Stay Vocal and Reuse T-Shirts

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Wearing used clothing isn’t a new phenomenon, but Life360’s green reviewer Steffany Boldrini wants to introduce you to Stay Vocal, a company with a novel idea about reusing t-shirts. Stay Vocal rescues unwanted shirts—which would otherwise be thrown away—from large corporations, turns them inside out and rebrands them with a limited edition design.

What To Do if You Have a Recalled Toyota

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Another runaway Toyota Prius was reported yesterday. A 56-year-old driver was injured while driving her 2005 Prius in New York. The accident was blamed on the sticky accelerator pedal that has the Japanese automaker under fire. So what should Toyota owners do?

Baby Slings Pose Safety Hazard

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission is preparing a safety warning about baby slings, the popular baby carriers that parents can strap around their chest. The concern is that infants can suffocate, and there have already been several instances. According to CPSC head Inez Tenenbaum, “We know of too many deaths in these slings and we… Read more »

How Much Caffeine is in That Drink?

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You may or may not find this chart comparing the levels of caffeine in various drinks surprising, but it’s good to know that coffee lovers are the supreme caffeine addicts. (And maybe coffee lovers like knowing that brewed coffee has way more caffeine than an Americano?) Of course, the serving sizes for each beverage varies…. Read more »

Hot Dogs: Choking Hazard?

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If you said that hot dogs were bad for me, I probably wouldn’t disagree with you. I mean, as delicious as they are, there’s no way a ballpark frank can be healthy. But the American Academy of Pediatrics is questioning the safety of hot dogs as a choking hazard. Here’s a surprising statistic: Each year… Read more »

Jakprints Help You Stick to Green Commitments

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Stickers: you can use them to motivate children or you can buy one for your car in support of a 2012 “Cheney + Voldemort” presidential run. But more than just being fun or expressing your political preferences Life360 green reviewers Steffany Boldrini says stickers from printing company Jakprints make an environmental statement.

31% of Americans Believe Toyotas are Unsafe

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A Gallup poll revealed that now 31% of Americans believe that Toyota and Lexus cars are unsafe, in the wake of the recent recalls over faulty accelerators and brakes. Still, 74% of owners still say they have not lost confidence in their Toyotas and Lexuses. Having grown up in a family that drives Toyotas almost… Read more »

The Newest Driving Distraction: Digital Billboards

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There are a lot of distractions while driving, from both in and outside of the car. But here’s the newest one: digital billboards. As the Times aptly describes, “These high-tech billboards marry the glow of Times Square with the immediacy of the Internet.” And that’s internet with a capital I (why do people still do… Read more »

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Chatroulette but Were Afraid to Ask

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Whatroulette? What is Chatroulette? It’s a website where users are randomly matched up with other people from around the world for a video chat. It’s kind of like a Skype free-for-all that’s completely bizarre, uncomfortable, NSFW, and absolutely worth trying out if you’re brave enough. Chatroulette is like the Wild West of the web, and… Read more »

Is the Overmedicated Child a Myth?

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Medicating children is hot issue, and yet rarely do we hear anyone say, “No, children are not overmedicated.” In an excellent interview at Babble, Judith Warner, author of We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication, argues that the media and a minority of anti-medication doctors are misleading families about the ineffectiveness… Read more »