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BILLIE BURKE ON CLEANLINESS OF BODY AND MIND
By Billie Burke.
The Eirst; Word If cleanliness
is next to Godliness, get near to
.God by being clean.
All you have to do this time of
year to realize how many people
belong.to "the great unwashed"
is to go into one of the tightly
shut, badly ventilated street cars.
Many intelligent people would
have us think that our minds
dominate everything about us.
But it has also been demonstrated
that the body has a great infltr
ence over the mind. '
Perfecf cleanliness of 'body is
absolutely necessary to the wo
man who would have her brain
capable of doing its highest and
Water and' air are necessities
in which no one should econo
mize. Fresji air is quite as neces
sary to- perfect cleanliness as jmre
Don't neglect-your daily bath
because it is growing- colder. ' If
it is not convenient for you to use
the bathtub jeyery- morning,, a
f quick sponge with water as hot as
.yOu can bear it, rinsing off with a
wash cloth wet in cooler water
will keep you clean.
Never leave any soap on your
skin,, and never take a hot bath
of any kind without rinsing off
with cooler water. If you bathe
in the bath tub, after a hot bath
let the water run cooler until the
tub is nearly full.
After you have taken your
bath, proceed to wash out your
mirid. Look in the glass. Are
those "grief muscles" (as Darwin
calls the muscles at the cornets of
the mouth) sagging? These
muscles might as well be called
"worry muscles' ' as they are
rarely caused by physical pain
and they are always tlie tell-tales
of mental distress.
If you find these muscles -sagging,
smile! The mere physical
act of smiling, even if if fs pure
ly perfunctoryv will help to clear
your mind of its worry. You will
then find 'that a pdrt of that sag
ging muscle is smoothed out,-