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Making your bed is bad for you – just ask the experts on TikTok
A tidy duvet is heaven for dust mites and hell for asthma sufferers, claims a post that has been viewed more than 2.7m times

09, May, 2022 @1:56 PM

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Wearing shoes inside the house is gross – and there’s science to back that up | Tayo Bero
Walking barefoot can boost your circulation, improve sleep quality and reduce inflammation, pain and tension, reflexologists say

Tayo Bero

03, May, 2022 @10:18 AM

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I have a urinal in my flat and it has changed my life – so why are people appalled? | Adrian Chiles
Some have been known to retch at the sight of it, but I am a great enthusiast for urinals in the home. Mine has pride of place beneath the West Brom crest, writes Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

21, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Lifting the lid on toilet seat hygiene – with a large wooden fork | Brief letters
Letters: How to handle toilet seats | Catholics’ Easter dilemma | Spring v hayfever | Words associated with parties


15, Apr, 2022 @4:56 PM

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Sud’s law: how a £29 bottle of handwash won the pandemic
From posh restaurants to aspirational homes, Aesop handwash is everywhere – helped by Covid. But will the bubble burst?

Ed Cumming

25, Mar, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Learning about joy from the Germans | Brief letters
Brief letters: The opposite of schadenfreude | Marketing the moon | When rock’n’roll first paid a visit | Sole survivor

20, Feb, 2022 @5:38 PM

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Britain’s filthy footwear habit is truly shocking | Letters
Letters: Joanna Tong was taken aback by people wearing outdoor shoes indoors when she moved to the UK. But Christine Hawkes can’t see what the fuss is about


18, Feb, 2022 @6:08 PM

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I’m putting my foot down – only barbarians wear shoes inside | Arwa Mahdawi
I’m not a hygiene freak but I draw the line at walking dirt into houses. And don’t get me started on suitcases on beds, writes the Guardian columnist Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

16, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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That used car smell: how to deal with a stinky vehicle
From cigarette smoke to stale food, dealing with car smells requires specialised strategies depending on the cause

Shona Hendley

03, Feb, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Dr Semmelweis review – Mark Rylance’s riveting tale of medical hygiene pioneer
Rylance turns the life of the 19th-century doctor and campaigner for antiseptic practices into a tragedy of almost Shakespearean proportions

Arifa Akbar

27, Jan, 2022 @12:59 PM

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Loud loos: the court case that ruled flushing at night was anti-social
An Italian couple spent 19 years trying to silence their neighbours’ toilet habits

19, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The urinary leash: how the death of public toilets traps and trammels us all
Britain has lost an estimated 50% of its public toilets in the past 10 years. This is a problem for everyone, and for some it is so acute that they are either dehydrating before going out or not leaving home at all

Emine Saner

01, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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