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Why Your Towels Smell Worse In The Summer

The Huffington Post | Talia Cuddeback | Posted 07.18.2016 | HuffPost Home

We hate to state the obvious, but have you noticed your towels smelling a bit gross during the hot summer months? Besides the fact that you’re not w...

The Reverse Shampoo and Conditioner That Will Forever Change How You Wash Your Hair

Teen Vogue | Posted 04.01.2016 | Style
Teen Vogue

The real beauty of the reverse wash system was how it magically turned my dried-out strands into soft-as-silk hair that managed to feel light and clean, too.

Chronicles of a Toilet Crowdfunder

Jasmine Burton | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact
Jasmine Burton

2016. It's a new year for all, including Wish for WASH. Founded in December 2014, it has officially been 1 year of this social startup's existence. An...

A Museum of Lessons

Kelsey Hatchitt | Posted 12.07.2015 | Impact
Kelsey Hatchitt

As a society today, we speak only of our successes, putting taboos on our failures, by refusing to acknowledge that they happen out of pride and shame. But by refusing to look at these failures, we limit the capacity to change and develop ideas, which, with minor adjustments, may shift the functionality of the program and in doing so, change lives.

She Smears Melted Gelatin All Over Her Nose. The Results Are Incredible

LittleThings | Posted 11.18.2015 | Style
LittleThings

Let's face it, no one's skin is perfect all the time.

Building Toilets in Rural India? There's an App for That.

Maranda Bodas | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Maranda Bodas

Humans love options, and having a preference is in our nature. So why wouldn't it be the same when it comes to faucets and toilets? In our work across nine countries around the world providing access to safe water and sanitation, our team at Water For People knows that innovation is key and one solution does not fit all.

Where Do We Go From Here? WASH In The SDGs

Hanna Woodburn | Posted 06.01.2016 | 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 05.26.2016 | 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.

Battered But Not Broken: Building a Resilient Food System in Nepal

Shenggen Fan | Posted 05.21.2016 | Impact
Shenggen Fan

Now, with the quakes disrupting the wheat harvest and maize planting season, and with assets, infrastructure and markets destroyed, the challenge ahead is to provide immediate relief while staying the course for long-term improvements.

WASH And Environmental Sustainability: The Need For Integrated Objectives

Loan Diep | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Loan Diep

Universal WASH coverage cannot be achieved without considering services in a context of environmental sustainability. The consequences of poor water and sanitation management will only lead to social, economic and political issues further down the line.

Eliminating Diseases By Investing In WASH

Neeraj Mistry, M.D. | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Neeraj Mistry, M.D.

It is evident that WASH interventions have a multiplier effect and positively impact other health issues and development goals. As the window to achieve the MDGs comes to a close this year and we grow closer to confirming the goals and targets that will shape the next 15 years, we must emphasize the important synergies between WASH and the control and elimination of NTDs.

No Maternal Health Without Clean Water

Katie Millar, MPH, RN | Posted 05.04.2016 | Impact
Katie Millar, MPH, RN

What does the water in your glass have to do with the health of mothers and babies around the globe? Quite a lot actually. Without access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation -- like safe toilet facilities -- women face dangerous health risks in pregnancy, during childbirth and in the postpartum period.

The Fundamental Question About Water

Hope Randall | Posted 06.20.2015 | Impact
Hope Randall

WASH continues to be one of the most practical ways we can fulfill our commitment to the world's children. If everyone had access to safe drinking water, a staggering 90 percent of diarrhea deaths could be prevented.

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Through Access To Water In Ghana

Kate Clopeck | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
Kate Clopeck

It was at that moment that something clicked for me. These water businesses could do so much more than just increase access to clean water; they could provide opportunities for an often marginalized group in northern Ghana -- women -- in an area where they were already experts.

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.

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?

WASH And The MDGs: The Ripple Effect

Needa Malik | Posted 05.23.2015 | Impact
Needa Malik

Water is life, and sanitation and hygiene are the basis of health. Yet worldwide, 748 million people don't have access to safe drinking water and 2.5 billion people don't have basic sanitation. Each MDG can be advanced by greater inclusion of proper WASH practices, and there is more work to be done.

Sanitation And Water For All -- Because We Must

Sanjay Wijesekera | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Sanjay Wijesekera

'Sanitation and water for all' is more than a title. It is a goal that is both morally right and unquestionably necessary.

When it Comes to Waterworks, Congress Works!

Rabbi Jack Bemporad | Posted 10.27.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jack Bemporad

Perhaps Congress is starting to understand that we can curtail malnutrition, prevent disease, and reduce poverty. We can support new methods of sustainable farming; promote girls' education and gender equality. But it all depends on the foundation of one thing: access to safe water and sanitation.

The Best of Summer Travel

Gogobot | Posted 06.27.2013 | Travel
Gogobot

Fireworks displays, Slip 'N Slides and soft serve ice cream: summer's here. Check out the best seasonal destinations.

WASH in Schools: The Happiness Factor

John Sauer | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
John Sauer

As former UNICEF director Carol Bellamy said, "Safe water and sanitation are essential to protect children's health and their ability to learn at school. In this sense, they are as vital as textbooks to a child's education."

Interview: Actor Alan Tudyk Plays a Racist in 42

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.16.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In the film about Jackie Robinson's first year in the majors, Chapman shows up spitting one racial epithet after another from in front of the Phillies' dugout at Ebbets Field, a monologue of bitter bigotry that left Tudyk feeling slightly hungover after each day of filming.

Giving Birth on the Side of the Road With Two Cans of Dirty Water

David Winder | Posted 02.18.2013 | Impact
David Winder

In the developing world only 58 percent of births are attended by a skilled assistant, such as a midwife, nurse or doctor, according to UNFPA; in Ethiopia, a shocking 90 percent of births take place without trained assistants.

A Call To Faith On World Water Day

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.22.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Because water is so central to many faiths, it offers both a starting point for action and a point of engagement between the faith-inspired and secular development communities. Water has a special potential.

Coming Together for Water for the World

Jan Eliasson | Posted 03.18.2012 | Impact
Jan Eliasson

The best intentioned development efforts fail if the basic necessity of clean water and sanitation is not met.