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General Health & Well-Being

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality This Winter

Did you know that indoor air is two to five times more polluted than outside air? And as we head into colder months, our homes tend to be closed up more. Which means it’s especially important to understand how you can improve air quality this winter! In an older home, this might mean that you’re

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Women's Health

Menopause & Hormone Replacement Therapy: What You Need to Know

Menopause is often thought of with mixed feelings – part impending doom, part excitement never to deal with your period again. And truthfully, it’s always been this thing that’s seemed so far off. It doesn’t help that I have to do the mental math whenever someone asks me how old I am – my memory

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General Health & Well-Being

PFAS In Bubly, Topo Chino, and Other Sparkling Water Brands

If you’re an avid Bubly, Topo Chino, Polar, La Croix, Polar, or Perrier drinker, you’re definitely going to want to keep reading. But really, this information is for anyone who drinks tap water too. I’m laying out the findings of a 2020 Consumer Reports test of 47 bottled waters to find out if they’re safe

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Babies & Children

Is Tylenol Safe During Pregnancy?

At some point in their pregnancy, many people will look for safe pain management strategies because… well, growing a human can get uncomfortable! And we know that fever in pregnancy can lead to its own complications. More than 50% of pregnant women in the United States reported using acetaminophen – sold under brand names like

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General Health & Well-Being

How to Get Fabric Softener Smell Out of Clothes

I love buying used clothes. It helps give clothes more life before ending up in the landfill, and it’s easy on the wallet. But there’s a big downside, particularly if you’re scent sensitive… The fabric softener smell that just won’t quit. (Here’s why this is a problem.) This question comes up a lot in my

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General Health & Well-Being

What Does the Prop 65 Warning Label Mean?

Ever wonder why you’re seeing Prop 65 warning labels that tell you the product contains ingredients known to cause cancer or birth defects… on everything from appliances to furniture, the entrance to Disneyland, and at one point even coffee? They’re almost everywhere now, and the story behind them is an interesting one. Proposition 65, or

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Beauty & Personal Care

Two Canadian Non-Toxic Skincare Brands to Try This Winter

I don’t let the cold and snow keep me inside. In fact, my love for winter activities like skiing and snowshoeing was one thing that tipped the scales in favour of our move north of Toronto a year ago. If there’s one thing I learned during our first winter here, it’s colder, snowier, and windier

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Babies & Children

How I Cloth Diapered my Kids

Cloth diapering isn’t for everyone… but it’s not as hard or inconvenient as some people think! So many people feel overwhelmed by it, so this is intended to simplify the process for you. Ultimately, you have to do what’s going to work for your family. But cloth diapering has many benefits, including: Overall cost &

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