Posts tagged "germs"

Gross Things We Do In The Bathroom We’d Never Admit To Doing

Spring Cleaning Week at The Frisky has made it seem like we’re all a couple of Martha Stewarts hoovering Adderall. Lies! While we’re not gross-gross, I do feel it is…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Five-Second Rule Pretty Much Bogus

If you were laboring under the delusion that the “five-second rule” had any basis in scientific fact, well, keep dreaming. Germs latch onto food a lot faster than that, according…

Newser | October 18, 2012 - 11:50 am

Make Germs Magically Disappear

Hello, fellow germaphobes. I have something for us. Are you sitting down? OK. I present you with a portable, sanitizing wand, which uses light technology to eliminate viruses, bacterias and…

Ami Angelowicz | June 22, 2012 - 11:40 am

I’m Not A (Clean) Plastic Bag

Hopefully by now, everyone’s invested in a few reusable totes for grocery trips instead of ruining the environment with plastic bags. But while you’re being all green and eco-friendly, it’s…

Bianca Posterli | June 28, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Hand Sanitizer Grows Up With CLEAN

Sorry to those of you who religiously carry Purell in your purses, but that stuff just makes me feel stickier than I was before using it. Whether it’s the chemicals…

Lily Q | June 11, 2010 - 6:40 pm

Put Down That Lipstick Sample! (It Might Have Feces On It)

There are certain things in life you may choose to turn a blind eye to. Your credit card bill. The amount of calories in a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. The…

Leonora Epstein | April 22, 2010 - 11:20 am

Do You Wash New Clothes Before You Wear Them?

OK, so forgive me for missing this crazy-ass “Good Morning America” report last week, but after coming across it today, I could stand silent no more and simply had to…

Erin Flaherty | January 14, 2010 - 3:50 pm

Haute Germs: Are Handbags Making Us Sick?

With all the recent swine flu hoopla, even the most hygienically-lax of us have begun giving second thoughts to our cleanliness—soaping up for at least fifteen seconds, coughing into our… | June 21, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Your Computer Is Home To Many Unwelcome Friends

The toilets in public restrooms might look disgusting, but right now you’re touching something that could be even more covered in germs. A microbiologist in the U.K. examined samples from…

Catherine Strawn | May 1, 2008 - 3:30 pm