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EPA Proposes Ban of HFCs in Cars & Grocery Stores to Help Halt Global Warming

EPA Proposes Ban of HFCs in Cars & Grocery Stores to Help Halt Global Warming

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just announced a proposal that would ban the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) where climate-friendly alternatives are available instead. HFCs are a group

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Research Links Popular Pesticides to Declining Bird Population

Research Links Popular Pesticides to Declining Bird Population

New research that some are dubbing a second “Silent Spring” shows that neonicotinoid insecticides have an adverse effect on non-target invertebrate species, such as birds. Neonicotinoids

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New Bill Proposes Ban on Using Known Toxin BPA in Food Packaging

New Bill Proposes Ban on Using Known Toxin BPA in Food Packaging

Democrats in both chambers of Congress have introduced a bill that would ban Bisephenol-A, (BPA) from all food packaging. Reps. Lois Capps (Calif.) and Grace Meng (N.Y.), along with Sen. Ed Markey

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Child Laborers May Have Made Your Samsung Smartphone

Child Laborers May Have Made Your Samsung Smartphone

Over 20,000 individuals took action with Green America in March, asking the Apple company to improve labor conditions in its supplier factories, and it turns out Apple is listening! Now Green America

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C-Sections Cause Genetic Changes in Babies that May Lead to Increased Risk of Cancer, Asthma & Diabetes in Later Life

C-Sections Cause Genetic Changes in Babies that May Lead to Increased Risk of Cancer, Asthma & Diabetes in Later Life

According to a new study, infants born via Cesarean section as opposed to vaginal birth, may experience epigenetic changes. Epigenetics are factors that can influence genetics. Basically, epigenetic

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Scientists Discover Gene with Strong Link to Autism

Scientists Discover Gene with Strong Link to Autism

Over the years, in the quest to find out what, if any one thing causes Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), most researchers have been stumped. Now however, scientists from 13 institutions around the world,

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Infants Exposed to Dirt, Dander and Bacteria May Have Decreased Risks of Asthma and Allergies

Infants Exposed to Dirt, Dander and Bacteria May Have Decreased Risks of Asthma and Allergies

The idea that regular exposure to dirt, grime and the great outdoors in general is very healthy for kids is nothing new, but now a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded study goes one step

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AAP Recommends that Parents Read Aloud to Their Children from Birth Onward

AAP Recommends that Parents Read Aloud to Their Children from Birth Onward

New parents can expect a little extra advice from now on at well-baby check-ups, as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has announced that all parents should read to their children from birth onward.

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America is the Only Developed Nation in the World with NO Paid Family Leave Laws

America is the Only Developed Nation in the World with NO Paid Family Leave Laws

In news that won’t shock any parent in the United States, but may surprise new parents-to-be, the U.S. lags woefully behind EVERYONE else in the developed world when it comes to paid family leave.

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Giving Birth After Age 33 May Increase a Mother’s Life Expectancy

Giving Birth After Age 33 May Increase a Mother’s Life Expectancy

While most information out there about older mamas is less than flattering, there’s new positive research on the baby-making scene that says giving birth after the age of 33 may be a boon to your

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Cyantraniliprole: A Highly Toxic New Pesticide is Coming Soon to the U.S. Food Supply

Cyantraniliprole: A Highly Toxic New Pesticide is Coming Soon to the U.S. Food Supply

Never one to shy away from poisoning the food supply, the United States government is all set to introduce yet another doozy of a pesticide into the American food supply. Cyantraniliprole, recently

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Reality Series ‘Born in the Wild’ Documents Women Giving Birth in the Great Outdoors

Reality Series ‘Born in the Wild’ Documents Women Giving Birth in the Great Outdoors

We’re familiar with home birth, Lotus birth, DIY freebirthing experiences, and even dolphin-assisted birth, but giving birth out in the wild is a concept that definitely piques our interest. The

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Fourteen Year-Old Girl Invents a Pedal-Powered Washing Machine/Exercise Bike to Wash Her Family’s Clothes

Fourteen Year-Old Girl Invents a Pedal-Powered Washing Machine/Exercise Bike to Wash Her Family’s Clothes

When she was only fourteen, the innovative and resourceful Remya Jose transformed an old bicycle gear and spare parts into a pedal-powered washing machine! Jose, now 16, lives in Kizhattoor Panchayat in

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11 Year-Old Wins Doodle 4 Google Competition with Her Beautifully Illustrated Transformative Water Purifier

11 Year-Old Wins Doodle 4 Google Competition with Her Beautifully Illustrated Transformative Water Purifier

Each year Google holds a Doodle 4 Google competition for kids in grades K-12. For its 7th year, the competition revolved around the theme of an invention that would make the world a better place, and 11

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Largest Ever Comprehensive Review Shows No Link Between Vaccines and Autism

Largest Ever Comprehensive Review Shows No Link Between Vaccines and Autism

Though the ‘vaccines cause autism’ theory was debunked and referred to as an ‘elaborate fraud’ three years ago, there are still many who believe that vaccines are indeed linked to autism.

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Teaching Girls How to Code, and Making Them Marketable Female Role Models in the Process

Teaching Girls How to Code, and Making Them Marketable Female Role Models in the Process

Establishing screen time limits is an essential part of parenting these days — but what if we also focused more, especially for girls, on how this screen time could be modified to learn a

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When Doctors Diagnose Spitting Up as GERD, Babies May Be Prescribed Medication Needlessly

When Doctors Diagnose Spitting Up as GERD, Babies May Be Prescribed Medication Needlessly

According to the Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, about 50% of perfectly healthy babies spit up more than twice a day — and though it’s natural for parents to be concerned, studies

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LeVar Burton Raises $1 Million in 1 Day to Bring Back Reading Rainbow!

LeVar Burton Raises $1 Million in 1 Day to Bring Back Reading Rainbow!

Reading Rainbow was a pivotal part of my childhood. I was already a bookworm, but watching this show solidified a life-long love of literacy. Just yesterday, on a walk outside, I found myself humming the

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