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If you have struggled with alcohol or drugs, the hope is always that you can spare your children the same fate. Research has found, though, that there is a strong connection between DNA and the likelihood of developing an addiction. If you are an addict, your child is genetically predisposed to become one too, but a dance with drugs and alcohol is not inevitable.
Many people with mental health disorders like anxiety or depression need to be on long-term medication to keep their condition in check and prevent the highs, lows, and stresses of these afflictions from interfering with their daily life, even when they're in holistic rehab.
Students are on their own in college. It’s their job to make smart and safe decisions for themselves, but the newfound freedom of college is often too exciting to ignore. With the absence of curfews and parental rules comes liberating opportunities to test out many things – especially drugs and alcohol. Unfortunately, for many students, substance abuse follows.
Certain hashtags have become buzzwords in the sober community, with #SoberLite, #SoberCurious, and #SoberCali gaining popularity on social media for the positive spin that celebrities put on semi-sobriety. But cutting down on intoxicants, whether alcohol or drugs or both, is not true sobriety – it’s a dangerous dance.
Mothers don’t always know what they want on Mother’s Day – other than, perhaps, a break from the tedium of daily life – but if you have an earth-loving mama in your life, this a great time to gift her with something sustainable. You’ll make her happy and be a little kinder to the planet when you wrap up one of these indulgences.
Single-use face masks have begun to pose a serious environmental threat. If you’re not living and breathing through a reusable, washable mask, you are probably wearing a single-use face mask, but disposing of them only adds to waste. The recyclable EcoBreathe mask is affordable, convenient, safe for users, and so much better for the environment.
As we age, and the body produces less collagen, dry skin and wrinkles are the result. Enter the latest must-have product in the never-ending search for the fountain of youth: collagen supplements. Enter the latest argument about what "environmentally friendly" really means.
Reusing medical devices labeled as single-use sounds sketchy. Especially in the time of COVID, when the sharing of anything seems like a sure route to disaster. But it has an important role in lowering medical costs and reducing the carbon footprint of healthcare.
Holiday season 2020 will look a little different than usual. You may be doing a lot of your gift-giving by mail and watching the women in your life open their gifts via videoconference. The kind of gifts you give may satisfy constant needs rather than frivolous wants. No matter where you are or how you plan to celebrate, it’s still possible to track down sustainable, eco-friendly presents for the women on your gift list.
The men on your gift list may not always be easy to buy for, and they may not give you a lot of clues about what they want, but thoughtful eco-friendly gifts are sure to make them happy. This round-up of sustainable holiday gifts for men satisfies the weirdness of 2020 and celebrates developments in eco-friendly design.
Kids are not hard to please. Parents though, especially environmentally focused ones, can be a tougher audience. Whether you’re giving gift suggestions to grandparents or building your own list of holiday gifts for your little ones, there are plenty of eco-friendly items to consider.
The composition of fireworks creates highly toxic gases when they are lit. And those pollutants can poison not only the air but water and soil, threatening human and animal life. Fireworks are pretty, but they’re also pretty bad for the Earth.