The Checkup: Why You Might Want to Ditch Your Antibacterial Soap, Stat

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• Yikes! Hand sanitizer really is not all it’s cracked up to be. [Refinery29]
UPDATE: Looks like Refinery29 had it wrong when they made hand sanitizer the villain. It turns out, while many folks are under the impression hand sanitizer contains the harmful ingredient triclosan, most don’t. However, you should be wary of antibacterial soaps and toothpastes, where, according to the FDA, triclosan is often found. [Science Daily]




• Our friends over at Shoppist found a facial you can eat. Because, why not? [Shoppist]

• In high school, whenever my mom asked me when I was going to “hook up” with my friends, I would burst into a laughing fit. Here, a list in a similar vein: 19 totally innocent workout terms that just sound dirty. [Fitbit]

• The no-equipment fat-burning exercise we should all be doing. [Men's Health]

• Would you cook with protein powder? [Q by Equinox]

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    PLEASE fact-check before posting—the refinery 29 article is totally wrong. The article talks about the danger of triclosan, which is NOT in hand-sanitizer!! Please stop spreading bad info with alarmist headlines.