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What to Buy (and Skip) in April

NerdWallet | Posted 04.06.2016 | HuffPost Home

April showers bring May flowers, and the fourth month of the year also brings something else: sales.

7 Mistakes To Avoid When Buying Vacuum Cleaner

Janet Miller | Posted 03.25.2016 | HuffPost Home
Janet Miller

With the many varieties of vacuum cleaners out there, it is easy to get confused. Here are 7 of the most common mistakes you should avoid when buying a vacuum cleaner.

This Hands-Free Vac Sucks Up Anything You Sweep In Front Of It

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.25.2016 | HuffPost Home

Sweeping can be a pain-inducing chore: The crouching over and squatting required to sweep every last piece of debris into a dustpan is hard on the bac...

Teen With Autism Who Has A Passion For Vacuums Gets Ultimate Birthday Surprise: A Kirby

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.27.2015 | Good News

This teen's birthday surprise led to tears of joy. Dylan Johnson, who has autism, has had an appreciation for vacuum cleaners since he was 2 years...

"A Chore Thing"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.01.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima The late, great humorist Erma Bombeck once said, "Housework, if you do it right, can kill you." Since I am still alive, thanks to my...

Is Our Universe Really 'Slip Slidin Away'?

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 11.26.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

Space is not empty but is permeated everywhere by the Higgs field: from the privacy of your bathroom to the most distant reaches of our universe. But because it is a field in Nature, it allows 'empty space' to have its own energy as this field interacts with itself.

Read This Before You Even Think About Buying A Vacuum

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 08.25.2014 | HuffPost Home

Vacuuming is a no-brainer. You flip the switch, clean out the filter every now and then, and go to work on that area rug your dog likes better than hi...

Building Your Own Triode Out of Dumpstered Materials: A Snapshot of a DIY Vacuum Electronics Lab

Alison Dorantes-Garcia | Posted 03.30.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alison Dorantes-Garcia

Over the past several years DIY projects, open source hardware and hacker spaces have been growing in scope and popularity, as we have discussed in an...

Three Easy Daily Cleaning Tips, From Martha Stewart (VIDEO)

Posted 12.02.2013 | Home

How does Martha Stewart keep her house clean? She shared some great tips for easy daily cleaning to keep your home fresh. If it's cool enough outsi...

Been There, Done That

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I was only married a short while when I realized something was wrong with me. It happened when I heard myself mumbling obscenities as I pushed the vacuum, powered entirely by resentment.

'Nanosuits' Protect Creatures From Harsh Environment

natureheader | Posted 04.17.2013 | Science

By Katherine Harmon Imaging specimens with electron microscopy imposes conditions that are typically deadly for living things, such as a high vacuum....

The Government's Mailing Checks To Vacuum Cleaner Owners

Posted 05.24.2012 | Money

Did you buy an Oreck Halo vacuum or Oreck ProShield Plus air cleaner? If so, you may be eligible for a refund from the company. The Oreck Corporat...

WATCH: Girl Says 'Vacuum,' But Fails Hilariously

Posted 05.03.2012 | Parents

Some words are just plain tricky, especially for a 2-year-old. This little girl has unintentionally managed to cuss out the camera when she tries t...

What Would Happen If You Shot A Gun In Space?

Posted 02.22.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 02/22/2012 10:51 AM EST on Lifes Little Mysteries Fires can't burn in the oxygen-free vacuum of space, but guns...

The Mint Cleaner Is an Impressive Little Device

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

I have been using the Mint Cleaner for a few weeks and I am very impressed with this little guy. It does not vacuum -- which I thought I would have an issue with -- so it is very quiet.