15 Unexpected Ways Your House Is Almost TRYING to Make You Sick

Mar 4, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

Most people make an effort to avoid things that are obviously dirty and most likely harboring millions of germs — garbage cans, public restrooms, the handholds on the bus. That makes sense, but have you considered the threats that linger on things in your home?

The germs are coming from inside your house!

Here are the 10 places at home that can make you sick and how to avoid that scenario…

1. Kitchen Sink

Apparently “Everything but the kitchen sink” applies to “What is relatively clean in your house?”

According to research published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology, the average kitchen sink harbors about 100,000 bacteria per square centimeter, compared to the average toilet’s 100 bacteria per square centimeter.

That’s right. Your sink is nastier than your toilet.

Germs thrive in moist environments (like in a drain) and food prep introduces dangerous bugs like E. coli and salmonella to the equation. And then there you are with your (likely) improperly washed hands, turning on and off the faucet and touching all the things, getting germs everywhere in the process.

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The Solution

Kelly Reynolds of the University of Arizona’s College of Public Health recommends you wet the sink and scour with a scrub brush a couple times a week to get rid of any bacteria adhered to the surface.

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These Embarrassing Parents Think They’re SO Funny…and They’re Right

Mar 3, 2015 By Abraham 0

When the kids are little, it’s all about taking care of them and giving them everything they need to thrive and be happy. But then when they get older it’s time for parents to start having some fun…and maybe at their kids’ expense.

It’s OK — moms and dads have earned the right to embarrass their children…

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11-year-old’s Desperate Letter to Her NHL Team Asking Them to Let Dad Come Play for Them

Mar 3, 2015 By Abraham 0

Jordyn Leopold’s dad Jordan is a defenseman in the National Hockey League and for the last season he’s played in Ohio, a long way from their family’s home in Minnesota. And before that, over the course of his 13-year career, he has played for six other teams.

Needless to say, his family is accustomed to him being far away for unfortunately long stretches of time.

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But they’re over it. At least 11-year-old Jordyn is. She’s had enough and so she decided to do something about it.

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Sleepy St. Bernard Is VERY Patient with This Tiny Kitten…for Awhile

Mar 3, 2015 By Abraham 0

This huge pup just wants to be left alone to nap, but his little feline friend wants to play and is being very adamant about it. She just won’t give up.

Finally, a little over a minute in, the St. Bernard comes up with a solution.

It doesn’t last, though, which, I think you’ll agree, is very fortunate for the kitten…

15 Sneaky Ways Grocery Stores Control Your Mind and Money

Mar 2, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

We all want to save money where we can, right? The savvy shoppers among us clip coupons, check the weekly ads and go in with a list and a plan. But grocery stores have their own plans too, and it usually involves a few tricks.

From the scent of rotisserie chicken to the thrill of an advertised deal, here are 15 sneaky ways you’re being tricked into spending more money each time you walk into the store.

Shelf Space Is Prime Real Estate

You might think that items are stocked according to size or popularity, but in reality, distributors pay big money to have their most high-profit items stocked where they know you’re sure to see them — in the middle at direct eye level.

And those items aimed at kids? They’re cleverly stocked on the lower shelves so children will see them and ask for them, too.

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6 Facts That Prove Jack from Titanic Is Actually a Time Traveler

Mar 2, 2015 By Megan Berman 0

At one point or another, we’ve all delved into that dark part of the internet. You know, the one with all the completely weird and totally insane fan theories about our favorite movies? Yeah, that one.

And usually there’s nothing to them. But this one about everyone’s favorite 90′s “epic romantic disaster” movie Titanic…well…it’s about to blow…your…mind.

According to the theory, Jack Dawson is actually a time traveler.

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Okay, stay with us. It sounds crazy, we know, but keep reading.

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