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5 Reasons Non-Browning Apples Could Change Your Mind About GMOs

39% of Americans still believe GMOs are worse for your health, but there’s reason to believe that opinion could shift with new information. Limited scientific knowledge, distrust for scientists and the ubiquitousness of false information all play a part here, but the polling suggests it’s not just a question of needing more science-based information but also a …

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Pizzagate Is Why We Need Skepticism

If you don’t live in DC, you probably associate Washington with national politics and all its current associated nastiness. But, believe it or not, those of us who actually live here are regular people too, just getting our kids to school, going to work and even going out for pizza once in awhile. So when a man …

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No, I’m Not Scaring My Kids By Discussing President Trump

Like many other parents, I woke up on November 9th afraid for the future and struggling to find the right words to explain the election to my children. Though I didn’t know exactly what to say and the end result was probably far from perfect, I shared my fears about President …

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How I Became a Reasonable Mom

Next week in Washington, DC, I’m taking part in a panel discussion on what it means to be a reasonable mom. But I didn’t exactly begin my “mom life” as anything resembling reasonable. There was a long period of time when I believed a good birth had to be a drug-free …

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There’s a New Facebook Group for Food Allergy Parents And It’s Science-Based

My daughter has a life-threatening peanut allergy so just about every day I find myself looking at new posts, pictures or other related news. Sometimes, like with the peanut patch, it’s exciting. Sometimes, like with the cost of Epi-pens, it’s frustrating. But most of the time? It’s fear-based and flat out wrong. Why is the food allergy …

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Everybody Calm The Fuck Down About Your Sunscreen

I was hoping this summer would be a quiet one for sunscreen. Yes, the Environmental Working Group published its annual sunscreen guide, but I figured the staggering amount of criticism the EWG receives might finally persuade everyone in the media to ignore it. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Despite the bad press, recent articles …

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Science Is My Scaffolding: Why I Won’t Share That Robyn O’Brien Post

Recently a blog post entitled Food Allergies: Don’t Tear Down the Scaffolding caught my eye. Widely shared in online food allergy circles, the post made an impassioned plea for treating food allergy parents with kindness. I wanted to share it too but the post was published at Robyn O’Brien’s website. I’m …

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Kristin Cavallari Feeds Babies DIY Goat’s Milk Formula, Ruins Her Legacy

Celebrity moms make terrible, terrible life choices. Gwyneth Paltrow steams her vagina and drinks $200 dollar smoothies. Alicia Silverstone pre-chews her kids’ food. Erykah Badu named her kid Seven. Obviously no one vaccinates but Mark Ruffalo has fracking under control. For a celebrity mom, it’s not enough to make terrible, terrible life choices. You …

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Meet the Alternative Medicine Doctor Who Uses Flint as a Marketing Ploy

Here’s the thing about parenting a Minecraft addict. When the addiction gets bad (like what’s wrong with your eyes bad), you’ll do just about anything to get them off the couch and away from their Minecraft world. Even if that means attending an expo for alternative health and medicine. Sometimes I just need …

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No, Monsanto Isn’t Responsible for Zika, Microcephaly or the Apocalypse.

The worrisome rise in microcephaly cases in Brazil has experts scrambling to determine a cause. Is it the Zika virus? Or is it something else? Most experts believe there is a link between Zika and microcephaly — the World Health Organization says it expects to confirm the link in a matter …

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