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6 Online Gaming Safety Tips for Adults, Parents, and Kids

by editorial team   Do you or your child spend a lot of time playing games online? If the answer is “yes,” then we have online gaming safety tips for you....

Why Is Pornography Such a Problem Today, especially for Children?

by editorial team   Children’s exposure to pornography is not harmless fun. In fact, it may not be harmless for adults either. Long gone are the titillating days...

The Dangers of Online Grooming

by editorial team   What Is Online Grooming? While rare, grooming can occur in real life or online. Grooming is when a predator reaches out to someone (including...

Choose a Nontoxic Glider Chair—for Your Nursery or Your Family Room

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Are you looking for a glider chair—whether for a baby on the way, or for just a comfy chair to relax in? ...

4 Types of Nontoxic Children's Dinner Plates

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Dinner plates are often made of glass or ceramic. For children, however, these materials can be dangerous: One...

Tips for a Lead-Free Bathtub

 by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Lead is a toxic metal commonly found in rocks and soil. It cannot be seen, smelt or tasted. (1) While...

Guidelines for Choosing a Nontoxic Nursery Rug

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Who would ever think that rugs designed for nurseries could pollute our indoor environment? I certainly didn't...

Ceramic-Coated versus Teflon Cookware: Which one is healthier?

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Ceramic-coated versus Teflon cookware: Which one is healthier? Below are key pros and cons of ceramic-coated cookware...

The Pros and Cons of Ceramic

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Ceramic is generally considered among the healthiest materials used throughout the home, from cozy warm mugs to...

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...

How to Choose a Nontoxic Cutting Board

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...

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...

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...

Is Copper Cookware Safe?

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...

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;...

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...

Using Everyday Items as Nontoxic Baby Bath Toys

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Kids love taking baths—splashing around, and playing with their toys. However, are your...

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...

Criteria for Choosing an Organic Towel

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...

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...

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...

Is My Damp Bedroom Causing Health Problems?

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...

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...

Clean Your Shower of Mold and Mildew Without Toxic Chemicals

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Showers can accumulate mildew and mold that can stain the grout and caulk in your shower. Keeping the shower...

Parents: Do You Know About the Deep Web?

by editorial team    Most parents worry about their kids and spend countless hours preparing for worst-case scenarios. We try to buy the best car seats,...

Advice for Parents About Online Pornography

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   With the advent of smartphones, it may seem next to impossible to control what your child sees on the web. While this...

Digital Screen Time and Vision Problems

by editorial team   Electronic devices with visual displays are here to stay and feature prominently in kids' daily lives for communication, school work, and...

How To Get Rid of Mold On A Ceiling

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Mold is common in the home. It's tracked in on shoes and clothes from the outdoors, and enters the home when the...

How to have safe drinking water

I drink filtered tap water as often as I can. Drinking bottled water has seemed not worth the cost, high carbon footprint, and exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals...

Sleep is Crucial For Healthy Kids

by editorial team   The National Sleep Foundation reports that ninety percent of surveyed individuals admitted to using a technology device within an hour of bedtime,...
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