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3 reasons why good parenting means reduced screen time for your kids

3 reasons why good parenting means reduced screen time for your kids

We’ve all heard that common refrain that the iPad is the perfect babysitter of the modern age. While some parents say it in jest, others are perfectly serious—the average kid today spends 9 hours a

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Naturepedic helps your tot transition to a big kid bed with their 2-in-1 organic mattress

Naturepedic helps your tot transition to a big kid bed with their 2-in-1 organic mattress

When it's time to move from a crib to the big kid bed, Naturepedic has you covered. Their 2 in 1 organic quilted mattress has a waterproof side for accidents (and, as an added bonus, protects you from

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Super dad makes Star Wars Speeder Bike Rocker for his little Leia

Super dad makes Star Wars Speeder Bike Rocker for his little Leia

Most of the Star Wars fans I know go crazy when they hear about any kind of DIY involving something from the films. I guess it's a fun way to bring part of an iconic movie to life, and make it part of

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Naturepedic smooths the transition to a big kid bed with a safe, organic 2-in-1 mattress

Naturepedic smooths the transition to a big kid bed with a safe, organic 2-in-1 mattress

Graduating from a crib into a "big kid's bed" is a big deal for most little ones, but it can mean a lot for parents, too. Not only does this represent the end of your child's days as a baby, it also comes

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12 eco-friendly backpacks for tweens & teens

12 eco-friendly backpacks for tweens & teens

The back-to-school shopping season is upon us, and that often means shelling out some hard-earned cash for another backpack that will likely not survive to see the following summer. Finding eco-friendly

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Mobile school “walking classrooms” are helping change lives in Kenya

Mobile school “walking classrooms” are helping change lives in Kenya

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqdcj6ViCIc&w=537&h-302 In Marsabit County, Kenya, less than 15% of girls over the age of six attend school, and literacy rates are an abysmal 20%. Thanks to

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Prince Charles turns royal gardens into a woodland playground for grandson Prince George

Prince Charles turns royal gardens into a woodland playground for grandson Prince George

Even England’s royalty can’t resist a good treehouse. Prince Charles recently renovated a portion of the Highgrove gardens into a royal woodland playground with a treehouse for his two-year-old

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Cacoon is a hanging tent that lets you get away from it all

Cacoon is a hanging tent that lets you get away from it all

The Cacoon hanging tent is the perfect place to escape from it all. Part hammock, part tent, it's an indoor/outdoor cocoon that can travel wherever you go - even if you never leave your home. Built to

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The Hubs is a backyard geodesic dome that goes up in under an hour

The Hubs is a backyard geodesic dome that goes up in under an hour

When it comes to backyard projects, there's nothing like a do-it-yourself build to get the whole family out in the fresh air for a while. The Hubs maximizes that concept with an easy-to-use kit that

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Adorable Cubby House is a pop-up playhouse made just for children

Adorable Cubby House is a pop-up playhouse made just for children

Australian architecture firm Nixon Tulloch Fortey built a tiny children’s playhouse as their entry into Melbourne’s annual Cubby House Challenge. The wooden Cubby House was created as a classic

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RECIPES: 12 oven-free, animal-free desserts for a summer treat

RECIPES: 12 oven-free, animal-free desserts for a summer treat

If you crave fresh-baked desserts but dread the heat of the kitchen during the summer months, you are in luck. We have 12 scrumptious dessert recipes that will thrill the whole family, all without having

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16 upcycled Mason jar crafts and projects that are kid-approved

16 upcycled Mason jar crafts and projects that are kid-approved

Glass Mason jars are perhaps the ultimate upcycling ingredient of all time. They come in all shapes, sizes, and even in a variety of colors. Mason jars can be used to give wonderful homemade edible gifts,

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HOW TO: Make delicious tie-dye fruit yogurt popsicles

HOW TO: Make delicious tie-dye fruit yogurt popsicles

Eating an icy popsicle is one of our favorite ways to cool off on a hot summer day. And there’s no reason to settle for a store-bought ice pop when you can easily make your own. We’ve created a

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Win a twin size $494 organic cotton mattress

Win a twin size $494 organic cotton mattress

We spend a third of our days in bed, but we rarely give much thought to the mattress underneath us. But here's why you should: conventional mattresses have all kinds of dangerous chemicals in them,

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UNICEF says more progress is needed to save the world’s children from poverty and hunger

UNICEF says more progress is needed to save the world’s children from poverty and hunger

UNICEF's Progress for Children report illustrates that, 15 years after the United Nation's Millenium Development Goals were established, that more and faster progress is necessary to ensure children's

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HOW TO: Whip up tasty and healthy jar-noodles in less than 10 minutes

HOW TO: Whip up tasty and healthy jar-noodles in less than 10 minutes

If you enjoy grab-and-go foods like mason jar parfaits or salad in a jar, you’ll love this recipe that packs a ready-to-eat noodle meal into a portable container. Like a healthier and fresher version of

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Fight off the summer insects with these all-natural remedies

Fight off the summer insects with these all-natural remedies

Sunshine, vacation days, and warm weather—these are just a few reasons why we love summer. However, the influx of flying insects and creepy crawlies in these hotter months is not one of them. That’s

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Teen makes grad dress out of math homework to raise money for the Malala Fund

Teen makes grad dress out of math homework to raise money for the Malala Fund

A Canadian teen is bringing global attention to women rights through an unlikely medium: recycled math homework. 18-year-old Erinne Paisley upcycled her old high school math assignments into a grad dress

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This family checked out of the daily grind and took up life on the road

This family checked out of the daily grind and took up life on the road

For this family, every day is a new adventure. Ever since 2011, when the Works family decided to sell their home and live in an Airstream trailer, they have been waking up in a new place and seeing things

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Photographer & mom of 14 makes special needs kids feel like superheroes in her Superhero Project

Photographer & mom of 14 makes special needs kids feel like superheroes in her Superhero Project

Photographer Renee Bergeron is a superhero, being the mother of 14 children. She began, as many parents do, capturing her own children in photos. Her son Apollo, who was born with a double aortic arch

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Falling Fruit map guides you to local fruit that you can forage for free

Falling Fruit map guides you to local fruit that you can forage for free

It’s harvest season! The trees are overladed with fruit and while you may be spending your hard-earned cash at the farmer’s market to get your hands on it, did you know that you can pick fruit from

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James Cameron designs five huge flower-shaped solar arrays to power his wife’s sustainable school

James Cameron designs five huge flower-shaped solar arrays to power his wife’s sustainable school

Blockbuster director James Cameron has added a new entry to the code of the language of flowers. By gifting his wife, Suzy Amis Cameron, a "bunch" of five solar arrays shaped like giant flowers for her

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Six of the largest school districts in the US are ditching polystyrene

Six of the largest school districts in the US are ditching polystyrene

Six of the largest school districts in the nation announced that they are ditching polystyrene trays (more commonly known as styrofoam) for eco-friendly compostable plates. The move is the result of a

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10 enchanting gardens around the world will inspire and amaze you

10 enchanting gardens around the world will inspire and amaze you

It's no secret around here at Inhabitat that we love gardens. We love them all: big ones, tiny ones, urban ones, vertical ones, and especially the ones that make you go, "Wow!" We also love how the

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HOW TO: Make a scrumptious homemade vegan Nutella-like spread

HOW TO: Make a scrumptious homemade vegan Nutella-like spread

Just because a food is vegan, doesn't mean it's not sweet and decadent! The combination of cocoa and hazelnut is a classic pairing that often causes hearts—and tastebuds—to flutter. Nutella is the

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HOW TO: Make spicy and nutty cauliflower snacks

HOW TO: Make spicy and nutty cauliflower snacks

Need a healthy snack to get you through the day? This recipe for crunchy and nutritious cauliflower bites may be just what you’re looking for. Tossed with peanut butter, masala, and soy sauce, these

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13 of the most incredible sandcastles you’ve ever seen

13 of the most incredible sandcastles you’ve ever seen

Summer is almost here, and that means days at the beach building sandcastles! We've lined up some of the most incredibly creative sandcastles ever - including a Super Mario sandcastle, a scene from Star

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Unatti Foundation girls selflessly cook for thousands of earthquake victims

Unatti Foundation girls selflessly cook for thousands of earthquake victims

The young Nepali women of the nonprofit Unatti Foundation have responded to Nepal’s devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake in a big-hearted way. These young humanitarians, aged from 4 to 20, are helping

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Make a natural sleep aid lotion with magnesium for newborns, kids & adults

Make a natural sleep aid lotion with magnesium for newborns, kids & adults

Sleep troubles? Not for long! What you might not know about sleep is that human bodies (and brains) rely on magnesium to make that possible. Magnesium is in many foods we eat, as well as available in

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6 Superfood smoothie recipes your whole family will love

6 Superfood smoothie recipes your whole family will love

In most places in the northern hemisphere, the weather's starting to warm up. For my family, that means fewer cooked dishes and more delicious smoothies! Whether you're looking for something new at

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