What do clothing care symbols mean?

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We’ve all seen them, those little symbols on the tags of our garments, telling us how to best care for our clothes. But do you know what they really mean? While some of the garment care instructions are written out, symbols are becoming more commonplace and help to make the tags smaller.

The symbols were developed by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), using a system that is simple and easy to learn. To help you decipher these symbols, the American Cleaning Institute has developed the two guides included below: Your Guide to Fabric Care Symbols and, for a short-cut to understanding the symbols, Fabric Care Language Made Easy!

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The Tube Fireplace

The Tube Outdoor Fireplace - Acquafuoco

The Tube Outdoor Fireplace - Acquafuoco

The Tube, a bioethanol fireplace by Acquaefuoco Wellness Mood, makes its mark as a beautifully modern outdoor fireplace. Its long tubular shape is elegant and the curvy lines of the opening create interest that mmimic the dance of flames. Made of a powder varnished steel tube and a circular burner, find out more at Acquaefuoco.

Squeeze More Juice Out of Lemons

If you want to get the most juice out of a lemon—short of using a dedicated citrus juicer, break down the lemon by putting some pressure on it before cutting.

Before cutting them, put them on your counter and roll them back and forth, applying heavy pressure with the heel of your hand. This will help break down the lemon and make them easier to juice. Use a tool like a citrus reamer to get out more juice than you could squeezing with your bare hands.

Free Ice Blended Drink at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

On Tuesday, May 10 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, enjoy a complimentary 12 oz. Ice Blended drink at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

Try one of their delicious flavors:

Mocha Mint Chip
Rich complex chocolate with balanced expresso notes and a creamy mint finish.

Cookies & Cream
Sweet & creamy with decadent chocolate cookie and vanilla cream notes.

Expresso Cream
Rich, bold expresso flavor, creamy and smooth, balanced with just the right amount of sweetness.