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Every time I wash my hands with our Dr. Bronner's, I can't help but think about some remarkable trivia surrounding its creator:

For instance, did you know Dr. Bronner was an escaped mental patient? (all those nutty messages on his soap bottles won him a ticket to an insane asylum.) And did you know several members of his family were killed in the Holocaust? Then there's this, more pleasant piece of trivia: the new generation of Bronners, those who run the company now, donate a healthy portion of all the company's profits to charity.
Lastly, a filmmaker named Sara Lamm has a new doc on Bronner called Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox. Anyone see it yet? Worth shelling out $14.50 for?

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Christmas trees aren't for everyone. Some people can't fit a fir inside their cramped abodes, while others are turned off by the expense, or by the idea of bugs hitchhiking their way inside. Fake trees are always an option, but a new trend sweeping Instagram—pineapples as mini-Christmas "trees"—might convince you to forego the forest vibe for a more tropical aesthetic.

As Thrillist reports, the pineapple-as-Christmas-tree idea appears to have originated on Pinterest before it, uh, ripened into a social media sensation. Transforming a pineapple into a Halloween “pumpkin” requires carving and tea lights, but to make the fruit festive for Christmas all one needs are lights, ornaments, swaths of garland, and any other tiny tchotchkes that remind you of the holidays. The final result is a tabletop decoration that's equal parts Blue Hawaii and Miracle on 34th Street.

In need of some decorating inspiration? Check out a variety of “Christmas tree” pineapples below.

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