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June 22: Our Latest Pet Finds

Brought to you by Purina ONE beyOnd. In this week's roundup: How dust from homes with dogs may help asthma patients and who's smarter cats or dogs?


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There's nothing quite like a cute dog or cat picture to brighten your day; get your fill at GOOD Pets where we've gathered some of our favorite past pet-related content. And if that's not enough pets for you, check out the finds below from this past week of GOOD Finder, which features a collection of all things that are awesome as submitted by the GOOD community.

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'Hall of Shame' Calls Out the Terrifying Chemicals in Your Household Cleaners

Household cleaning products contain chemicals that can burn lungs, cause asthma, and pollute the air. Why's it so hard to stop using them?


When I first moved into my apartment, I bought one cleaning product: a big bottle of a lemon verbena-scented, environmentally friendly cleaner called Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day. It served me well for awhile, but over time I've begun to accumulate harder-core chemicals. A houseguest bought some air-freshener. Toilet cleaner seemed necessary. A layer of grime stuck on the stove required Easy-Off oven cleaner to wipe clean.

It’s this last bottle that both terrifies and fascinates me. Spray just a little onto a grease spot that has resisted all cleaning efforts and within a couple of minutes, the gunk wipes away easily. But one time I accidentally caught a whiff of the stuff. It was the first time I ever understood what “burn your lungs” means. I felt like I was choking.

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Who Runs the World? Three Girls Sweep Google's Science Fair

Three young American women, Lauren Hodge, Naomi Shah and Shree Bose won Google's global science competition.


It turns out that when Beyoncé sings that girls run the world, she might be right. They're at least running the Google Science Fair world. On Tuesday three young American women, Lauren Hodge, Naomi Shah, and Shree Bose, smashed the stereotype that only boys are good at science and became the winners of Google's inaugural science competition.

The Google "judges said the unifying elements of all three young women were their intellectual curiosity, their tenaciousness and their ambition to use science to find solutions to big problems." They beat out "over 7,500 entries from more than 10,000 young scientists in over 90 countries around the world," and their projects are undeniably impressive.

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