26 Everyday 'Solutions' That Make Everything Worse

Hey, guess what? All that stuff you do that you think makes you healthier or makes the planet better or makes puppies and kittens dance a salsa together? None of it works!

Sorry to burst your bubble, but it's probably in your best interest to hear the truth. We asked our readers to research some things we do all the time to see how effective they really are. The results are below ...

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Entry by Scott Laffey

According to animal behaviorists, shouting at your dog to stop barking only gets get him to bark more because he thinks that you're agreeing with him.

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Entry by JadeCampbell

Brainstorming? More like braindrizzling. Studies show that big groups coming together to brainstorm aren't nearly as effective as individuals coming u

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Entry by maximoo

Shampooing your hair everyday is not only uncessary, it might also be harmful. Unless you have very oily or fine hair, a daily shampoo is probably str

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Entry by S Peter Davis

MANY ENERGY DRINKS SUCH AS 840 RED BULL T4y corbonated. ADVERTISE A Saeve chled CHEMICAL CALLED TAURINE AS THE ACTIVE INGREDIENT. Red Bull BUT THERE'S

In most situations, hand sanitizers are less effective at killing germs than the classic water and soap. Regular usage of non-alcohol based hand sanit

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Use of a bicycle helmet actually encourages ASTANA ASTANA car's to drive closer to CIRO weye ot cyclists, thus increasing the risk of an accident. AST

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Entry by JadeCampbell

Automatic toilet cleaner? You get to feel like a real adult, and barely have to lift a finger! Not SO fast. Not only are the drop-in cleaners generall

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Entry by Comunacho

CRACKED CO CONT According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, bum per pads should never be used in cribs because they are a suffocation risk. They

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Entry by CDO9

In efforts to make Earth a cleaner place, you may be harming yourself. Look out for this sign PET on your plastic containers of water, soda etc. Reusi

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Entry by John E.

Washing eggs before storing them will remove the egg's natural protective coating. This will spoil the egg faster and aid in the transfer of bacterias

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Entry by lillielil

CRACKEDCON Many people rinse poultry to remove bacteria. Giving raw meat a bath can cross-contaminate utensils, kitchen surfaces, and other food. Inst

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Entry by Muchuchubacca

CRACKEDd COM Going organic to avoid pesticides? Well, too bad, because non-synthetic pesticides allowed are on organics: These include abamectin, pyre

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Entry by John E.

CRACKED Clearing a stuffy nose by forcibly blowing it will only make things worse. (even if it's really satisfying) Doing this will just cause mucus t

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Entry by Chelsea Burns

Wiping Away Your Sweat Makes You Sweatier Sweat is your body's way of releasing heat. As it evaporates, it cools you off. Wiping it away before it eva

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Entry by Comunacho

CRACKED COM 9 8 7 10 9 While suppressing anger is unhealthy, venting does not decrese your anger. Two proven things that do work are distracting yours

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Entry by CDO9

We all sweat during the night, therefore our beds are moist in the morning. Mites thrive in that wettish environment. Making the bed right away traps

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

While some may think that hitting the 'snooze button allows them more sleep for at least ten more minutes, the result is wildly Snoozing only increase

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Entry by Moedred

A reflective windshield sun shade might prevent a parked car's interior surfaces and electronics from breaking down... someday. But for people, a stud

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Despite what your expensive moisturizing cream says, 'anti-aging' doesn't actually work. The only thing that works in an 'anti-aging' moisturizer is t

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Entry by Chelsea Burns

Air Fresheners Everyone knows they just mask the smell... But they also make your air toxic. Many air fresheners contain phthalates, which are linked

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Entry by maximoo

GRAOD Stretching before a workout can actually be detrimental. A review of 104 studies found that stretching beforehand reduced muscle strength during

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Entry by MaryLP

Parents limit their children's sugar intahe to avnid that sugaR rush but studies haue Shoun that for most hids. sugar had little effert an hehavior A

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Entry by Comunacho

Many people chose to live far away from their place of work, with the idea that the commuting burden will be compensated by some factor like better sa

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Entry by Giovenna

Dear Germaphobes, USiNG toilet seat covers is pointless. Toilet seat covers ONLY provide you comfort ratHer tHan actually preventiNg you FROM aNY Dise

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Entry by JennyDeVic

The time spent idling your car to warm it up on cold mornings doesn't really do much good. In fact, it can be harmful to your engine. Experts recommen

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Entry by WhiteTurkey

CRACKED COM While blowing into a NES cartridge may provide a temporary fix Experts claim that the moisture in your breath can actually cause corrosion

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