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Tips To Help You Balance Parenthood and Caring Responsibilities

Contributing Writer: Moms tend to have incredibly busy lives. Even if they don’t have a job outside of the home, they are quite often the primary caregiver for their children, which is a job in itself. Throw in additional caregiving duties to this, such as caring for elderly relatives, and …

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The Dangers of E-Cigarettes

By Kim Robson: Use of smokeless electronic cigarettes, commonly called “e-cigarettes” or “vaping pens,” is on the rise among the general public, particularly among young people. Juul markets their product as a “satisfying alternative to cigarettes,” and now stresses in its advertising that it contains nicotine, an addictive chemical. The come-on …

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Green Living Combats Most Sleeping Problems

Contributing Writer: We all know that a good sleeping pattern is crucial to physical and mental wellbeing. However, countless people across the globe still suffer from problems with an inability to get a good night’s sleep. According to the Sleep Health Foundation, around 1 in 3 people have at least …

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Plastics Are Clogging the Beauty Industry

By Larraine Roulston: Last month was declared “Plastic Free July.” Our man-made problem and addiction to single-use plastics all too often are cluttering our beaches and killing sea life.  All over the globe, plastic entering the ocean just circulates there forever, leaving swirling cyclones of plastic soup. When our disposable culture discovered …

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Risks of Fluoride in Drinking Water

By Kim Robson: Fluoride is found in many oral hygiene products. A mineral compound, it is used in topical and systemic fluoride therapy to prevent tooth decay. While trace amounts of naturally occurring calcium fluoride can be found in some water supplies (about 0.25 to 1 mg/L), many water supplies …

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Zero Waste Makeup Brands

By Fredrica Syren: Hello. My name is Fredrica, and I love makeup!  When I went zero waste, I thought I would have to give up makeup and that made me sad …. So, naturally it was one of the last parts of my personal care regime to be traded in …

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Benefits of Dry Brushing

By Fredrica Syren: Of the different things I do to stay healthy, dry bushing must be one of my favorites. Dry brushing, also called exfoliating, is the practice of scrubbing down your dry skin with a scratchy brush. Sounds like torture, perhaps? I swear it’s much nicer than it sounds, …

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Natural Sunburn Relief

By Kim Robson: We all know that sunscreen is essential for protection from sun exposure. Recently, some sunscreens and the toxic chemicals they often contain have come under scrutiny, not just in light of human healthbut also that of the environment. Mineral sunscreens containing titanium dioxide or zinc oxide are the safest, …

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