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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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5 Ways To Combat Stress

https://pixabay.com/illustrations/stress-pressure-anxiety-angst-1837384/ It is a fact of life that we will all struggle with stress from time to time; we would not be human if we didn’t. However, if we leave our stress to get out of control, it can have devastating effects on all areas of our lives. Firstly, your …

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Making the Most of Your Backyard for Family Exercise

By Jackie Edwards: Research shows that parents and kids are more likely to exercise with a companion than alone. With this in mind, parents and children can motivate each other to stay activeby exercising together. Doing so also provides a valuable opportunity to build family bonds while keeping physically and mentally healthy. …

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DIY Aloe Vera Gel + Recipes

By Kim Robson: Aloe Vera is the name commonly applied to dozens of plant species in the genus Aloe. This succulent, used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years in Greek, Egyptian and Roman cultures, is prized for its thick interior gel — perfect for soothing burns and skin irritations. Today, …

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Sunscreen Chemicals in the Bloodstream

By Kim Robson: Here at Green Mom, we’ve been keeping an eye on sunscreens. Not just why they are important for kidsbut also about recent banson sunscreen in Hawaii, Key West, and Palau amid concerns about chemical damage to coral reefs. In particular, oxybenzoneand octinoxate, commonly found in over 3,500 sunscreens, are the most concerning. …

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Creating a Green Office Space to Benefit You and Co-Workers

By Natalie Wilson:  Many companies all over the world are transforming their tired and outdated offices into new green environments that benefit both employees and the business. The typical office is home to many opportunities to go green: from adjusting lighting systems to changing office supplies, there are perhaps hundreds …

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