It’s easy to get into habits, and it’s even easier to follow in the paths that you’ve been taught your entire life. You do things the way your mother taught you, and she did things the way her mother taught her. So on and so forth until we’re sitting back in caves trying to work out the best way to skin a sabre-tooth tiger. Occasionally, however, there comes a moment when you realize everything you’ve been doing is wrong. Perhaps you move to a new city, or start college, and find out that there’s a much better way of putting a cover on your comforter. Or maybe your housemate has a brand new way of cooking spaghetti. Here we’ll point out 55 reasons why the old way isn’t always the best way.
Wash your hands
It seems that even the simple things can benefit from a little tweak here and there. I’d imagine that, if you’re a well-behaved hygienic person, you wash your hands several times a day. Well, what if I were to tell you that you’d been doing it wrong this whole time?
The correct and most effective way to get rid of dirt and more importantly bacteria is to get your hands wet first. Then you add soap, and lather it up for twenty seconds, making sure you get into all the nooks and crannies. Then rinse, and try to turn off the faucet with your arm or elbow for added cleanliness.