The Right Way to Examine Your Skin

1. Use a full-length mirror and a hand mirror that allow you to inspect every part of your skin once a month. If you can’t see an area yourself, enlist the help of your spouse, a family member, or someone else who is close to you.

2. Examine your body front and back, right and left sides with arms raised, then check your forearms, upper underarms, and palms carefully. Don’t forget to examine your feet, including the soles and spaces between your toes.

3. Check the nails for changes or discolored spots in the underlying flesh. Also check the lower back, buttocks, and the scalp, especially if you are bald or have thin spots.

4. Create a body map on which you note the size and placement of moles, skin tags, and other anomalies. Then during monthly skin self-examinations, check this map for any new moles and growths and inspect old ones for any changes.

5. Have a doctor investigate any suspicious findings.

Want to stay smart and healthy?

Get our weekly Health Reads newsletter

how we use your e-mail

Some people like to travel by train because 
it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of 
an airplane.

Dennis Miller

I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”

Kevin Nealon

“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” 
—Everyone following you on Instagram


A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.

Comedian Greg Davies

Funny Jokes

Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.


Funny Jokes

Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.


Funny Jokes

My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me 
everything you know.”


Funny Jokes

“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” 

@yoyoha (Josh Hara)

Funny Jokes

My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.

—Jerry Seinfeld

Funny Jokes

Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?

A: A mechanic.