health & body

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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Pediatricians push for more lead testing and regulations, declaring “Most existing lead standards fail to protect children”

Pediatricians push for more lead testing and regulations, declaring "Most existing lead standards fail to protect children"

Around 37 million homes in this country still contain lead-based paint — and an additional 6 million homes receive their drinking water from lead pipes. As a result of lead’s prevalence and

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EWG’s new BPA database reveals 16,000 food and drink products that contain the toxic chemical in their packaging

EWG's new BPA database reveals 16,000 food and drink products that contain the toxic chemical in their packaging

Although BPA may have (finally) been banned from baby bottles and a general consensus about its toxic potential has been reached… don’t relax yet. A new database from the Environmental

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7 surprising summer remedies sitting in your refrigerator

7 surprising summer remedies sitting in your refrigerator

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426,000 physicians unite to declare gun violence MUST STOP

426,000 physicians unite to declare gun violence MUST STOP

While gun control debates rage in Washington D.C., even as the nation reels from its latest tragedy, 426,000 physicians are standing strong against gun violence and pushing to obtain more data on its

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ISSA mikro electric toothbrush for babies pairs soft silicone bristles with sonic vibrations to clean baby’s teeth

ISSA mikro electric toothbrush for babies pairs soft silicone bristles with sonic vibrations to clean baby's teeth

Of all the tasks new parents have to learn, figuring out how to clean a baby’s brand new teeth can be one of the most frustrating. After all, if it’s not done correctly, tooth decay can set in

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A man’s exposure to chemicals has a significant effect on how long it takes a couple to conceive

A man's exposure to chemicals has a significant effect on how long it takes a couple to conceive

There are multiple reasons everyone should steer clear of common chemicals like phthalates, lead, and benzophenones, but for men who are part of a couple trying to conceive, a new study just added a

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