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Recycled, Reusable Bottle Filters Water

Fill 'er up. Credit: The Container Store
It's time to finally break the one-use bottled water habit. The Bobble Water Bottle by Karim Rashid, a reusable water bottle with a built-in carbon filter that removes chlorine and organic...

Does a Teacher Really Need to Remind Kids, "Hydrate!"

A teacher wrote to me worried that either she's going crazy -- or her students' parents are. They've started giving their kids bottled water to keep at their desks, and begging her to remind them, throughout the day, to drink. "Have I lost it...

Pregnant? Drink Up: H2Organics Water

Hydrate with a just-for-moms drink. Credit: H2Organics
Unhand that plain bottle of water. If you're are pregnant or nursing, consider quenching your thirst with the newest enhanced water on the block, H2Organics, formulated specifically for...

Bye Bye BPA Bottles

Parents concerned about bisphenol A (BPA) can breathe a sigh of relief. The top six baby bottle makers have said that they will stop using the potentially harmful chemical in their baby products. For the record, those companies are Avent, Disney...

Single Dad Shunned at Swimming Pool

Certainly, Phillip Smith's two sons, five-year-old Jake and three-year-old Aiden need to be supervised when in a swimming pool. How much supervision they require depends upon a number of factors: their familiarity with and abilities in the water, the...

In Defense of the Fake Christmas Tree

Growing up, if you'd ever asked me if I'd have a fake Christmas tree, I'd have laughed in your face. The fake trees I encountered as a child were tacky, cheap and, frankly, highly flammable. In fact, my grandparents had an artificial tree that...

Ah, pregnancy dreams

Some folks claim they don't dream at all, others that they do every night, and quite vividly. Some of us lurk somewhere in the middle, but become very avid dreamers when we're pregnant. Weird pregnancy dreams are nothing new to the mother-to-be...

How much time do you spend with your OBGYN?

Don't worry, I'm not referring to getting coffee. What I mean is, when you go in for a visit, say your annual exam or for a specific reason--like you're pregnant--how much time does your OBGYN spend talking with you? Is it enough? I've read...

DailyDish - Soak before you soap

Let the water fill up completely before adding detergent to your laundry load....

Man and autistic son rescued after being swept to sea

Thank goodness this is a story with a happy ending. From the outset it might seem as if the odds were against young Christopher Moreno and his father, Walter, when they were swept out to sea just off the coast of Daytona, Florida. Both were rescued...

Diuretics and pregnancy

It would seem common sense that a pregnant woman would not take diuretics during pregnancy. Diuretics are often used in weight loss bids, usually to null or sometimes dangerous affect. More often than not pregnant women are trying to gain weight,...

Pregnancy and heartburn

Many of us will face the multitude of pregnancy ups and downs. During our first trimester we may be nauseous day and night, leading us to wonder why they call it morning sickness. We may swell in places we never dreamed could get any bigger. Our...

DailyDish: Keeping hydrated on the road

Don't forget to hydrate yourself and your family when taking long car tips....

Teen saves boy from drowning

Water safety is pretty darn important, especially if you're going to be hanging out at the lake. You can either opt for swim lessons, a good lifejacket or PFD (personal flotation device), or, you could just keep Jason Wright of British Columbia,...

Early swim lessons can save lives

No kid should be left alone near a swimming pool or body of water, let alone in it. I'd even go so far as to say the same for adults. Anything can happen, and if you're near water, you want someone else around just in case it does. The argument...

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