Posts tagged "hygiene"

Confession: I Am A White Person Who Does Not Shower Every Day

"Glee"'s Naya Rivera is in hot water over some comments she made on "The View" this week, about how showering more than once a day is a "white people thing." Rivera and the hosts were discussing a recent study that says it's actually better for your skin if you shower only once or twice every…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 14, 2015

Make It Stop: “My Roommate’s Girlfriend Is Disgusting!”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least make you laugh. Girl Scout’s honor. First up, how…

By: Anna Goldfarb / August 14, 2014

Johnson & Johnson The First Major Corporation To Eliminate Harmful Ingredients From Personal Care Products

We are extremely fortunate in that our collective public consciousness of harmful chemicals used in beauty and personal care products, even those targeted towards babies and children, has grown exponentially in the past few years. Celebrities like Jessica Alba and Josie Maran have made it their mission to raise awareness of what we're voluntarily putting…

By: Rachel Krause / August 17, 2012

8 Shameful Hygiene Secrets I Will (Apparently Not) Take To My Grave

Hello. I am her: The woman with the grossest personal hygiene habits in the world. You wouldn’t know it if you saw me walking down the street. Because I’m dangerous like that. I blend. I look like most of you rational, well-mannered humans: I shower, I smell okay, I do my hair and makeup, I…

By: Shoshanna Beren / June 20, 2012

15 Interesting Beauty And Hygiene Tips From Celebrities

January Jones has a tip for staving off exhaustion as new "mum" -- placenta pills. The "Mad Men" star told People about her slightly unorthodox health regimen: "I have a great doula who makes sure I'm eating well, with vitamins and teas and with placenta capsulation … Your placenta gets dehydrated and made into vitamins.

By: The Frisky / March 26, 2012

Poll: How Often Do You Shave Your Armpits?

Look, I went to a women's college (Mount Holyoke!) for a year, and I saw a lot of hairy things. I don't judge. But for myself, I choose to shave as often as I am in the shower, which is just about every day. I understand that not everyone is like this, however, and i…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 22, 2012

Would You … Make Your Own Deodorant?

Surfing the internet yesterday I came across a recipe for DIY deodorant. I've read the scary studies linking aluminum in conventional deodorants to increased risk of breast cancer and Alzheimer's, but I still haven't been able to break my habit -- maybe mixing up my own concoction would do the trick? The ingredients are simple…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 2, 2011

14 Highly Questionable Beauty And Hygiene Tips From Celebrities

You may have assumed that Snooki's lovely, orange glow was achieved by hours spent at the tanning salon, but she has another secret. The guidette shared a bizarre beauty tip from her new book on recent appearance of "Conan." Snooki admitted that she uses clean cat litter to exfoliate her skin. "Yeah, well, I definitely,…

By: The Frisky / November 22, 2011

To Pee Or Not To Pee … In The Shower

The results are in from College Humor's 2011 Sex Survey. Of particular interest are the results on the ever-controversial topic of peeing in the shower. According to the 50,000 people surveyed, it's cool to take a whiz in the shower if it's your own shower, you don't have to clean it yourself, and you masturbate…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 24, 2011

Confession: I Don’t Wash New Underwear Before I Wear It

The other day there was a little incident where I was informed at, oh, 4 p.m. that I'd been walking around all day wearing hot pink boy shorts underneath a see-through dress. Ruh roh. I hustled over to the nearest Victoria's Secret to deal with this situation. There I found a bunch of cute cotto…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2011

My Naughty Bits Won’t Stop Sweating

Usually I find The New York Times Style section to be embarrassingly behind the times. Recent articles include trend pieces on people playing Big Buck Hunter at bars and the popularity of Twitter hashtags. "What's next? An article about this new TV show called 'Jersey Shore'?" I am prone to joking. However, for the first…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 16, 2011

Dear Wendy Updates: “Grossed Out” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from "Grossed Out," who was grossed out by her boyfriend not washing his hands after using the bathroom, and…

By: Wendy Atterberry / April 18, 2011

Girl Talk: The Couple That Grooms Together, Stays Together

"It's really awesome for me that you're not obsessed with showering every day," my new boyfriend remarked recently. I looked at him somewhat surprised. "Well, then I don't have to either," he explained. See, I'm a "shower every other day" kind of girl, with the occasional whore's bath thrown in when necessary. It's not something…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 12, 2011

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Grosses Me Out!”

My long-term boyfriend is a wonderful person. My only issue is that he's a little lax about personal cleanliness. For example, last weekend he admitted that he'd had a nosebleed and cleared it out by blowing his nose in the shower. He told me this as an explanation for why I might see red fleck…

By: Wendy Atterberry / April 6, 2011

Diapers And Video Games: The Grossest Thing You Will Read Today

Amazon's "frequently bought together" feature is supposed to be a helpful search aid, and normally it is ... except in the cases where it pulls up really embarrassing pairings. Like, for example, this adult diaper, which is also frequently bought with the video game "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare." You can put two and…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 1, 2010

Relevant Now: Commando Kilt-Wearing

As you may have already heard, today is "Opt Out Day," in which people intend to protest the TSA naked x-ray machines by refusing to go through them and instead get a pat down. Some have even called for more drastic measures—Jeffrey Goldberg at the Atlantic has come up with the brilliant idea for me…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 24, 2010

Designer Toilet Seat Covers For The Discriminating Toilet Goer

Wishing for world peace? Praying you'll win the lottery? Perhaps you should settle for another kind of a dream come true: designer toilet seat covers. Yes, Toletta is here, and with the advent of this product, you may never find yourself squatting in high heels over a nasty, dirty public toilet again in your life.

By: Susannah Breslin / July 12, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Doesn’t Brush His Teeth”

I have been with my boyfriend for almost a year now, and although we are both stubborn, there aren't many things we haven't been able to communicate with one another. The one problem I've run into is an aspect of my boyfriend's hygiene. He hardly ever brushes/takes care of his teeth. This isn't something I…

By: Wendy Atterberry / June 22, 2010

Quick Tip Of The Day: Your Hand Is The Best Thing To Clean Your Lady Parts

I went to the gyno Saturday and was surprised when the nurse practitioner asked me what I use to wash the goodies. I told her Summer's Eve Sensitive Wash. She told me she doesn't trust products like Summer's Eve, Massengill, or Lamisil because these companies also make douches, which we all know are unhealthy. She…

By: Annika Harris / November 3, 2009

Poll: Do You Pee In The Shower?

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By: Catherine Strawn / August 6, 2009
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