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Are You TOO Clean?

You shower every day -- shampoo, suds up, rinse, wait 24 hours, and repeat. You may also wash your hands with antibacterial soaps regularly, all in the name of being hygienic, right? As it turns out, …

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The Not-So-Dirty Truth About Dirt

“Stop! You're getting grass stains all over your pants!” “Dear, please get that mud off your hands!” “What are you doing?! No, you can’t eat mud pies!” How many children have heard these word…

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The Dirt On Dirt

America’s obesity epidemic has health officials clamoring to get kids off the couch and onto the playground, but surprisingly it’s not just weight that’s at stake when we live a “bubble-boy” lifestyle…

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4 Rules for Dirt, Germs and Other Friendly Filth

By Mary Ruebush PhD, Experience Life Hand sanitizer dispensers are everywhere these days — in schools, gyms, and offices of all kinds. Most parents feel compelled to carry a bottle of the stuff o…

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Breathing Dirt May Make You Smarter

Spending time outdoors has always offered health benefits for the body and the mind: fresh air, clean water, awe-inspiring vistas, peaceful quietude. Now, it turns out, even the dirt is good for you. …

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Battle the Top 10 Germ Hot Spots

If we could take a tour of our homes wearing germ-vision goggles, we might be reluctant to re-enter after running out the door screaming as if we'd just escaped from the world's creepiest haunted …

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Eating Dirt, Embracing Germs

When my kids were toddlers, one of my old-time Brooklyn neighbors said that we all need to eat a pound of dirt during our lives, which sounded somehow right to me. After all, I was an avid grubber in …

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Seriously Ann R? The domestic housecat is not native to the US. These cats originated from the Europ…