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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 buttons, prepare to be disappointed. Here's what doesn't work—and what really does—according to hygiene experts.
8 Parts of Your Body You Should Never Touch
23 Subtle Ways Your House Might Be Making You Sick
The Best Air-Cleaning Plants, According to NASA
Why You Should Stop Closing Your Blinds During the Day
The 4 Safest Dish Soaps You Can Buy
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...
10 Things in Your House That Could Be Making You Sick
It's almost time for spring cleaning! Make sure to hit these notorious trouble spots in...
15 Everyday Items Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat
These surfaces have more germs than the average toilet seat, and you’ve likely already...
15 Things You Probably Aren’t Replacing Often Enough
When did you swap out your toothbrush, splurge on new pillows, or change out your...
12 Gross Things Living on Your Body Right Now
No matter how much you shower, wash, scrub, soap, or brush, your body is a...
10 Ordinary Products That Could Negatively Affect Your Health
Headlines warn us about hazardous chemicals in ordinary products.
14 of the Most Germ-Ridden Spots in Your Own Bedroom
You don't have to travel far to come in contact with germs. In fact, plenty...
8 Products in Your Home Linked to Clogged Arteries, Obesity, and Even Breast Growth in Men
The problem with endocrine disrupters and other chemicals in your home, from
5 “Harmless” Things in Your Yard That Are Actually Toxic
Keep your family healthier at home—don't overlook these surprising hazard zones in your backyard.
15 Common Kitchen Items That Are Secretly Toxic
Our experts reveal the most common and surprising kitchen items that could be toxic or...
This Disgusting Phone Habit Could Make You Sick—and You Do It Every Day
Yuck! You’ll definitely want to wash your hands after reading this.
This One Item Has More Bacteria Than Anything in Your Entire House—and Cleaning It Doesn’t Make a Difference
The domestic abomination is literally teeming with germs.
Does Bar Soap Really Hold Onto Germs?
Washing your hands may get rid of germs but that doesn't mean that your soap is clean.
You Don’t Necessarily Need to Use Antibacterial Soap or Hand Sanitizer to Stay Germ-Free—Here’s Why
Good 'ol regular soap and water still does the trick.
Warning: Your Favorite Antibiotic Soap Could Be Dangerous to Use—Here’s Why
Is your hand soap putting you—and the environment—in danger?
26 Ways to Spring Clean Your Body
We usually think of spring cleaning as housework, but the new season is the perfect...
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Don’t Freak Out, But Some Scary Germs Are Lurking on Your Clothes Right Now
Brace yourself for the truth about the disgustingness you're wearing on your body right this minute.
Exactly How Gross Is It to Share a Loofah?
Within families, sharing water bottles, towels, toilet seats, and bar soap can seem like the...
8 Reasons Your Relaxing Hot Tub Is Actually Pretty Gross
Think twice before taking a soak.
Cue the Ick Factor! Surprising Scenarios That Are Way Germier Than You Thought
What's more gross: sharing soap or deodorant? Eating food that fell on the floor or...