Bed, Bath and Laundry
WE ALL ENJOY an occasional soothing bath, but the ancient Romans really
knew how to do it right. Aside from conquering unruly tribes throughout
Europe, these people were incredibly devoted to building elaborate baths.
At one time, there were almost 900 baths in Rome alone.
These baths were much more than just a place to wash. They were
huge complexes that served as a community center, restaurant, fitness
center, bar and performance center. Roman baths were beloved by everyone.
According to one story, a foreigner asked one Roman emperor why he took
the trouble to bathe once a day.
His reply: “Because I do not have the time to bathe twice a day.” A
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112 A bedroom furniture primer
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118 Picking the perfect pillow
120 The lowdown on down
122 Down-care essentials
124 How memory foam works
126 Beautifying your bathroom
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