Germs are everywhere, including in your home. Read up on our home health tips to make your home a healthier place to live.

The Best Air-Cleaning Plants, According to NASA

The best plants are the ones that do double duty—and all of these purify your air of toxic chemicals. Even better, they're easy to grow.

How To Clean AirPods (and How Often You Should Clean Them)

You might not typically clean your ear buds, but after hearing these stories from two MDs...you'll probably want to start!...

The Actual Reasons Lamps Are Better for Your Health Than Overhead Lights, Says an MD

Overhead lights can make spaces feel cold and industrial—but a former Cleveland Clinic doctor says they...

One Major Health Effect Of Working Under Overhead Lights

Overhead lighting's been getting harsh treatment on social media. Experts say indeed it can take a toll...especially at work.

What New York’s Laundry Detergent Ban Means for Some Popular Brands

Many commercially available detergents were found to contain a probable human carcinogen.

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14 Quick-Dry Towels That Help Keep Germs to a Minimum

Say goodbye to nasty odors and bacterial growth with these expert-approved quick-dry towels for your hair, body, and more. Plus,...

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What Is a HEPA Filter—and When Do You Need One?

A high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter can remove or trap allergens like pollen and mold and help you breathe...

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Here’s Why You Need to Clean Your Washing Machine—and How to Do It

The moist, warm, dark environment of your washing machine is the perfect breeding ground for mold and germs. Here's...

Air Purifier vs. Humidifier: Which is Right for You?

Here's how to tell whether an air purifier or humidifier will best keep your symptoms in check. Here's...

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What Is an Ionic Air Purifier—and Should You Get One?

Ionic air purifiers use a cool chemical reaction to clean the air like tobacco smoke—but they may not be...

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The 8 Best Air Purifiers for Viruses

Capture and kill airborne bacteria and viruses in your home with these portable air purifiers that meet experts' standards.

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The 8 Best Air Purifiers for Smoke

Remove harmful smoke from your home, whether it's from tobacco, wildfires, or candles, with these expert-approved air purifiers.

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Do Plug-In Air Purifiers Work?

Plug-in air purifiers are a good choice to improve indoor air quality and can help certain groups of people,...

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Do You Need a Whole-House Air Purifier?

Whole-house air purifiers can improve the indoor air quality of your home. Are they better than a personal air purifier?...

4 Times in Your Life You Should Definitely Be Using an Air Purifier

We spend 90 percent of our lives indoors. Here's how to tell if you could be breathing easier with an...

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12 Things Professional Organizers Declutter Every Day

Do you know how people always say that the littlest things can make the biggest difference? Well, it’s true, especially...

The 6 Best Bidet Toilet Seat Attachments to Buy

If you're unfamiliar with a bidet and all that it can offer, here's a crash course—and some of the best...

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Obsessed with The Home Edit? Why It Feels So Good to Get Organized

Yes, there are health benefits of getting organized. Here's what mental health experts think about this trend, and why people...

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20 Little Things Everyone Forgets to Clean—But Shouldn’t

No matter how much you plan, these always slip through the cracks while cleaning.

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What Is Laundry Stripping?

Find out how to use laundry stripping to deep clean your clothes, sheets, and towels to remove hidden grime and...

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11 Things You Shouldn’t Store in Your Bathroom

Some products made specifically to be used in the bathroom should definitely not be stored in the bathroom. Here's why.

12 Common Bedroom Items that Are Secretly Toxic

If you're not careful, the room that should foster sweet dreams could become a waking nightmare. Don't miss these surprising...

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What to Do When You Find a Tick in Your House

A tick in your home is unsettling, to say the least.

14 Best-Reviewed Cleaning Products on Amazon

Scrub, spray and wipe your way to a cleaner home with these top-rated cleaning products.

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This Is How Often You Should Replace Your Kitchen Sponge (And What Happens When You Don’t)

Replacing your kitchen sponge every week or two is the best way to prevent the spread of infection-causing bacteria and...

11 Tricks to Avoiding Germs That Actually Don’t Work

If you try to avoid germs by using your foot to flush public toilets or your knuckle to press elevator...

8 Parts of Your Body You Should Never Touch

Our hands are covered in germs that are spread to these sensitive body parts, and in some instances, they...

23 Subtle Ways Your House Might Be Making You Sick

Toxic chemicals and other harmful substances could be hiding all over your house. Here's how to protect yourself and your...

Why You Should Stop Closing Your Blinds During the Day

The health benefits of letting sunshine into your home probably outweigh any privacy risk.

The 4 Safest Dish Soaps You Can Buy

Dish soaps are some of the biggest culprits when it comes to chemical-ridden cleaning products. Learn which brands are safest...

Here’s Why You Should Take Off Your Shoes the Minute You Enter the House

From avoiding toxins and bacteria to dirt and noise, there is everything to love about making your home a no-shoe...