The big problem with scented candles

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Jul 03 2015

Scented candles are one of the easiest and most effective ways to mask unpleasant odors in your home. They’re a go-to when creating a relaxing ambiance to unwind after a long work day or while taking a warm bubble bath.

But one of the main problems with scented candles is the scent itself. According to Anne Steinemann, an environmental pollutants expert who is a professor of civil engineering and the chair of sustainable cities at the University of Melbourne, certain candles may emit numerous types of potentially hazardous chemicals, such as benzene and toluene. They can cause damage to the brain, lung and central nervous system, as well as cause developmental difficulties.

“I have heard from numerous people who have asthma that they cant even go into a store if the store sells scented candles, even if they arent being burned,” Steinemann added. “They emit so much fragrance that they can trigger asthma attacks and even migraines.”

Researchers at South Carolina State University conducted a study of testing petroleum-based paraffin candles and candles of vegetable-based non-scented, non-pigmented and dye-free. Its 2009 report concluded that while the vegetable candles do not produce any pollution potentially harmful paraffin candles “launch unwanted chemicals in the air,” said the Professor of chemistry Ruhullah Massoudi.

“For a person who lights a candle every day for years or just inhalation of these harmful pollutants used them often in the air could contribute to the development of health as cancer risks, common allergy and asthma including, Massoudi said.

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27 silly, sweet and strange quotes from kids

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Jul 03 2015

It never gets old ear all the things children say incredibly random.

Why parents document your little quotes every day in LittleHoots, an app for on-the-go moms and dads keep these sweet and fleeting memories.

Creator of LittleHoots Lacey Ellis shared some recent highlights of the perfect boy dating app file. Here 27 hilarious, wise and have said the children of delicious things.

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Finally someone made waterproof books, you, can take a bath and to the beach

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Jul 02 2015

You’ve got your warm bath, your bubbles, your glass of cheap wine and your book club book. Was there ever a better recipe for relaxation? That is, until — plunk! No thanks to slippery fingers and that glass of cheap wine, your just-purchased novel has taken a dive.

While the stress of keeping hold of a book with pruney fingers may fit the tone of, say, a heart-pounding thriller, it doesn’t exactly allow a reader to nestle into the worlds crafted by writers like Twain and Yeats. To provide a solution to the eternal book-bath struggle, Amsterdam-based couple Jasper Jansen and Wing Weng set to work to found Bibliobath, a company in its nascent stages that aims to publish waterproof works of classic literature.

On their Kickstarter page, the couple writes of the difficulties they have unplugging before immersing themselves in a good book. “What works for us is to relax in a hot bath, switch off our phones and settle into a great literary classic.But do not mix water and paper, and an iPad on a plastic sheet simply does it for us, “they write. “We want to read, loud and not fat-free. For this reason we are creating completely waterproof versions of great works of literature and poetry.”

How, exactly, these waterproof books work? They are not clumsy toys as bath books for children, but bound pages of synthetic paper made of polypropylene, a popular material used for other printed items such as letters. Initial titles include Macbeth, the art of war, two short stories and poetry of Yeats. A 17 (about $19) commitment to Kickstarter duo will get a single copy.

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12-laundry secrets of the limited families

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Jun 30 2015

If you haven’t seen the bottom of your laundry basket over the years, youre not alone. And if you feel like you spend a lot of time doing the laundry, youre not alone, either. In fact, you are in good company. We have partnered with Kenmore and talked about some of our favorite blogger parents with large families to discover their tips, tricks and hacks on the laundry game win. –and get to the bottom of the laundry basket.

1. use the DOT system

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Sarah An inviting Home, who has five children, shares a tip that he had learned from his readers: using a Sharpie marker or cloth, label socks, trousers, shirts, underwear and anything else you can think of with a point for your oldest child, two points for second, three points for third and so on both the tag or at the bottom of a sock. When an item gets passed, just add one point.


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Renee Bergeron of little Earthling Blogs recommends using dry erase markers to write notes to family members on the washing machine. It’s a way to allow all help and I know that when it loads its time to pass, a particular link should not go in the dryer or a pair of pants should be checked for persistent stains. Renee, a mother of 14 and photographer specializing in photographs of children with special needs dressed as superheroes, says that people who want to try the marker trick must test it on a small, hidden spot first, just in case!

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These father’s day gift is perfect for your nerdy dad

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Jun 29 2015

You’re tired, neckties, Cologne or cards to your deserving POPs for father’s day, perhaps this Sunday would get a little nerdy. In the video above sits HuffPost lives Marc Lamont Hill with Engadget editor in Chief Dana Wollman, to discuss tech gadgets which you can overlay for your old man, some of the year’s best.

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Arianna in a world without Internet

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Jun 29 2015

Imagine a world without internet is a mind-twisting exerecise.

On the one hand, you would not read this, like Arianna would step founded The Huffington Post as a source of information online. In this world without internet, it may have had pepper of HuffPost paper copies to the public.

A new video gives insight into this alternative scenario, featuring Arianna among other contractors notable tech going about their lives in a universe where the world wide web is not created in 1989. Also featured in the film is co-founder Napster Sean Parker, founder of AOL Steve Case and co-founder Martha Lane Fox, all hikes across this astonishing dimension where the power of the web was not there to help change the world. It is comical, but also a reminder of the value contains an open internet.

Narrated by Stephen Fry, “” the world wide what? “. marks 10 years of the founders of the Forum and aims to publicize the Web Foundation. Created in 2009 by the inventor of the internet Sir Tim Berners Lee, the Web Foundation works to connect people to the internet than and fights to ensure that the web remains a public well. According to his website, he teamed with more than 160 organizations to transform policies aimed at bringing the web open to billions of people in over 70 countries.

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Spray painted in 5 beautiful ways to decorate with gold

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Jun 28 2015

Do it yourself experts reveal their favorite ways to spruce up items for the home and crafts store bargains with a pot of gold spray paint.

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How much you need to rent a home in American cities

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Jun 27 2015

According to the u.s. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a family that spends more than 30% of its income on housing is considered “cost-burdened” and could be in financial stress, able to buy basic things like clothing, medical care and even food. Yet, for too many families, that 30%–which includes rent (or mortgage payments), utilities and maintenance–would be an improvement over what they currently pay.

Find out now: is it better to rent or buy?

In a growing number of cities, a significant portion of the population spend 40% or even 50% of income on rent alone. In fact, SmartAsset analysis of rent find data across the country that in many places, a family would need to earn six figures to afford the average market rents.
To calculate the salary required to pay rent in the United StatesCity, SmartAsset also seen fair market rents for two bedrooms in 300 largest cities of the country 1.

Given that the threshold of convenience of the HUD of 30% includes all expenses of custody (not only rent), we applied a lower threshold of 25% rent alone. So, for example, if the average rent is $ 1,000, which implies that a family would need a monthly income of $ 4,000 (or $ 48,000 annual income) for that rent to be convenient.

After calculating the income needed to pay the rentin all 300 of the largest cities, we restricted our analysis up to two groups of locations: the main city of the fifteen largest metropolitan areas of the country and the fifteen cities more convenient for renters.

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eBay prohibits the Confederate flags

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Jun 26 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, June 23 (Reuters) – EBay Inc. announced Tuesday it will ban flags confederates and elements associated with the image of the flag of its Internet site, calling the flag a “symbol of discord and racism”.

eBay decision comes after Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Sears Holdings Corp. said that they would stop selling products bearing the Confederate flag Monday, a week after a nine mitraillees white shooter dead in South Carolina has historically black church.

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Have low-tech, you can protect your privacy online

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Jun 25 2015

Despite hack apparently endless attacks and a recent study Pew showing that Americans feel powerless to protect themselves against intrusion into their privacy online, few Americans has enormously in the trail to adopt strengthening measures of privacy. But a privacy advocate has some advice: do it. -This feed and its content is the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms and conditions. It can be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a Web site.