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Phthalates and Pregnancy: The Risks of Prenatal Exposure

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Author: Seventh Generation

A new study that explores the association between exposure to phthalates and children’s IQs has sparked concern – and rightfully so. Phthalates are common chemicals found in many products around the home – ranging from soaps and dryer sheets to shower curtains and raincoats. 

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Life Hacks for the Busy Mom

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Author: Seventh Generation

With two young kids, Margo feels like she has limited energy and mental space - and like most parents, she needs to maximize her time! That’s where life hacks come in. After reaching out to her network of fellow parents (including co-workers here at Seventh Generation), she's compiled some great tips to help life run a little more smoothly. Read on for her great tips!

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Tap These Apps & Get Your Green To Go

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Author: the Inkslinger

They say you never forget your first time, and I certainly remember mine: When I finally got my hands on an iPad, it was like holding the future. From smart home gizmos and music streaming to books and movies, it put the world in my hands and started saving it, too, with “green” apps that make it easy to live sustainably.

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Snowy Owls are Wandering far From Home

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Author: Erin Gettler

Last winter, white visitors from the north started showing up in the lower 48 in numbers never previously recorded. Young Snowy Owls born that summer in the Arctic wandered as far south as Florida, and as far east as the island of Bermuda. Bird lovers and birds alike had quite an eventful winter.

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Recipes We Love: Vegan Chocolate Bars with Peppermint and Raspberries

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Author: Seventh Generation

No-bake desserts mean more time with the family and less time in the kitchen this holiday. These vegan chocolate bars are a healthier alternative to the cookies and cakes that are sure to pop up throughout the season – but taste just as delicious!

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Holiday Gift Crafts Your 4-Year-Old Will Enjoy Making

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Author: Seventh Generation

I can’t be the only one feeling a bit blindsided by the holidays this year: The late Thanksgiving meant a ridiculously short season.

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Holiday Scent Herb Bundle

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Author: Seventh Generation

Herb bundles are a great natural way to fill your house with holiday scents. The herbs dry as they hang, allowing the smells to continue throughout the season – and can easily be stored for later use. Dried orange slices and cinnamon sticks pair well with the pine smell we all know and love, and bring a pop of color to your windows, mantles, shelves or bookcases.

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Sharing Holidays with Grandparents

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Author: Liz Moorhead

Spending time with loved ones has always been a large part of our holiday celebrations. And with kids in the picture, grandparents on both sides are eager to stake their claim on time with our family.

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Recipes We Love: Spicy Vegan Hot Chocolate

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Author: Seventh Generation

‘Tis the season for warm, indulgent drinks! A great alternative to traditional hot chocolate, this vegan version uses non-dairy milk and adds a spicy kick.

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Recipes We Love: Gingerbread Cookies with Fresh Ginger and Molasses

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There’s something about baking gingerbread cookies during the holiday season that just feels right. Our recipe blends the spice of fresh ginger with the sweetness of brown sugar and molasses to create the perfect crowd-pleasing cookie.

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6 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/3 tablespoon ground ginger

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