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Fewer Chemicals in Teen Girls Using Better Beauty Products

By Fredrica Syren: After all the studies, talks and warnings about the dangers of chemicals found in common beauty products, it’s so refreshing to hear how switching to greener cosmetics can make a difference. A new study by researchers from both the University of California, Berkeley, and Clinica de Salud …

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Good Clean Dirt

By Kim Robson: We’ve written before about how dirt can make you happier, but for a number of reasons, dirt also makes you healthier. There’s nothing to be afraid of when it comes to good, clean dirt. I love that phrase and use it often. It comes from Thomas Hardy’s …

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Taking Breaks from Screen Time

By Kim Robson: Between television, tablets, smartphones and laptops, we’re living more and more of our lives facing a screen. If we aren’t careful, our children could lose the art of conversation and living in the present. The blue-based light that screens give off disrupts the production of melatonin, a …

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Zero Waste Beauty Tips–Natural Beauty

 By Amanda Wilkes: The main idea behind the zero waste beauty approach is to minimize/eliminate the plastic, refill and buy in bulk whenever possible, make your own body care products and cosmetics, support green companies, and get rid of all single-use/disposable products. Now, it may seem like a lot, but …

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Tips for Combating Jet Lag

By Kim Robson: Most everyone has experienced the effects of jet lag. Some people suffer from jet lag much more than others. For example, my pilot husband rarely felt jet lag on his flights. Other travelers who cross several time zones may feel irritable, confused, sleepy during the day; have …

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What’s in Your Deodorant?

By Fredrica Syren: For most of us, deodorant is part of our daily routine. We can’t imagine life without it. It’s considered a lifesaver and a reassurance. I have gone from using regular store bought deodorants to natural kinds, but lately I learned about the hidden dangers of the active …

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Endocrine Disruptors Found in Nail Polish

By Kim Robson: We know now that most nail polishes, nail glues and polish removers are full of dreadful chemicals, which are especially harmful to children and pregnant women, ranking them among the most toxic beauty products. Nail polishes contain such chemicals as Toulene — Found in gasoline, toluene is …

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Adult Coloring Books–Lose Yourself In The World Of Art

By Kim Robson: I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz lately about these intricate coloring books for grown-ups. Recently I broke down and got one, and it is just delightful. I had an old box of 48 Prismacolor art pencils, so I was ready to start immediately. It’s a great …

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Is Your Thyroid Making You Sick?

By Kim Robson: The thyroid gland is located in the base of the neck, just below the Adam’s apple and above the collarbones. Small and butterfly-shaped, the thyroid gland plays an important role in the body, influencing the function of the heart, brain, liver, kidneys and skin. Thyroid hormones affect …

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