Hygiene

'If Obama Had a Dry Toilet...' - Building a Toilet for the 21st Century

Dr Kat Arney | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Kat Arney

Around the world 2.5 billion people have no access to a toilet, and 1,400 children die every single day as a result of unhygienic sanitation. These figures are as outrageous as they are shocking. But nobody wants to talk about it, because - well - it's just not very nice, is it?

10 Facts About The Toilet Habits Of Brits

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Straw poll: how many of you use your phones on the toilet? That's what we thought: way too many for our liking. Bathrooms.com have conducted a sur...

Can Mouthwash Cause Cancer?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you use mouthwash as part of a general flossing and brushing routine, you're fine. However, if you are part of the contingent that uses mouthwa...

Factory Workers Bathe In Milk, Put You Off Dairy For Life

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK

A Siberian dairy plant has been temporarily closed after photos emerged of workers bathing in milk. The unusual cleaning routine is alleged to have...

How Often Do You Change Your Pillow And Duvet? (Probably Not As Frequently As You Should)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

WARNING: The following may disrupt tonight's sleep. Did you know that the pillow you lay your weary head upon each night may be putting you at ris...

Fast Food Workers Reveal What You Shouldn't Order At Their Restaurants

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whatever really goes on behind the scenes at fast food restaurants, it's not enough to put us off eating there. But if you do decide to have a blo...

Talking Periods on Women's Day

Alex Kent | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Alex Kent

Hygiene, sanitation and water are critical issues for woman and girls,and must be included in the post-2015 gender debate. Without these crucial, but often ignored rights, women will continue to be discriminated against. Period.

Inspiring Change for Women With Water and Toilets

Shamila Jansz | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Shamila Jansz

On this International Women's Day, we are talking about inspiring change. We are looking to challenge the status quo, and that includes the ability to get to a toilet.

Doctors' Stethoscopes Found To Be 'Highly Contaminated' With Bacteria Including MRSA

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Doctors are being urged to sterilise their stethoscopes after each examination, after a study found instruments to be heavily contaminated with bacter...

An Unexpected Side Effect Of Brushing Your Teeth

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition - where your immune system attacks your own body - that causes swelling in the joints of the body, esp...

Illegal Tattoo Artist Jailed For Four Months After Creating Hideous Alice In Wonderland Tattoo That Became Infected

Caters | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Here's a cautionary tale for doing your homework when it comes to getting tattooed. An illegal tattoo artist whose botched work left a young woman...

These Women Stopped Using Toilet Paper And Started Using Cloth Wipes - Why?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Not every culture uses toilet paper - many in Asia, for instance, favour water via a spray hose, while the bidet has made a successful global crossove...

The Bane of Baths

Sarah Kwong | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

Once candles are lit, and I'm in, the regret starts to encroach. If the water isn't a perfect temperature - and it never is - my body reacts, either by perspiring (which is weird when you're already wet) or by shivering. In an attempt to quickly salvage my bathing experience, I decide to read a magazine.

Three Grim Facts About Hotel Rooms

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In this scenario, if the pub is your hotel, then that bowl of peanuts is your room. If you've ever wondered about the comforter on your bed (which...

What Really Happens When Your Hotel Room Is Being Cleaned?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As you pass your hotel maid in the corridor you may wonder if she or he is secretly whooping it up while you're out, eating bon bons and trying on you...

WATCH: When Facial Piercings Go Horribly Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Brilliant fodder if your kid is trying to convince you to let them get a facial piercing - this video shows how it can go horribly wrong. 22-year-old ...

Through the Looking Glass: What Your Bathroom Cabinet Reflects About You and the World

Rodney Collins | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rodney Collins

This trio of products indexes a beautiful truth shared across humanity. Over the course of millennia, we have collectively developed and affirmed a global understanding of a basic set of practices that implicate us in a global wellness program.

Through the Looking Glass: The Naked, Ugly, Beautiful Truth of Personal Hygiene

Rodney Collins | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rodney Collins

Last week, our team published a photographic essay, Around the World in 80 Cabinets. The project invites you to peek inside bathroom cabinets around the world, from Australia to Uzbekistan. This is likely an invitation that few of us are able to resist.

WATCH: What Make-Up Does To Your Face When You Don't Wash It Off

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We've all had that Skeletor moment - you know, you fall asleep with your make-up on and then you wake up to find your eyes look like hollow death-hole...

Are Hand Sanitisers Ruining Your Immune System?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We live in a world of hand sanitisers and anti-bacterial sprays, where war is waged in germs on a daily basis. But are we compromising our immune syst...

The Urinal Sink: Is This What It Takes To Get Men To Wash Their Hands?

Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Things must have gotten really bad if, in an attempt to cajole men into washing their hands after urinating, the best solution is to create a urinal w...

Be Gone Smelly Underwear, Sweet-Smelling French Pants Are Now On Sale

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

This may just be the best invention ever: sweet-smelling underpants. The ground-breaking undies, created by French company 'Le Slip Français', sm...

Sort My Life Out: When Should I Wash My Socks?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Welcome to a new HuffPost UK Lifestyle section called Sort My Life Out, where we take one of life's many puzzling questions, and demystify it for you....

Healing the Problem of Flying Toilets: Solutions For Tackling Drought In Africa

Bidisha | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK
Bidisha

The poorest people are affected by these issues the most - in particular, women and children. Lack of water leads to the failure of crops which would be eaten or sold at market; the absence or extreme diminution of these can lead to starvation and poverty.

Which British City Has The Dirtiest Hotels?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The British tourist industry may have upped its game to encourage us to holiday at home, but some places are still finding it hard to shake the stereo...