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5 Things You Should Know About Your Mattress

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 03.20.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM If you’re someone who loves to sleep, your bed might be the most important piece of furniture in your house. And e...

The 7 Germiest Items You Probably Touch Every Single Day

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Linda Rodgers | Posted 03.12.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM You expect germs to lurk in the obvious places—the toilet bowl, the trashcans, the floors. But there’s a slew of ...

Nope, You Can't Get A Cold From Going Outside With Wet Hair

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living

The question: Can I really catch a cold just from going outside with wet hair? The answer: No doubt you've heard this one before -- probably from M...

The Germiest Places On Your Trip

SmarterTravel | Posted 04.22.2015 | Travel

We have a higher chance of getting sick while traveling than in daily life. That's because shared spaces and tight quarters are germ havens for colds, flus, and worse. So what's an aspiring healthy traveler to do? Know the danger zones, and act quickly to neutralize the threat. Oh, and think twice before touching that hotel remote.

This Will Make You Want To Wash Your Hands And Boil Everything

Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Unless you live in a plastic bubble, germs and bacteria are on every surface you touch. Apparently, even washing your hands promises very little prote...

Your Phone Is Germier Than You Could Ever Imagine

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Sorry, germaphobes!

7 Buys for the Germaphobic Traveler

Fathom | Posted 04.06.2015 | Travel

It's a new year, and you've resolved to travel smarter and to clean up your act. Too bad it's also flu season, enemy of travelers everywhere. Travel germ-free with these seven Fathom-approved finds to safeguard your vacation.

This Will Make You Never Want To Use A Bar Of Soap Again

Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living

By Amy Marturana for The question: Are bars of soap covered in germs? The scientist: Elaine L. Larson, Ph.D., associate dean for r...

This Hand Dryer Study Will Have You Saying 'Ewwww'

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Science

In the supermarket, it's paper or plastic. In many public restrooms, it's paper towels or electric hand dryers--and a new study from England adds to a...

Your Kitchen Sponge Is As Revolting As It Smells

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living

The kitchen sponge is the single dirtiest item in your house. Yes, it's nastier than the toilet seat, the garbage can and the diaper genie. "It has...

Fewer People Are Going To Work Sick

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Despite mounting worries about spreading germs -- colds, flu, enterovirus, even Ebola -- too many of us still show up to work sick. In fact, 60 percen...

Everything You Need To Know About Contracting Ebola, Enterovirus D68 Or Any Other Disease This Season

Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living

It's one of the easiest ways to protect ourselves from spreading germs, and some of the most common advice from medical experts and concerned parents ...

Let's Ban Handshakes At Work And Start Fist-Bumping

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business

Winter is fast approaching, which means more sniffling, sneezing and coughing around the office. A pretty sickening story in The Wall Street Journa...

The New Riot Grrrls: Sleigh Bells and Haim Live in Levi's

Hellin Kay | Posted 10.05.2014 | New York
Hellin Kay

I love to see girls rock out. I'm calling this the summer of my midlife crisis. Yes, that's happening.

These Are The 10 Dirtiest Spots In Your Home Kitchen

Epicurious | Posted 05.20.2014 | Taste

You may think that this is one of cleanest spots because everything gets washed in the sink, right? Think again.

David Freeman

LISTEN: How Our Obsession With Killing Bacteria Could Actually Be Killing Us | David Freeman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Science

Dr. Martin J. Blaser has one big theory about a lot of little things. The little things are microorganisms--the estimated 100-plus trillion bacter...

Airlines' Dirtiest Secrets

Budget Travel | Posted 06.29.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

We regularly interview pilots, flight attendants, and other travel professionals -- sometimes on condition of anonymity -- and we do our best to debunk the junk and deliver the truth. That said, the truth sometimes hurts.

7 Ways Your House Is Making You Sick

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Andrea Atkins | Posted 04.29.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM It often starts when someone retires, says Jeff May. All of a sudden, the retiree is spending a lot more time in his ...

The Modern-Day Salvador Dali

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 06.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

One of the most compelling symbolic approaches to his work are the tentacles that swarm his canvases and the bodies on some sculptures. They intermingle, cross paths, and clash at different intersections.

The Disgusting Truth About Your Toothbrush

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Levine | Posted 04.21.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Your toothbrush looks innocent enough sitting on your bathroom sink. But before you put it in your mouth, consider th...

Show Your State Pride With... Bacteria?

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.03.2014 | Weird News

State legislators like to claim official symbols for nearly everything. There are state birds, state dinosaurs, even a state question (New Mexico's ...

7 Bad Beauty Habits You're Doing At Your Desk

Refinery29 | Vanessa Golembewski | Posted 02.13.2014 | Style

We know you're busy. And, on more than one occasion, you've probably joked that your job keeps you chained to your desk. Even as you read this, you're...

Jacqueline Howard

WATCH: Here's Why You're Not Who You Think You Are | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.11.2014 | Science

Did you know that you're not just one living thing? No, you're actually an entire ecosystem of teeny tiny, creepy crawly, living microbes. They're all...

My Great, Big, Horrible Cold

Myra Demeter | Posted 03.09.2014 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

All I could think of was Why hadn't we ever invested in Kleenex tissues!? My own usage probably drove up the stock price.

LOOK: The 10 Dirtiest Places In Your Home

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 12.22.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that the bathroom is the germiest place in the house. While the bathroom ...