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

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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 multivitamins and in other supplements, but it’s also easily absorbed through the skin. Homemade magnesium lotion is a great way to get a little extra boost of magnesium at bedtime and, best of all, it’s ideal for all members of your family—even your newest addition. Read on to learn how to make a natural sleep aid lotion with magnesium that could help you get a better night’s sleep tonight and every night.

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Vintage teardrop trailer meets handcrafted steampunk design

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Michael Beit creates amazing wooden tables that loop, twist and branch like trees

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Dwell on Design 2015: America's largest design event is coming to Los Angeles!

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America’s largest design event, Dwell on Design, is celebrating its 10th year at the Los Angeles Convention Center from May 29-31, 2015! Curated by the talented editors of Dwell magazine, this inspiring three-day wonderland of modern design will let visitors explore the latest design trends, tour some of L.A.’s most stunning residences, walk through prefab homes and living landscapes, attend thought-provoking conversations, and network face-to-face with industry experts. To secure your spot at the show and save, register here and use promo code INHABITAT15 for $5 off!

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Help kickstart this little SolarPuff lantern that could save the world

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Imagine what it would be like to live without electricity. If you wanted to do anything after sundown, such as cook, work or read, you would need a portable lantern like a kerosene lamp. The reality for the 1.6 billion people around the globe who don’t have access to electricity is that they need to rely on kerosene lamps, which are not only air-polluting, bad for respiratory health and create fire hazards, but also are extremely expensive to fuel. The ingeniously adorable Solarpuff solar lantern hopes to change that by providing a portable, safe, healthy and free nighttime light source to the billions of people around the globe who need it.

Solarpuff has just launched a Kickstarter campaign which could help change the world. Help them kickstart this initiative by buying one! They’re awesome for folks in the developed world too—they make a great portable lamp for camping, emergencies, going off grid, or just illuminating your nights with something beautiful.

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Anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse prompts reflection over changes in garment industry safety

by , 04/26/15
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Friday marked the second anniversary of the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse, the deadliest garment factory accident in history that claimed 1,129 lives and injured over 2,000 more in Dhaka, Bangladesh. And though we’d hope the tragic disaster would spur significant improvements in garment industry safety regulations, Samantha Maher of Labour Behind the Label believes that the changes that have been made are enough. Read on to learn her thoughts on why the legislation put in place following the Rana Plaza collapse is incongruous to current issues and what lessons we should take away from the event.

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Airbnb’s Portland call center offers a beautiful and flexible work environment

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PET Lamp's Abyssinia pendants are made by Ethiopian crafters out of discarded plastic bottles

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Green-roofed Zeimuls Center blends perfectly into the Latvian landscape

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Devastating 7.8 earthquake kills hundreds in Nepal

by , 04/25/15
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A devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Nepal today, killing hundreds and sending a ripple of aftershocks through the country. The shaking caused buildings to crumble in the country’s capital of Katmandu, including a historic 200-foot watchtower that was occupied by tourists when the quake struck. The earthquake also caused avalanches and shifting on Mount Everest, killing hikers on the mountain.

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JetBlue and Manhattan Portage are turning uniforms into carryalls

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JetBlue is partnering with bag-makers Manhattan Portage to turn decommissioned uniforms into trendy bags. The airliner is taking its its unused flight gear and turning it into a collection of carryalls. “When we launched our new uniforms, it was important to us to keep the fabric from the old and unworn uniforms out of landfills by putting them to good use,” says Sophia Mendelsohn, head of sustainability at JetBlue.

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100-year-old Japanese home is lined with plywood for an intentionally incomplete look

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

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Get ready for harvest season! In a few months, the trees will be overloaded 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 trees on publicly accessible land for free? To make things easy, nonprofit Falling Fruit has created a map that guides you to all of the delicious fruit out there just ready for the taking. With over 600,000 locations, there’s bound to be something in your neck of the woods. Plan ahead now to make the most out of your local harvest.

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How living in a 200-square-foot school bus has made me an ultra-minimalist

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Sometimes, I sit in my lawn chair at night next to the campfire, and look at the big blue bus in my campsite spot—or wherever we may be at the moment—and I think: “Wow. This is all I own in the world.” Everything in the world that I have to my name is currently inside a 1975 International Harvester school bus, and really, we don’t have much. We bought the bus in Alaska and have driven it over 4,000 miles in 6 months, exploring the Yukon Territory, British Columbia, and the Pacific Northwest.

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FlipCrown lets you flat-pack your bike for easy storage

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As the number of people riding bikes in cities increases, so does the difficulty of finding adequate space to store those bicycles. As a result, bicycles are often stored outside on the street and are vulnerable to harsh weather and thieves. That’s why designers Rob De Schutter and Patrick Jacquet developed FlipCrown, a product that can be retrofitted to most bicycles to allow handlebars to be turned or flipped 90° for easy storage. When combined with FlipCrown’s chrome quick-release pedals and custom bicycle shelf, a bicycle can even be mounted on the wall like a piece of art. Interested in flat-packing your bicycled for easy storage? Head over to the FlipCrown Indiegogo page to support them and to place an early-bird order.

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