Ten ways to teach your kids through play during COVID-19

As many parents have come to realize during COVID-19, teaching your children can be quite challenging. Children are used to you acting as a parent—not a teacher, according to child development expert Angela Pyle of the ...

Mattresses could emit higher levels of VOCs during sleep

Hundreds of household items, including furniture, paint and electronics, emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which at high levels can pose health risks. Now, researchers reporting in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology ...

Walmart reports jump in profit, warns on tariffs

Walmart reported a jump in first-quarter earnings on Thursday on increased US store sales and e-commerce growth but warned that higher US tariffs could hit its business.

Debate on banning organohalogen flame retardants heats up

Hundreds of everyday household items, from laptop computers to babies' high chairs, contain flame retardants to prevent the objects from catching fire. Recently, several groups petitioned a U.S. agency to ban flame retardants ...

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