Hey, People -- Just Wash Your Fucking Hands, Okay?

It seems silly that we’re about to have this conversation, but people really need to start washing their hands. Like, right the fuck now. Oh, what’s that? You already wash your hands thoroughly after each bathroom visit, scrubbing with soap until you create a nice lather, and then rinsing under warm water? LIAR! » 6/22/13 2:30pm 6/22/13 2:30pm

Hospitals Hire Hand-Washing Coaches Because Staffers Are Fucking Gross

Despite major advances in technology and innovation, infection spreads at modern-day hospitals like dysentery spread on (your last game of) Oregon Trail. Studies have shown that without encouragement, hospital employees only wash their hands about 30 percent of the time they're interacting with patients. Paging Dr.… » 5/30/13 4:20pm 5/30/13 4:20pm

All That Antibacterial Soap You're Using Is Gonna Stop Your Heart

Let me just put this right up front, for all the die-hard disinfectors out there: REGULAR SOAP WILL DO. For almost everything. Really. Not every surface in everyone's life has to be wiped with antibacterial agents, not every child needs to be autoclaved on the daily, not every sneeze needs to be medicated with… » 8/14/12 4:40pm 8/14/12 4:40pm

Getting Gorgeous Used To Be A Lot Less Complicated

Over on the blog called The Smart Set, Paula Marantz Cohen writes a requiem for the beauty parlor. Cohen recalls an age when you went out just to get your hair did, not mani-pedi massage with full-body deforestation: "When I was growing up, my mother used to go twice a month to the beauty parlor. That was what it was… » 4/22/08 3:30pm 4/22/08 3:30pm