Clear the Air: Reducing Home Pollution Benefits Humans and Pets

We cannot control the air quality in public spaces. However, we can make impactful changes to our homes that positively affect our families, including our pets. There is a growing body of evidence that points to the interior of our homes being as polluted as outdoor air ...

Eco-Friendly, Safer Sleep: How to Choose a Less Toxic Mattress

“You spend a third of your life on your mattress so if you can avoid breathing in chemicals all that time, it’s probably a good idea,” says Jeffrey Klein, owner of Sleep Etc. in Norwalk and Stamford. There are two ways that chemicals can make their way into mattresses: the ...

Life by Design: How Our Homes Shape Us

Our homes are lenses through which we can see who we are and how we live. From the light in a room, to the colors we choose, to the shapes and textures of our furnishings, design elements influence how we feel, behave and perform. A growing body of scientific ...

Organizing for a Healthy Home: Clearing the Clutter for Space and Peace

Decluttering the home is a good way to improve overall well-being. Being in a space that is clutter-free can have tremendous emotional and psychological effects. And in the process of  focusing on your home, you are also focusing on yourself. Taking time to organize your ...

Healthy Home: The Forgotten Key to Wellness

Home is the keystone to our environment since we spend about two thirds of our life there. Over the last few decades, there have been thousands of new chemicals introduced to the environment, and many of these are found in our homes. Some of the new compounds ...