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Health & Safety

13 Tips for More Serene Spring Cleaning

At this time of year, lots of folks feel the urge to start spring cleaning -- refreshing and clearing out their home to greet the new season. However, just when the weather is (hopefully) getting nice…

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5 Questions About Drunkorexia: If You Have It, #5 Says It All

There's a good chance you've never heard of drunkorexia, but you might know someone who has it. It's easy to miss, especially among young people and on college campuses. But it's very real, insidious,…

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7 Items That Could Cause a Fire in Your Home

Reviewing fire prevention is a lot like watching the in-flight safety demonstration on an airplane. No matter how knowledgeable you think you are, it's good to have the rules fresh in your mind -- and…

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12 Ways to Use Temperature Instead of Chemicals to Clean

Do you really need a pantry full of cleaning chemicals? Or can ice, boiling water, baking soda and vinegar clean most everything? We put a few temperature-based house cleaning methods to the test, …

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22 Surprising Uses for Lemons

Lemons are one of the most versatile fruits out there. And no, we're not just talking about in cooking! Lemon juice is an acid, a natural disinfectant, and a nutritional powerhouse. Its scent is perfe…

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These Toxic Floors Could Be Sabotaging Your Health

Lumber Liquidators, one of the largest flooring retailers in the U.S., appears to be selling laminate that contains unacceptable levels of formaldehyde. The levels are so high, pediatricians worry tha…

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The Real Reason Your Kids are Cranky (And What to Do About It)

Cranky kids are a handful. They stress out the whole family, not to mention their playmates and teachers. And they're probably not as healthy as they should be, either. But their cranky antics may not…

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Avoiding BPA? Meet the Controversial New Plastic Label

If you’re avoiding BPA because of its endocrine-disrupting properties, there’s a new plastic label that you may want to keep on your radar: EA free. But it's controversial. More and more consumers …

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Want Healthier Skin by Spring? Do This Now

Is your skin so cracked and dry you imagine crawling right out of it like a snake shedding its skin? The dead of winter is prime time for dry, itchy skin, but scratching can make it worse and even lea…

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20 Houseplants to Clear Toxins From Your Home

Bringing a bit of nature into your home does more than brighten the atmosphere. Introducing houseplants into various rooms in the house can help reduce the chance of getting seasonal sicknesses (such …

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