Healthy Habits

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Here’s How Often You Should Really Wash Your Towels

How bad is it to use a towel over and over? Here's how often you should wash towels, where to hang wet towels, and when to replace towels.

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Here’s How Often You Should Really Shower

How often you should shower is a question with no simple answer. Experts explain when—and what—to wash in the shower.

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Here’s How Often You Should Be Washing Your Dish Towels

It's so easy to completely forget about washing your dish towels until they start smelling up your kitchen, but that...

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How Often Should You Wash Your Sheets? Here’s What Germ Experts Recommend

Your sheets accumulate sweat, dirt, dust, and more: How much—and how often your dirty sheets need cleaning— depends on...

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Should You Take a Shower or a Bath? What Experts Think

A germ expert and a doctor explain the advantages—and downsides—of baths vs. showers.

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Do You Need to Wash Your Coffee Mug Every Day?

A coffee break is a delicious and highly motivating ritual. But do you really have to wash the mug...

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Peeing in the Pool Isn’t Just Gross—It’s Actually Bad for You

Thinking about how many people are peeing in the pool may stop you from swimming. Here's how gross it really...

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How Gross Is It to Bring Your Phone Into the Bathroom?

Bringing your phone into the bathroom can be a germ-spreading habit with consequences.

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7 Vegan Documentaries to Watch If You’re Thinking of Going Plant-Based

Thinking about trying a plant-based diet? Stream these vegan documentaries and you may find reasons to support your new...

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How Bad Is It to Pee in the Shower?

Should you add peeing in the shower to your list of showering mistakes? Here's what an internal medicine doctor...

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This Is the ONLY Way You Should Be Cleaning Your Underwear

One of the worst underwear mistakes is cleaning them incorrectly. We've got expert tips on how you should really...

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Are Thongs Bad For Your Health?

Go ahead and don that thong—but use these tips on how to wear a thong to lower your risk of...

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What Are the Dimensions of Wellness—How to Make Them Work for You

Knowing your weaknesses and strengths may help you change your life.

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13 Health and Fitness Products Our Editors Love

We can't stop raving about these health and fitness products—so we're sharing them with you. Here are our favorites that...

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15 Hygge Gifts For Everyone On Your List Since We’ll All Be Inside This Winter

Here's what you need to know about the cozy Danish tradition of hygge and some gifts and tools that will...

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Why Do We Wear Underwear? 8 Health Reasons You Need Them

If you're wondering why we wear underwear, it's simple—for cleanliness, comfort, and support for the nether regions.

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13 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for People Into Health and Fitness

If you're in search of stocking stuffers for your health-conscious family members, here are some expert-approved picks, from teas...

15 Self-Motivation Quotes to Help You Achieve Your Goals

Whether your goal is to get out of bed and into the home office or off the couch to do...

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Here’s What Happens If You Don’t Change Your Underwear

One out of every two Americans goes multiple days on a single pair of undies. Do you? Here's how often...

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Time-Honored Health Advice that Makes No Sense

Just because you've heard it a million times, doesn't mean that it's true. Here's the age-old advice that you should...

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Fact or Fiction? The Truth About 33 Popular Medical “Facts”

Knowing which of these statements have been verified by science—and which are totally false—could boost your health.

Father’s Day: 11 Best Healthy Gifts to Send to Dad

You may not be able to visit Dad this Father's Day, but you can still show your love with one...

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18 Things Nurses Secretly Wish You Would Stop Doing

Here are some tips from nurses across the U.S. on how to handle your next medical visit, plus, what they...

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11 Ways You’ve Been Swimming All Wrong

New swimming methods are helping us discover more efficient ways to move in the water.

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How Bad Is It to Not Wash Your Hands After Using the Bathroom?

It's worth the 20 to 30 seconds of scrubbing.

13 Times You’re Overusing Hand Sanitizer

Attention, germaphobes! These situations may call for a good old fashioned hand washing because your sanitizer habit just isn't going...

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How to Prevent Overeating When You’re Working from Home

Cynthia Sass, a Los-Angeles based registered dietitian, shares her tips to navigate working from home without overeating.

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12 Simple Habits to Naturally Boost Your Immune System

What you eat, your attitude, and the amount of exercise you get can all play a role in strengthening your...

The Only New Year’s Day Detox You Should Be Doing

Feeling in need of a reboot this New Year? Forget the trendy detoxes and cleanses. Instead, follow these simple, sustainable...