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Ava in The Huffington Post –  Five ‘Must-Knows’ on the Dangers of Synthetic Fragrance!


“Fragrance” is at the top of my “no-no” list. In the U.S., manufacturers can legally hide hundreds of synthetic chemicals in the one word–“fragrance”–without revealing what those ingredients are. It’s referred to as a “trade secret” in the industry. Environmental Working Group (EWG) researchers found more than 75 percent of products listing the ingredient “fragrance” contained phthalates (THAL-ates).  Read your labels and avoid this ingredient listing.

Five ‘Must-Knows’ on the Dangers of Synthetic Fragrance!

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“Hormone Disruptors”: Not Just for Menopausal Mommas


Ava was recently asked to be a guest blogger for Prevention Magazine by Editor Maria Rodale.  In this blog, Ava shared information about hormone disruptors.  As Ava writes, a recent report from the Environmental Working Group states, “There is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies—increasing production of certain hormones, decreasing production of others, imitating hormones, turning one hormone into another, interfering with hormone signaling, telling cells to die prematurely, competing with essential nutrients, binding to essential hormones, and accumulating in organs that produce hormones.”
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Ava’s Big Gift


Ava’s Big Gift! – AVA has funded Babson College Women’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator – We are just thrilled to be paying it forward and offering the entrepreneurship opportunity to other young women with great ideas! We are the sole funder (along with our family) of the first Women’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program at a U.S. College. This is a picture of the first class of women who went through a rigorous process to be accepted into this new program at Babson College (where Ava attends). They will have access to the school’s legal, financial, marketing, advertising, management teams and much more to “accelerate!” their business to launch and beyond. We are so excited for them, and wish these women the best of luck in their ventures!