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Insults R Us

Nigel Barber | Posted 11.22.2016 | Science
Nigel Barber

Having passed through an election that was fought, and won, on the basis of insults, the time has come for an epidemiology of the put-down. What is t...

Toilets and Jobs

A View from the United Nations | Posted 11.18.2016 | World
A View from the United Nations

Maria and her children stand in front of the place where they go to wash themselves. Photo: UNICEF Angola/2016/Simancas By Jan Eliasson* Puzzled l...

Money Really Does Grow On Trees: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.09.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

They say that money does not grow on trees but ask the Incas, Aztecs and Costa Rica's Chorotega people and they'd say otherwise. Before Europeans arri...

Five new ways for your community to help this holiday season

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 09.21.2016 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

The season is coming for food drives, organized to make sure that struggling people in our communities have a good Thanksgiving dinner and a more stab...

A Closer Scientific Look at Antibacterial Soap Unearths Some Problems

Quora | Posted 08.05.2016 | Science
Quora

Do antibacterial soaps do more harm than good? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered b...

10 Things To Watch Out For At The Nail Salon

Refinery29 | Posted 07.13.2016 | Style
Refinery29

For much of the country, the weather is finally starting to warm up, which means open-toed shoe season is right around the corner. And that definitely means we're ramping up our mani/pedi schedules. But it also means being vigilant about keeping an eye out for any sketchy practices at the local nail salon.

Bees Pollinate Possibilities: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.09.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Each week at The Pollination Project, we highlight seven grantees whose projects range from arts and animal rights to environmentalism and education. ...

Let 5-year-old Sherry tell you how handwashing with soap saves lives

Myriam Sidibe | Posted 06.24.2016 | Impact
Myriam Sidibe

Eunice, an expectant mother in Migori County, Kenya For twenty-six year old Eunice from Migori County,Kenya, celebrating her daughter Sherry's fifth ...

The World Is Covered in Feces, So Wash Your Hands, Please

Science of Us | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

Like love, poop, actually, is everywhere. This was a finding I discovered while interviewing New York University pathologist Philip Tierno about the merits of toilet paper.

If You Want Women To Think You Smell Manly, Maybe Try Deodorant

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.02.2016 | Science

We always thought deodorant mainly affected how close other people will stand to you. But new evidence suggests it also can influence how masculine or...

The One Grooming Move Every Man Forgets To Make This Time Of Year

GQ | Posted 05.19.2016 | Style
GQ

For GQ by Stephen J. Praetorius. (Getty Images) After a long fall and winter hidden away from the world, your feet probably aren't in their ...

Signs You're Using The Wrong Deodorant

GQ | Posted 05.19.2016 | Style
GQ

For GQ by Megan Gustashaw. (Getty Images) With something as basic as deodorant, it can be easy to reach for the same formula over and over a...

Period Shaming in India Must Stop

Montclair Diplomats | Posted 05.12.2016 | Women
Montclair Diplomats

Aditi Gupta, co-author of "Menstrupedia Comic," recognized the period shaming while she was in college, during a conversation with her future husband and co-author. In India, menstruation is taboo, so there is no Sex Ed in the classroom.

Allergies: Can Too Much Hygiene Actually Harm Us?

Elena E. Giorgi | Posted 05.02.2016 | Science
Elena E. Giorgi

It's that time of the year again. You step out of the house and your eyes itch, your nose starts running and your head feels like an empty balloon. Ye...

Meeting the Needs of Communities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.22.2017 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Building communities that thrive are based on the ability to meet the basic needs of its people. Grantees around the world are making it happen one st...

This City Is Providing Mobile Bathrooms And Showers For Homeless

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 02.22.2016 | Impact

A new partnership is helping provide dignity to homeless individuals. The city of Santa Rosa, California, has partnered with Catholic Charities to buy...

It Pays to Bleed

Nina M. Lozano-Reich, Ph.D. | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Nina M. Lozano-Reich, Ph.D.

In most states, items, which are already exempt from taxes, include "non-necessities" such as prescription drugs, most food and grocery items and a long list of medical equipment. But, according to legislation in 45 states, evidently having our periods is a "luxury."

Is Clutter Keeping You Up?

Van Winkle's | Posted 12.10.2016 | HuffPost Home
Van Winkle's

A new study from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, found that those at risk for hoarding are more likely to have serious complaints about sleep. The new findings were presented at Sleep 2015, the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.

Please Set My Hygiene to Auto Renew

Greg Schwem | Posted 12.01.2016 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

There seems to be a growing army of online businesses convinced that I am neglecting my personal hygiene. But with the help of UPS and other package d...

5 Helpful Fashion and Beauty Hacks for Busy Moms

Avelist | Posted 11.13.2016 | Parents
Avelist

If you're a mom (or, heck, if you're friends with a mom) you know what an accomplishment it is to dry your hair in the morning. Or put on makeup. Between meltdowns and story times and spilled food and toys all over the floor, you feel lucky to finish the day in one piece. We get it!

This Nonprofit Is Helping Homeless People One Shower At A Time

The Huffington Post | Ishita Singh | Posted 10.22.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

EmbedContent(56292388e4b0ec0a3893a37d,,Embed,aolon,Some({})) Every day more than 578,000 people across the United States find themselves homeless. But...

Here's How Many People Actually Wash Their Hands After Using The Bathroom

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.16.2015 | Impact

Thursday marks Global Handwashing Day, an awareness event that stresses the simple practice of using soap and water to ward off life-threatening disea...

Equipping Kids With Soap Could Save Hundreds Of Lives A Day: UN

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.19.2015 | Impact

LONDON, Oct 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The failure of many people in many countries to wash their hands with soap - one of the cheapest and mos...

Why Your Ear Piercings Suddenly Smell Putrid -- And How To Prevent The Stank

Women's Health | Posted 10.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Women's Health

A gorgeous pair of earrings is a great accessory -- but what's the deal with the holes in your ears smelling like rotten cheese? Turns out it's a mix of skin cells and natural oils getting clogged all up in there. Um, gross.

6 Ways To Avoid Bad Breath

Details | Posted 10.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Details

We've all worried about it. Even if you've brushed, flossed and rinsed your mouth with the precision of a dental hygienist, something will come up -- an unexpected business meeting, a run-in with an ex -- and you're caught wondering if your breath smells.