Category Archives: Qtips


NO QTIPS! 7 Tips to Safely Keep Your Ears Clean


Many people are used to cleaning their ears with Qtips. Their goal is to, well, keep them clean. This well-intentioned act, however, can actually risk our hearing ability. The ear, particularly the inside parts, are extremely delicate. So, special care has to be taken when cleaning the ears. The following tips will help you keep your ears clean in a […]

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Cleaning Your Ears Safely – No Qtips In Your Ears!


Qtip brand Qtips made by Unilever should not be used in the ear canal, period.  On Unilever’s website, it reads, “To clean your ears, stroke Q-tips ® cotton swabs gently around the outer ear, without entering the ear canal.” This begs the question: Why does everyone (well nearly everyone) put Qtips in their ear canal? […]

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Been to a GREAT booksigning, recently?


My post today was going to be all about my upcoming book talk and signing.  It will be on August 16, 2014 at the new Phoenix location of the famed #Changing Hands Bookstore.  I was going to go on and on about book signings: what they are, why they exist and why bookstores and authors […]

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Qtips in ears – if Mom can do it, so can I interview with Nicole Crites, CBS 5 in Phoenix


What an awesome time I had with #Nicole Crites, morning news anchor for #CBS 5 in Phoenix! We started out, before the interview, talking about all things ears, nose and throat.  As is common, the conversation quickly turned to ear wax!  It seems that the general public thinks that Qtips were made to squeegee out […]

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