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How to Mother and Live Authentically

  Mothers are experiencing unprecedented opportunities. Educational, professional, personal, spiritual and parental opportunities have become more available than ever....

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...

10 Household Products to Detox

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Household products—like cleaners, paints, and fragrances—contribute to half of our urban...

Entrepreneurs serving public health

  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...

Hack Allergens in Your Home

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,...

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...

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,...

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,...

What Should You Consider When Buying A New Home?

by Angela Cummings, reviewed by Sophia Ruan Gushée   Back in the early 2000’s, the criteria I used when shopping for a home was this: it had to be...

Get the Lead Out

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Surprisingly, lead is still found in many consumer products today. While lead was banned from house paint in...

10 Things to Consider When You Want to Remodel Your Home

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Home remodeling can be trickier than building a new home, in the sense that you, the homeowner, are likely still...

Which is a Better Choice: Synthetic or Natural Dyes

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Let's consider the dyes used in textiles, which are part of our furniture, drapes, carpets, area rugs, bedding,...

Is My House Making Me Sick?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Do you feel tired or under the weather when you’re at home, and feel better when you leave the house? New...

Using Wood as a Stress Reducer at Home

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   In today’s fast-paced world, stress is increasing. Along with the amount of time we spend...

Fragrances Don’t Smell as Good When You Know What’s in Them

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Floral and fruity scents make our homes smell good, but if you knew what they were made of, you might...

You Can Buy Furniture Without Flame Retardants

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Did you know that a doctor’s note is needed in order to buy a mattress without flame retardants? It’s...

Mixing Cleaning Products: Is it Safe?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   It’s sooo tempting to mix household cleaning products to create the most powerful...

5 Reasons to Avoid Synthetic Clothing

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   When I first learned about chemicals found in everyday products, I looked to make simple, gradual changes.   ...

Healthier Window Treatments

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   “Eco-friendly” is a term used to describe things that are good for nature, to preserve this...

Why Does New Furniture Smell?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   If you want to reduce toxic chemicals in your home, evaluate your furniture.   Originally, furniture...

Adhesives May Be Gripping Our Furniture And Our Health

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Furniture would fall apart without the use of adhesives or another method that holds the parts together. Imagine...

PBDE Flame Retardants Are Still Around

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   PBDE flame retardants were phased out in 2004 and 2010, yet these chemicals are still around. Scientific studies...

Tips for a Nontoxic Dining Table and Chairs

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   We use our kitchen dining table daily to gather for a quick breakfast, family meals, and (let’s be honest) to...

Phased Out PFCs Stick Around

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   With chemicals that are banned or phased out, you expect them not to be a concern anymore, right? The reality...

Formaldehyde in Furniture

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   When buying furniture the first consideration is usually about the look and feel of the furniture. Not about how it...

How Home Can Become Your Hottest Wellness Destination

    I couldn't be more thrilled to be part of Well+Good's recent talk about why home is becoming the hottest wellness destination. With technology having us...

Can Furniture Off-gassing Make You Light Headed and Give You Brain ...

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Did you recently buy new furniture, such as a bed frame, couch, desk or shelving unit? Do you feel tired,...

The State of Our Health and Wellness

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   If you're in NYC and free on the evening of March 13, then please join the event below. It's a description from my Instagram account,...

7 Ways of Supporting Digital Resilience in Your Child

by the editorial team   Supporting your child’s resilience has never been more important than now in our digital day and age. The technology that allows your...

Is your furniture burdening your nervous system?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Neurotoxicity sounds like a big complex word, doesn’t it? But if you break it down it’s pretty simple to...

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