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In Praise of the Squatty Potty

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Oprah Winfrey has affected my health practices in at least two ways. First, I use a neti pot. (See “Cost Benefit Analysis Applied to Neti Pot Use.”) Second, I use a Squatty Potty. My own personal experience matches the average experience of those in the study discussed (in both text and video) in Jamie Ducharme’s January 10, 2019 Time article “Scientists Say This Popular Bathroom Accessory Really Does Help You Poop Better.” The design is also well done. It scoots under the toilet out of the way when not

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In Praise of the Squatty Potty
In Praise of the Squatty Potty

Oprah Winfrey has affected my health practices in at least two ways. First, I use a neti pot. (See “Cost Benefit Analysis Applied to Neti Pot Use.”) Second, I use a Squatty Potty. My own personal experience matches the average experience of those in the study discussed (in both text and video) in Jamie Ducharme’s January 10, 2019 Time article “Scientists Say This Popular Bathroom Accessory Really Does Help You Poop Better.” The design is also well done. It scoots under the toilet out of the way when not in use. Having a Squatty Potty for each toilet in the house has made my life better. I recommend it. That is about all there is to say.

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Miles Kimball
Miles Kimball is Professor of Economics and Survey Research at the University of Michigan. Politically, Miles is an independent who grew up in an apolitical family. He holds many strong opinions—open to revision in response to cogent arguments—that do not line up neatly with either the Republican or Democratic Party.

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