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8 Ways to Avoid Food Poisoning This Summer

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 1 in 6 Americans (thatís 48 million people!) gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases each year.† …

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3 Ways to Whiten Your Teeth Naturally (And Cheaply!)

As astronomical as the figure is, itís unlikely you will†be surprised to hear that Americans spend more than $1.4 billion dollars on over-the-counter teeth whitening products every year. We are obsess…

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The Machine That Is As Dirty As a Public Toilet Seat

It is a machine we use regularly and take for granted as a convenient facility, not much else. But did you know: the ubiquitous ATM machine harbors as many germs as the average public toilet seat. …

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You’ve Probably Been Holding Your Toothbrush Wrong

When you reach for your toothbrush each morning, how are you holding it in your hand? Gripping it between your thumb and fingers, nice and tight? You might want to relax the white knuckle grip, sug…

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The Right (and Wrong) Way to Clean Ear Wax

Teeth need half-yearly cleaning and eyes require regular check-ups, but our ears are largely self-cleaning. Wax does build up, but it falls out of the ear canal on its own when we chew food or make ot…

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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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3 Personal Items You Should Be Cleaning More Often

Even the most hygiene-conscious people often forget to clean some everyday items. But the truth is, wiping the toilet seat and scrubbing the kitchen counter are simply not enough to protect you from i…

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Don’t Wash Your Jeans Too Much, Says Levi’s CEO

How often do you chuck your jeans in the laundry? If it's more than once a year, the CEO of Levi's thinks you're doing it wrong. At a green-themed conference sponsored by Fortune, Chip Bergh said he p…

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Why You Should Probably Not Read the Magazines at Your Doctor’s Office

Itís something we do without really thinking about itóleafing through a magazine while we wait for our turn at the doctorís clinic. But it may be a good idea to resist that habit.†Instead, pop your…

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Is Your Showerhead Making You Sick?

A good showerhead is supposed to deliver a satisfying jet of water. But if you have not changed or at least cleaned the showerhead in your bathroom for a long time, it could be adding a blast of bacte…

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