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Sleep. It should be the easiest thing in the world to accomplish. Lie down. Close eyes. Wake when refreshed. Except sometimes it’s not. Forget illnesses, nightmares and insomnia. Sometimes, it’s that your mattress is old and messing with your back. At least that’s what happened here. Until last week we had an old memory foam [...]

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The Environmental Working Group this week announced its 2016 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produceā„¢. It’s something I have always read and followed. Basically, the list details the fruits and vegetables with the highest amounts of pesticide residue. This year, strawberries top the list. Considering the average American eats about eight pounds of strawberries every [...]

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I have heard about the benefits of spirulina for a while now, but never had the guts to try it out. Recently, a company that makes spirulina-enriched cookies offered to send some my way. The cookies haven’t arrived yet, but in the meantime, I figured I’d post a Q&A with Brittany Riggs, COO of Everyoung [...]

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Pros: Organic cotton components. Contains no dioxide, pesticides, dyes, or other toxins; absorbent and comfortable. Cons: Can be more expensive than traditional “bargain” brands, depending on where you buy them. Not available in most conventional grocery or drug stores. Ever watch a husband buy period-related paraphernalia? I have, and it’s a hoot. They’re all embarrassed [...]

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Little Girl is five. Up until last week she was still sleeping in a toddler bed. We ordered her made in the U.S.A. furniture from a local store, but were unsure what to do about a mattress. After all, we spend about a third of our lives lying on our mattresses. While we’re asleep we’re [...]

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Last month I struggled with a nasty food poisoning issue, so I have been trying to fill my belly with healthy, probiotic-filled yogurts. It was good news then when organic yogurt manufacturer Wallaby reached out and asked if I would be willing to review its new Greek yogurt line. They would send me coupons for [...]

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Seems like a silly question, but I’ll bet a lot of people who say they are green might have trouble explaining what the term actually means. My definition of green — at least as it relates to a product or service — takes into account many characteristics. If it’s a product, I believe it should [...]

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A recent Consumer Reports story took a look at the safety of apple and grape juices, and the results were less-than-comforting. The organization tested a variety of juices including some organic options and found both arsenic and lead — neurotoxins that can cause a multitude of problems such as bladder, lung, and skin cancer as [...]

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I’ve been buying the Thanksgiving turkey for a few years now. I fight the crowds at Whole Foods, spend a crazy amount (last year I paid $75 for a 20-pound bird), and hand it off to my mother for cooking. And every year at least one or two people tell me I am insane to [...]

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Last week I started recording The Dr. Oz Show. I added him to my TiVo To Do list because of something I saw the week before. I was watching The Soup on E! and Joel McHale had a clip about genital age. Seems Dr. Oz has a quiz, which can be found on his website [...]

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