Scouted: Should a Waffle Knit Towel Replace Your Normal Bath Towel? We Find Out by Testing Three.

It’s hard to see a waffle knit towel and think that it’ll be a better, more comfortable, or more enjoyable part of your morning (or night) routine. Let’s just get this out first: These don’t look like your normal bath towels because they aren’t your normal bath towels. They aren’t fuzzy or fluffy or plush. But they’re still great to look at and even better to use. These towels are so lightweight and absorbent, I can’t see myself going back to a fluffy one. So I decided to try and find which was the best by testing three towels: the $ 39 Parachute Waffle Knit, the $ 22 Snowe Honeycomb Bath Towel, and the $ 55 Onsen towel from Amazon.

This style of towel is modeled after the towels you would receive at Japanese hot springs onsen). They’re typically made from super soft cotton and are lightweight, absorbent, and quick-drying. I tend to take showers more often than a normal person does so the quick-drying component is especially important to me. Here’s what I found:

Waffle Towels, $ 39 from Parachute: These were my overall favorite. Parachute makes some incredible textiles and these are no different. They’re soft but sturdy and while they’ll never give you the plushness a fluffy towel will, it’ll still feel soft when you wrap it around you. They’re 100% long-staple Turkish cotton and feel like something I would contemplate stealing from a fancy hotel.

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Appointed Interim CEO of Bed, Bath & Beyond, She is the First Black Woman to Head a Fortune 500 Company Since Ursula Burns

Meet Bed, Bath & Beyond’s new interim CEO, Mary Winston. She will be the first black woman to lead a Fortune 500 company since Ursula Burns stepped down as the CEO of Xerox in 2017.

Winston has a long career as an executive. Previously, she was executive vice president and chief financial officer of family Dollar Stores. In 2015, she was listed on Black Enterprise’s roster of the ‘50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America.’

She’s also held executive positions at Giant Eagle Inc.; Scholastic Corporation; and Pfizer. Her career began as a CPA and auditor at Arthur Anderson & Co.

Just recently brought onto Bed, Bath, & Beyond’s board of directors Winston is taking the helm after the prior CEO Steven Temares, resigned. According to a report from USA Today, the retail brand is experience some tumult. It’s facing a decline in sales due to Amazon’s sales domination and had a round of layoffs earlier this year.

“Bed Bath & Beyond has a significant opportunity to drive value creation by building on its great brands and strong customer affinity,” said Patrick Gaston, Independent Chairman of the Bed Bath & Beyond Board via a press release.

“As the Company continues its efforts to improve its financial performance and enhance its competitive position, the Board determined that now is the right time to identify the next generation of leadership. We are fortunate to have someone of Mary’s caliber to serve as Interim CEO while the Board conducts a search for a permanent successor, and are confident in her ability to lead the Company forward during this transition period,” he added.

“This is an important time for Bed Bath & Beyond and we are committed to being the leading omnichannel retailer of choice for the home and heart-felt life events,” stated Winston also through a press release.

“Together with the Board, including the members of the Business Transformation and Strategy Review Committee, the leadership team and our more than 60,000 associates, I look forward to building an even stronger future for Bed Bath & Beyond. As we continue to review our business initiatives, we will be focused on driving continued margin improvement, enhancing the in-store and online experience, and accelerating our transformation to the benefit of our shareholders, customers and other stakeholders,” she said.





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Investors loaded their carts with Bed Bath & Beyond stock Tuesday after a hedge fund triumvirate called for an overhaul of the board and an ousting of its chief executive. Shares climbed as much as 30 percent early Tuesday after three hedgies unveiled a slate of 16 candidates to replace Bed Bath & Beyond’s 12-person…
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Bathe in glitter with these cosmic, iridescent bath bombs

Bathe in glitter with these cosmic, iridescent bath bombs

Bathe in glitter with these cosmic, iridescent bath bombs

If you’ve ever wanted to bathe in glitter, this is the DIY project for you. Cosmetic dye and soap glitter make these bath bombs iridescent and eye-catching, while almond oil gives them moisturizing power. As you soak in your otherworldly bath, a combination of Epsom salts and essential oils will take your mood into the cosmos. You’ll step out of the tub relaxed and luminous.

Watch the video to see how easy this DIY is and follow the instructions below.

Iridescent Bath Bombs


1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup Epsom salt
1 Tbsp. almond oil
1/2 tsp. essential oil (for scent)
1-2 Tbsp. water
Spray bottle
Soap dye (blue)
Spherical bath bomb molds
Paint brush
Power soap or cosmetic dye (purple, pink, yellow)
Soap glitter (or bio-degradable eco-glitter)


1. Add the dry ingredients (baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and Epsom salt) to a large bowl. Stir until combined.
2. Add the almond oil and essential oil. Stir to combine. You can also
stir with your hands.
3. Add water gradually with a spray bottle until the mixture sticks together.
4. Scoop the mixture into the mold and pack it down. Let dry overnight.
5. Carefully remove the bath bomb from the mold.
6. Using the paint brush, dust the bath bombs with powder soap dye.
7. Finish by brushing with soap glitter.

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I Bathed in a Volcanic Mud Bath in Cartagena Colombia for Better Skin

The Volcan de Lodo El Totumo is located an hour outside of Cartagena, Colombia and is referred to by locals as the “volcano of youth,” thanks to the natural mud bath that is now located inside of it. Writer Zoe Weiner took a dip to see if she’d truly emerge with softer, glowier skin.