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What You Should Know About The Risks of Online Gaming

Oct 15, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée


The number of hours children spend gaming has increased from 10.7 to 12.2 hours per week between 2013 and 2017. And the worldwide online gaming industry is...


5 Tips for Healthier Toothpaste

Oct 15, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée


If you're looking for another product to detox, and you haven't thought about your toothpaste, then read this article to learn about potential toxic exposures from your toothpaste....


Overlooked Healthy Choices for Healthy Living

Oct 12, 2018


Dr. Joseph Braun, a Professor of Epidemiology at Brown University, studies the potential health consequences of environmental chemical exposures in pregnant women, infants, and children. More specifically, he has a special interest in...


10 Best Websites for Children of All Ages

Oct 12, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée


The internet can provide a lot of value, education, and entertainment for children of all ages.

From learning about the animal kingdom to trying their hand at coding, kids can have fun online...


One Simple Tip for Finding Nontoxic Dishwasher Detergent

Oct 11, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée


Are you concerned about harmful chemicals in dishwasher detergent?

We are.

Dishwasher detergents can remain on cups and glasses, even after running through the rinse cycle.

Adding a rinse...


Tips for Finding Nontoxic Baby Shampoo

Oct 09, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée


When my son was first born, I had no idea baby shampoos could have toxic chemicals. 

I wish I had known!

I might have prevented 8 years of illness.

Ear infections, sinus infections,...


3 Nontoxic Cleaning Recipes for Kitchen Cabinets

Oct 07, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée


Kitchen cabinets accumulate grime and dirt from everyday use. Over time, wood surfaces and door knobs can develop a thick layer of grime. Not to mention stuck-on foods...


Health Risks from Cookware

Oct 06, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée


Do you make time to cook at home so that you and your family can eat a healthier diet? Are you also someone who makes baby food to protect your child from chemicals...


Protect Social Skills from Technology

Oct 03, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée


Face-to-face interactions are key to healthy social skills. For young people, they are essential in learning to notice and interpret non-verbal cues, in connecting with...


10 Tips to Keep Your Child Safe From Online Predators

Sep 26, 2018

Give technology a bedtime.

by the editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée


The world wide web is a wonderland of information and entertainment. And it's great for kids when used mindfully and with adult supervision.

But it can also...



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