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How to Avoid Toxic Chemicals in Arts & Crafts

It just doesn’t seem right that something as essential to childhood as arts and crafts supplies can contain a whole host of unsafe-for-kids chemicals. But they can. Which makes it critical to know how…

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Exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup Pesticide Doubles Cancer Risk

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found a link between some pesticides and a significantly increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma—a type of cancer of the lymphati…

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6 Sensational Thanksgiving Superfoods

Who doesn’t love Thanksgiving dinner? When that dinner emphasizes lots of seasonal fruits and vegetables it also offers many health benefits too. Here are my six picks for sensational, health-boosting…

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15 Best & Worst Foods to Eat When You’re Sick

Being sick is never fun. While reducing stress and getting plenty of sleep can help you get through a nasty bout of seasonal sickness, food can play an important role, too. Of course, some foods are b…

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Is Organic Food More Nutritious Than Conventional? Large Study Says Yes.

On the heels of media reports declaring that organic food is no more nutritious than conventional produce grown with pesticides, a larger, comprehensive study declares otherwise. A meta-analysis pu…

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Super Simple and Delicious Black Bean Chili

This yummy black bean chili is perfect for a cold autumn or winter evening, but it’s so good you’ll probably want to enjoy it in every season.  It’s simple to make.  I add the dried beans to a slow co…

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Steve Jobs Limited His Kids’ Tech Use (& We Should Too)

Almost 40% of American 2-4 year-olds and over 50% of 5-8 year-olds have used an iPad, iPhone, or similar device. That is a staggering number. Some claim that using these devices can augment a child…

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22 Fun Facts About Apples

It’s not autumn for me until I’ve gone apple picking. One of my favorite fall hobbies, I love the smell of the orchard and the brilliant red fruits ripe on the lush green trees. I grew up in an area r…

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3 Steps to Healthier Vending Machines

Does your kid's school have vending machines? While these machines full of snacks and drinks can fill bellies and tide over hungry children, the majority of them serve up less than desirable foods fil…

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Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Obesity Epidemic

In a new study released in Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science, researchers link the ingestion of artificial sweeteners to increased blood sugar levels (an early indicator of Type 2 diabet…

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