Without our knowledge, daily habits we don’t consider important could end up spreading germs and posing serious risks to our health. Below are some of the little things you should consider to stop doing, as compiled by Reader's Digest. Leaving the toilet lid up when flushingDon't be lazy; make sure to close the lid when flushing the toilet, as water and other content could splash and spray in the air. This way, microscopic bacteria spread and land not only on your hands, but also on bathroom surfaces and objects like your toothbrush.Opening things with your teethIt might be easier to open things with your teeth when there is no other tool around, but that habit could damage your teeth for sure. Also, there is a risk of spreading germs.Any bacteria on the packaging will get to your mouth and can cause sickness.Blowing out birthday candlesBlowing out birthday candles and making a wish is a nice tradition, but also a bit icky when you think about it. The bacteria inside … [Read more...] about Stop doing these germ-spreading habits right now
Washing hair once a week
Invest in your hair. It is the crown you never take off.” I saw this sign in a Beauty Salon window. To this day, I have not forgotten those words. I always make an effort to take care of my hair by using healthy hair products and having hair treatments. When friends tell me I have a nice haircut, I feel like I can rule the world. I have been going to Regine’s Beauty Salon at the Link Building for many years. A month ago, I went for a blow dry and the lady who washes my hair all the time warned me that I had falling hair. My hairstylist for years also commented that the front part of my hair was getting thin. I went into panic mode as I have always taken pride in my thick hair. I didn’t take notice that age, chemicals, constant blow dry, putting highlights, lowlights and all kinds of haircolor are disastrous to hair health and factored in my hair loss. I did some research on how to restore hair growth without having … [Read more...] about Rx for thinning hair
REUTERS: With Gennaro Gattuso floundering at AC Milan and Antonio Conte reportedly intent on a homecoming, the Serie A merry-go-round is about to grind into action with several moves expected in the next few weeks.There have been a surprisingly modest 12 hirings and firings this term, partly because the supply of coaches is limited by a rule that prevents them working at more than one Serie A club during a single season.But the clubs appear set to make up for lost time once the campaign is over.Gazzetta dello Sport and other media have reported that Gattuso will leave Milan at the end of the season, regardless of the outcome their remaining four games, and they are already speculating on the replacement.The club have not confirmed the reports and there is unlikely to be any official comment until Gattuso gives a media conference on the eve of Monday's Bologna match.Milan are in danger of missing out on the top four finish they need to qualify for next season's Champions League - their … [Read more...] about Serie A coaching merry-go-round set to grind into action
By Kathryn Hudson The Kit Mon., April 29, 2019 I never know how often to wash my hair. I’ve read that it’s good to skip as many washes as possible, but my hair has a tendency to get quite limp after a day or two, maximum. I often resort to wearing it up or using dry shampoo to try to prolong my style, but I’m wondering if I should just wash it every day to freshen it up. Will that actually damage my hair? — Shelley, Oakville There is a good chance this question is also scrawled on the wall of a cave somewhere — painted in symbols by primitive man — because it seems like one of the most fundamental queries asked over and over again by humankind. (Perhaps that’s a slight exaggeration, but the topic does garner over 122 million hits when Googled online, so it seems clear we’re searching for an answer.) I, myself, engage in variations of this conversation several times a day. I have to carefully schedule when I … [Read more...] about Ask The Kit: Do I really need to wash my hair every day?
By Katherine Lalancette The Kit Mon., April 29, 2019 I am of the opinion that dry shampoo isn’t just practical, it’s political. Hear me out: While guys can hop in the shower, slip on a clean shirt and scarf down a Clif bar in 15 minutes flat, most women’s morning routines involve a lot more time and effort. Especially on hair wash days. But thanks to dry shampoo, we too can sleep in and be “low-maintenance,” at least for a few days a week. It’s freaking equality in a can. But, alas, that equality is under attack. Rumours are swirling that the grease-nixing stuff could actually be bad for our hair, even leading to thinning and shedding. Code Red, my friends. Unwilling to part ways with my beloved Batiste, I turned to the pros to see if there was any truth to the claims. Read on for everything you need to know. Is dry shampoo bad for hair? For most of us, the answer is no, says Dr. Jeff Donovan of Whistler’s Donovan Hair … [Read more...] about Is dry shampoo bad for your hair?