with parents across the country who have been scrambling to find infant formula for their children. Both say President Joe Biden and his team understand what parents are going through and are working hard to solve the latest domestic crisis to challenge the administration. The first lady and the nation's doctor, Vivek Murthy, sought to reassure parents during an appearance at a suburban Washington airport following the second delivery Wednesday of infant formula the Biden administration is importing from Europe to ease the domestic supply shortfall.

Eli Lilly and Company plans to invest $2.1 billion in two new Indiana manufacturing sites, a move that’s expected to create hundreds of new jobs in the Hoosier state, the company announced Wednesday. Lily officials said during a news conference at the governor’s residence that the new facilities will expand the Indianapolis-based company’s manufacturing network for active ingredients and new therapeutic drugs, including those used to treat diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s and cancer. Lilly’s chair and CEO David Ricks said the proposed project in Boone County is expected to create up to 500 new Lilly roles with an additional four indirect jobs for every Lilly position created. An estimated 1,500 construction jobs will additionally be required while the facilities are being built.

The head of the Food and Drug Administration faced a congressional grilling over a months-long delay in inspecting the plant at the center of a nationwide baby formula shortage. FDA Commissioner Robert Califf faced questions Wednesday from House lawmakers probing the formula shortage. Califf called the response “too slow" and “not optimal.” Lawmakers also heard from three formula executives, including Abbott Nutrition, which apologized for contamination issues at a factory that contributed to the shortage. The company says it's on track to reopen its plant next month which will eventually help replenish supplies of popular and specialty formulas

Misinformation in the pet food market abounds. To help determine fact from fiction, ManyPets researched 10 of the most common misconceptions around pet food.

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