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Creating a Chemically-Free Home Is Easier and Cheaper Than You Think

Lee Holmes | Posted 09.01.2014 | Green
Lee Holmes

Have you noticed how laboratory-made cleaning fumes are marketed as being able to wipe out any offending bacteria or germ? All you need to do is take a trip down the cleaning aisle of your local supermarket to see how many different products there are to choose from.

This Earth Day, Let's Focus on Healthy Homes

Terri Ludwig | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Terri Ludwig

Today is Earth Day, a time to reflect on our environmental impact and consider shifts toward healthier and more sustainable living. But today I'm not thinking about litter on the side of highways or rapidly depleting rainforests -- my thoughts are with a woman named Nicki and her two little girls in Portland, Ore.

Is Your Home Making Your Kids Sick?

GalTime | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
GalTime

Most people believe that allergies really aren't a concern in the winter months, because there is no pollen in the air. While that may be true, there are still plenty of triggers in your home that can bring on allergies or an asthma attack.

10 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

Molly Rauch | Posted 02.18.2013 | Green
Molly Rauch

While we often focus on sources of outdoor air pollution, there are many concrete things we can do to make sure the air we breathe inside our homes is as healthy as possible, especially around the holidays. What follows are some holiday tips for helping keep your indoor air safe.

Five Easy Ways to Detoxify Your Home Without Freaking Out

Maia James | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Maia James

A week after giving birth to my son, Felix, I was in crisis. Trying to figure out which products -- from teethers to bubble bath to dish soap -- were truly safe and nontoxic was becoming a source of constant stress.

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.

7 Unusual Ways Your Home Can Make You Happier, Healthier

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

We already know that keeping your home clean and organized is good for your health. (Cleaning keeps germs and dust particles at bay, while clutter-con...

Spiritual Solutions #18: The Law of Intention and Desire

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra Deepak Chopra and Annie Bond Annie Bond Attention and Intention Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its...

Could A Dirty House Equal Healthy Kids?

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lamond Simone

I do not clean. I do not cook. My house may be a mess, but scientists discovered that a certain amount of dirt and dust may actually be helpful in building kids' immune systems.

Shoes Off at the Door? New Reasons Why

Annie B. Bond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Annie B. Bond

While we may no longer be tracking in as much bacteria on our shoes, we are not tracking in dangerous pollutants. It may be time to return to the practices of the 15th century to protect the health of our homes.

Arianna Charts a Course Toward Greener Living

Susan Short | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Short

Our work with Arianna focused on identifying opportunities to help her reduce her carbon footprint and to continue to maintain a healthy home environment.

Why I Live in a Green House

Lisa Sharkey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Sharkey

I suffered three miscarriages. As a journalist, my investigative skills took over: I tried to figure out what it was about me, or my environment that was causing the repeated pregnancy loss.