I will admit it freely: I was not the best smelling adolescent. Back in the day, I hated showering and would generally only do it about once a week. It's not that my parents didn't try to make me do it either. When I was told to take a shower, I would either lie and say that I already had, or sometimes I'd even go so far as to stand in the bathroom for about ten minutes while I ran the shower without me in it. After turning the water off, I would wet my hair down by running a wet comb through it so it would at least look like I showered. It wasn't until I was in the eighth grade, when one of my best friends told me I stunk, that I started showering regularly.
As it turns out, ear wax is important for your overall health, particularly the health of your ears. Ear wax removal should only be considered if you're having hearing problems or experience constant blockages caused by excessive production of ear wax in the ear canal. Thankfully, getting rid of ear wax isn't a difficult process. However you should have a doctor look at your ears before following the treatment for ear wax removal described here.
The best piece of advice I ever got about getting rid of bad breath? Brush your tongue. It's true, but there are other causes of bad breath that can't be so easily treated. We'll cover the many causes, symptoms, and cures for bad breath--otherwise known as halitosis--here. Be prepared to get laid more often.