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Teenage Inventors Made Trips to the Bathroom Much Less Gross

There’s a weapon to fight against disgusting restroom germs.

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No matter how hard we scrub, sanitize, and wash, bathrooms are fundamentally gross. As the space we set aside to focus solely on our bodies (to say nothing of the fluids, excretions, and expulsions thereof), they are a breeding ground for all manners of bacteria, germs, and fungi. Despite being dedicated to hygiene, bathrooms run the constant risk of becoming decidedly unhygienic, none more so than public restrooms with their revolving door of guests, each of whom adheres to their own personal code of sanitary upkeep.

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Awesome New App Helps You Find A Clean Public Bathroom

For $25 a month, NYC residents will finally be able to avoid Starbucks.

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Living in one of America’s busiest metropolitan areas, it’s not always easy to find a clean public bathroom. Options tend to be limited to McDonalds, which is always out of toilet paper, or Starbucks, home to a beautiful array of viral bacteria. That’s why developers created a new app called Looie, designed to give consumers access to some of the city’s best and brightest public bathrooms.

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Confession: I Didn't Always Wash After Peeing; Now I Will

Let's settle one of man's greatest debates: You really should be washing your hands after you pee.

I'm going to be straight with you: I used to not wash my hands after peeing. Before you write me off completely, you should know that I've always washed my hands after shitting (I'm not a monster!), just as I've always scrubbed up if I'm about to eat food. But for as long as I can remember, chances are that if I were taking a quick break at the urinal at a bar or movie theater, I would zip up and breeze right past the sinks when I was finished.

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