ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Let a fresh coat of recycled paint give your home a fresher look
Here's something for consumers who want to give their houses a new coat without harming the environment: A new Prairie Paint line recycles "post-consumer" paints and blends them in a process that the company says makes the paint less toxic. Even the color names — Moss, Sky, Wine — make you feel warm and eco-fuzzy. A gallon costs $25 and covers about 430 square feet with one coat. Also available: 250 milliliters (about half a pint) for $5, or a set of six samplers (one of each color) for $28. Details: (800) 422-2770 or www.sundancecatalog.com.
— The Washington Post
"Kissing. A wise girlfriend once noted it's a sweet piece of the big love puzzle."
Andréa Demirjian | author of "Kissing: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About One of Life's Sweetest Pleasures"
WHO'S BEEN KIND TO YOU?
Random Acts of Kindness Week begins Feb. 13, so we're looking to inspire readers with real-life stories about acts of caring and generosity. Maybe a stranger did something amazing. Perhaps a friend unexpectedly pitched in when you needed it most. Or maybe you know of a colleague who quietly did a good deed. What's the nicest thing anyone has done for you or someone you know? If you have a story to tell, reach Zenaida Serrano by Wednesday at email@example.com. Include your name and phone number.