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Is Your Kitchen Healthy? : Things In Your Kitchen You Need To Throw Away Now

Is Your Kitchen Healthy? : Things In Your Kitchen You Need To Throw Away Now

Your sponge Maybe you’re microwaving or boiling it to remove germs, but as Gravely notes, it’s really hard to clean a sponge: “It’s got all those holes in it,” she says. “Even in these studies they did where they boiled them, there will still pathogens there.”   The USDA recommends replacing your dish sponge “frequently,” […]

How Dirty Is Your Phone?

How Dirty Is Your Phone?

Hands up if you’ve ever taken your phone with you into the bathroom. Uh-huh…. We’re betting you’ve either got your hand in the air right now or you’re lying. Look, it’s easy to do. The whole thing about pocket technology is you can take it everywhere with you, including some less-than-sanitary environments. But what does […]

Rant Of The Day – Nose Picking

Rant Of The Day – Nose Picking

Welcome to the rant column. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, social etiquette, proper hygiene is very essential. I mean, why should a grown man or lady be seen nose picking in public? Jeez! That’s whew! Find a secluded place to do that even if you want to not in the public glare. Nope! It’s […]

Sanitary Pad Crowdfunding Unsettles Uganda’s Elite

Sanitary Pad Crowdfunding Unsettles Uganda’s Elite

Ugandan girls are missing school because they can’t afford hygiene products. Activists are helping out, but a crowdfunding campaign to buy millions of sanitary pads has fallen foul of the country’s authoritarian regime. Dozens of children, clad in their white and blue uniforms, are sitting at their desks in their classrooms. The bell ring rings. […]

Providing Free Pads And Tampons To Incarcerated Women Is About More Than Hygiene

Providing Free Pads And Tampons To Incarcerated Women Is About More Than Hygiene

For incarcerated women in the U.S., the experience of a monthly period can be stressful and demeaning. While jails often supply menstrual products, such as pads and tampons, they are typically poor quality and doled out in limited numbers. If a woman needs more than what’s been allocated for her, she might be able to […]

Aid Watchdog Urges DfID To Consolidate Gains On Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Aid Watchdog Urges DfID To Consolidate Gains On Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

The UK has brought water, sanitation and hygiene improvements to almost 63 million people in poorer countries over the past few years, but its aid programmes still need to be more sustainable, targeted and detailed, according to the independent aid watchdog. In a new report, the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (Icai) says the Department […]