From: WTOP

Having a bad day? Try washing your hands


WASHINGTON — Washing your hands, taking a shower or even imagining cleaning up can clear away a sense of immorality, feeling unlucky or having doubts.

Researchers at the University of Michigan reached this conclusion after conducting several studies showing the act of removing residue from your body corresponds to perceptions in your mind.

One example of the strength of that body and mind link is how people respond to telling a lie and whether the lie is spoken or typed in an email. People voicing a lie respond better to mouthwash afterward. While people typing a lie show preference for hand sanitizer.

Read the whole story: WTOP

APS regularly opens certain online articles for discussion on our website. Effective February 2021, you must be a logged-in APS member to post comments. By posting a comment, you agree to our Community Guidelines and the display of your profile information, including your name and affiliation. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations present in article comments are those of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the views of APS or the article’s author. For more information, please see our Community Guidelines.

Please login with your APS account to comment.