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Archives: May 2012

Wear Socks And Feel Better

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You might think that socks are only good for keeping your feet warm and preventing foot odor, but they may actually be healthy for you. According to Kansan.com if you wear socks to bed it may help you sleep better. You sleep better when it is cooler, so turn down the a/c, but keep your feet warm with socks. This tricks your body into thinking it is warm and forces your body temperature to go down and contributes to better sleep. Socks can also help your blood circulation which prevents swelling and allows your feet (and legs if you wear tall socks) to feel more relaxed.

So, when you think about grabbing your sandals, instead I suggest you grab your socks and sneakers before heading out the door. And when it is time to go to bed, put on those socks and get snoozing. We offer many different types of socks so be sure to browse through our inventory and pick out what you need. You will feel better and your body will thank you.

For more information read kansan.com and doctoroz.com

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Buy Socks By The Case And Save

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Has it been awhile since you bought new socks? Have all your socks gone missing, but you can’t afford to replace them? I know I have bought a pack of socks and the very next week I can’t seem to find where they all went. Socks have a way of disappearing, and when you have a house full of people that is a whole lot of socks to be lost. So why not buy socks by the case? A case consists of 12 pairs and not only saves you time, but it saves you money as well. We are offering 12 dozen pairs for as low as $144. That’s only $1 a pair. Not only is that an awesome deal, but you will have enough for the whole family, plus extra in case you lose any along the way.

I know what you’re thinking. You don’t want to buy cases of socks that are all the same size and color, and you don’t have to. We also allow you to customize your order and pick whatever type of sock you wish. Need children socks? Add them to your cart. And what about dress socks? We have those too. If you don’t need 12 dozen pairs for yourself, but still want the same low price, try splitting the cases with a friend or a group of friends. Get your neighbor or coworkers on board too. We have socks that will fit everyone’s needs.

All you have to do is visit blackandwhitesocks.com and click our “buy by the case” image on the left side. Browse our inventory of socks and add the cases you wish to order. For example, you could add 4 cases of ankle socks, 3 cases of crew socks, and 5 cases of boy dress socks for a total of 12 cases. You can buy as many or as little cases as you want, but if you buy 12 dozen, you get a total savings of $60 (that’s $5 off each case). You can choose a variety of cases or keep them all the same, it is up to you.

Socks by the case are not only perfect for families, but they are convenient for everyone and ideal for anyone on a budget. Save time during your morning work routine by purchasing your socks in bulk. You won’t have to run around searching for a matching pair in the morning because you will have plenty of socks to choose from even if any happen to go missing. Save time running out to the store and purchase 12 dozen pairs with a click of a button and delivered to your door. You can’t find customized cases at this price point anywhere else, so hurry up before they slide out the door.

Clothing with Built-In A/C

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Summer is approaching very soon and the temperature is getting hotter. That usually means it is time to break out the sandals and tank tops, but what about when you are working or in situations where you can’t wear this attire? There may be a solution to that. Empa, has developed smart cooling technology that acts like an A/C for your clothing and decreases how much you sweat. It is put into a vest that is worn under your regular clothing. It was initially made for medical garments, but would be great for use by police officers who often wear bulletproof vests and other gear that contribute to high amounts of sweat. In Japan, you can purchase an air-conditioned jacket (as you can see in the picture above) with this similar technology.

If you can have shirts and jackets with A/C, why not in your socks or shoes? Feet are known for getting sweaty while cooped up in socks and shoes all day, so it would be nice if this new technology could keep them cool. It was tricky to develop something small enough to fit inside clothing and still be able to work properly, so I would think it would be even trickier to make it work in our shoes. However, technology changes everyday and you never know what new developments will come out next.

For more information visit sciencedaily.com.

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Your Freshly Washed Socks May Be Full of Germs

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Science Daily reports that washing machines may not be killing the harmful germs that get onto our clothing. A study preformed in the UK found that even after going through a wash cycle, clothing had traces of the bacteria MRSA and Acinetobacter. MRSA can cause skin infections, urinary tract infections and pneumonia and is more likely to affect the elderly, children and those with a weakened immune system. The study found that in order for both forms of bacteria to be eliminated the water temperature must be 140 degrees Fahrenheit. If the water is only 104 degrees, it kills MRSA, but leaves Acinetobacter behind. It did mention that if you use an iron at 40 degrees after washing, it would kill off the remaining Acinetobacter. The article didn’t say anything about a dryer, but it seems to me that if you dry your clothes at a high temperature it would also kill off all bacteria.

Lower temperatures are being used in order to conserve energy, but it could end up causing us harm. The amount of germs that are killed can also depend on the type of detergent you use. Liquid detergents usually don’t contain bleaching agents like powder detergents do, and may not strong enough to clean effectively. It is best to always separate underwear and other clothing items from bed and kitchen linens. Lifehacker even recommends putting a cup of Listerine mouthwash in your laundry to kill bacteria. Just make sure to use one with no artificial colors and do a test run to be sure it won’t stain your clothing.

Hopefully this information hasn’t scared your socks off. Maybe you should go wash them again just to be sure. And if you want to read more you can find out more at the following sites: sciencedaily.com, dailymail.co.uk, lifehacker.com

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10 Real Simple Ideas for Socks

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Socks are great for warming up our feet and making sure they don’t stink up a room, but they have many other uses you may not have thought about. Real Simple made a list of “New Uses for Clothing” in which many ideas involved the use of socks. Here are some ideas with photos.

1. Place socks on the legs of furniture to protect your precious wooden floors.

2. Use a sock as a wine bottle bag. Give two bottles as a gift for a complete pair.

3. Use a lingerie bag to keep socks organized and prevent them from getting lost.

4. Place socks over your shoes while traveling to protect from dirt and damage.

5. Add some puffy paint to the bottom of socks to make them slip-proof.

6. Coffee too hot? Then slip a sock over your cup and drink up.

7. Place sunglasses inside mittens (or socks) to prevent scratches.

8. Protect your light bulbs by placing them in socks.

9. Keep cords together and out of the way with a trouser sock.

10. Does it snow where you live? Use a sock over your wipers so you don’t have to deice them.

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Fabric that Generates Electricity from Body Heat

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A fabric called Power Felt has been developed that could come in handy when our cell phone is about to die. The fabric is made up of carbon nanotubes that uses differences in temperature to get a charge. We give off so much body heat that doesn’t get put to any use, but with this technology we could harvest this body heat and convert it into electricity. Once the fabric is charged, you can put the power felt on your cell phone in order to charge the battery. It could also line the seat of your car, be placed under roof shingles to catch rising heat, or possibly be made into clothing.

A good idea may be to make Power Felt socks since our feet can get hot and sweaty while walking all day long. It may motivate us to work out longer in order to make enough body heat to “charge” our socks and use the energy to power our electronics. It may be a smelly way to gain power, but could prove beneficial, especially with the increasing search for new sources of energy.

If you want to read more about this Power Felt you can find the article on forbes.com.

The Poetry of Missing Socks

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I found this cute poem by Shane Ward on authorsden.com. I think it helps make light of the frustration people go through while washing their socks.

Where do all the odds socks go?
It drives me to despair.
No matter how I wash the things
One goes to, who knows where?

Ten socks inside a pillowcase
And all of them are mine.
I pull them out once they are washed
To count them. Yep. There’s nine!

What is it with these wash machines?
I wish that it would stop.
So many socks I’ve lost in there
I could have filled a shop.

And why just socks for heaven sake?
It simply goes too far
I never lose a shirt, or vest,
nor underpants or bra.

Could the thing be eating them?
No. Somehow I think not.
Nor is it some strange payment
Like a laundermat type slot.

I wonder what would happen
If so sad a day will come
That in the wash machine I put
Not two socks – only one?

And if I sit by that machine
And Guard it like a sentry
Would I be surprised to find
The metal barrel empty?

Oh where do all the odd socks go?
I’ll never understand
The only way I’ll keep them all
Is wash the things by hand!

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Politically Correct Socks

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Last week, Rolling Stone writer, Jann Wenner, conducted an interview with Barack Obama. The last time Wenner interviewed Obama, he complimented Wenner’s bright socks. So this time Wenner had a gift for the president, two pairs of socks in salmon and black with pink stripes. Obama stated that “these will be my second-term socks.” There are many different ideas flying around about what he actually meant by that statement, but we can at least agree that Obama loves a pair of socks.

We may not carry the colorful striped socks that Obama received, but we carry the politically correct black and white socks. And for the record, our socks are most definitely worthy of first term AND second-term. If you want to read Obama’s interview with Rolling Stone you can read it here at rollingstone.com.