We all know this, but plenty of us just don't, even at the office. "Stop faking it," Emo says, referring to those of us who go through the motions of looking like we're washing up after using the restroom - but only because a co-worker is in the room. In fact, the CDC says this step is the most effective at avoiding the flu bug or common cold. So if you're serious about not getting sick, get serious about washing your hands. Do it often. Use warm water and plenty of soap. And stick it out for at least 20 seconds. If you're not into the Happy Birthday song, try something more stirring, like say, the Miami Dolphins fight song. Repeat after us: "Miami has the Dolphins, the greatest football team ..."
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