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Oxford Junior Dictionary omits many nature words, removes “acorn” in favor of “broadband” in an alarming sign of the times

Oxford Junior Dictionary omits many nature words, removes “acorn” in favor of “broadband” in an alarming sign of the times

Oxford University’s latest Junior Dictionary has omitted numerous nature-related words pertaining to plant and animal species, including “acorn,” “blackberries,” and

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15 beneficial uses for coconut oil

15 beneficial uses for coconut oil

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MIT scientist links autism to Monsanto’s Roundup and predicts HALF of U.S. children will be autistic by 2025

MIT scientist links autism to Monsanto’s Roundup and predicts HALF of U.S. children will be autistic by 2025

MIT research scientist and author Stephanie Seneff has studied autism for almost a decade, and her recent presentation regarding rising autism rates included a dramatic and controversial prediction.

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Recycled rubber tires used in playgrounds may be linked to cancer

Recycled rubber tires used in playgrounds may be linked to cancer

Around 10-20 years ago, a new staple began appearing in playgrounds and playing fields around the country: scrapped and ground up used tires.  Originally touted as a great use for old tires, which would

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HOW TO: make homemade organic vapor rub

HOW TO: make homemade organic vapor rub

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Nearly half of children in Mexico are impacted by lead poisoining from pottery & at risk for serious health problems

Nearly half of children in Mexico are impacted by lead poisoining from pottery & at risk for serious health problems

If you were to travel to Mexico, you’d likely admire one of the beautiful, vibrant pottery pieces that the country’s artisans are famous for handcrafting. The bowls and vases may be pretty to

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School districts across America aim to ban antibiotic-laden chicken from the lunch menu

School districts across America aim to ban antibiotic-laden chicken from the lunch menu

Chicken served in school lunches in six of the nation’s largest cities (including New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles) will soon be missing a common ingredient in the poultry production world:

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CDC issues updated guidelines concluding health benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks

CDC issues updated guidelines concluding health benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks

Along with choosing the right crib and seeking out breastfeeding advice, parents-to-be of baby boys have another decision to make: whether or not to circumcise their son. According to the recently

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Health Care Providers are Pushing Fresh Fruits & Vegetables, Not Pills, to Help Kids Get Healthy

Health Care Providers are Pushing Fresh Fruits & Vegetables, Not Pills, to Help Kids Get Healthy

A New York City-based weight management and nutrition program for overweight and obese children is going back to the basics. Instead of pills, intense exercise regimes, and body shaming, the health care

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World’s First Vegetable Based Infant Formula is in the Works!

World’s First Vegetable Based Infant Formula is in the Works!

Breastfeeding is the ideal way to nourish your baby, but occasionally it becomes impossible due to allergies, inadequate milk supply, or other difficulties. Then the problem becomes what to feed baby

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EWG Warns Consumers in New Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives

EWG Warns Consumers in New Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives

We’ve followed the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list for fruits and vegetables every year, and now they have published a Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives as part of their

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HOW TO: Make a Homemade, All-Natural Lice Prevention Spray Using Just 3 Ingredients!

HOW TO: Make a Homemade, All-Natural Lice Prevention Spray Using Just 3 Ingredients!

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6 Scary Home Air Pollutants to Avoid this Halloween & Beyond

6 Scary Home Air Pollutants to Avoid this Halloween & Beyond

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Broccoli Sprout Extract May Help Treat Autism Symptoms

Broccoli Sprout Extract May Help Treat Autism Symptoms

If we were going to look for the next line of treatment for symptoms of autism, broccoli sprout extract might not be very high on our list of remedies — until now. A small recent study that involved

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HOW TO: Make Scrumptious Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Cupcakes

HOW TO: Make Scrumptious Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Cupcakes

As the weather starts to get chilly and pumpkins seem to be congregating on every corner, this vegan pumpkin cupcake recipe will satisfy the heartiest fall sweet tooth. Show your appreciation for pumpkins

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8 Natural Remedies for Bee Stings

8 Natural Remedies for Bee Stings

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Chronic Exposure to WiFi in Schools May Not Be Safe for Kids

Chronic Exposure to WiFi in Schools May Not Be Safe for Kids

In June 2014, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) in Washington, D.C. issued a statement intended to reassure schools and parents about the safety of WiFi for students in schools.

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Surprisingly, Steve Jobs was a Low-Tech Parent and Many Tech CEOs are Advocates of Kids Going Screen-Free

Surprisingly, Steve Jobs was a Low-Tech Parent and Many Tech CEOs are Advocates of Kids Going Screen-Free

It’s not a stretch to assume that Steve Jobs, dubbed, “the master evangelist of the digital age” tossed technology at his kids like candy falling out of a pinata. However, this

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