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User Experience: Hygiene or Strategic Differentiator?

George Bradt | Posted 12.10.2014 | 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 12.05.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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 12.01.2014 | 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.

Physicians on the Front Lines: Where Technology Can Help to Make the Clean Hand the Winning Hand

Geeta Nayyar, M.D. | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Geeta Nayyar, M.D.

Since about 88 percent of all infections are transmitted by hands, a review of the WHO's Five Moments for Hand Hygiene is imperative. Most importantly, in the home, in schools and most importantly - in hospitals and doctor's offices.

What I Learned From 10 Days Without Shampoo

Grace Li | Posted 12.18.2014 | College
Grace Li

Backpacking has taught me a lot, and I will carry all of those lessons with me into the future, but here's the thing -- I don't plan on carrying much else.

Offering Hope Through Soap

Harry Reid | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Harry Reid

There are 3 million people around the world and thousands here in the U.S., many of them kids, whose lives could be changed by a little bar of soap.

Locks, Storage and Hygiene

Sonia Gil | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Yes, we all love to keep our luggage safe and secure. That's why luggage locks are an essential accessory when we embark on any type of travel. But not all locks are made the same.

The Disgusting Truth About Your Toothbrush

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Levine | Posted 04.21.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Your toothbrush looks innocent enough sitting on your bathroom sink. But before you put it in your mouth, consider th...

10 Things You Can't Buy With Food Stamps

Sue Kerr | Posted 06.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

Instead of discussing the horror of someone buying soda pop or a steak with SNAP (food stamps), it would be great to turn the conversation to the things that can't be purchased and think for a minute how we could find a workaround.

50% Of Men Do This In The Bathroom

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 03.27.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com For the naturally curious, a closed door is cause for questions. And what room’s door is always closed when someone...

A Bossy Water Hero Is a Girl Who Leads

David Winder | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
David Winder

When I asked her how she saw her future, she didn't bat an eye. "I want to go to secondary school and university," she told me, "I want to become a doctor."

7 Effective Ways To Stop Body Odor

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Levine | Posted 02.27.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Ewwwww, Grandma, you smell bad!” Your worst nightmare, right? Who wants to be the grandparents kids hate to visi...

A Disgusting Reason To Stop Taking Selfies

Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Think twice before you get up close and personal for a selfie -- because that head-rubbing contact could allow lice to jump into your hair. “I...

WATCH: I Don't Use Toilet Paper

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Whether its one-ply, two-ply or a fancy quilted pattern, most people would probably admit that they can't live without toilet paper. But for blogger A...

Clean Drinking Water Can Save Lives -- Through 'Water Education'

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Can education save the one out of every five children in India who die before the age of 5 from infections caused by dirty water? I believe it can, and I believe India's 500 million children are the ones who can and must lead the transformation in hygiene practices that can save these lives and help address the nation's water crisis.

Catherine Pearson

The Simple Household Item This 24-Year-Old Is Using To Change The World

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Erin Zaikis often used to think about how she could help change the world, but it wasn't until she got very sick with dengue fever that she decided to...

What Your Emotional Health Has in Common With Cinderella

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

You can prioritize your emotional health as much as you do your physical and dental health. You can monitor your mood and self-esteem and take actions to boost them when they are low. And by doing these things, you can significantly boost your emotional wellness, your happiness and your overall life satisfaction.

Traveling Over the Holidays? Don't Miss These Tips for Smooth Sledding!

Christina Pesoli | Posted 02.15.2014 | Travel
Christina Pesoli

Don't despair. I've developed some travel rules to help ensure that all is calm for air travelers this holiday season.

Hate to Clean? Be Thankful

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

This Thanksgiving, when you're feeling grateful for your feast, also think about the napkins, the well-scrubbed faces around your table and the prospect of cleaning the oven when it's all over.

A Guide to Showering Abroad

Off Track Planet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Cleanliness is next to godliness... which is right next door to the nude public bath that got you clean in the first place.

Islands of Hope Amid Flash Floods

BRAC | Posted 12.11.2013 | Impact
BRAC

A narrow dirt road starts where the paved roads of Bangladesh's Habiganj district end, leading to a land of dusty red silt that often completely blankets the sub-district of Baniachang, blocking outsiders from seeing in.

A Haitian Solution for Public Infrastructure to Eliminate Diarrheal Disease

Alan Ricks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Alan Ricks

It is undeniable that Haiti needs -- and deserves -- a functional and dignified solution that provides the major tools to combat diarrheal disease -- clean water, primary healthcare, and clean waste. This is not a Haitian problem: It is a global one.

What Would You Pay to Keep Your Child From Having a Food Allergy?

Elijah Wolfson | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Elijah Wolfson

"She had a couple of bites of a peanut butter sandwich at the park one day, and her whole face broke out in hives."The next thing Deanna and Paul kne...

Building Resilience, Saving Lives

Dennis Walto | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Dennis Walto

International Medical Corps' Dennis Walto details the organization's approach to delivering sustainable, humanitarian support in the field. Having wor...