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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...

Here's What It Looks Like When You Don't Wash Off Your Makeup For A Month

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.17.2013 | Fifty

When one woman volunteered to see what would happen if she didn't wash the makeup off her face for a month, the results were pretty scary. Watch Th...

The Real Reason Behind All Those Allergies, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Chief Medical Editor for NBC News Dr. Nancy Snyderman explained why people have so many allergies these days when she joined me on Mondays With Marlo....

Asking the Right Questions

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

There is nothing abstract about poverty. It's an in-your-face reality that never, ever lets up. It touches people a thousand different ways every day. That gives us a thousand opportunities to help, to ameliorate the effects of poverty on families.

Changing Nicaragua, One Hygiene Brigade at a Time

David Winder | Posted 08.25.2013 | Impact
David Winder

Life is not easy along the Miskito Coast. But these signs of hope and progress through locally-adapted water, sanitation and hygiene education programs give me great confidence that Nicaragua is changing for the better -- one student-led Hygiene Brigade at a time.

Women's Healthcare in Africa - An Urgent Monthly Need

Barry Segal | Posted 08.24.2013 | World
Barry Segal

Guest Blog Post by: Ashley Rogers [Kampala, Uganda] A few months ago, a certain girl in Lugazi, Uganda (let's call her Sara) told me, "I curse the da...

Doctors Should Dress Sharp In The Name of Hygiene, Doc Says

Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/13/2013 06:33 PM EDT on LiveScience Doctors who wear casual — and even "scruffy" ...

Unity, Balance, and Power

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The notion that parasites are ravaging populations -- and clearly, they are -- is hard to reconcile with the already-impressive and fast-accumulating evidence that the aftermath of eradicating parasites is ravaging other populations.