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How do you combat pervasive cooking smells?

Cooking odors seem to permeate the place, whether or not I close the bedroom doors while cooking. It gets into our bedding, and clothes. We're pretty diligent about doing the dishes, washing bedding, and cleaning the floor. Aside from opening the windows (impossible this time of year) and turning on fans, do you have any tips or tricks to offer us to keep our home smelling fresh and inviting?

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How do you get cigarette smoke smell out of clothes?

Other than forcing my roommates to quit or go outside to smoke, what are some good ways to get the smoke smell out of clothes without re-washing them? Bonus points for the solution being scent free as I work in healthcare and powerful scents (including smoke) can trigger allergies, asthma etc.

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What are you favorite offbeat or non-aluminum-based deodorants?

I sweat a lot, but I try to avoid aluminum-based deodorants/antiperspirants. But I'm a teacher and I usually resort to Secret or something else standard on the days that I'm teaching (teacher pit stains are the worst!). Sometimes even that doesn't cut it. I would love to hear about other Homies' antiperspirant solutions — particularly of the offbeat or non-aluminum based variety.

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How yogurt saved me from my dog's farts

We have reached a point in our home where "blaming it on the dog" has become a regular activity. Harley is an eight-year-old shepherd mix that, up until a few months ago, was super-active. After injury and rehab, he's doing great, but the months of inactivity have not gotten along with his digestive tract. For the past few weeks my partner and I have been keeping magazines close at hand to fan noxious odors in the other direction, keeping oil burners going almost 24/7, and banish our loving friend to other parts of the house. We've had to even go as far as to sleep with the window open (in March!) to avoid finding ourselves being woken up in a gas chamber. I know Harley's food had a major role in his digestive distress but unfortunately due to a special diet and picky eating on his part, changing his food was not an option. So what to do… Thank gawd for Google!