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Choosing Nontoxic Food Storage Containers

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Summer is wrapping up and parents are entering back-to-school mode, making it a great time to stock up on food storage containers.

Whether it’s for packing school lunches, or preparing meals in advance, food storage containers are convenient for storing and transporting food. While plastic containers are the most popular type, there are great, nontoxic options to consider. Nontoxic food containers can also offer convenience with far...

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How to Choose a Nontoxic Cutting Board

kitchen 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 nontoxic cutting board.

Components of a nontoxic cutting board

Nontoxic cutting boards are made of solid hardwood, nontoxic glues, and nontoxic finishes. Some cutting boards come with a conditioner that can be toxic so look for one that is conditioned...

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Our Culture of Impatience in an On-Demand World

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 transactions are paid within minutes; and entertainment has never before been more abundant and accessible. There is no more waiting for the newest movie to hit the local theatre. Often, it’s one online click away. 

Nowadays, we...

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Your Child’s Online Privacy: An Intro

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 children during online interactions.

Although the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) put parents in charge of information collected about their children online, today’s digital world has advanced...

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Is Copper Cookware Safe?

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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?

by editorial team

 

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

by editorial team

 

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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