How to Survive a Public Bathroom

There's a trick to getting out of a public toilet with a minimum of contamination.  If you use a public toilet, use an outside stall, preferably the one closest to the door, then wash your hands with soap and water and use the paper towel, assuming, of course, both are available!

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The Gentle Art of Swedish “Death Cleaning”

You can’t take it with you, so what is going to happen to all your stuff when you die? Your poor kids are probably going to have to go through it all. Margareta Magnusson says that’s not fair. Magnusson, author of The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Make Your Loved Ones’ Lives Easier and Your Own Life…

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Robot Baby Aids Carpet Debris Research

Robot Aids Carpet A creepily cute robot baby created by Purdue University researchers is helping to determine how much dirt, pollen, skin cells, fungal spores, and bacteria are stirred up and breathed in by crawling infants. Indoor environments, mainly carpeted areas, can trap a diverse collection of debris, and this new study is the first to analyze indoor debris dispersal and…

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How Clean is Your Car?

How clean do you think the inside of your car is? Most people think their car is cleaner than most other everyday items, but cars can get filthy and germy. According to research out of the UK, car interiors were found to be 50% dirtier than appliances such as keyboards or smartphones. Swabs collected from handbrakes and other frequently-touched areas…

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32 Totally Terrific Toilet Facts
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32 Totally Terrific Toilet Facts

As per data collected by the World Toilet Organization, 1 billion people in the world defecate in the open. As per smartphone studies, the more features your smartphone has, the longer you sit on the toilet when you have your phone with you. Seventy-five percent of smartphone owners use their phones on the toilet, including texting, making phone calls, surfing…

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Show Your Toilet Some Love

Your toilet or commode takes a lot of crap (I’m sure you all saw that joke coming) and is indeed underappreciated. We are lucky to live in a country where we can use the toilet, flush, and never have to worry about our poop or where it goes - so treat your toilet well by cleaning it regularly and correctly. Did…

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How Do You Celebrate World Toilet Day?

How Do You Celebrate World Toilet Day? To many in the United States and other western countries, World Toilet Day seems like a set up for a joke and not a likely candidate for a holiday. Unfortunately, November 19th is not as trivial or humorous as it may seem. World Toilet Day strives to draw attention to various sanitation issues around the world and work towards resolving them.

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Clean to Thwart the Flu!

The flu season spans the fall and winter, with the peak from the end of November until March. Influenza, or the flu, is a contagious respiratory disease caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness and can even lead to death.Experts believe the flu spreads mainly by droplets created when…

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Nine Filters You Should Clean Regularly

Changing and cleaning filters regularly is very important to your appliances. Cleaning is a must for filters every two weeks or every month. Here the 9 filters you should clean frequently. Air Purifier Filter Many air purifiers have two filters – a pre-filter and a primary HEPA filter. Many pre-filters can be just wiped down and reused, but the main…

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