"Dust has everything in there but the kitchen sink," A.J. says. "You've got little bits of clothing, ashes, plant matter and little insect parts—even human skin.
A lot of human skin. A.J. says we each shed one pound of
skin a year! "That's what the dust is. And I've got to tell you—there are also
dust mites, which love to eat the dust and they love to eat your skin cells.
Your mattress has 2 million dust mites in it. So I hope you're able to sleep
All of us experience things that completely hit the reset button on our lives. For Nate Berkus, it was surviving the 2004 tsunami that took the life of his partner, photographer Fernando Bengoechea. Here, the designer shares some of the lessons he learned about hanging on and moving forward.