Aviva Patz

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How to Pack a Waste-Free School Lunch

Save the planet and your wallet with these efficient, cost-effective tips.


Just How Filthy Is Your Loofah?

Beware the germ bomb in your bathroom.

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Shared Breast Milk: Before You Latch on to the Idea, Get the Facts

Feeding your baby "liquid gold” from another mother is not risk free.

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7 Beauty Products You Should Never Borrow

Better to go au naturel than get sick from glamming up with a friend's cosmetics.

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Surprising Reasons You May Be at Risk For Kidney Stones

Passing a kidney stone is as painful as childbirth, some say — a very good reason to do all you can to prevent one.

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The Anti-Cancer Diet

Oncologist David Khayat wrote the book on preventing cancer through food. Here's his advice.

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Brighten Up! How to Safely Exfoliate Your Skin

Get a healthy glow without doing more harm than good.

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Could That "Urinary Tract Infection" Be Something Else?

Even doctors often mix up UTIs with sexually transmitted infections.

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Are You Sacrificing Health in the Name of Beauty?

6 sometimes-risky pampering practices and how to indulge in them safely.