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How Often Should You Bathe Your Dog: What To Know To Keep Your Pup Healthy And Clean


Got a filthy Fido on your hands? Dogs are wonderful companions, but we can all agree that they’re much more enjoyable when they’re clean. But how often should you bathe your dog? Most people are under the impression that frequent bathing is not only unnecessary, it can actually be detrimental to dogs. But this may not be true anymore, especially with more natural, gentle cleansers hitting the market.

Now that shampoos for dogs are nearly as numerous as they are for people, it’s possible to give your dog more regular baths without stripping his fur of important oils. And although it’s rarely the most pleasant task, bathing your pup actually has plenty of benefits.

Regular grooming and brushing is important for dogs due to a host of reasons. Cleanliness is the most obvious, of course, but it’s important for your pup’s overall health and comfort, too. A regular bath schedule, which will differ based on your dog’s breed, helps reduce hot spots, matting, and tangling. In addition, you’re more likely to spot and catch nasties like fleas, ticks, and other parasites early on if you schedule regular bathing. Scroll down below to learn how to wash your pup — and how often you should be doing so.

How Often Should You Bathe Your Dog?

How Often Should You Pee A Day? Everything You Need To Know About Healthy Bathroom Habits


I always try to stay healthy by eating well, getting enough sleep, and fitting exercise into my hectic life. Sometimes I think of my body like a car that has warning lights on the dashboard that light up when something is wrong.

One of the warning lights that alludes to your body’s condition is urine. It may sound silly, but details about your pee like the color, the smell, and how often you go can give you clues to what may be going on inside of your body. For example, as this article explains, frequent trips to the bathroom at night may point to heart trouble, diabetes, and other health troubles. This may make you wonder how often you pee a day, what healthy pee should look like, and how much peeing is too much.

Of course, these are all completely normal questions, and we have answers to all of these for you — plus, when it may be time to see a doctor.

How Often Should You Pee A Day?

Most people pee between six and eight times a day, the Cleveland Clinic reports. There are many factors that affect the amount of urine that a person produces, including the types of food and drink they consume. According to the National Institutes of Health, there are many factors that affect the amount of urine that a person produces, including the amount of food and drink they consume each day as well as the amount of liquid they expel while breathing or sweating. Children also tend to pee less than adults. Medications, herbal supplements, medical conditions, and food choices can all affect how often you pee.

No More Makeup: 3 Healthy Reasons To Quit Wearing Cosmetics


The subject of makeup is different for every woman. Some people love it and see it as an empowering way to enhance their appearance, while others would rather skip the cosmetics aisle altogether.

My relationship with makeup has changed a lot over the years. My middle school had a strict no-makeup policy. Bronzer was the forbidden fruit and, like Eve, my friends and I could not resist temptation.

In retrospect, I understand why we were so often given makeup wipes and sent to the bathroom to remove our over-the-top looks. It was one of many makeup mistakes I would make over the years.

The tides have changed since then, and now my morning routine involves applying as little makeup as possible before deeming myself fit for appearing in public.

Deep down, I know that my minimalistic makeup routine doesn’t look any different than my naked face. So why do I bother putting it on at all?

It turns out that there may be more reasons to skip my makeup routine than there are to keep it.

1. Your Pores Will Shrink

Pores are the tiny openings on the surface of our skin that allow things like air and liquids to pass through.

When you apply makeup, it’s your pores that eventually absorb the substance. According to Face Reality Acne Clinic, there is an extremely long list of ingredients found in makeup that have pore-clogging qualities.

When your pores are clogged, they get bigger in order to increase surface area for absorption. So when you stop wearing makeup, it gives them a chance to shrink back to their natural state, almost eliminating the need for makeup in the first place!

2. You Can Stop Worrying About Mishaps

One downside of wearing makeup is having to be aware of the fact that it might get messed up.

I’ve accidentally rubbed eyeliner and mascara all over my face on multiple occasions, only to discover hours later that I look like a raccoon.

If you stop wearing makeup, you can also stop worrying about that lipstick on your tooth or your foundation line being obvious.

3. You’ll Have More Time

My makeup routine is completely dependent on what time I wake up in the morning.

Often, I would rather take 10 more minutes to sleep than make sure that my eyeliner looks even.

If you skip the makeup, you can spend the time doing something more productive, like a morning jog or even just a few extra minutes with the crossword puzzle.

2 Items You Are Keeping In Your Fridge That Don’t Need To Be There


Is your fridge overflowing with bottles, containers, and packages of food?

Fridges have a way of becoming a second pantry, which can mean there is a lot of food in there that doesn’t actually need to be there.

This goes beyond expired items in the back that have become permanent fixtures.

The truth is, we’ve been using refrigerators for so long, that we can tend to forget their technical purpose.

According to How Stuff Works, the idea is that colder temperatures slow down the activity of bacteria, and make food last longer.

As it turns out, there are plenty of food items that aren’t prone to this kind of rapid bacteria growth and don’t need to be refrigerated at all. Or at least, not for as long or quickly as we might think.

If you’re looking for an excuse to free up from real estate in your fridge, learn about all the items that don’t need to necessarily be there.

1. Hot Sauce

Even if you don’t like spicy food, you probably have a bottle of hot sauce crowding up the door space in your fridge.

While keeping your hot sauce in the fridge could just be a matter of personal choice, you definitely don’t have to keep it in there for food safety reasons.

Most hot sauce’s main ingredient is vinegar — a natural preservative. That said, you’re still going to want to store your bottle in a cool dark place.

2. Potatoes

You may think they need to be stored in the fridge because potatoes are produce.

The truth is, refrigerating potatoes will do them and your dinner a lot more harm than good.

Food Republic explains that potato starch turns into sugar when cold, which causes them to go bad more quickly. Therefore, you’re going to want to keep them as far away from the fridge as possible.

2 Winter Foods That Are Especially Beneficial To Your Health When It’s Cold Out


When the weather outside is frightful, it can be tough not to pack on some pounds. The general gloominess always seems to get the best of us.

Between a lack of activity and the ability to cover ourselves up in deceptive layers, we’re all guilty of adding a little winter weight.

Of course, feeling good is even more important than looking good. Unfortunately, our moods more often than not end up reflecting the weather.

It can be easy to shut yourself inside in the winter and not pay very much attention to what you put in your mouth.

However, certain foods you can find at your grocery store have been proven to help beat the many symptoms of winter blues.

So, instead of letting the weather get the best of you, learn about the ways you can improve your health and well being by strategically eating these winter foods that will not disappoint.

1. Clementines

Clementines are a staple during Christmastime.

According to Food Network, these little orange balls of goodness are in their peak season from October to January.

Not only are they some of the freshest fruit you can get, they are also packed with vitamin C, which we all know is essential for boosting your immune system when it’s cold outside.

2. Yogurt

Exposure to the elements in the winter often results in dry skin that’s hard to soothe

Other than moisturizing regularly, the food you eat can also has positive skin benefits.

Yogurt contains fermented milk, which can help make your skin supple and healthy.

A study reported by World Health found that groups of women who ate yogurt for four weeks showed much higher levels of skin hydration than those who didn’t. This means adding yogurt to your diet might help fight dryness and tightness.


4 Tell-Tale Signs That You’re Actually Perfectly Healthy


The internet is chock-full of articles telling you that there’s something wrong with your health.

Being concerned about your health is completely normal. That’s why many of us seek answers when something seems wrong, though we often end up jumping to the worst-case scenario.

The list below is completely different. Instead of going through what might be wrong with you, we’ve identified some signs that highlight the fact that you are in fact perfectly healthy!

While every person is different, there are some things commonly associated with good health. The condition of our lips, skin, and even how often we go to the bathroom are all signs that indicate our level of health.

So sit back, relax, and learn about all the ways your amazing body is working to tell you that you’re doing well!

1. You Have A Good Resting Heart Rate

Most of us don’t take notice of our heart rates unless we’re at the doctor, or those times your chest is pounding.

Your resting heart rate depends on your age and fitness level. The American Heart Association provides a general rule of thumb: children and adults over the age of 10 should  have a resting heart rate of 60 to 100 beats per minute.

A well-trained athlete may range from 40 to 60 beats per minute.

2. Your Lips Aren’t Cracked Or Dry

Cracked or chapped lips are always uncomfortable.

Luckily, dry lips are rarely the sign of a more serious underlying problem.

According to NIVEA, dehydration and vitamin deficiency are the two main health-related causes of chapped lips.

Therefore, hydrated and full lips are a sign that you’re getting enough water and vitamins.

3. Your Pee Is The Right Color

We’ve all noticed how our urine can range in color, especially if we’re not feeling well or haven’t been drinking enough water.

According to the Mayo Clinic, normal and healthy urine color can range from a pale yellow to a deep amber.

4. Your Wounds Heal Quickly

Even the most graceful among us can get cuts and scrapes once in a while.

While they hurt at first, we’re usually rewarded by how quickly they heal. So, how quickly are they supposed to do so?

According to the American Diabetes Association, wounds heal in a three-step process.

First there’s inflammation, which helps prevent infection. Second is the formation of new cells or a scab. Lastly, scar tissue forms to heal the wound completely.

The process shouldn’t take longer than around three weeks. The more quickly it heals, the healthier you are.