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1. Emergency hair tie This is a great travel hack: snip the leg of a pair of stockings into 2cm widths and use these to keep unruly hair out of the way why you get on with saving the world. The waistband section of stockings can also be snipped out to make a simple head band (useful for keeping your fringe out of your eye when gardening, cooking etc.

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2. Use as a washing bag for your delicates If you're machine washing bras, underwear and new stockings, it's a good idea to protect them with a delicates bag. Make your own from the leg of a pair of stockings: just tie a knot in the open end before you throw it in the wash! 3. Rescue small items If you're hunting around your house for a lost earring or bobby pin, stretch the leg from an old pair of tights over the end of your vacuum cleaner and hoover and secure with an elastic band. Vacuum around the area where you dropped your item and it will be picked up without being sucked into the machine!

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Knee-High vs. Thigh-High vs. Waist-High StockingsMost dysautonomia experts recommend waist-high stockings because blood pooling in dysautonomia patients can occur in the entire lower half of the body, including thighs and the abdominal area. If you wear knee-high stockings and have blood pooling in your thigh area, you may notice a swelling at your knee, above the top of the knee-high. Same thing with the thigh-highs. Medical compression stockings are super tight and unless you are very thin, the thigh-highs will probably create a not-so-glamorous thigh bulge above the top of the stocking. Waist-high stockings will help prevent the blood pooling in your abdominal area.

Open Toe vs. Closed ToeSome brands of waist-high medical compression stockings come with open or closed toes. Open toes are good for summer flip flops, peep toe heels and may be more comfortable for people with sensory neuropathy in their feet. Open-toe stockings are also a little easier to get on and off. But otherwise, they are the same.

LatexMost brands are latex free, but if you have a latex allergy, be sure to ask before you buy the stockings. Sometimes latex is used in the elastic bands at the top of the stockings.

Getting the Right FitMedical grade compression stockings usually measure your ankle circumference, your calf circumference and the distance between your heel and knee. Ankle and calf measurements should be taken first thing in the morning, as your legs will swell the longer you are upright (this happens to healthy people too). Sizing differs between brands. If you can get a professional fitting done, this may help you get the most of your stockings. Some medical supply stores can do this.

Can I Wear Them In The Heat?Some dysautonomia patients are very sensitive to the heat. Heat causes vasodilation, so wearing your stockings in the heat is probably the best time to wear them. Finding a brand with breathable comfortable fabric is the key for summer stockings. Open-toe stockings are great for the summer because you can wear flip flops or sandals, and airing out your toes can help keep your cool.

The Freshwater Fisheries Society produces all-female populations of fish by crossing sex-reversed females with normal females. To create sex-reversed females female fry are exposed to testosterone derivatives to halt ovary development and produce normal testes. The sperm must be extracted by hand as these fish generally do not develop a sperm duct. Once mature, they are crossed with wild females to create all-female progeny for stocking.

You may be thinking you're finished with Christmas shopping -- but think again. Are those stockings you've hung by the chimney with care actually stuffed? If you're still looking for a few smaller gifts to fill your stockings with this year, we've got you covered.

When the seed is ready to disperse, the floss will expand, causing the pod to burst. For those wishing to collect seed, this floss can be problematic, creating a messy barrier to gathering large amounts of viable seed. There are several options for separating the floss, but the best option is to plan your timing so that you are able to easily remove the seed as soon as it is mature, but before the silky floss has expanded.

Milkweed seed should be brown and leathery when mature, though the pods themselves may still be green. You can test an unopened pod for maturity by applying gentle pressure to the seam. If it does not open readily, the seed inside is immature.

Justin was formerly the Xerces Society's Web and Communications Coordinator, managing the website, blogs, and social media. As a Penn State Extension Master Gardener, Justin provides education and outreach to his community on a range of gardening-related subjects such as sustainable and pollinator-friendly gardening practices. He lives in State College, Pennsylvania.

Queen Elizabeth I was the first well known woman to have worn stockings and have it recorded. She received her first pair of knit silk stockings in 1560. The queen adored the softness and comfort of the luxury accessory and decided to wear silk stockings for the rest of her life. Since stockings of this time were made of materials such as silk and wool, they were not elastic or supportive and had to be kept up by garters or made fully-fashioned, meaning custom made.

Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, while hosiery or legwear in some form was worn by women for modesty, warmth, and protection, dresses were kept long and stockings kept short. While there were some playful patterns in hosiery, the fashion of this time was still modest, and stockings were typically hidden under clothing.

By the 1920's, hemlines were on the rise, and so too was the popularity of hosiery to cover exposed legs. The typical stocking of the roaring twenties would come up to just above the knee and be secured by a garter. Suspension belts, which had been invented in 1912, were an additional way to hold up stockings. While hosiery previously was meant to be hidden under dresses and skirts, flappers and women of the decade now flaunted their fishnet and embellished stockings. Hosiery was embraced as a statement of style and freedom.

In 1939, DuPont, a company that uses science and engineering to solve pressing problems, invented nylon, revolutionizing the world of fashion and hosiery. Not only was nylon a cheaper material, its elasticity also made for a better fit for women of all shapes and sizes. Nylon stockings were all the craze and became an essential for every woman's wardrobe.

World War II increased demand for nylon. Women were asked to ration and donate their hosiery for the war effort, as the material was used to create tools such as parachutes, airplane chords, and tents. The product was taken off the market completely and desperate women all over sought out creative alternatives. Women began to paint seams on the back of their legs or use self-tanners and "liquid stockings" to create the illusion that they were wearing hosiery.

After the war, nylon stockings made their return and DuPont struggled to meet the product's demand. In 1945, the end of the war, Macy's sold out of their entire stock of 50,000 pairs of nylons in just 6 hours!

It's no secret that stockings were all the craze in the 1940's, but there was still one issue; they weren't self-supporting. Women continued to use garters and suspension belts to keep their hosiery in place. Yet with more revealing skirts and costumes appearing in pop culture, alternatives began popping up. During the 1940's and 1950's film producers would sometimes sew the hem of stockings into the briefs of actresses and stage performers. This concept helped spark the invention of pantyhose, a single sheer garment with two legs connected by a gusset and waistband. Pantyhose and tights were easier to mass produce and allowed women to wear even shorter hemlines. When pantyhose were first invented they were made of nylon, and all nylon hosiery was then referred to as "pantyhose." The term "pantyhose" now, however, refers to the hosiery style as opposed to the material.

Advertising in the 1950's and 60's romanticized the idea of hosiery and the women who wore it. Stockings were high end fashion accessories, worn by celebrities. Harry Ekman painted pin-up girls wearing stockings that led to glamorization of thigh highs. His portrayals made the everyday woman feel that she could be as glamorous a Broadway star when wearing her hold ups. Pop icon Twiggy furthered this idea as she popularized mini-skirts and dresses with stockings. Higher hemlines brought increasing popularity to tights and pantyhose as stockings were marginalized. Improvements in textile manufacturing added to the affordability of pantyhose. Furthermore, the 1960's brought more women into the working world meaning there was a higher demand for hosiery that could be worn both in and out of the office. 041b061a72


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