11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 09/11/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and fun …   1. Dr. Phil has a $65,000 “fountain of youth” pod — reportedly one of only 16 in the world — in his house. (Learn more at AARP) 2.Passengers and crew members on a flight diverted to Newfoundland on Sept. 11, 2001, have helped send to college more than 130 students from Lewisporte, the tiny Canadian town that took in the flight members. (Learn more at AARP) 3. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh have …

Don’t Flush That! ‘Flushable’ Wipes Can Wreck Pipes

Posted on 09/9/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthWhat should be flushed down the toilet? Only toilet paper and, well, you know. What shouldn’t? Those new, so-called flushable personal wipes, say a growing number of city sewer managers, who are dealing with humongous clumps of these wipes clogging up pipes and sewers across the country. Unlike toilet paper, which quickly breaks down in water, these other products — despite their claims of being “septic safe” and “breaking down like toilet paper” — tend to stay intact, gumming up …