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.
Time for a cup of coffee | Photo Credit: OiMax
There’s something about this study that makes me super depressed about all of us wasting our lives in a sea of coffee, meetings, and emails.
A new study figured out a bunch of great and terrible stats about the average person’s career. Check ’em out . . .
- The average person will work full time for 47 years. That’s from approximately age 21 to 68. And you’ll work around 230 days each of those years, or 10,810 total days.
- You’ll drink 22,578 cups of coffee, or about two a day.
- You’ll get into 439 arguments with coworkers and disagree with your boss 816 times. That means you’ll think your boss is an idiot about 17 times per year.
- You’ll send and receive a total of 868,560 emails.
- You’ll be late 940 times.
- You’ll take 90 sick days.
- You’ll go through 180 notepads, 258 pens, and 314,660 printed pages.
- And you’ll spend almost three months gossiping about your coworkers.
It’s April Fools’ Day! And if you want to pull a prank at your office today, there’s still time. Here are five April Fools’ office pranks that require little or no preparation.
- Cover their stuff in sticky notes. Get a few coworkers together and cover someone’s cubicle with Post-It Notes. Or, if you don’t have time before they get to work, sneak out to the parking lot and do it to their CAR.
- Rubber band their office phone. Get a few rubber bands and wrap them around their office phone so they can’t pick it up when it rings.
- Hang a sign on the “new” voice-activated copier. Chances are, people have seen this one before and won’t fall for it. But if they do, the results are totally worth it.
- Kill their mouse. Unplug their mouse from the back of their computer or take the batteries out. Then once you’ve had a good laugh, let them in on it so they can actually, you know, WORK.
- Mayonnaise the doughnuts. We don’t endorse the “messing with food” type of April Fools’ Day prank, but if you’re a heartless jerk, this one’s for you. Buy a dozen regular, glazed doughnuts and spread some mayo on the top as frosting. Then offer one to a victim of your choice, or leave the box in the breakroom.
If you’re wondering why your coworkers never share their sweet, delicious turds of office gossip with you, maybe this is it.
A new study out of University College London found the secret to getting people to tell you secrets is . . . to get them LAUGHING.
Once you make your coworkers laugh, they’ll almost immediately open up to you . . . and makes them FAR more likely to share a secret.
And it gets better: If you’re REALLY making them laugh, you’ll disarm them so much that they won’t even realize they’re sharing stuff with you they probably shouldn’t.
On the other hand . . . someone might try using this on YOU, to get you to rat. So now that you know, be vigilant and never laugh at work again.
Here’s how much your coworkers hate you when you’re sick . . . they’d rather do extra work than be in the same room with you.
A new survey found 90% of people would prefer their sick coworkers stay home than tough it out and come in to work . . . even though in a lot of cases, that means you’ll have to do a little extra work to cover for them.
The survey also found the eight most annoying things coworkers do when they come in sick . . .
1. Not covering their mouth when they cough.
3. Wiping their nose on their sleeve.
5. Leaving used tissues around.
6. Letting their nose run without using a tissue.
7. Blowing their nose.
8. Complaining about being sick.