Sarah, don’t laugh, but for most of my adult life I’ve been taking two showers a day just to reconcile the two halves of myself! I’m half Asian and half Caucasian and was raised in two countries, one in the East and one in the West. It seems that many Westerners regard the morning shower as a kind of wake-up call and a psychological message that a new day has started. And then again, many Asians (at least those of my family) regard it as a necessary and vital thing to be able to wash the grime and dirt of the daily grind away in the evening. I would love to know the real reasons behind this behavior. Until then, I guess I’ll just continue with my two long showers a day.