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How Gross Is it to Wear Your Shoes in the House?

The final word on whether dragging in all that bacteria on your shoes will actually make you sick.
Elizabeth Brown
5.16.18
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Is it Safe to Eat Food That a Fly Landed on?

"In addition to regurgitation, the fly might defecate as it explores the new surface.”
Abigail Fagan
5.10.18
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How Many Days Can I Wear the Same Pair of Socks?

We asked a microbiologist to explain just how gross it is.
Carson Kessler
4.24.18
recalls
recalls

Romaine Lettuce and Eggs Are the Latest Foods Getting Recalled [Updated]

They're linked to outbreaks of E. coli and salmonella in multiple states.
Jesse Hicks
4.16.18
immunity
immunity

This Is How Living in a City Affects Your Immune System

Kids exposed to critters and their germs tend to be better off.
Markham Heid
3.27.18
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germs

The Flu Can Be Spread Just by Breathing, Study Suggests

It's not just coughs and sneezes.
Jesse Hicks
1.19.18
Holy Shit
Holy Shit

A Man Ruptured His Throat From Trying to Hold in a Sneeze

Under no circumstances should you pinch your nose and close your mouth to contain a sneeze.
Jesse Hicks
1.15.18
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How Gross Is It to Eat Snow?

Untouched snow—even caught straight out of the sky—is more than just frozen water.
Kristen Dold
1.12.18
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How Gross Is It to Eat Buffet Food?

Well, an infectious diseases specialist called them "cesspools for bacteria."
Ryan Brown
1.11.18
You're Smarter Than That
You're Smarter Than That

You're Probably Washing Your Hands Completely Wrong

Most people take just six seconds.
Michelle Sconce Massaquoi
12.19.17
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Can I Exfoliate Every Day Without Destroying My Skin?

Your loofah-obsessed friend gives new meaning to the term “rub one out.”
Joanne Spataro
12.15.17
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Asking for a friend

How Gross Is It to Let My Dog Sleep Next to Me?

“If your dog hasn’t had the proper treatments, it could bring fleas and ticks into the bed."
Kristen Dold
12.11.17