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You Might Be Washing Your Hands Too Often
Here's when you should and shouldn't scrub down.
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How To Avoid Getting A Cold On An Airplane
The dreaded airplane cold is one of the worst parts of air travel -- but there are simple tricks to make sure you don't get sick.
Alcohol-Resistant Germs Aren’t Killed By Hand Sanitizer
Don’t mess with these germs. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer just isn’t doing the trick to get rid of this potentially deadly bacteria.
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4 Of The Germiest Places In Airports And On Flights
There's no need to panic, but there might be a need for baby wipes.
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You'll Never Unlearn How Many Germs Are On Your Water Bottle
BRB, washing every bottle we own.
Is It Ever OK To Touch a Stranger's Baby?
The best answer to any question
I blame Angelina Jolie and others for widely popularizing the beautiful black baby as an accessory. No knock against her
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Why The Five-Second Rule Is 'Sort Of' Right
It's all about the kind of food and the kind of floor.
I'm With Stupid: The Deadly Risks of Eating, Drinking and Breathing
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HOME & LIVING
The Surprising Benefits of Air Purifiers
Here are several surprising benefits of air purifiers I have noticed after purchasing and using an air purifier/ionizer for the last few years. The best air purifier for you is usually not that hard to find with some basic research.
The 5 Dirtiest Places In Your Kitchen
By Jessica Dysart, Grandparents.com
The germiest place in the home is the kitchen, according to public health and safety organization NSF International. To prevent the spread of bacteria, find out where germs are lurking, and how to keep everything clean.
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No, You Can't Have a Sip
wife, mom, writer and general mess at www.mamatriesblog.com
Kids are gross. They are precious gifts who bring a joy you never knew existed, but they are disgusting. Have you seen children brush their teeth? It basically entails making faces in the mirror while they lick bubble gum-flavored toothpaste off a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toothbrush.
Don't Tell Me, 'We've Been Up All Night Vomiting...'
I address vomit in my manuscript. Two to three chapters are dedicated to my contempt for the stomach bug, and I know I am supposed to save a lot of my material for the book, but oh well. The first publisher I met with asked me who my target audience was. I said, "Moms who hate the stomach bug."
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Why You Aren't Losing When I'm Winning: Zapping the Zero Sum Virus
Founder, ColorsofGratitude.com. Ambassador of good taste. Writ...
And isn't it funny that zapping the zero sum virus happens through love, not war. See for yourself. Play with joy. Share with your friends and family. Let it ripple outward. The power to transform things has been in us all along. It's time to appreciate it.
9 Truly Disgusting Things That Don't Bother Little Kids
writer and tired person
Thanks to their natural curiosity and being positioned so freakishly close to the ground, little kids are constantly getting into (or trying to get into) gross things.
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Do You Really Need To Wash Your Hands After Going To The Bathroom?
By Anna Medaris Miller, U.S. News & World Report
Don't be that guy (or girl).
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Tiny Quantum Dots May Spell Doom For Deadly Superbug Infections
Scientists say the light-activated nanoparticles wipe out infectious bacteria without harming healthy cells
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Your Phone Is A Bacteria Breeding Ground. Here's How To Clean It.
Yep, it's germier than a toilet seat. 💩
FOOD & DRINK
Does Rinsing Fruit Before You Eat It Actually Do Anything?
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Of course we all know that we're supposed to wash fruits and vegetables before we eat them. But how much can just rinsing under the tap really do?
5 Things You Can Do to Keep Yourself and Your Family Healthy Through the Holidays
Katerina Pozzi Baratta, MSOM, LAc
Founder of Della Terra Wellness
While you're humming to yourself, scrub your palms, the backs of your hands, the space between your fingers, your fingernails
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