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5 Eco-Friendly Tips for Your Bathroom

Making the transition to a greener lifestyle doesn't need to be an all-or-nothing proposition. Even small changes, in even the smallest room of your home, can make a difference. Here are five tips to make your bathroom more eco-friendly: When LED light bulbs first arrived, they were cost-prohibitive and some found the color to be off-putting. Today's LED light bulbs [...]

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Camping With Kids: 5 Tips For An Unforgettable Memorial Day Weekend

The school year is winding down — and in some cases already over — the weather is heating up, and the kids are eager for some much-needed time outdoors. Every parent can relate to this sense of excitement that builds during May. Lucky for us, Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner. One of the most popular travel weekends [...]

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Dreft purtouch is Just What I Needed (+ Giveaway)

Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review and compensation for my time and effort in creating this post. As usual, all opinions below are completely my own. When I was pregnant with my now 3-year-old, I already knew that I would be very careful about the personal care products I use for her. This meant that for everything from [...]

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Shea Moisture Comes Under Fire for Racially Exclusive Commercial

The world of beauty is a big place -- globally, the beauty industry is worth $400 billion dollars, and back in 2016 there were 16,710 day spas in the U.S. alone. However, despite being a massive worldwide industry, many understand that not every demographic has been given a fair representation. Take Shea Moisture, for example. Back in April 2016, Shea [...]

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Early Enforcement of Good Tooth Habits Can Help Keep Decay Away

A healthy, beautiful smile is important to most adults. In fact, 32% of people say they're concerned about the look of their teeth. Many folks aren't so fond of the dentist though either, but there are things parents can do to encourage good dental habits in their children. When these practices are developed at an early age, it's much easier [...]

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We Should ALL Sign Up to Be the Match

January 8, 2010 was easily one of the worst days of my life. It was the day my family found out that my then 4-year-old daughter had leukemia. The day started with a trip to the pediatrician to check out some swollen lymph nodes that just would not go away, and ended with an ambulance ride to Children's Healthcare of [...]

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Study: Spending Time in Green Spaces Helps The Aging Brain

Access to green spaces may have significant neurological benefits for aging populations. This is according to researchers at the Universities of York and Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, who investigated the effect that walking between urban and green environment has on the brain. The study involved eight volunteers from a larger sample of 95 people aged 65 and older. The [...]

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High-Tech Camping Gadgets Allow Nature Lovers to Still Stay Connected

We may live in a digital world, but for many folks, that makes getting away from it all especially appealing. In fact, nearly six out of 10 households recently reported that one of their residents has gone camping. Spending time outside in nature provides a chance to detach from the gadgets on which we constantly depend. But if you don't [...]

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New Study: Common Pesticide Impairs Bees’ Flying Ability

It's no secret that the honey bee population is in decline, but a new study reveals that a common pesticide could be impairing their ability to fly. It's called thiamethoxam, and it's often used on crops such as soybeans, corn, and cotton. James Nieh, an author of the study published in the journal Scientific Reports, says that he started questioning [...]

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H&M Proving Eco-Friendly Can Be Fashion-Forward

By now, eco-friendly fashion is nothing new. But while a lot of brands have succeeded in making textiles from recycled goods, they don't always translate into wearable pieces. Unfortunately, eco-friendly doesn't always mean fashion-friendly, too. Retailer H&M is somewhat of an expert in green fashion, having launched several environmentally friendly lines in the past. But with the recent debut of [...]

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