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Paints That Protect
Can a paint job help fend off nasty bugs? Sherwin-Williams says yes. Its new germ zapper, Paint Shield, can kill almost all staph, E. coli, and MRSA that land on it. That could help make big group settings, like day care centers and nursing homes, healthier. (The paint is licensed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.) Another reason to breathe easier: Benjamin Moore's Natura line has been certified allergy and asthma friendly. The company says it has zero VOCs, chemicals that can trigger flare-ups.
Have you Kondo'd your closets yet? With the global success of her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, lovable neat freak Marie Kondo sparked a clutter-busting frenzyand officially became a verb. In Kondo world, you purge excess junk by choosing what you love enough to keep, rather than identifying what you have to toss. That, she says, makes it easier to part with items you don't care about and cherish what you hang on to. Her new book, Spark Joy, is illustrated to make paring back oh so simple.