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10% of Couples Use Condoms. Should You Be One of Them?

Condoms are great—they’re available in almost any drug store or clinic and they protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). More than half of U.S. couples use a condom when t…

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BPA-Free Plastics May Not Be Safe

In 2008, the news burst on the media everywhere: common plastics contained potentially dangerous levels of bisphenol a (BPA) an additive that could be hazardous to consumer health. It leached i…

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The Scary Truth about Flame Retardants

A new HBO documentary takes an honest look at how toxic flame retardants became a standard component in our furniture. The film - Toxic Hot Seat - premiered on HBO on Monday, and you can check out …

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7 Ways to Avoid the Emergency Room This Holiday Season

During the month of December, over 25 percent of home fires are caused by holiday decorating -- claiming over 500 homes in the U.S. annually. Kitchen fires are also more prevalent during the holidays,…

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8 Myths about Lightning

Do you think you know what to do during a lightning storm? Odds are, there are at least a few things your teacher got wrong -- and believing in these myths can be a fatal mistake. Though rare, lightni…

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6 Tips for Exercising in Extreme Heat

Wham! You walk out the door and the heat hits you like a brick wall. If you didn’t know it was summer, you certainly do now! The current extreme, oppressive heat can put a serious snag in your wor…

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6 Summer Vacation Destinations to Avoid (Slideshow)

It's finally summer! It's time to ditch all those heavy layers and come out from our caves to enjoy fun in the sun. But some of the most popular summertime activities are not the greatest for your hea…

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Drowning Looks Different From What You Think

I am not going to sugarcoat this: approximately 750 children will drown this year, and of those 750, about half of them will do so within 25 yards of a parent or guardian. Children still run the ri…

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My Hunt for a Chemical-Free Couch

by Lori Popkewitz Alper There’s been a lot of buzz about a team of researchers from Duke University and UC Berkeley who found that 85% of couch cushions contain toxic or untested flame retardants. …

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Do You Hide Behind “Safe” Relationships?

In my blog post Vulnerable Vs. Needy – A Fine Line, I explored how vulnerable it is to share our wants and needs, knowing that the person we expose ourselves to might choose not to honor that want and…

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