The Checkup: How to Kill Bad Breath When You Don’t Have a Toothbrush on You

Bad breath happens. And unless you happen to be one of those always-prepared people who keep a toothbrush and toothpaste at the office, there’s a chance that, at some point in life, you’ll need to reach for one of these foods or drinks — like black coffee, surprisingly — that kill bad breath on the spot. [Greatist]

• Why you shouldn’t turn your nose up at the idea of quitting something — and 11 more tips to take from highly productive people. [Fast Company]

• Fake sugar junkies, beware: A new study found that feeding mice sucralose, the main ingredient in Splenda, was linked to the development of all sorts of cancers. No, thank you. [Eat Clean]

• Here, count the ways you can make culinary magic with chickpeas. [Well + Good]

• Get ready to scream at your computer screen: 88 percent — I repeat: eighty-eight percent — of women in the U.S. get no paid leave after completing what just might be the workout to trump all workouts. Physically pushing a tiny human out of one’s body, that is. That’s just one of the upsetting facts Broadly drops in its new documentary all about paid-leave policies. [The Cut]

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