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The 9 Best Air-Cleaning Houseplants, According to NASA

November 28, 2017 at 5:18 pm




During the energy crunch of the late 1970s, Americans started building air-tight, super-insulated buildings.

These energy-efficient buildings significantly reduced electric and gas bills, but came along with a new set of problems.

The lack of fresh-air flow, combined with off-gassing from synthetic building materials and furniture, created a new health condition known as “sick building syndrome.”

Teen Depression and Suicide Rates are Rising in Tandem with Smartphone Ownership, Study Finds

November 26, 2017 at 5:09 pm




Researchers find a sharp rise in teen depression and suicide rates between 2010 and 2015 coincided with a sharp rise in teen smartphone ownership. None of the other common factors affecting suicide and depression changed during that period.

Teen suicide rates rose 31 percent between 2010 and 2015. Teen depression rates rose 33 percent over the same period.

Guess what else rose around 35 percent during that time period? Teen smartphone ownership.

Why My Child Loves Bedtime

November 25, 2017 at 3:28 pm




Ever wondered why kids hate bedtime so much? Why they’ll say and do just about anything to avoid it?

The kids I used to babysit came up with a million excuses to push it off as long as humanly possible: another story, water, a snack, a trip to the bathroom, more water, a tissue, a stuffed animal, different pajamas… They’d beg me rub or scratch their backs until they fell asleep, which usually took a long, long time.

Scientists Call for a Ban on Glitter, The Latest Microplastic Found Polluting the Ocean

November 25, 2017 at 2:15 am

Like microbeads, glitter is a microplastic polluting the ocean and seafood




As we inch closer toward fulfilling the prediction of more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050, every bit we keep out counts – even glitter.

50 Years Ago, The Sugar Industry Paid Researchers To Blame Everything on Fats

November 24, 2017 at 3:25 pm




In the 1960s, the sugar industry quietly funded research that blamed fats for all the diseases we now know sugar causes

Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Dark Chocolate Applesauce Brownies

November 23, 2017 at 12:42 am

By Bradley Hugs

Want some sinfully delicious brownies that are actually good for you? This super simple recipe is grain-free and dairy-free and sweetened with apple sauce and honey.

Texas School Beats ADHD by Tripling Recess Time

November 21, 2017 at 2:13 am




While most school districts across the country are cutting back on recess time and ramping up the Ritalin, one Texas school has kindergartners and first graders sitting still and “incredibly attentive.”

What’s their secret? Their recess time has tripled.

10 Tiny Homes Amazon Will Ship to Your Front Door for Under $20,000

November 20, 2017 at 6:16 pm




In case you missed the news last month, Amazon will now deliver a fully-furnished, ready-to-move-in shipping container tiny home to your “front door” — or empty lot — for $36,000 + $4,000 in shipping fees:

Apparently, there are ten other tiny homes for under $20,000 available on Amazon now with free shipping! There’s only one caveat… you have to build them yourself and they don’t come with plumbing or electricity, as the one above does.

Whole Foods “Humane” Turkey Deception

November 19, 2017 at 4:39 pm




Lawsuit accuses Whole Foods’ main turkey supplier of false advertising, claiming the birds’ living conditions are anything but “humane,” they’re not “hormone- and antibiotic-free,” and they receive “severely toxic chemicals” prohibited by FDA.

Plenty of Sunlight Reduces Risk of Nearsightedness 25 Percent, Study Finds

November 17, 2017 at 2:37 pm

Despite centuries of warnings to “protect” our eyes from the sun, researchers around the world are now discovering the sun is actually the best protection we have against nearsightedness.



The number of people with nearsightedness or “myopia” has been on a sharp rise over the last couple of decades along with the number of hours young people spend in artificially lit indoors staring at screens.