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Stepping to the Side to Take a Look

Anna Snapp | Posted 09.14.2015 | Arts
Anna Snapp

I've been reflecting a lot about my rehearsals for my one woman show lately. I've had two or three since I last blogged, and certain themes have been coming up. One, is waiting.

Here's Why Your Home Has Been Smelling So Musty Lately

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.25.2015 | OWN

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How To Keep Berries Fresh For Longer

Food52 | Posted 06.18.2015 | Taste

Don't let your berries boss you around.

Caveat Emptor: The Home Inspector

Alex Simon | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Alex Simon

You've found your dream home in the perfect neighborhood. The neighbors are friendly, as are their kids and dogs, the schools are nearby and the price is even below what you were expecting.

Your Keurig Machine May Be Covered In Bacteria And Mold

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living

Your Keurig coffee machine may be a bacteria breeding ground, according to a recent test performed by CBS stations in Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Chicago....

Watch Out For These Allergens This Winter

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

Winter means that more people are staying indoors to avoid the cold. What many people may not know is that they can be exposed to indoor allergens that are lurking within their home.

Governor Cuomo Should Veto the Mold Legislation and Start From Square One

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 01.21.2015 | New York
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

Governor Cuomo should veto the legislation. A new mold bill should be written that includes stiff penalties. The bill should also require training of all mold workers, photographic documentation, and third party verification that mold remediation is properly completed.

Interview With Museum of Arts and Design's Artist-In-Residence, Derek Haffar

Lisa Chau | Posted 08.23.2014 | Arts
Lisa Chau

I met Derek Haffar at the Museum of Arts and Design during one of his Artist Studio hours last year. He was working on reconfigured, fragmented or broken castings of people. I walked in and convinced him to mask me.

Buying a House? A Hard Look at Home Inspections

Jason Earle | Posted 08.13.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jason Earle

You've found the home of your dreams. Your offer has been accepted. Now it's time to hire a home inspector. Where do you find one? Naturally, the firs...

9 Dirty Things In Your Kitchen You Probably Haven't Been Cleaning

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.20.2014 | HuffPost Home

(But you probably should.)

PHOTO: Moldy Lemons Allegedly Served Up At Five Guys

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business

A photograph of moldy lemons, posted online by a Reddit user claiming to be a Five Guys employee, has prompted more questions than answers. "My man...

Only Transparency and Oversight Can Save NYCHA

Denise M. Miranda | Posted 06.02.2013 | New York
Denise M. Miranda

It is a lack of transparency and oversight that has allowed a culture of neglect to flourish within NYCHA.

PHOTO: Moldy Minute Maid Allegedly Sickens Kids

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.15.2013 | Weird News

Mealbreaker (n.): a nasty, non-edible surprise found in food while it is being eaten; often lawsuit-provoking, sometimes fabricated, always disgusting...

Bread That Stays Mold-Free For 60 Days?

AP | BETSY BLANEY | Posted 01.08.2013 | Home

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Attention, bread shoppers: A Texas company could have the answer to some consumers' unwelcome discovery that just-purchased loaves c...

Latino Workers on the Forefront of Sandy Recovery Efforts

Javier Sierra | Posted 02.25.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

Latino workers' contribution to reconstruction after our national catastrophes is nothing new. But in too many cases, their reward has been exploitation, devastating health problems or both.

Lynne Peeples

Sandy Cleanup Workers: Could Illness, Litigation Lie Ahead? | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green

Greg Floyd recalled the burgeoning hazards when he first toured Sandy-damaged New York City public housing a couple days after the hurricane hit. "...

Lynne Peeples

Worried Moms In Sandy's Wake: Lead, Mold, Chemical Mixes Among Health Risks | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.08.2012 | Green

Even before her 7-year-old son, Zephyr, began playing soccer this fall, Penelope Jagessar Chaffer was concerned about possible toxic chemicals on his ...

Naturally Rid Your Home of Mold and Mildew

Organic | Posted 12.22.2012 | HuffPost Home

If you want to thwart these musty house guests from sticking around, keep your home dry. Mold loves warm, humid areas, like bathrooms or a damp basement. To stop mold from forming, try these tips.

Weather on Steroids and Mold in the Basement

Dr. Gary Ginsberg | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green
Dr. Gary Ginsberg

Heat and humidity fosters furry colonies in damp basements, attics and closets.

Dust Mites in Your Bed? Allergens in Your Home? We Have Solutions!

Hyla Cass, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Hyla Cass, M.D.

My latest concern, likely in response to some incessant commercials on the subject, is the existence of disgusting, invisible dust mites that camp out in our mattresses, living off our skin flakes (yuck!) and generally up to no good.

Summer Home Tips: Allergy Friendly

Robin Wilson | Posted 07.09.2012 | Green
Robin Wilson

As you return to your summer home, there are many things on the maintenance list and given the damp weather this year, many homeowners are reporting mold related issues. Plus, with the high pollen count and allergens, we are also hearing more about bouts of wheezing and sneezing.

Put a Hold on Mold

Sloan Barnett | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Sloan Barnett

It's clear that we need to keep mold from growing in our homes and that prevention is the easiest solution. But when you're stuck with some nasty black fungus in your tile grout, it doesn't have to involve caustic chemicals.

Lynne Peeples

More Than Meets The Eye: Hurricane Irene's Health Risks Likely To Linger | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.27.2011 | Green

Hurricane Irene's powerful one-two punch of high winds and heavy rainfall will undoubtedly result in dangerous airborne debris, fallen trees and flash...

Post-Katrina, Mold Worries Subside But Hardly Disappear

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.18.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

This article was published in The Louisiana Weekly in the Aug. 8, 2011 edition. Buildings with bathtub rings and musty smells are less prevalent than...

Health Risks of Mold: One Mama Bear's Concerns

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 10.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

We came home from the hospital and discovered greenish black mold covered the wall behind the family bed. With a 3-day-old baby in my arms, I wasn't wasting time with testing.