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 my duty as a Frisky staffer to present an honest portrait of us: we're a little gross. Julie's desk is a wasteland of half-eaten snacks,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 12, 2013

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 to a new San Diego State University study co-funded by the cleanly folks at Clorox. Researchers dropped baby carrots on floors, countertops, sinks and more,…

By: Newser / October 18, 2012

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 certain allergens on hard surfaces. So basically, that makes it a magic wand. It fits in your purse or bag so you can have it…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 22, 2012

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 important to remember that between schlepping groceries, gym clothes, and random finds around town, more than a few germs have most likely found their way…

By: Bianca Posterli / June 28, 2010

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 or the faux green color or the noxious, hospital-like smell that does it is hard to say, but hand sanitizer kind of curdles my stomach.

By: Lily Q / June 11, 2010

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 lack of rationale behind the five-second rule. Similarly, when you're browsing lipstick samples or even ducking into a Sephora for a quickie touch-up (as we…

By: Leonora Epstein / April 22, 2010

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 share: Turns out, new clothes are so freakin' filthy and disgusting that even I am grossed out by them, and that's saying a lot. Not…

By: Erin Flaherty / January 14, 2010

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 elbows, and using antibacterial gel every time we enter a new room. There are endless opportunities to sterilize and re-sterilize, and it seems that we…

By: DivineCaroline.com / June 21, 2009

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 33 keyboards and found a variety of nasty bugs, including E. coli and coliform bacteria, which is associated with fecal matter. One of the keyboard…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 1, 2008