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What Are You Sleeping on 3,650 Hours?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée


It’s not every day that people replace their mattress. In fact, not even every five years. It’s every seven years, if you follow the suggestions of the Better Sleep Council.(1)

How much time do you spend sleeping on that mattress?

The average adult American spends between nine and eleven hours per day on personal care activities, including sleep.(2) That’s an average of 3,650 hours per year.  A quick calculation of...

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When Painting, Planning Pays Off

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée


One of the easiest and least expensive ways to freshen up a room is to paint the walls. However, paint can pollute indoor air. Below are tips to help protect both your health and your finances. 

Detox Your Painted Walls

Three key things to consider when selecting safer paints are lead, VOCs, and HAPs.


While the US banned lead from house paint in 1978, lead is still found in the painted...

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