Is It Worthless to Shower With Soap? One Dermatologist Says Yes

Is It Worthless to Shower With Soap? One Dermatologist Says Yes

Let’s hope none of your coworkers hear this and get inspired to try it out.

There’s a dermatologist at the University of Toronto named Sandy Skotnicki, and she’s currently working on a book that makes a pretty wild claim: You don’t need soap.

Quote, “If you go to work, dress in a long-sleeve shirt and pants, you’re in your office all day and you go home, there’s no reason for you to use soap. Even if you’ve been at the gym, you don’t necessarily need soap . . . water is more than enough to clean off.”

She says we’re not getting anywhere close to as dirty as we think we are.

And modern soaps are so filled with chemicals that they’re doing more damage to our skin than good. They’re just making us itchy and don’t even do a particularly good job at getting the bacteria off of us.

So should you EVER use soap? Sure, if you’re actually dirty . . . but if you’re showering with it daily, it’s really unnecessary.

(Toronto Star)

UFO Sightings Are at an All-Time High . . . Especially in the United States

UFO Sightings Are at an All-Time High . . . Especially in the United States

Either the aliens really ARE getting ready to invade Earth, or people today are more bored than ever.

According to the National UFO Reporting Center, UFO sightings are at an all-time high.

From 1905 through 1980, there were less than 500 sightings a year. In the ’80s, that went up to about 1,000 . . . in the ’90s, it was up to 4,000 . . . and now, it’s getting close to 4,500 to 5,000.

And Americans are the most likely to spot aliens . . . by FAR. Our rate of UFO sightings is almost 300 TIMES higher than the average around the world.

The states with the highest rate of UFO sightings are: Washington . . . Montana . . . Vermont . . . Oregon . . . Alaska . . . Maine . . . New Hampshire . . . Arizona . . . New Mexico . . . and Idaho.

(Viz This)

15% of People Would Miss the Birth of Their Child to Watch Their Team in the Super Bowl

15% of People Would Miss the Birth of Their Child to Watch Their Team in the Super Bowl

It’s good to see everyone’s got their priorities in order.

A new survey asked people what important events they’d skip if their favorite NFL team was in the Super Bowl and they had a chance to be there live. Here are the results . . .

  1.  23% would skip a vacation.
  2.  21% would bail on important work.
  3.  20% would skip a close friend or family member’s wedding.
  4.  19% would skip a close friend or family member’s FUNERAL.
  5.  And 15% would miss the birth of their child.

(WalletHub)

The Key to Living a Good, Long Life Is Family, Not Friends

The Key to Living a Good, Long Life Is Family, Not Friends

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Hey, good news:  You can finally stop hanging out with all of your “friends” who you don’t really like that much.  ‘Cause they’re really not doing ANYTHING for you.

A new study out of the University of Toronto found that the key to living a long life is being close with your FAMILY.

Quote, “Older people who were closer with their family were less likely to die.  No such associations were observed for number of or closeness to friends.”

The study also found that being married helps you live longer . . . even if you’re in a BAD marriage.  The researchers say that just having the marriage bond gives you a healthy sense of security.

(Huffington Post)

10 Things That Make People Think You’re Creepy

10 Things That Make People Think You’re Creepy

Photo Credit: Flickr | tomcensani

Photo Credit: Flickr | tomcensani

In case you’re creeping other people out, we found a scientific study that’s going to be useful. Not for me . . . I’m suave and amazing. For OTHER people.

A new study by the British Psychological Society found the habits and qualities that make someone seem CREEPY. Here are the top 10 . . .

  1. Wearing strange or dirty clothes.
  2. Having pale skin.
  3. Bags under your eyes.
  4. Messy hair.
  5. Steering a conversation toward one topic . . . especially sex.
  6. Asking to take a picture of someone.
  7. Greasy hair.
  8. Standing too close to people.
  9. An unusual smile.
  10. Bulging eyes.

The study also found the four creepiest jobs are clown . . . taxidermist . . . sex shop owner . . . and funeral director. The creepiest hobby is collecting something weird, like fingernails or insects.

(BPS)