4.25 // Three Things That Need Your Attention

We’re ecstatic to see huge movement towards getting safer products into the hands of everyone. It’s becoming exceedingly apparent that real shifts are happening—everyone from A-list movie stars to successful head honchos are striving to live a more mindful life. Here, we’d like to share three articles making waves at Beautycounter Headquarters with the hopes that they’ll catch your attention, too.

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The report

Beautycounter Founder and CEO Gregg Renfrew was interviewed by the goop.com team for an article about the presence of toxic chemicals in our everyday lives. It’s a deep dive into the state of our world as it stands today, where 80% of the chemicals in personal care products have never been tested for safety, and the effects on long-term health are just now emerging.

The Action

Included, is a room-by-room detox, where the goop.com team takes an audit of everything from dish soap to laundry detergent. The outcome: A complete overhaul of their pantries, cupboards, and under-sink cleaning products (along with their EWG ratings and grades) that have found their way into the trash, and now replaced with safer options.

The report

The busiest people are, more often times than not, those who have to juggle multiple roles. When you’re an entrepreneur, you do it all (our own Founder Gregg has been known to answer customer service calls in between investor meetings). Here, 12 successful entrepreneurs share their productivity tips.

The Action

Balance is the name of the game. Rely on e-mail too much? Try to get a face-to-face encounter. Stuck in a mire of meetings? Have one day a week completely free to actually work.

The report

Kids may be scapegoats for distracted living, but according to this NPR story, researchers have observed that parents and caregivers glued to the their smartphones are actually exhibiting a much more alarming behavior. Children may lose out on developmental milestones by missing the emotional cues displayed during those important interactions.

The Action

Though researcher Steiner-Adair says she doesn’t know precisely what the long-term effects of these moments of disconnect are, she advises to think twice about spending a prolonged amount of time on your phone in the presence of your kids.