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How to Choose a Nontoxic Cutting Board

Aug 14, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Chemicals found in standard cutting boards may off-gass volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air and leach into food and beverages. To minimze these exposures, choose a...

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Our Culture of Impatience in an On-Demand World

Aug 13, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

We live in a society that serves instant gratification: dinners come pre-packaged or are delivered soon after our orders; we send and receive messages instantly; payment...

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Protecting Your Child’s Online Privacy

Aug 10, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

A modern challenge for parents is protecting their children’s privacy online—both a child’s online reputation, and information that companies can collect about...

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Is Copper Cookware Safe?

Aug 07, 2018

Increasingly, people are learning that nonstick pots and pans are coated with perfluorochemicals (PFCs), which pose health risks. And they are a family of persistent environmental contaminants.

So what are healthier pots and pans to use? Cast...

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10 Tips to Help Parents Talk to Kids about Internet Safety

Aug 03, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Children are society’s most valuable and vulnerable demographic. And many parents strive to optimize their children’s lives. From the safest cars to the best schools,...

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Using Everyday Items as Nontoxic Baby Bath Toys

Aug 01, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Kids love taking baths—splashing around, and playing with their toys. However, are your children's bath toys nontoxic?

Heat and humidity—two factors created when taking...

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Criteria for Choosing an Organic Towel

Jul 27, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Most people don't realize that their towels can be a source of toxic exposures. When selecting new towels, you should know key ways to select healthier ones. With informed...

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Protecting Children’s Privacy Online

Jul 26, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

As with any land of opportunity, the cyber world offers both possibilities and risks.

Just as we teach children basic safety rules in the real world (like looking both ways before...

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How Technology Contributes to Obesity in Children

Jul 25, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Childhood obesity is a primary concern worldwide, including in America. One in six children struggles with being overweight, and are at risk for developing a range of health issues,...

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Is My Damp Bedroom Causing Health Problems?

Jul 25, 2018

by editorial team 

 

Bedrooms can feel damp and humid sometimes. When the outdoor humidity level is high, that makes sense. Temporary dampness comes and goes with the weather. But dampness that hangs around is likely caused by another...

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