cleanliness

anxiety

Why Cleaning Makes Some People Feel Less Anxious

A psychologist explains why doing chores leads to less stress.
Julie Stewart
10.3.18
body

Is There Any Reason to Use Liquid Soap Instead of Bar Soap?

The more heavily used a bar is, the more microorganisms it holds. But does that really mean it's time to leave bar soaps behind?
Knvul Sheikh
9.27.18
butt stuff

Madagascar Has a Poop Problem

A London-based startup hopes to lead a lavatorial revolution with an affordable toilet that's wireless, off-grid, and able to charge your phone.
Lina Zeldovich
7.11.17
Asking for a friend

Are Baths Really More Gross Than Showers?

Let's find out just how much filth you're sitting in.
Christina Stiehl
6.27.17
Asking for a friend

Dust Isn't Just Gross, It's Full of Scary Stuff

Time to put your Swiffer Wet to work.
Alexandra Ossola
6.20.17
Denmark

Life as a Restaurant Health Inspector Is Full of Dead Mice and Salmonella

"If you'd ever seen the inside of an ice machine with black mold along the sides, you'd be damaged for life."
Lars Roest-Madsen
5.27.17
Asking for a friend

Why Do My Feet Always Smell Like Vinegar and Piss?

Or on a good day, sour cream n' onion potato chips.
Michelle Malia
5.15.17
Health

How Many Days Can You Wear the Same Pair of Underwear?

Don't rely on the sniff test.
Christina Stiehl
4.17.17
Stuff

I Used Dr. Bronner’s Soap for Everything and Now I'm Ruined

Washing your dishes and your genitals with the same soap is weird.
Sam Weiner
9.8.16
Stuff

Living with a Partner Who Has OCD Is Hell

Because of his OCD, my boyfriend won't touch anything he perceives as "dirty"—public door handles, chipped cups, even his own girlfriend.
Maya Rue Zemi
9.15.15
Science

How Many Rats Does New York City Have?

Quite a town we've got here.
Ben Richmond
11.4.14
Science

It Takes Mere Hours for Your Microbes to Colonize Your New Apartment

The second you move into a new home, the bacteria that live on your body get to work taking over whatever already lived there.
Jason Koebler
8.28.14
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