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5 Second Rule

Why The Five-Second Rule Is 'Sort Of' Right

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.12.2016 | Science

If you’ve ever had your doubts about the “five-second rule,” a new study won’t come as much of a surprise. It shows that food dropped on the f...

In Case You Missed It, Adele Has The Three Best Names For 'Vagina'

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 02.24.2016 | Entertainment

Adele's appearance on "The Ellen Show" was overflowing with celebrity goodness, so after the Jamba Juice prank and the singer's "All I Ask" redemption...

Science Explains Why The 5-Second Rule Is Actually True

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.02.2016 | Science

You may not want to pick up and eat food once you've dropped it on the ground. But the five-second rule is actually a real thing when the item and the...

Is It Really Okay To Eat Food That's Fallen On The Floor?

The Conversation US | Posted 09.11.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

When you drop a piece of food on the floor, is it really OK to eat if you pick up within five seconds? This urban food myth contends that if food spends just a few seconds on the floor, dirt and germs won't have much of a chance to contaminate it.

Researchers Put '5 Second Rule' To The Test

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 05.11.2012 | Home

Do you ever eat food that's fallen on the floor? Adherents of the "five second rule" certainly do, but a new study suggests that more bacteria may sti...

Meatless Monday: Cheryl Sternman Rule Entices With Ripe

Ellen Kanner | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Eat your vegetables, they're good for you. Really? That's the best slogan we could come up with?

Does the 5-Second Rule Apply to 5th Avenue?

Gerit Quealy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gerit Quealy

I heard it as I pedaled furiously past 28th Street -- a soft thud. Oh no. I looked back -- there was my brownie, on the east side of 5th Avenue, two paces from a parked car.

You Dropped Food On The Floor. Do You Eat It? (PICTURE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Did you drop your raw steak on the floor? Haven't we all? Not to worry, there's finally have a complex, detailed guide that lets you know if it's stil...

Wise Answers To Old Wives' Tales

Prevention | Ben Cramer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Originally published at Does reading in low light really hurt your eyes? How about sitting too close to the TV? (No, and no.) Why are...