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Popular Valentine’s Day Gifts I Won’t Be Buying My Valentine

By Amber Leventry

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Lest anyone not have noticed that the grocery store displays changed right after Christmas to heart-shaped boxes and red bags of chocolate, Valentine’s Day is on Friday. And for three weeks, I have been hearing television and radio advertisements encouraging us to buy that special someone roses, chocolate covered strawberries, and sexy pajamas. There is too much pressure on...

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The Modern Definition Of Family

By Alexandra Temblador
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Family portraits in America have transformed over the years from a stiff and formal painting over the fireplace to an old black and white photo in a wooden frame to today, a bright and colorful LCD photo on cell phone home screen and Facebook pages. And just as the portraits have changed over the years so has the makeup of our families.

Many websites contest that a family...

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Seven Shortcuts to Healthy Cleaners

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The EPA estimates that the air inside our homes can be as more polluted than the air outside, and some of that pollution comes from our cleaning products. In fact, in their Guide to Healthy Cleaning database, the Environmental Working Group* found that a full half of the cleaning products on the market contain ingredients known to harm our lungs. So what’s exactly in these products—and what can...

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Five Chemicals Linked to Male Infertility

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Most of us spend so much time trying not to get pregnant that we expect it to happen immediately when we’re ready got start a family. But for about 12% of American women, pregnancy doesn’t happen so easily. And the infertility problem is on the rise: Nearly 40% more women report difficulty getting pregnant than 30 years ago. 

Why? No one really knows. In 2011, the American College of...

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Mommy Greenest Approved: Detox the House

By Rachel Sarnoff

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For years, I’ve been helping people detox their homes by getting toxic chemicals out of the picture. We’ve talked abouteliminating pesticidesswitching over to better laundry productstaking off your shoes at the door to reduce lead, dirt and pesticides by 85% and getting toxic chemicals out of your cleaning cabinets.

As I shared earlier this month, in my hunt for truly cleaner cleaning products, I discovered ZerorezSoCal, which cleans carpets, upholstery, tile and grout using a special kind of patented water that’s high pH and so pure you can drink it. And I did, of course. 

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Four Steps To Take Before Fumigation

By Rachel Sarnoff

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Chances are, at least one house in your ‘hood is being treated for termites right now. And despite the festive clown-and-circus themed tent, the chemicals that go into the fumigation process simply aren’t funny.

Fumigation used to include chlorpyrifos, which can cause neurological damage and was phased out from fumigation beginning in 2010, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. (That didn’t stop farmers from continuing to apply 10 million pounds of the stuff annually to our crops, especially corn. But I digress.) What other toxic chemicals are part of the fumigation process?

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Are These Drugs In Your Drinking Water?

By Rachel Sarnoff

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When I read about an EPA study released earlier this year that found trace residues of at least 25 different drugs in drinking water, I panicked. This was on the heels of a study that linked acetaminophen in pregnancy with ADHD in children. If occasional use of endocrine-disrupting drugs like acetaminophen could affect a baby, what could they do to the rest of us if we were ingesting drugs on a daily basis through drinking water?

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Music to Bring Us Closer

By Jennifer Smith

 

Bringing the entire family together is easier said than done. This is especially true in these modern times where computers and the Internet have all but completely taken over the lives of teenagers and young adults (and let’s face it: us parents, too). And many family-time options are costly. But music is one perfect option for bringing family together, and it doesn’t have to...

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Stop Magazine Air Pollution!

By: Rachel Sarnoff/Ecostiletto

Do you hate the way perfume samples in magazines make you sneeze–or worse? So do we. That’s why we were so proud of EcoStiletto’s founder, Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff, for launching an online petition to convince the CEOs of Condé Nast, Time Inc, Hearst Magazines and Fairchild Fashion Media to stop poisoning our air and ban fragrance samplesfrom the magazines that they...

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Metro Shelves

By Shira Gill / Simply Sorted

 

Metro shelving can be used for pantries, garages or anywhere else you need sturdy shelving. I like the simple industrial  look and they can be secured to the wall for added security.

Happy storing!

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Erase Sun Spots, Naturally

By: Rachel Sarnoff

Got spots? A true friend won’t let you get away with calling them “freckles,” and we’re totally the real deal. Those dark patches are in fact hyperpigmentation, a sign of sun damage caused by an increase in melanin production, which happens when the skin is trying to protect itself from overexposure to UV rays.

So now that summer’s over, how do you get rid of the resulting...

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Alysia Reiner Exclusive Interview

By: Rachel Sarnoff/ Eco Stilleto

Alysia Reiner stole scenes in “Sideways” and “Kissing Jessica Stein” but our biggest props go to her eco-commitment. Alysia, an award-winning actress and producer who green renovated a Harlem brownstone with her husband David Alan Basche in 2007, currently appears in “Backwards.” In this exclusive interview with EcoStiletto, our source for sustainable fashion,...

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