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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

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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 04.22.2015 | 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 Grandparents.com 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 04.08.2015 | 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 04.07.2015 | 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 04.07.2015 | 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 03.30.2015 | 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?

The 7 Germiest Items You Probably Touch Every Single Day

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Linda Rodgers | Posted 03.12.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com You expect germs to lurk in the obvious places—the toilet bowl, the trashcans, the floors. But there’s a slew of ...

A Story of Resilience for International Women's Day

Erin Zaikis | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Erin Zaikis

Mary Nanyonga is a 27 year old mother of 3 in Mubende, Uganda with big dreams for the future.

Celebrate Women: Don't WASH Away Their Rights

Sanjay Wijesekera | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Sanjay Wijesekera

The truth is: inadequate access to water, sanitation and hygiene is a violation of fundamental human rights. If women realize these rights, it will make not just the 8th of March but every single day a day where women and girls can stand proud, and reach their fullest potential.

Education & Equality: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago, The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Since we began, 50 more individuals and families have joined in.

This Will Make You Want To Wash Your Hands And Boil Everything

Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Unless you live in a plastic bubble, germs and bacteria are on every surface you touch. Apparently, even washing your hands promises very little prote...

Creativity and the Ordinary

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Miriam Ava

Consider housekeeping your launchpad to happiness. Clearing away what no longer sparks joy (thanks, Marie Kondo), creating space for what you envision, and anticipating beauty -- that's what opens you up to the heavens. Let the good rush in and through you, and then ship your art.

5 Ways Little Kids Wash Their Hands

Brent Almond | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Brent Almond

Based on personal experience of how regularly my child practices responsible (unassisted) hygiene, it's a wonder we're not in the midst of a full-blown toddler zombie apocalypse.

Why This Woman Traded Her Soap For Oil

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 01.16.2015 | Style

For most of her life, blogger Starr Vartan took a shower every night using soap to cleanse herself. But she suffered from chronic dry skin and cystic ...

User Experience: Hygiene or Strategic Differentiator?

George Bradt | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
George Bradt

There's no doubt that some people in some situations will pay more for goods and services if they are wrapped in enjoyable experiences. The question f...

4 Truths About Water and Sanitation

Lisa Schechtman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Lisa Schechtman

Right now, one-third of the world's population lives without a decent toilet. One in ten people doesn't have access to safe drinking water. Without these, even basic handwashing can be beyond reach.

The Road to Health Goes Through the Toilet

Sanjay Wijesekera | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
Sanjay Wijesekera

In many countries, open defecation is a hidden problem. Hidden among the poor, in rural areas, or remote villages. But it should not be hidden away from public discourse.

Urban Sanitation Critical as Indian Cities Expand

Skoll Foundation | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

Due to open defecation millions of Indians are prone to ill health, threats to their safety, reduced productivity and lower earning potential, resulting in a deepening cycle of poverty -- all for want of basic sanitation facilities.