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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!

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ZOMG Smells: the only place you can buy the scent of a Triceratops

ZOMG Smells is ZOMG amazing. They're our new sponsor. They make fine, nerdy scents with very specific names. And the amount of perfect they are for the Offbeat Empire readers is nuts.

Background information: all the Empire staff got a little Squees in our welcome bags. We each pulled out our Squees and compared: Megan took a whiff of one: "Ew, this smells like a wet hippie." Ariel snatched away the vial, inhaled, and cried: "OMG IT TOTALLY SMELLS LIKE A WET HIPPIE. I love it!"

I think that's a pretty good introduction to ZOMG Smells.