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Can Negative Energy Attach to Objects and "Stick" to Your Space?

Can negative energy get attached (or assigned) to objects, and therefore contribute to negative energy in your home?

There are different ways of considering this. A common way objects can create negative, toxic energy is simply by its association with a difficult experience, which results in those objects being triggers of a biochemical cascade of hormones that can contribute to stress and depression. When this is the situation and these objects are in your home, seeing...

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Please do this one thing!

Last night, I recorded a podcast with a superhero you should know: Dr Devra Davis. She has an impressive career as an epidemiologist, author, academic, and pioneer in public and environmental health. For example, President Bill Clinton appointed her to the newly established Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (1949-99); she has counseled leading officials in the US United Nations, European Environment Agency, Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, and World...

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What triggers your feel-good hormones?

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

It feels like there's a tremendous collective craving for more true connections, kindness, and sincere love. Especially love for oneself.

I don't know if my stage in life makes me more observant of this, if it's my particular lens and/or my surroundings (NYC), or if it's a new reality. Regardless, I hope this article raises awareness to common triggers (like social media) of feel-good hormones.

By learning more about triggers of feel-good...

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Depression: Does social media make it worse?

by Lily Kamp and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

In 2019, social media is among the greatest constants in of our lives. We wake up and we lie in bed, responding to notifications and subsequently scrolling and scrolling before we’ve even brushed our teeth. The “mindless scroll,” as it is popularly designated, continues throughout the day—on the train or bus to work, during lunch and bathroom breaks, and at various other times until we go to bed, when we again check...

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6 Technology-Related Diseases & How to Prevent Them

by editorial team

 

Between 1994 and 2006, the number of technology-related diseases and injuries increased by 732%.

The most troubling part? Children aged 5 years or younger had the highest injury rates of all groups.

With the use of smartphones and laptops becoming more and more prevalent every single day, parents may want to know how to protect their families from the harmful effects of modern technology.

Here are symptoms of the 6 most common diseases and injuries related to the use...

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How to Set Parent Controls on Youtube

 by editorial team

 

With hundreds of kids' channels that have millions of subscribers, YouTube entertains kids for hours. When videos end, kids (and adults) can continue watching by either searching for more videos or through the recommended videos that YouTube suggests automatically. 

As parents, we want to prevent kids from seeing videos that were meant for adults. YouTube has a child Safety Mode for that exact purpose: to keep kids safe from age-inappropriate...

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Are Attention Disorders Linked to Technology?

By Angela Cummings

 

Over 6 million children ages 2-17 were diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in 2016, according to a study by the U.S. Center for Disease Control. This is an increase of 1.7 million children with ADHD since 2003.

About 10 million adults have ADHD.

Technology may be a contributing factor.

 

Why Does Technology Link to Attention Disorders?

Technology can cause a lack of focus and sleep. According to Dr. Larry Rosen, “technology,...

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When Should Children Get A Phone?

by editorial team

 

Did you know that the average age of owning a cell phone is now only six years old?

It’s true, according to one survey.

Deciding when your child is ready to have one deserves a lot of thought. Are they ready for the responsibility and maturity associated with having a cell phone? Are you aware of potential risks—health, developmental, and emotional—from cell phone exposure and use?

This article will highlight key considerations as...

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Is It Safe to Be A Vlogger?

by editorial team

 

Watching YouTube videos has become a huge part of our lives.

Some children and adults even aspire to create their own content online. In fact, according to one survey, 75% of children want to become YouTube vloggers themselves! Online child stars (like the child in EvanTube, one of YouTube's biggest and highest-earning users) inspire people of all ages to start creating content for online. 

While fame and recognition can be a great motivator for some,...

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Are Headphones Safe for Children?

Are headphones safe for children? In 2010, a national study found that hearing loss among adolescent children had increased from 14.9% (1988-1994) to 19.5% (2005-2006). That's a 4.6% increase over 12 years.

These days, about 50% of children aged 8-12 years listen to music daily. A large part of that listening happens while using headphones.

Should you be limiting your child’s use of headphones, as well as your own? Read on to find out if headphones are safe for children and adults.

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