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I don't remember doing much dusting during college; when it came to cleaning, there were bigger issues at hand than whether or not dust was accumulating on the books. It wasn't the stats about dust mites that stuck with me when researching this article -- it was the one about how single guys in their early 20s really only change their sheets about 4 times every year.

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