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Going for Gold: the opportunity in the polluted waters of the Rio Olympics

Sarina Prabasi | Posted 07.29.2016 | Sports
Sarina Prabasi

No matter who you are, or where you live, the Olympics hold an inexplicable sort of magic. It's the anticipation, the competition, the excitement of c...

This Poop Emoji Plunger Is The Cutest Way To Unclog A Toilet

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 07.21.2016 | HuffPost Home

It’s an emoji’s world, and we’re all just living in it. There are plenty of emoji-based products out there, from nail decals to pillows to cooki...

Company Brings Toilets To Kenya Slums, Turns Waste Into Fertilizer

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 07.14.2016 | Impact

This company is turning poop into profit. Sanergy installs toilets in impoverished areas in Nairobi, Kenya and then turns the human waste into organic...

Everything You Need To Know About Bathrooms Around The World

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 06.23.2016 | Travel

When you're getting ready for an international adventure -- be it backpacking through Southeast Asia or pub-hopping in the U.K. -- how do you prepare ...

Silicon Valley's Obsession With Flying Cars Flies In The Face Of Business Logic

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

This article first appeared as an op-ed on my column in Forbes. Bemoaning the state of innovativeness, Peter Thiel-- don of the PayPal mafia, Silicon...

Mr. Trump: Make America Male--Again

Frank Browning | Posted 06.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Frank Browning

Everybody in America but the Trumpeters is doing better, and their justified fear is turning to rage -- rage aimed mostly at anything and anyone that doesn't seem like a real hairy male.

Could The Way Americans Wipe Their Asses Be Ready For A Change?

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

While the push-button bidet may seem foreign at first, you end up being less hands-on with your personal waste disposal. And if you're not able to part with a couple grand for a happier bum, you can take a lesson from the bidet's newfound cool: Use some water.

A Single Toilet Means Safety And Dignity For Girls

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.23.2016 | Impact

About a third of the world doesn’t have access to a toilet, and it’s the girls and women in this underserved group who disproportionately suffer a...

Seat Up or Seat Down?

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 03.22.2016 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

Recently I was having a bite of dinner alone and couldn't help overhearing the conversation from the next table...two women dining together, one talking about an incident the night before.

Caltech Re-inventing the Toilet

Soren Petersen | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Cody Finke User Interface designed by Anastasia Hanan Our world, from our cars to our phones now communicates and the Internet of Th...

Here's How to Get Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for All by 2030

Sanjay Wijesekera | Posted 03.15.2016 | Impact
Sanjay Wijesekera

Sanjay Wijesekera speaks to press at the Sanitation and Water for All Ministerial Meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 15, 2016 When it comes to wat...

Revamping the world's education system one toilet at a time

Jo Anne Lyon | Posted 03.11.2016 | Religion
Jo Anne Lyon

When I was in the 5th grade, my parents and I moved to western Oklahoma. We lived in a little town of about 50, where children piled into their parent...

Photo Essay: My Observations of Toilets Around the World

Jennifer James | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Jennifer James

When I stepped inside the stall in Kenya I nearly vomited. The smell was overwhelming. Since that jarring experience five years ago I have been slightly obsessed with pit latrines and toilets when I travel to low-and middle-income countries

Why Are Indian kids Smaller Than African kids? Hint: It's Not Race

Sanjay Wijesekera | Posted 01.16.2016 | World
Sanjay Wijesekera

It is 2016. We know what to do and we know how to do it. India's children, and all children around the world, deserve a chance to grow tall and strong and live healthy and productive lives.

This Calculator Shows How Much You Get Paid To Poop (And Pee!) At Work

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.08.2016 | Weird News

We reportedly spend an average of 92 days in a lifetime on the toilet and 1.5 years in the bathroom, so we might as well profit from it. That's why Pl...

Don't Be Your Office's Pee Werewolf

Evany Thomas | Posted 12.22.2015 | Women
Evany Thomas

So I don't know if this happens at your office, but it's happened at the last three jobs I've worked at: You walk into a stall in the ladies' room, and the seat will be absolutely covered in pee. So much pee, it couldn't possibly be a mistake. The quantity of urine is almost aggressive in its plentitude.

How To 'Clear The Air' After Using The Bathroom

TODAY.com | Adam Goldberg | Posted 12.17.2015 | HuffPost Home

Ever use the bathroom at someone's house only to be embarrassed by the "certain air" you've left behind?...

What To Do When You've Clogged Someone Else's Toilet

TODAY.com | Adam Goldberg | Posted 12.16.2015 | Weird News

Lots of embarrassing things can happen in a bathroom, but none are worse than clogging someone else's toilet!...

How Much Illumination Do We Really Need?

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 12.14.2015 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

Over the last few days I have been getting a pop-up ad about illuminated toilets... some light up as you approach... some appear to glow if you whistle a happy tune.

Why Do Public Bathrooms Make Us So Anxious, And Why Aren't We Doing Anything About It?

The Conversation US | Posted 11.20.2015 | Weird News
The Conversation US

American public bathrooms are often designed to make the experience exceedingly uncomfortable. Silence about the issue persists, largely because of cultural taboos that discourage any discussion about alleviating design flaws.

Sanitation Challenge for Ghana's Cities

Patrick Moriarty | Posted 11.22.2015 | Impact
Patrick Moriarty

Average living standards improved while the government managed to halve the rates of poverty, hunger and lack of clean drinking water. Despite this success, one major failure sticks out: sanitation.

Sanitation Financing: An Opportunity to Accelerate an End to Open Defecation

Gary White | Posted 11.19.2015 | Impact
Gary White

As the world leaders set out to determine how to achieve the new ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, we encourage them to explore ensuring access to affordable capital for sanitation solutions for all.

On World Toilet Day, More Than Just Poop Emojis

Sarina Prabasi | Posted 11.19.2015 | Impact
Sarina Prabasi

Some people have suggested that a campaign around poop emojis is superficial. But when it comes to engaging the public on a serious but seemingly far-away problem, we're counting on our poop emoji friends to give us a hand.

On World Toilet Day Reality More Offensive Than Words

Sanjay Wijesekera | Posted 11.21.2015 | World
Sanjay Wijesekera

The world has come a long way. In 1990, nearly half the global population lacked adequate sanitation and 1 in 4 people worldwide (1.3 billion) defecated in the open. In 2015, 68 percent of the global population -- which is now 2 billion higher -- has improved sanitation.

WASH UP! for Universal Children's Day

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 11.19.2015 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Every child has the right to survive and thrive, but for far too many children, this right is denied in the simplest of areas, particularly in the provision of clean, safe, and child-friendly water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services such as toilets.