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The Impact of Reality TV Shows on the Younger Generation

by editorial team

 

Although reality TV shows can be very entertaining, how are they influencing the younger generation?

Research has shown that, while mature audiences may be able to distinguish between reality and reality television, it's harder for children and adolescents to do so.

In this article, we will discuss the impact that reality TV can have on the younger generation, and share a few ways in which parents can support a healthier understanding of reality TV.

 

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Natural Bubble Bath Recipe

children self-care Nov 26, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Make your own natural bubble bath, and you can avoid bathing in petrochemical ingredients that may contribute to health issues.

The chemicals found in conventional bubble bath soaps contain chemicals that you should avoid.

Make your own natural bubble bath, and you (and your baby) can avoid harmful chemicals.

Below is a list of nontoxic ingredients for you to use!

 

How Chemicals in Conventional Bubble Baths Can Harm You...

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Symptoms of Mold in Your Bedroom

bathroom mold Nov 20, 2018

by Angela Cummings

 

Do you have symptoms of mold in the bedroom?

There are approximately 1.5 million species of mold that exist, according to the National Institute of Health Environmental Health Sciences.

Various mold species can be found indoors, and in the bedroom.

In this article, we’ll discuss common indoor molds and symptoms to watch for.

 

What Kinds of Mold in Bedrooms Are Toxic?

The most common types of indoor mold include: Aspergillus, Alternaria, Acremonium,...

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Clean Your Oven Naturally

cleaning kitchen Nov 20, 2018

by Angela Cummings

 

Are you looking for a natural way to clean the caked on food and grease from your oven?

You’re not alone! Especially during baking season, when there is frequent oven use.

This article covers the frequency to clean your oven, materials, and ingredients to use, and steps to follow.

 

Why Is a Clean Oven Important? How Often Should I Clean It?

Caked on crusted food that drops to the bottom of stoves can burn and start to smoke or smolder.

Grease and grime on...

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Nontoxic Ceramic Cookware: How to Choose and Use It Safely

diet kitchen Nov 20, 2018

by Angela Cummings

 

There’s a lot of confusion about nontoxic ceramic cookware. It’s common to wonder, “is all ceramic cookware nontoxic?

 

What Is Ceramic Cookware?

Ceramic cookware is traditionally made of clay that is fired (in a kiln) and glazed. Ceramic is one of the most widely accepted nontoxic materials and considered among the healthiest.

However, not all cookware that is advertised as ceramic is nontoxic. Here’s where it can be confusing.

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7 Tips to Keep Your Child Focused on School Work

children technology Nov 13, 2018

by editorial team

 

Trying to keep your child focused on school work is no easy task.

The modern world is full of distractions, and technology is at the core of many of them.

If your child is checking their text messages and social media notifications while doing their homework, they may have trouble staying focused on the task at hand.

Below are our best tips for minimizing technology-related distractions and helping your child stay focused on their school work.

 

Technology as a...

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6 Technology-Related Diseases & How to Prevent Them

by editorial team

 

Between 1994 and 2006, the number of technology-related diseases and injuries increased by 732%.

The most troubling part? Children aged 5 years or younger had the highest injury rates of all groups.

With the use of smartphones and laptops becoming more and more prevalent every single day, parents may want to know how to protect their families from the harmful effects of modern technology.

Here are symptoms of the 6 most common diseases and injuries related to the use...

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Instant Gratification: How Technology Affects Children’s Behavior

children technology Nov 13, 2018

by editorial team

 

How does growing up with technology affect children’s behavior?

With 24/7 access to information, entertainment and social connection, both children and adults have become dependent on the instant gratification technology provides.

 

What Is Instant Gratification?

Instant gratification refers to a quick and immediate attainability of pleasure and satisfaction.

The ability to obtain anything we want, anytime we want it, is a defining characteristic of the...

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Health Risks from BPA and 7 Tips to Reduce Them

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée 

 

BPA (Bisphenol-A) caught the attention of media and parents circa 2007. Gradually, more of the public and even major retailers became concerned about the potential health effects from BPA exposures. Then, BPA-free products quickly became popular.

While the health effects of BPA remain a focus of study, BPA substitutes are also not known. And some BPA substitutes are suspected to be just as risky as BPA.

In the meantime,...

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6 Ways to Remove Allergens in Your Bedroom

allergies bedroom immunity Nov 10, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

While the word “allergens” may cause you to think “outdoors,” allergens are found indoors too. Allergens—like pollen and mold spores—can travel into the home through open windows, the bottom of children’s shoes, and on pets' paws.

Allergens can be produced from inside of the home too. Regardless of the source, allergens often settle in household dust—a large allergy trigger...

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