Study: High-Fructose Corn Syrup Linked With Weight Gain

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A new study from Princeton University compared different sweeteners and their effects on weight gain. Researchers discovered that high-fructose corn syrup consumption showed significantly higher weight gain than table sugar, even though caloric intake was the same. According to Bart Hoebel, a psychology professor who specializes in the neuroscience of appetite, weight, and sugar addiction:… Read more »

Seattle, Boston, San Francisco Rank for Riskiest Cities for Cybercrime

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Software company Symantec, makers of the popular Norton Antivirus, released a report this week that ranked cities based on their vulnerability to cybercrime. Seattle topped the list, followed by a number of other tech savvy cities. Riskiness of each city was determined for different activities, including malware attacks, number of spam zombies, infected computers, and… Read more »

Review Roundup: Uppa Baby G-Lite Lightweight Stroller

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At Battle, Nicole Feliciano honored the Uppa Baby G-Lite the best lightweight stroller on the market. “The G-lite is solidly built and our tester stayed cool and comfortable in the seat on a 90 degree day,” she writes. “…On bumpy terrain the 8-pound G-Lite can’t compare to the plush ride of the 17-pound Bee, but… Read more »

Our Own Safety Mom Previews Baby and Family Expo Products

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Life360 Now! contributor Alison Rhodes, better known as the Safety Mom, appeared on NECN to preview a few products for last weekend’s Baby and Family Expo in Boston. As usual, Alison brought her baby-proofing expertise and experience, and emphasized the importance of making sure that baby products you buy are approved by the Juvenile Products… Read more »

Recall: Graco Harmony High Chairs

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Just a quick recall newsflash: the Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling Graco Harmony High Chairs. They aren’t produced anymore, but were between November 2003 and December 2009. The CPSC received almost 500 reports of screws loosening on the high chair, causing the chair to fall. If you happen to have a Graco Harmony High… Read more »

Poll: Parents Are Not Using Car Booster Seats

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A new poll found that 40% of children who are required by law to use a car booster seat do not. Laws vary some state to state, with requirements as low as age 5 in some places, but parents should take as much precaution as necessary. Booster seats can reduce risk injury in car crashes… Read more »

Review Roundup: Graco Nautilus 3-in-1

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Babble declared the Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 the best stroller you could buy. Reviewer Kate Bayles writes, “Once your babe is ready to face forward (recommended after the first year), the Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 is your best bet… A steel-reinforced interior, deep head wings and EPS foam provide safety support while the 3-position recline, full body… Read more »

Baby Sling Manufacturers Respond — Not All Slings are Dangerous

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Last week, we wrote about baby slings as a safety hazard. Baby sling manufacturers, including Hotslings, Maya Wrap, Moby Wrap, and Wrapsody, have responded with an official statement. The companies make a distinction between “bag-style” slings, which they believe are dangerous, and a number of other variations that are safer. In contrast [to bag-style slings],… Read more »

Glee Gum Glad to Support the Environment and Health

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Chewing gum may not be at the top of your healthy product list, but Life 360’s green reviewer Steffany Boldrini says Glee Gum has everything you’d want in an environmentally friendly product. It uses no artificial sweeteners, donates one percent of its profits to environmental causes and sustainably harvests its materials. Verve inc., which makes… Read more »