health & body

American Heart Association sets added sugar limit of six teaspoons per day for kids & ZERO for tots under age 2

American Heart Association sets added sugar limit of six teaspoons per day for kids & ZERO for tots under age 2

One of the many things to do on the list of being a parent is monitoring the amount of sugar your kids are consuming. And it’s a tricky task to keep track of: sugars are hidden just about

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Animal-free milk is “sustainable, kind, delicious” & a moo-vement against factory farming

Animal-free milk is "sustainable, kind, delicious" & a moo-vement against factory farming

There are plenty of organic milk alternatives on the market. From almond to soy to hemp to homemade cashew milk, it’s not as if dairy avoiders and vegans don’t have a plethora of choices. But

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Cross country team takes shelter dogs for a jog, resulting in runner’s highs all around

Cross country team takes shelter dogs for a jog, resulting in runner's highs all around

What do you get when you pair runners with shelter dogs? Pure bliss for humans and pooches alike. St. Joseph High School Cross Country Coach Luis Escobar came up with the brilliant idea to team-up his

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Zika virus found to remain in sperm for six months — twice as long as previously thought

Zika virus found to remain in sperm for six months -- twice as long as previously thought

For those thinking about trying to have a baby but concerned about complications from Zika virus, you may have to postpone your plans even longer: the Zika virus was found in the sperm of an Italian man

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Parents who feed their kids a vegan diet may face jail time in Italy

Parents who feed their kids a vegan diet may face jail time in Italy

When my son was born I decided to raise him on a vegetarian diet. Not because I wanted to impose my will on him, but mainly because I’d been a vegetarian for years before my son came along, and

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Lulla sleep companion doll is fetching hundreds of dollars on eBay, but are parents wasting their money?

Lulla sleep companion doll is fetching hundreds of dollars on eBay, but are parents wasting their money?

Infant sleep is one of those touchy subjects that, like religion and politics, can ignite a wildfire in certain circles. Parents of a baby who doesn’t sleep, well, “like a baby” are apt to do just

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New Rhode Island law allocates a measly 20 minutes of recess time for kids

New Rhode Island law allocates a measly 20 minutes of recess time for kids

The empty playground scene above has become all too common in today’s schools. Recess time is at an all time low in American schools, with many schools cutting back recess to mere minutes a day, or

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Ava fertility tracking bracelet lets women know when they’re ovulating

Ava fertility tracking bracelet lets women know when they're ovulating

For women working hard to conceive, there are a wide range of fertility tracking methods that can improve the odds. Charting daily basal body temperature (BBT) is a reliable and inexpensive method for

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8 tips for avoiding greenwashing at grocery stores and restaurants

8 tips for avoiding greenwashing at grocery stores and restaurants

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Mind Yeti is a priceless (free!) online program for teaching kids mindfulness & meditation

Mind Yeti is a priceless (free!) online program for teaching kids mindfulness & meditation

Teaching your children how to meditate is a gift that will benefit their well-being for a lifetime. But the concept of sitting still and focusing your thoughts can seem too lofty for many young kids

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American Academy of Pediatrics urges adults to protect children from virtual violence

American Academy of Pediatrics urges adults to protect children from virtual violence

Childhood exposure to media violence is not a new topic in the United States, but it is an issue that’s growing in scope. With so much technology aimed at children, such as tablets, gaming

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10 surprising everyday uses for apple cider vinegar

10 surprising everyday uses for apple cider vinegar

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Charlie the robot helps diabetic children learn how to manage their symptoms and medication

Charlie the robot helps diabetic children learn how to manage their symptoms and medication

In America, approximately 20,000 children have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which can be an exceptionally challenging disease to manage. Because the body does not produce any insulin to balance

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Men in Tanzania now face up to 30 years in prison if they marry or impregnate a school-age girl

Men in Tanzania now face up to 30 years in prison if they marry or impregnate a school-age girl

15 million girls under the age of 18 are married off each year around the world. Whether these marriages are arranged for financial reasons or are simply part of a cultural norm, the facts don’t

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Hippo Water Roller helps with the daily, arduous task of water collection for women and children

Hippo Water Roller helps with the daily, arduous task of water collection for women and children

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Clek’s Olli booster seat provides a safe, green and comfortable ride for big kids

Clek's Olli booster seat provides a safe, green and comfortable ride for big kids

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Kid Licks organic edible nail polish is safe for kids and moms-to-be

Kid Licks organic edible nail polish is safe for kids and moms-to-be

If you’re pregnant or you have a child who loves wearing nail polish, the last thing you want to do is paint on a coat of toxic nail polish! Most commercial nail polishes contain a slew of shady

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Hasbro creates a wonky Mr. Potato Head to remind consumers that odd-looking produce is perfectly fine & shouldn’t be wasted

Hasbro creates a wonky Mr. Potato Head to remind consumers that odd-looking produce is perfectly fine & shouldn't be wasted

If aesthetically unappealing produce tastes just as good as the pretty stuff, is a strange-looking Mr. Potato Head still just as much fun to play with? Hasbro thinks so. The company partnered with UK

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