The Checkup: This Is the Germiest Thing in Your House (Prepare to Cringe)

And more healthy reads to start your morning.

• Well, this is upsetting: The germiest thing in your house, according to this microbiology expert, is your kitchen sponge. Ick! Apparently, we should all be washing the thing we use to wash other things on the daily. [Women’s Health]

• I know it’s tempting to take a scalding-hot shower when it’s 15 degrees outside, but unless you want to be know as Girl Who Always Needs Lotion at work, you probably shouldn’t. That, plus four other shower mistakes that might be messing with your skin, here. [Health]

• To quell your late-night pizza-bagel cravings: Mini quinoa pizza bites! They will certainly not be the same — but they also won’t cause you to wake up covered in marinara sauce and screaming “What have I doooone?!” [POPSUGAR Fitness]

• If you’re on the hunt for some fitness Motivation that won’t make you gag (the cheesiness can be palpable on Pinterest), here you go. [Greatist]

• Because frozen meals happen: These are the healthiest picks to store in your freezer. [Eat Clean]

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