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)

Your TRUE Spirit Animal, According To Your Zodiac Sign

Your TRUE Spirit Animal, According To Your Zodiac Sign

Each sign has its own personality and quirks, and there is a corresponding animal that accurately represents each sign.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

The spirit animal of an Aries is a tiger. Like a tiger, Aries is quick, sharp and fierce. She doesn’t let others get in her way and she is always on the prowl for new things to do.

She is strong-willed and doesn’t let others bring her down. She likes to roam around, and she can confidently get herself out of trouble.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Like a bull, a Taurus is very hotheaded. She is unafraid to take on things headfirst. She knows what she wants and she is bold enough to pursue her desires.

When she sets her sights on something, she is stubborn and uncompromising, and she will try her hardest to get what she wants.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

A Gemini’s spirit animal is a fox. She is very curious and likes to explore new places. She is fun, gentle and affectionate.

She can also be restless and energetic. Like a fox, she appears adorable and innocent on the surface but don’t let her looks fool you; she is actually very sly and clever.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Possums are versatile creatures that can adapt to different environments, much like a Cancer. A Cancer is solitary and nocturnal, and she is secretive. She is a night owl who likes to keep to herself.

Like a possum, a Cancer can be very avoidant of others, but she is also very affectionate with those she loves.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

No animal represents Leos as much as peacocks. A Leo loves to show off. She cares about the way she dresses and the way she presents herself. She is careful to always display herself in a positive light.

Like a peacock, a Leo loves attention and she definitely knows how to get it.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Virgos are smart. They are like orangutans, which have the ability to reason and think. A Virgo is very analytical and likes to solve problems. She is very practical.

She spends a lot of time working and doesn’t have much leisure time in her schedule. She is always looking for new tools to help her out, and she always thinks things through before acting.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Libras are like bunnies. She is kind, affectionate, and warm. A Libra hates being alone and she loves to cuddle.

She enjoys being friendly, and she hates situations that are chaotic. When she is in a stressful or dangerous environment, she will just hop away since she gets frightened easily.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Scorpios are resourceful like beavers. A Scorpio can find many ways to use her resources. She is active, and she works hard. She is constantly looking for new projects to work on.

Although she is resourceful and self-disciplined, she can also be distrusting and revengeful.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

The animal that best represents a Sagittarius is an otter. Like an otter, a Sagittarius is fun-loving and enthusiastic. She is playful and loves to bond with others.

She is responsive and compassionate, and she loves to have fun. She gets distracted easily, but she is very engaging.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

A Capricorn’s spirit animal is a horse. Both are reliable, stable, and consistent. A Capricorn likes to be practical and grounded.

When she is working on something, she might race ahead, but she will never do this recklessly. People can depend on her for pretty much anything.

She has a lot of self-control, and she has very traditional values.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

An Aquarius likes to have fun like a dolphin. She is smart and adventurous. She’s very playful, and she loves a good time.

She is clever and witty, and she is not afraid to laugh at others when she finds them doing something silly.

She’s always doing something new, and she doesn’t like to be in boring situations.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

A Pisces is very much like a seahorse. She is sensitive and kind. Seahorses mate for life, and they hold tails when traveling. This sounds like the kind of relationship that a Pisces would consider ideal.

A Pisces is intuitive and she is emotionally aware. She likes to stay close to her friends and family and avoid danger when possible.

The Best Motivational Tool Is . . . Free Pizza?

The Best Motivational Tool Is . . . Free Pizza?

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Have you ever promised your kids pizza if they behave or do well on a test? Well it doesn’t stop working just because you grow up.

A researcher at Duke University wanted to find out what would motivate people to work harder . . . a small bonus, props from their boss, or free pizza. And PIZZA did surprisingly well.

He did the study at a factory in Israel that makes computer chips, and sent three emails to three different groups of workers every day for a week.

One said they’d get free pizza if they met a certain goal by the end of the day . . . another said they’d get a compliment from their boss . . . and the third one said they’d get a $30 bonus.

And on day one, the employees who got pizza did more work than ANYONE. It increased productivity by 6.7%, just edging out a compliment from the boss at 6.6%.

For some reason, a $30 bonus actually made people do LESS work. They were about 5% more productive on the first day . . . but did 13% less work than normal on day two . . . and 6.5% less over the course of the week.

A compliment from the boss ended up having the biggest impact over the course of the entire week, and pizza was a close second. But that might be because we just don’t want pizza five days in a row.

(New York Magazine)

Kanye West hints at possible collaboration with Drake

Kanye West hints at possible collaboration with Drake

Drake performs on stage during the Summer Sixteen Tour on Sunday, July 31, 2016, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

Drake performs on stage during the Summer Sixteen Tour on Sunday, July 31, 2016, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

TORONTO (AP) — Kanye West has teased the possibility of collaborating on an album with Drake.

The hip-hop superstars appeared together during a performance at OVO Fest in Drake’s native Toronto on Monday.

At one point during the show, video shows West asking the crowd if they were “ready for this album” before pointing toward Drake as he entered the stage.

Both Drake and West have mentioned the possibility of working with one another previously.

The rappers also appeared together during a concert in West’s hometown of Chicago last week.

The Five Things That Get You Promoted

The Five Things That Get You Promoted

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Someone polled over 2,000 executives at different companies, and asked for the top five things that make you more likely to get a promotion. And working long hours is NOT number one. Here’s what they said . . .

  1. Being motivated to learn new skills. 30% said it’s the most important thing you need to have to get promoted.
  2. Strong interpersonal skills, 27%. So almost as many think THAT is the most important thing.
  3. Being able to adapt to change easily, 24%.
  4. Being okay with taking on more responsibility, 13%.
  5. Being willing to work long hours. Only 7% said it’s the most important thing if you want to get promoted.

(PR Newswire)