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Is Copper Cookware Safe?

diet kitchen nausea 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 iron and stainless steel are popular choices by the health-conscious.

But what about copper cookware? There's been less discussion on their safety.

Whether you use copper cookware to cook for yourself, or for others (especially baby...

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Is Your Child Cheating on Tests With Technology?

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According to a 2017 study by McAfee, 47% of students have seen or heard of a student using their mobile phone to cheat on an assignment or a test; and 21% of students admitted to doing it themselves.

What are the consequences of high-tech cheating? And how can you, as a parent, reduce the likelihood that your child will use technology to cheat on their assignments?

 

How Some Students Use Technology to Cheat

Back in the good old days,...

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10 Tips to Help Parents Talk to Kids about Internet Safety

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, we spare no expense to provide our kids with the best.

Unfortunately, even the best security system cannot protect kids from one common portal: The internet. It can be a risky place for children and adolescents.

Keeping kids off the...

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Using Everyday Items as Nontoxic Baby Bath Toys

bathroom children 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 a bath—increase the likelihood of chemicals releasing, including from things like baby bath toys.

Keep bath time fun and healthy with nontoxic everyday items that can be used as baby bath toys.

Benefits of nontoxic baby bath toys...

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How to Help A Child with Their Social Skills

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Do you know how to help your child with their social skills? As a parent, you have a unique opportunity to teach your child social skills even adults struggle with, like building friendships, managing conflict, and handling rejection.

 

Benefits of Developing Social Skills Early

Developing social skills early is a critical part of your child’s future happiness.

Adolescents who have strong social skills are more likely to be accepted by their peers, develop...

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Criteria for Choosing an Organic Towel

bathroom kitchen 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 perspective, you can pick healthier bath towels, kitchen towels, and swimming towels.

What's wrong with non-organic towels?

Non-organic towels are often made from petrochemicals. Materials used to create non-organic towels can...

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Children’s Privacy Online: For Kids Who Type

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 crossing the street, and always wearing a seat belt in the car), parents can teach children simple protocols to be responsible and safe online.

Children Online

Through the internet, kids have the world at their fingertips. With just a click of a...

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How Technology Contributes to Obesity in Children

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Is Technology to Blame for Childhood Obesity?

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, such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Bone and Joint Problems
  • Asthma
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Non-insulin Dependent Diabetes

Multiple reasons play a role in childhood obesity. Examples...

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Is My Damp Bedroom Causing Health Problems?

bedroom 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 factor.

Reasons for dampness in the bedroom

Dampness in the bedroom can be caused by several factors. Here are a few of the common causes:

  • Roof leak. Leaks from a roof can affect the dampness of a bedroom, especially if the roof leak is directly...
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Sexualized Texting or “Sexting”

by editorial team

 

The days of passing “notes” to a crush in biology have long passed. Teens (as well as  younger and older children) can now use technology to send messages—including audio files, photos, and videos—in the blink of an eye. These messages are sometimes sexual. And they may exist forever in cyberspace. 

Cyberbullying.org defines sexting as “the sending or receiving of sexually-explicit or sexually-suggestive...

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