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Spring clean without toxic chemicals: It's possible!

cleaning Apr 24, 2018

Deep cleaning doesn't have to involve toxic chemicals or conventional cleaning products. For eight years, I've had great success with a tried-and-true approach.

If you're ready to detox your spring cleaning and would like help starting, then check out my article for Well+Good. I break it down into a handful of nontoxic, inexpensive ingredients. Find it by clicking on the link below. 

How to spring cleaning your home—the non-toxic way

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How to Mother and Live Authentically

events parents Apr 18, 2018

Mothers are experiencing unprecedented opportunities. Educational, professional, personal, spiritual and parental opportunities have become more available than ever. Our opportunities have never been this unlimited!

Along with this comes the paradox of choice.

In honor of Mother's Day, join me in a discussion with other mothers as we reflect on how we try to approach motherhood as authentically as possible: for ourselves, our children, our families. Finding peace in the choices we...

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Smart Meters: Should You Say No?

What are smart meters?

Historically, meters have been used by utility companies to measure the usage of electricity, natural gas, or water. They were then read by a person for companies to learn usage for billing purposes.

In recent years, smart meters have been replacing traditional meters in Europe and in the US.

Smart meters use wireless communications to automatically send usage information to utility companies. The wireless communications of smart meters rely on a cell...

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10 Household Products to Detox

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée


Household productslike cleaners, paints, and fragrancescontribute to half of our urban air pollution, according to a study led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (1)  

What makes up the other 50%? Vehicle-related emissions.

With such significant amounts of air pollution coming from popular products, your home probably contains some too. 


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Entrepreneurs serving public health

events Apr 05, 2018

Yesterday, I spent the day at Brown University to participate in its program for National Public Health Week. Every time I go back to campus (+3 hours each train ride), I feel like I got so much more than I gave.

Spending time with the new dean of Brown's School of Public Health, Bess Marcus, is always a fascinating pleasure. I can't get enough of her insights and perspectives.

Spending time with Karl Kelsey and Joe Braun--professors, researchers, and epidemiologists who also...

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Hack Allergens in Your Home

allergies immunity Apr 04, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée


Allergies affect more than 50 million Americans, and are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the US, according to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America. (1)

Exactly what happens when your body has an allergic reaction?

When your body reacts to an allergen, your immune system views the allergen as harmful and overreacts to it. The video below explains further. 

One important way to alleviate allergies...

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What Is a Harmful Digital Footprint?

by editorial team


Everything that a child or teen posts online leaves a trail. This digital footprint can impact their reputation—and personal and professional status—now as well as in the future.

The internet is an extensive database of information on anyone who has ever posted anything, or had someone else mention or reference them online. There are positive and negative digital footprints. Both can influence a person's—including a...

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5 Unexpected Locations Where Porn Finds Kids

by editorial team


Once upon a time, pornography used to live in a dark corner of a video store, hidden behind a curtain and inaccessible to children.

However, because of modern technology, pornography can sneak up on children practically anywhere. According to research by Covenant Eyes, 90% of boys and 62% of girls were exposed to pornography before they turned 18.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect your children from encountering sexually explicit content online.


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Your Children’s Development: How Does Technology Endanger It?

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée


All parents have used digital screens as babysitters. 

We give our children cell phones to play games, learn, and allow them to watch shows or movies on our laptops or tablets. We also try to protect them from the programs and content our children are exposed to. Few of us think about the radiation exposures from digital screens, but many are concerned about how time in front of digital screens may...

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