12,167 hours. That’s about how much time we each spend washing our bodies. Are we wasting too much time in the shower? Do we even need to bathe? And are we scrubbing away the very bacteria that’s there to protect us? Those questions are addressed by James Hamblin’s piece: I Quit Showering, and Life Continued. If I tried this, I’m pretty sure my family would be living at an Extended Stay America within 48 hours.

+ I recently saw an interesting presentation by a company that is looking to replace some of the bacteria we wash away (or avoid by staying inside all the time) with a collection of mists and cleansers. If you want join my journey into bacteria, check out the Mother Dirt bundle. You can get my 25% discount with this code: THEWHAT25. (I was down to either trying this or closing my laptop and going outside.)