You're Smarter Than That
Colonics Aren’t Cleansing, They’re Dangerous
The belief that the colon needs to be cleansed recurs throughout history, but there's no reliable evidence that colonics have any health benefits, and they do come with risks.
People on the Keto Diet Have All Kinds of Problems Pooping
The high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet can lead to constipation and diarrhea.
The 'Three and Three' Rule of Pooping Tells You If You're Normal or Not
Five experts weighed in on what's considered healthy and normal when it comes to pooping frequency.
What Your Poop Looks Like Can Reveal a Lot About Your Health
Scientists developed a seven-point scale called the Bristol Stool Chart.
Asking for a friend
How Bad Is It to Hold in Your Poop?
Look, no one wants to take a dump at work or in a public bathroom, but if you hold in your poop out of shyness, you could be doing some damage.
The yes man
I Tried a Colonic to Perfect My Poop Routine
The Yes Man, on a quest to attain poo-phoria.
Here’s a Rasta Ode to Cucumbers
You heard us.
holy shit that's a lot of shit
Constipated Man Has 28 Pounds of Feces Surgically Removed
Doctors said he looked 9 months pregnant.
Healthy Mammals Poop in 19 Seconds or Less
As for the research methods? Imagine the creators of South Park got to do a National Geographic special.
crime & drugs
The Story Behind That Super Bowl Ad for Americans Constipated by Painkillers
There are so many people who can't poop because of prescription painkillers that a drug company spent millions to advertise a pill to combat 'opioid-induced constipation.'
How To Avoid Taking A Shit At A Festival
Festival toilets are gross, but creating your own fecal butt plug isn't as hard as it seems.
Our Constipation Tour of India
The Indian tourism industry has become so efficient at safely shepherding Westerners past the country’s landmark sights that pale-skinned travelers like ourselves could glide by easily without being touched by more than a few crumbs of dirt.