A reader wonders if it's really safe to wash his paint brushes in the sink. Umbra gives him the three-bucket challenge.
A reader's battery has shuffled off this mortal coil. Umbra says Mexican recycling plants make calamity of so long a life.
A reader wonders how much water has been wasted to raise money for ALS. Umbra says it's a drop in the bucket.
A reader threatens to use an air duster to clean her office. "Drop the spray can and step away from the computer," says Umbra. "We don't want anyone to get hurt."
A reader frets that his buying binge could be bad for the planet. Umbra says this three-ring shopping circus can really get you in a bind.
A reader is considering running for the hills following a rash of shootings in his city neighborhood. Umbra breaks down his options.
To stick or non to stick. That is the question. Umbra says 'tis nobler to stick.
Shaving? Waxing? Laser removal? What's an overly hirsute mammal to do? Umbra takes this question on the chin.
A reader wonders about the constant drip from upstairs. Umbra offers a few drops of wisdom.
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