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Guidelines for Choosing a Nontoxic Nursery Rug

Aug 24, 2018

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 know to be thoughtful about how my nursery rug may affect my infant's indoor...

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Is My Damp Bedroom Causing Health Problems?

Jul 25, 2018

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 the weather. But dampness that hangs around is likely caused by another...

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Tips to Reduce Mold Exposure at Home

Jul 07, 2018

 

Mold, “a fuzzy-looking growth on the surface of organic materials,” appear in different colors: grey, green, yellow, orange or various other colors. (2) If you see fuzzy growths, it might be mold. 

Mold may grow in...

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

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,...

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How Do You Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Your Bed?

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...

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Which Allergens Are Found in The Bedroom Only?

May 25, 2018

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...

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How Can I Reduce EMFs in the Bedroom?

May 09, 2018

Written by the editorial team, and edited by Sophia Ruan Gushée

Have you ever slept through the night, yet felt like you didn’t get much sleep?

That feeling of disrupted sleep may be only one of several health effects of...

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What to Look For When Choosing a Nontoxic Mattress Cover

May 01, 2018

by editorial team

 

What do you consider “good enough” for your kids? Do you constantly make things better for them? Continuously try to give them more?

More values, more love and attention, more healthy days.

Most of us do....

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Which is a Better Choice: Synthetic or Natural Dyes

Mar 27, 2018

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, towels, clothes, bags, backpacks, toys, and more.

These dyes can be made...

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Harnessing the Power of Color to Change Bedroom Dynamics

Jan 08, 2018

by Martin Wiggins and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Many homeowners consider the bedroom the most sacred room in the house. This is the place where everyone goes to recharge after a long day, which is precisely why it should be the first area...

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