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Being a Barbie girl living in a Barbie world may have been the dream for many young children, but that world has a major diversity problem. It seems like to cruise with Barbie you must have three key characteristics: Tall, thin, and white. But those days are finally changing. Mattel has expanded their Barbie Fashionista collection to include 40 new dolls, Bustle reports. These dolls...
CDC Reports Correlation Between Infants Born In Home Water Births and Legionnaires' Disease
Home birthing moms take note -- there has been a recent link between home water births and infants developing Legionnaires' disease. Legionnaires' disease is a life-threatening form of pneumonia and two infants in Arizona were infected within months of each other last year. Even though a full 28,000 infants are born per year with a birth injury, an infection among...
A century-old medical technique could be successful in helping women get pregnant today. New Scientist reports that Ben Mol of the University of Adelaide in Australia worked with his team to investigate whether flushing women's fallopian tubes with poppyseed oil during x-ray scans led to higher conception rates. The results? It just might. This medical technique involves dissolving poppyseed oil in...
Vehicle sales hit an all-time high in the last year, meaning that more Americans are buying cars these days. And with all the cars on the market, it's not surprising that 39% of people are considering at least five different vehicles at the same time. In contrast, many Americans want to reduce their carbon emissions and opt for alternative...
8 Healthy Sandwich FREE Lunch Ideas Kids LOVE
My daughter isn’t into sandwiches. It’s a new thing. Tomorrow she might like them again but today, she’s refusing to eat them. I get it. It’s easy to get bored with your packed lunch. Which means, I’m pinning ideas on Pinterest like a mad woman, trying to prepare for back to school lunches. My son, he’s easy going. He’ll...
Healthy Waste Free Lunch Box Solutions
Back to school means packing lunches, which is no easy task at times. I’ve already shared with you a few of my tips for packing a healthy lunch but what about an Eco-friendly lunch? A lunch that doesn’t require a disposable baggies, juice boxes, water bottles and storage containers. With the average person generating 4.3 pounds of waste...
5 Tips for Packing a Healthy Back to School Lunch Your Kids WILL EAT
Oh, back to school time. It is a love/hate relationship. On one hand, I’m excited to have the children learning and back to a regular routine and earlier bedtimes. On the other hand, I will miss our more laid-back schedule and having to pack a lunch EVERY SINGLE DAY, for two children. Let’s be REAL, it can be tiring...
10 Pages of Tips on Making Healthy Eating Free
I picked my 6th grader up from school and watched every other teen using a cell phone. When I was in 6th grade, my friends and I were walking out of school talking and laughing. My 3rd grade daughter wants her own cell phone because her friends have one. When I was in 3rd grade, I was asking for...
Green Your School Year with These Eco-Friendly Tips
When you make the decision to live a greener lifestyle at home, it can be more difficult to get your children involved when they’re out at school all day. With a little extra effort, you can ensure that your children are making environmentally-friendly choices all year long, starting with their transportation to school, what you pack into their lunch...