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8 Underwear Mistakes That Are Bad For Your Health | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.24.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Mistake #1: Too-tight underwear Not only is too-tight underwear generally unflattering (hello, visible bulges and puckering), b...

4 Reasons Why You Need to Celebrate Our New Global Goals

Lisa Schechtman | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
Lisa Schechtman

Saturday, September 26, 2015, is a date that will go down in history. It's the day the world begins a new commitment to eliminating extreme poverty, i...

This Newfangled Hair-Washing Machine Looks Perfectly Safe

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.17.2015 | Weird News

Good people of Weird News. What you see here is purportedly a full-service, automatic hair-washing machine, made in China.  If you take Ima...

Put Down The Q-Tip: You've Been Cleaning Your Ears All Wrong

Greatist | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living

As much as we love that so fresh, so clean feeling, if you have any willpower, wean yourself off cotton swabs. They do much more harm than good, and excessive ear cleaning will almost certainly land you in the doctor's office

John Leguizamo Dishes On His 'Horrible' Week Without A Shower

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.13.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

An actor altering his body to get into a role isn't uncommon. But for John Leguizamo, becoming a tattooed purveyor of drugs for "Americ...

Why Are Women In Razor Ads Always Shaving Hairless Legs?

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.20.2015 | Women

This isn't about women who shave their legs. This isn't about women who choose not to. This isn't even really about companies using shame as a ma...

Hygiene: The Cinderella of the SDG ball

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 07.19.2015 | Impact
Dr. Layla McCay

Hygiene is not a matter of 'nice to do'; losing hygiene from the global indicator list would represent a failure to fully capitalize upon this historic opportunity to bring better health, nutrition, education, equity, and economic opportunities to millions around the world.

To Help People in Poverty, We Must Ask the Right Questions

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 07.17.2015 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

I created the Basic Needs-Informed Curriculum to help others recognize when the lack of a material thing - often a simple one - is causing serious problems. It can shine a light on ways to help people become healthier and more independent almost immediately.

Nick of the Blade: How Women Can Cut Their Cost of Shaving Tremendously

Clark Howard | Posted 08.04.2015 | Women
Clark Howard

Consumer Reports recently took a close look at women's shaving blades. They had a panel of 18 women shave their legs with a variety of razors and the results are a stunner: Every razor they checked had the same quality!

How Often You Should Wash Your Sheets

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.26.2015 | HuffPost Home
Van Winkle's

At the end of a long day, when you're climbing into bed for your hard-earned eight, you're probably not thinking about dander, sweat, saliva, oils and other body fluids. But that, plus body and hair products, is exactly what makes up the soupy mix our sheets absorb during the hours we spend entwined in them.

Dental Hygiene Was Actually Good During the Middle Ages?

Quora | Posted 06.18.2015 | Weird News

People in the Middle Ages considered healthy, white teeth a sign of beauty and wrote of sweet smelling breath as a desirable attribute. So, not surprisingly, we have extensive evidence that people liked to keep their teeth clean and a large amount of evidence of tooth pastes, powders and treatments, as well as mouth washes and treatments for halitosis.

Where Do We Go From Here? WASH In The SDGs

Hanna Woodburn | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Hanna Woodburn

The ripple effect of WASH cannot be overstated and it cannot be overlooked. As September approaches, the clock is ticking down not only to the MDG deadline, but also to the opportunity to ensure that the SDGs set us up to make as big of an impact on poverty reduction as possible.

Promoting WASH Through Traditional Leaders And Technology

Anna Winters, PhD | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Anna Winters, PhD

When we first started working in the WASH sector in Zambia, we were using mobile phones and cloud-based data aggregation to engage government workers. We worked through community volunteers and district environmental health technicians. Little did we know, we had only scratched the surface.

Between Us Friends...

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.25.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


9 Simple Ways Sustainable Feminine Hygiene Solutions Shift the World

The Next Ten Challenge | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
The Next Ten Challenge

The world is a complex place. Today it's hard enough to find the time to answer all our emails, let alone think about how to save the world. Fortunately, tackling the bigger questions doesn't have to be difficult.

The Man who Turns Hotel Trash into Treasure

Erin Zaikis | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Erin Zaikis

As the Global Corporate Social Responsibility Director of Sealed Air, Phang has invented a "soap-factory-in-a-box" concept that transforms discarded bars of hotel soap into brand new ones for some of the world's poorest citizens.

Patricia Arquette: My Dream For A More Equal World

Patricia Arquette | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Patricia Arquette

It's time to "bring the nag back." It is time we start nagging and don't stop nagging until we get laws changed and we get equality for women once and for all!

10 Things You're Going To Do If You Didn't Shower Today

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.25.2015 | Comedy

Maybe no one will notice ... Hey, very few of us are perfect in our routines. Sometimes we wake up late for work, have to rush out of the house and...

My 5-Year-Old Won't Wash His Hands!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

What would have to be true for your child to behave this way? Another way of thinking about this is to ask, Why does this upsetting behavior make its own kind of sense?

9 Things You're Doing Wrong In The Shower

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 04.14.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Showering. You do it several times a week, if not every day, but all that soaping, lathering, rinsing, and luxuriatin...

How Recycled Bars Of Soap Could Help Prevent Illnesses In Developing Countries

The Associated Press | Brian Skoloff | Posted 04.13.2015 | Good News

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shawn Seipler is on a mission to save lives with soap. It began about seven years ago as a tiny operation with a few friends and...

The Basics of Maternal Health: Taking a Stand for Clean Water and Hygiene in Health Facilities

Lisa Schechtman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Lisa Schechtman

For women in the world's most economically deprived countries, collecting water is a key part of preparing to give birth -- if they are lucky enough to have a source of water that they can use.

Zambia's Eastern Province Schools Help Girls Stay In School Through WASH

Sergio Ramírez-Mena | Posted 06.06.2015 | Impact
Sergio Ramírez-Mena

In the case of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Mambwe primary school is evidence of the latest paradigm: Improving student achievement in schools and respective literacy tests depends on having a "safe environment" in the school, including water and sanitation.

Breaking the Poo Taboo

Ron James | Posted 06.06.2015 | Impact
Ron James

Open defecation causes significant harm to the environment and consequently, human health. Ninety per cent of sewage in the developing world is dumped, untreated, into lakes, rivers and oceans.

Looking Local: Addressing Hunger, Poverty And WASH

Dr. John Coonrod | Posted 05.30.2015 | Impact
Dr. John Coonrod

Why does hunger persist in a world of plenty? In a world that has made so much progress in achieving many of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), cutting extreme poverty in half by 2010, why has it not yet cut hunger in half?