How to Prepare Your Home and Family for a Hurricane or Superstorm

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After Hurricane Sandy, which devastated the East Coast in 2012, it’s more important than ever to make sure you, your home and your family are prepared to weather hurricane season when it strikes—as it inevitably does each year, on coastal areas all over the world. While you can never predict when, where, and with what force a superstorm will strike, you can make sure that you have what you need and have taken the proper steps to be ready when it does. Here are some simple steps you can take to increase your odds of successfully weathering the storm.

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DIY: Pocket Hand Warmers for Chilly Days

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Autumn is well underway and the days are getting colder and colder already. You’re undoubtedly feeling a fair bit of crispness in the air in the early morning or after sunset, as days will grow shorter, hands will be thrust into pockets or wrapped around hot drinks to keep them warm during morning commutes—to work, to school, or even just walking the dog. Soft fabric hand warmers are perfect for such chilly days, and can be tucked into pockets and mittens of all sizes. They’re super-easy to make, and you can decorate them in any way you like.

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ANNOUNCING Inhabitat’s 2014 Green Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

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This year, Inhabitat readers impressed us once again with an insanely imaginative slew of entries in our Green Halloween Costume Contest – and now after an intense round of online voting, we’re excited to finally announce our winners! Contestants ranged from a scarily accurate replica of the classic board game Perfection to an awesome K9 police car, a hilarious Pixar lamp, and even a 75-pound roast “turkey”. But in the end, it was your votes that decided who would win the grand prize and a brand new Vanmoof B6 bike (worth $848). Hit the jump to see the final results!

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9 Great Uses for Pumpkin (Other Than Pie)

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Although Halloween has come and gone, you’ll still find pumpkins just about everywhere these days, from farmer’s markets to grocery store bins. Small one, large ones, white ones, orange ones; all stunning globes of delicious pumpkin-y goodness. Sure, many of them were carved into ghoulish faces last week, but there’s a lot more that you can do with a pumpkin than just turn it into a Jack o’Lantern or a pie. Here are 9 things you can do with punkins’ gloriously goopy innards and succulent flesh this season.

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DIY: How to Make Suet Winter Bird Feeders

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Are Mangroves The Solution to Urban Sustainability in Asia?

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Mangrove forests are some of the most carbon-rich habitats on earth, but unintentional urban shifts continue to threaten these sensitive and essential environments. Policies to conserve and restore these ecosystems can provide high carbon benefits, especially in areas where mangrove loss has been most dramatic. Urban designers have noticed the threats to mangrove populations and are developing solutions that not only restore lost mangrove cover, but honor and create amenities around them. Cities like Hong Kong and Shenzhen are making dramatic improvements in their mangrove forest health.

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Enter Inhabitat's Green Halloween Costume Contest for a Chance to Win a $848 Vanmoof B6 Bike!

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The spirits are stirring, the days are getting shorter, and shadows are stretching across the land – which means it’s high time to get started on your DIY costume for Inhabitat’s 2014 Green Halloween Costume Contest! To encourage you to ditch the cheesy costume shops and big box stores we’re giving away an amazing Vanmoof B6 bicycle (worth $848) with built-in lights to the creator of the best handmade costume. Halloween is just a few weeks away and our deadline is November 1st, so now’s the time to get cracking – and if you’re looking for inspiration, check out some of our favorite costumes from past years in the gallery below.

ENTER OUR GREEN HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST >

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SPONSORED: Meet Perfection

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Brought to you by Absolut

From seed to sip, every drop of Absolut Vodka is expertly crafted by generations of farmers and distillers from the small village of Åhus, Sweden —in a region with more than 400 years of superior vodka-making expertise. What’s their secret? High quality, locally sourced ingredients— pristine aquifer water & pure winter wheat (the latter carefully selected in partnership with 450 local farmers).

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Win $200 in Prizes in Inhabitots’ Green Halloween Kids Costume Contest!

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Know a kid with an awesome Halloween costume this year? Help them win fame, fortune and some goodies by submitting their amazing costume to the Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest! We want to see the most inventive, crafty, homemade, and green kids costumes of 2014 – and our lucky winners have a chance to score over $200 in prizes! The contest ends at 11:59EST on November 1st, so get your entries in – and if you’re looking for some inspiration, check out last year’s winners here!

ENTER INHABITOTS’ GREEN HALLOWEEN CONTEST >

 

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6 DIY Halloween Decorations Made with Upcycled Materials

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You know that Halloween is just a few days away, right? Don’t worry: it snuck up on us too, and now we’re scrambling to decorate the house with a suitable number of scary items so we can celebrate in style. If your place is looking a little sparse in the spookiness department, there are some fun, easy decorations you can make with stuff that’s probably already lurking around your home. Read on for some fun-yet-creepy DIY ideas that you can put together in no time.

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Drives 834 Miles on One Tank of Fuel in the 2015 Audi A3 TDI

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Drives 834 Miles on One Tank of Fuel in the 2015…

Earlier this year Audi released the 2015 Audi A3 TDI, which is a compact entry level sedan that was previously only offered as a five-door hatchback in the U.S. The A3 TDI is powered by…

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7 Luminous, Lantern-Like Houses that Glow in the Dark

7 Luminous, Lantern-Like Houses that Glow in the Dark

Cherry Tree House by Tom Hare Acclaimed willow sculpture Tom Hare recently completed an enchanting glowing tree house built atop an old cherry tree. The spherical, nest-like structure…

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10 Vegetables to Plant Now for a Bountiful Spring Harvest

10 Vegetables to Plant Now for a Bountiful Spring Harvest

In order to have springtime success with fall-planted and overwintered vegetables, it's important to know the growing zone you live in: that's going to have a big impact on what you…

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