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Should your home be mindful too?

home Jun 21, 2018

 

The media is reporting that Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have moved into the first and only Manhattan residential building designed by the late Zaha Hadid, which my husband, Greg Gushee, developed on behalf of the Related Companies. (Check out the gorgeous, curvaceous facade in the picture below!)

 

 

Recently, at an event for a curated audience, my husband and I were...

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5 Tips for Nontoxic Pillows That Can Improve Your Sleep and Health

bedroom labels sleep Jun 19, 2018

Many of us are short on time, and short on sleep (especially new moms). 

Sleeping on a nontoxic, comfy pillow can help improve the quality of those precious sleep hours. How?

Your pillow selection can influence insomnia, endocrine disruption, allergies, or asthma (1) because chemicals used to manufacture standard pillows are linked to those symptoms.

Yikes!

But don't fret. Below is key information to help you sleep on a healthier pillow. 

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Tips to Set Up Facebook Privacy Controls

children technology Jun 12, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

With the integration of the internet into our lives, keeping children safe from online risks requires parents to have certain technological savvy. For example, social media sites, like Facebook, are more popular than ever. 

Below are key things parents should know.

Basic things parents should know 

To start, parents should know:

  • Facebook has a minimum age limit of 13 to register for the social media service
  • ...
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How Do You Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Your Bed?

bedroom cleaning nose skin Jun 11, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

As moms, we do the seemingly impossible: Juggle our kid’s schedules, work full-time jobs, maintain our households, get dinner on the table, and tuck our kids in at night. We’re masters of “doing it all” and making it look seamless.

When bed bugs appear, it can throw a wrench in our seamless juggling.

It’s a problem that needs our immediate attention and takes time to resolve.

Places that have bed bugs near...

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Monitoring Children’s Digital Footprint

children technology Jun 06, 2018

By editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

Looking around, it becomes obvious how digital devices have seeped into every aspect of society. And children are spending more time online than ever: The average young person spends 7.5 hours consuming media each day, and that’s just outside of school. Often, kids are more web-savvy than parents are.

Facebook is among the most commonly used social media website for youth. And children are accessing...

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Buy a Nontoxic Couch

furniture interior design Jun 06, 2018

by editorial team

 

Do you snuggle with your kids on the couch and read a book?

How about sitting down to watch t.v. for a bit before bedtime?

Or, even better, if you can grab a few extra moments to yourself in your busy day.

Ahh, can you feel your body sinking into the couch now?

What you’re sinking into and sitting on likely contains flame retardants.

Are there flame retardants in your couches?

Standard couches contain flame retardants. In fact, these flame retardants have been...

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Tips to Help Kids Overcome Social Isolation

by a staff writer

Social isolation contributes to low self-esteem, school adjustment, anxiety, and depression. The digital world can hamper as much as elevate children's lives. And too much time on devices increases social isolation.

Parents can help by scheduling device-free time to strengthen social and interpersonal skills by ensuring interactive, outdoor activities or team sports.

Although quality family time and great family relationships provide a...

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Guidelines for Children's Screen Time

children May 30, 2018
 

"Americans spend almost 11 hours a day consuming media," according to a report by CNN in 2016. In addition to how this modern lifestyle is affecting our brains, bodies, spirit, energy, and human experience, I wonder, How is this influencing our children?

In 2017, CNN reported this about our children's screen time:

  • Children under 8 years old spend an average of 2 hours and 19 minutes each day on screen media
  • For children 8 to 12, it's an average of 4...
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Health tips for burning candles and incense as well as smudging sage or Palo Santo

Candles have been a part of our rituals and celebrations for more than 5,000 years. Burning incense and "smudging"—ceremonial practices of burning sacred herbs and woods to "cleanse" or bless spaces—have also been performed since ancient times. Given that these practices have existed for millenia, could they pose health risks?

Aside from accidental fires, the process of burning anything always runs the risk of emitting unhealthy fumes or particles. And which...

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Which Allergens Are Found in The Bedroom Only?

by editorial team

 

Busy parents like us don’t have much time to spare, let alone sleep to spare.  When you crawl into bed you want to sink into the mattress and zonk out. Not start sneezing and coughing from allergies.

Especially the types of allergies in the bedroom only.  

Factors causing allergies in the bedroom

  • Dust – is an allergen that many people are familiar with and have. Dust is made up of little parts of our bedding, mattress, dead skin cells and mold....
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