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Win an Eco-Friendly Back-to-School Kit Worth $90!

Win an Eco-Friendly Back-to-School Kit Worth $90!

The back to school season is exciting but it's also expensive - books and pencils might be made of paper and wood but they don't just grow on trees, ya know? So why not alleviate your financial burden a

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Top 6 Must-Have Green Supplies for Back to School!

Top 6 Must-Have Green Supplies for Back to School!

While some parents think of it as the “most wonderful time of the year,” the back-to-school season can be stressful with long lists of supplies to stock up on for your kids. The good news?

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GIVEAWAY: Win a $150 Green Shopping Spree on Totsy.com!

GIVEAWAY: Win a $150 Green Shopping Spree on Totsy.com!

Calling all eco-friendly moms! Looking to update your little one's wardrobe for the fall? Then check out Totsy, a fabulous flash sale site for eco-kids and green moms on a budget. This week we've

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Our Baby Website Inhabitots Turns 3!

Our Baby Website Inhabitots Turns 3!

Little Haby is growing up so quickly! Inhabitots turned 3 years old this past week, and in celebration of our little one's special day, Inhabitots’ managing editor Julie Seguss rounded up her top

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Vinci Touchpad Computer for Babies Coming Soon to Amazon

Vinci Touchpad Computer for Babies Coming Soon to Amazon

Like it or not, we live in a wired world - so why not start teaching tots the basics of technology from a young age? Enter the Vinci, a 7-inch tablet computer designed especially for babies. The

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VIDEO: Soleil Moon Frye of Punky Brewster Fame Tells Us About Her Eco Baby Boutique

VIDEO: Soleil Moon Frye of Punky Brewster Fame Tells Us About Her Eco Baby Boutique

You may know her as Punky Brewster, but actress Soleil Moon Frye has grown out of the pigtails and into a successful entrepreneur and spokesperson for sustainable products and beauty. We caught up with

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Real Life Wall-E Made From LEGO Mindstorms & Motors!

Real Life Wall-E Made From LEGO Mindstorms & Motors!

If there is something that we can be sure of, it's that LEGOs really can be used to build just about anything. From computers and cameras to animals and robots, we've seen our favorite building blocks

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Vote Now for Barbie’s New Sustainably Designed Dream House!

Vote Now for Barbie’s New Sustainably Designed Dream House!

Now that Barbie has taken on the profession of architecture, it’s about time for her dream house to receive a sustainable makeover. Thankfully, four out of the five finalists in AIA’s Architect

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VIDEO: Unplugged on a Rug Hosts a Green Play Date for Eco Kids

VIDEO: Unplugged on a Rug Hosts a Green Play Date for Eco Kids

Every kid needs to get out of the house and interact with other children once in a while, and those occasions are great times to introduce them to green group play. If you live in NY, Unplugged on a

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Study Shows Kids Can Predict the Future of Technology

Study Shows Kids Can Predict the Future of Technology

When Whitney Houston belted out the line “children are our are future, teach them well and let them lead the way” she definitely knew more than she led on. A recent study conducted by

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INTERVIEW: Designer Hugh Hayden and His Amazing Recycled Tennis Ball Furniture

INTERVIEW: Designer Hugh Hayden and His Amazing Recycled Tennis Ball Furniture

We love being on hand for spring design shows because they offer rare up close and personal access to the designers we mostly admire from afar the rest of the year. Last year, we were fortunate enough to

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Paper Punk: Recyclable Paper Blocks for Kids Ages 6 to 99

Paper Punk: Recyclable Paper Blocks for Kids Ages 6 to 99

Design guru and entrepreneur Grace Hawthorne has spent the last 15 years of her life encouraging people to be creative and make things with their hands. Her new Paper Punk project, a fun collection of

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5 Awesome Kid-Friendly DIY Projects for Father’s Day

5 Awesome Kid-Friendly DIY Projects for Father’s Day

Sure, your dad will most likely love anything you give him but homemade gifts really show him that you care enough to put in time and effort. If you (or your kids) need some inspiration, check out these

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Pill That Battles Obesity for Babies Still in Womb Now Available

Pill That Battles Obesity for Babies Still in Womb Now Available

Diet pills aren't just for Hollywood starlets anymore. Apparently babies are jumping on the bandwagon by getting a head start on their slim figures in the WOMB. In an effort to prevent obesity through the

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Genderless Baby Storm Stocker Ignites a Firestorm with Parents, Media

Genderless Baby Storm Stocker Ignites a Firestorm with Parents, Media

When a Toronto couple decided to conceal the sex of their child, Storm Stocker, they ignited a fiery public debate over gender politics and parenting techniques. Kathy Witterick and David Stocker caught

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BERGDORF: A Lovable Piggy Bank Made of Recyclable Paper Pulp

BERGDORF: A Lovable Piggy Bank Made of Recyclable Paper Pulp

At Inhabitat, we're big fans of educational toys that masquerade as cute animals, and the piggy bank is one of the best examples of learning disguised as fun trick if we've ever seen one. But there is

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Lego Unveils Model of the World’s Tallest Building, the Burj Khalifa

Lego Unveils Model of the World’s Tallest Building, the Burj Khalifa

At an unveiling in Dubai yesterday, LEGO's Architecture Series got a whole lot taller with the release of their Burj Khalifa model -- a miniature replica of the world's tallest building. We don't think

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INTERVIEW: Designer Ben Blanc Talks About Corkels Toys

INTERVIEW: Designer Ben Blanc Talks About Corkels Toys

Toy designer, Ben Blanc creates classic Corkels push/pull toys from recycled wood chip that looks and feels like cork. His animal, car and boat designs are full of fun, wheelie appeal for kids; and

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ABC123 Chair is Made Entirely from Building Blocks

ABC123 Chair is Made Entirely from Building Blocks

Kids love bright colors and fun designs, but the plastic furniture readily available to adorn their rooms is usually predictable and non eco-friendly. BRC Designs fixes this problem with their kid-tested,

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Brazilian Kids Contruct World’s Tallest LEGO Tower at 102 ft!

Brazilian Kids Contruct World’s Tallest LEGO Tower at 102 ft!

Chile, eat your LEGO heart out! Brazil recently broke the world record for tallest LEGO structure when a group of its citizens (most of whom aren't very tall themselves because they're children) built at

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House of Representatives Votes to Cut 93% of Funding for Poison Control Centers

House of Representatives Votes to Cut 93% of Funding for Poison Control Centers

Photo ©hberends via sxc Now this is a story that has us scratching our heads for sure. Last Saturday, the House of Representatives voted to cut $27.3 million (about 93%) of federal funding for poison

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Seattle Treehouse is a Wonderful Retreat for Kids and Adults Alike

Seattle Treehouse is a Wonderful Retreat for Kids and Adults Alike

This gorgeous tree-top residence in Seattle tells a wonderful story of inventive architecture and repurposed and recycled materials. The Hale-Edmonds family took on the challenge of a steeply sloping site

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Awesome ABC LEGO Spaceships by Cartoonist Mark Anderson

Awesome ABC LEGO Spaceships by Cartoonist Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson's intricate letter-shaped LEGO spaceships make the alphabet fun for all ages.

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5 Digital Media Projects that Foster Creativity & Critical Thinking in Kids

5 Digital Media Projects that Foster Creativity & Critical Thinking in Kids

Nowadays, teaching children about the world of technology is just as vital as teaching them their ABCs. One of the most important life skills for youngsters to learn at an early age is how to think

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Digital Storytelling 101: How Kids Can Use Technology To Tell Their Story Online

Digital Storytelling 101: How Kids Can Use Technology To Tell Their Story Online

Kids are naturally drawn to gadgets and new technology, so why not turn that curiosity into a fun - and educational - outlet for their creativity? One of the coolest ways to develop your child's

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Inhabitots Green Parenting Predictions for 2011

Inhabitots Green Parenting Predictions for 2011

As the new year starts off in full swing, the Inhabitots team caught up with some of our favorite green designers and bloggers to share their thoughts about what lies ahead in green design and what

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Inhabitat Editors’ Top Stories of 2011 – Vote for your Favorite!

Inhabitat Editors’ Top Stories of 2011 – Vote for your Favorite!

New Year's Eve is coming up quick - and as the hours tick down to the ball drop, the Inhabitat editors have reflected upon the past year and picked out our favorite green design stories from 2011! It's

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INHABITAT GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Eco-Friendly Gifts for Girls

INHABITAT GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Eco-Friendly Gifts for Girls

We know you want to set a good example by giving eco-gifts to all the lovely young ladies in your life, but as we all know, these gals can be some of the hardest people to shop for! Don't fret over your

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The Eco Rocker is a Modern Recycled Paper Rocking Horse

The Eco Rocker is a Modern Recycled Paper Rocking Horse

It was love at first ride when we spotted this adorable Eco Rocker at this year's London Design Festival. Made from an inner core of 100% recycled paper product, this modern-day version of the rocking

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Non-Stick Coatings Linked to High Cholesterol in Kids

Non-Stick Coatings Linked to High Cholesterol in Kids

Here's some alarming news - according to a new study, children and adolescents who have been exposed to a commonly used chemical in non-stick pans and stain-resistant fabrics have higher cholesterol

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