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How Islam Made the West Cool

Khaled Diab | Posted 07.28.2013 | Religion
Khaled Diab

Those who fear Muslim influence should raise a glass to the Sultan of Style next time they freshen up, don the latest fashions or enjoy a delicious three-course meal.

Change From the Very, Very Bottom Up

BRAC | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
BRAC

You may have heard of multinational corporations, such as Unilever, seeking to target the so-called 'bottom of the pyramid', providing goods and services to the $5 trillion market comprising the poorest 4 billion people in the world.

REVEALED: The Germiest Place On Your Body

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.20.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Microbiologist Jason "The Germ Guy" Tetro reveals to host Dena Takruri the germiest place on the human body and the best way to avoid catching germs....

French Healthcare and Hygiene: A Personal Analysis

Carrie Dennis | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Carrie Dennis

Under ordinary circumstances strep throat wouldn't be a thing of note, however, I am currently living in France where healthcare works a little differently than in the United States.

World Water Day 2013: Water Is Just the Beginning

David Winder | Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact
David Winder

We have been counting down the days to World Water Day by looking at 20 ways that water is just the beginning: the beginning of the first steps out of poverty, the beginning of putting food on the table.

Egypt's Women Of Mass Destruction

Khaled Diab | Posted 04.09.2013 | Religion
Khaled Diab

Echoing the "War on Women" across the Atlantic, Islamists, particularly ultra-conservative Salafists, have launched a far more vicious offensive against Egyptian women, which has played itself out on the streets, in the form of violence and blaming the victim for the crime she endured.

Asking Hard Questions Of The 787

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.11.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I don't know about you, but I'm starting to feel like I've read the same glowing write-up 50 times. There's so much buzz about the plane it seems almost suspicious.

True Homeland Security

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 02.05.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

How do we scale up these wonderful, individual acts to create a society where it is unthinkable that frostbite is common among the homeless? Or better still: Where it is unthinkable that anyone be homeless?

Washing Up - and Saving Lives by the Millions

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 12.15.2012 | Impact
Jeffrey Sachs

At the start of the new millennium, world leaders promised to cut by half the proportion of people without decent sanitation, and to reduce child mortality by two thirds, all by 2015. We're determined to help the world keep its promises.

What You Should Know About Bacteria On Your Body

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We have long known that bacteria living on and in our bodies outnumber our cells -- which themselves sum up to a number that exceeds any hope of real understanding -- by 20 to one. We are a rounding error in our own skin.

What A Diaper Means For A Child's Future

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

It might seem odd to think that something as small as diapers can affect bigger things like education, jobs and child welfare, but it's true.

First Impressions: What's Inside Isn't All That Counts

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 09.15.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

What does someone's eyes, nose, smile, skin or hair typically tell us about them?

When Letters From School Are Way Too Personal

The Mouthy Housewives | Posted 08.22.2012 | Parents
The Mouthy Housewives

Should a teacher be able to tell a student to wear a bra?

FYI, Your Kitchen Is Probably Dirtier Than A Toilet Seat

Food & Wine | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Food & Wine

"In most cases, it's safer to make a salad on a toilet seat than it is to make one on a cutting board," says Dr. Charles Gerba (a.k.a. Dr. Germ).

Super Bowl Sanitation: "Washed Up" Giants Outpoint Docs

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 03.31.2012 | New York
Michael L. Millenson

Is the New York Giants' bathroom more sanitary than your hospital room? Could be. And that player cleanliness may even have helped send the team to the Super Bowl.

Save the Planet: Wash Less

Tamar Haspel | Posted 01.03.2012 | Green
Tamar Haspel

As cars are hybridized, homes are downsized, and diets are localized, perhaps we should extend the eco-scorn heaped on Hummers, McMansions, and factory beef to a deeply ingrained American institution: the daily shower.

Just for Men: Slow Tea and Slow Shaving in 10 Steps

Jesse Jacobs | Posted 12.27.2011 | San Francisco
Jesse Jacobs

There's something delightful and dangerous about sliding a thin blade of cold steel across your face.

The Color Of Beauty

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 11.15.2011 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

As I packed my bags to make my way home to Haiti once again, I must have packed and repacked my cosmetic bags at least six times with my personal item...

Jailbirds Have Dirty Undies: Report

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A clothing shortage is forcing inmates in at least one Illinois prison to wear the same underwear several days in a row, causing ...

How Race and Class May Affect Asthma

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Philip N. Cohen

Childhood asthma is more common among Blacks and Puerto Ricans than among Whites.

Turning Water Rights Into Reality

John Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Sauer

Developing countries need to prioritize water as the keystone to development, just as the United States did at the turn of the 20th century.

Report from South Asia: Is Universal WASH Access in Reach?

John Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Sauer

I've been amazed at how much is happening on the ground. Despite the multitude of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) problems, the issue seems entirely solvable here.

Why US Philanthropists Should Care About Sanitation and Water

John Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Sauer

Over the past three years, only 42% of aid for water and sanitation has been targeted at least developed and low-income countries where the need is the greatest.

Sharing the Burden of Thirst on World Water Day

Mandy Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mandy Moore

As we drink water straight from the faucet, it's hard to believe that one in six people around the world lack clean drinking water, and every 15 seconds another child dies because of it.

Rodent Infestation Closes Pennsylvania Capitol Cafeteria

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Why is the cafeteria at the Pennsylvania Capitol infested with mice? Probably because health inspectors didn't visit it for fo...