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Toilet Seat Covers Don't Actually Protect You from Germs and Bacteria

We naturally perceive public toilets to be gross, which is why lots of people use a toilet seat cover to protect their bare butts from touching anything nasty. But experts believe that those seemingly life-saving covers aren't actually that effective at all.

Turns out, since toilet seat covers are absorbent and bacteria and viruses are microscopic, they can easily pass through the paper that makes up the cover. But don't freak out just yet!

You're Probably Shampooing Your Hair All Wrong

Grab a bottle of shampoo, lather, rinse, maybe repeat...right? Eh, not quite. Turns out there are some super-common mistakes that people make every step of the way. Ahead, top hair pros weigh in on everything you need to know to suds your strands correctly. Follow their advice and a good hair day is just a shower away.

You Can Make This Cumin and Sweet Potato Soup In the Blender

Lazy girls, listen up: This vegan soup recipe developed by Nicole Centeno, founder and CEO of Splendid Spoon, is whipped up (literally) in a blender, so you never need to touch the stove. It's almost as hands-off as heating up a can of soup, but 1,000 times tastier. This dish has Mexican flavors from cumin and cilantro and a little kick of heat from some red pepper.

Lyme Disease Is About to Spike Hard This Summer

If you live in the Northeast, you're still a few weeks away from packing up your parka and winter gloves. (Seriously, spring, where you at?!) But it's not too early to start thinking about one summer health risk that might be headed your way: Lyme disease.