A Million Hands: Uniting Young People Worldwide to Get Clean Water for All

Jack Abrey | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Abrey

Taps and toilets, things we so easily take for granted, really do transform lives. I'm so proud that Scouts in the UK have chosen to take action on this important issue. In just one week, we learned so much about how we can join together with our Scout family in Madagascar, and across the world, to help get clean water and toilets for everyone, everywhere.

An Alarming Number Of Brits Never Vacuum Their Carpets

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Roughly half a million Brits have never vacuumed their carpets, a new survey has revealed. This is not only gross, but it also means a lot of people a...

Your Washing Machine May Be Making You Ill - Here's How Often To Clean It

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Almost one in five Brits never clean their washing machine, putting them at risk of bacteria such as E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus, a new survey h...

Gym Equipment Has 'More Bacteria Than A Toilet Seat'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Next time you go to the gym, you might want to wash your hands after using the machines. A new study has revealed the amount of bacteria on different ...

Walking for Water in India

Cerys Matthews | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Cerys Matthews

Today is World Water Day and this morning over 650million people around the world woke up with no clean water. That's one in ten people. Forced to drink, cook and wash with dirty water, people are at risk of getting sick and missing vital days of work and education, trapped in a cycle of poverty. Last month WaterAid invited me to travel to India with my 12-year-old daughter Glenys to see the situation for myself. I visited Sanabenakudi, a remote village in east India, to understand what everyday life is like for people living without access to safe water...

Back to Basics: The Power of WASH Projects

Sarah Nancollas | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK
Sarah Nancollas

Working in the field of international development it's all too easy to get bogged down in the complexities of running programmes overseas. Looking at ...

The Pros And Cons Of Shaving Your Pubes

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Pubic hair removal is becoming an increasingly popular practice, but is bald and beautiful really the way to go? Why do we have pubic hair? Researche...

Keep Your Yoga Mat Super Fresh This Homemade Spray

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When was the last time you cleaned your yoga mat? With the amount of sweat, dirt, hair, oil and other gross bacteria lurking on your mat, it's recomme...

A Girl's Right to Education Includes Water and Sanitation

Barbara Frost | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK
Barbara Frost

If we are to celebrate all that women have achieved, surely this basic right, essential for health and dignity, which has held so many women and girls back from their full potential cannot go ignored.

You've (Probably) Been Flossing All Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Think you're a bit of a pro in the dental floss department? Think again. Many people drag their floss up and down between their teeth which can le...

From Paris to the Peanut Crop - Why the Climate Deal Must Not Forsake the World's Poorest

Barbara Frost | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Barbara Frost

The future of the UN's new Global Goals and the promises to end extreme poverty, the health and well-being of those who are most vulnerable, and even the fate of peanut crops like Diallo's are all at stake as these world leaders return home to consider the promises made. What is needed next is action to ensure finance for adaptation goes where it's most needed, and that the poorest and most vulnerable are given priority.

Your Bed May Be Home To Thousands Of Squirming Dust Mites (Graphic Video)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Warning: The video above may be considered graphic A gruesome video from Ohio State University Acarology Lab shows how bedding can become the perf...

Here's What Would Happen If You Stopped Bathing

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For most of us showering is part of our daily routine. But have you ever wondered what would happen if you stopped bathing altogether? That means no s...

Malawi Floods: How Clean Water Has Transformed the Lives of Those Who Had Everything Washed Away

Sanjay Singh | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK
Sanjay Singh

While scars from the floods remain, the communities are becoming stronger than ever before with the help of clean water and improved sanitation facilities, keeping them healthy and uniting them in a common purpose to rebuild their lives. I leave with a firm image in my mind that everyday makes me smile - a water pump. Such a simple thing really can transform lives.

Unsuspecting Customer Finds This 'Disgusting' Surprise In His Food

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK

A man got a "disgusting" surprise when he took a bite into his wrap and discovered that he was chewing not ham, but a plaster. The man, called 'Leo...

How Dirty Are You? Take This Hygiene Quiz To Find Out

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Us Brits are a mucky bunch. The average UK adult has over 10 million bacteria on their hands, in comparison to just 33,000 found on public surface...

99% Of Contact Lens Wearers Are Risking Their Eye Health. Here's How

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Contact lens wearers are putting themselves at risk of serious eye infections after neglecting basic hygiene rules, a study has shown. The report p...

The Most Common Stain On A Sofa Will Have You Buying Plastic Covers

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Toilet seats we can understand. Even bath mats are logical. But what the hell is urine doing on your furniture? A new survey by Guardsman (they...

Behold! The Hidden Poo Nightmare Lurking In Your Car

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Think the inside of your car is clean? Think again, sunshine. According to cleaning guru Kim Woodburn, your car is something of a hygiene nightmare...

This Woman Hasn't Used Shampoo For Over Three Years

PA Real Life | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has not used shampoo for three-and-a-half years – instead cracking an egg or pouring vinegar over her head every ten days for cleanliness. ...

Women Warned Against Using Feminine Hygiene Products

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women have been warned against the use of feminine hygiene products, after scientists found that incorrect usage can affect hormone levels. When us...

Here's Why You Should Remove Those Festival Wristbands

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Not only does wearing your festival wristband for weeks after it's finished make you a massive loser, but it could also give you boils and food poison...

This Is Not What You Want To Find In Your Krispy Kreme Doughnut

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Krispy Kreme doughnuts are well known for their tasty centres. So when Ria Findlay bit into her caramel-flavoured treat, the last thing she expecte...

Get Red, Itchy Eyes From The Pool? It's Because Of Other People's Wee

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're the kind of person who gets red, itchy eyes from being in the swimming pool, listen up: that isn't a reaction to chlorine, it's a reaction t...

Do You Pee In The Shower?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There are two types of people in this world: those who pee in the shower and those who don't. Or, as one reddit user quite rightly suggests, those who...