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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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INTERVIEW: Eco-Entrepreneur gDiapers’ Founder Kim Graham Nye

INTERVIEW: Eco-Entrepreneur gDiapers’ Founder Kim Graham Nye

Debuting nearly two years ago, gDiaper became the world’s first flushable diaper. Meeting rave reviews from mothers and fathers who were conflicted with the extra work that came with cloth diapering,

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Cheyenne Children’s LEED Platinum Village is a Place to Grow

Cheyenne Children’s LEED Platinum Village is a Place to Grow

The new LEED Platinum certified Paul Smith Children’s Village at the Botanic Gardens in Cheyenne, Wyoming is an incredible example of educational design -- it's a hands-on, interactive place where

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Back to School Backpack + School Supplies!

GIVEAWAY: Win a Back to School Backpack + School Supplies!

Will you soon be sending your tot off to school for the first time? Apart from the separation anxiety you're bound to feel when you leave your little one in front of the schoolhouse, getting all the right

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Deserved Deliveries: A New Type of Birthing Clinic for NYC

Deserved Deliveries: A New Type of Birthing Clinic for NYC

Each year thousands of people take up residence in New York City and many settle down to start families, so it seems like this cutting edge metropolis would be the ideal place to weigh every available

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Hidden Dangers: Arsenic-Treated Playground Equipment

Hidden Dangers: Arsenic-Treated Playground Equipment

Your kids' playground is probably the last place you'd ever expect to find toxic chemicals. But from the 1970’s up until as late as 2003, a considerable amount of wood used to construct playground

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How to Green Your Home Entertainment With the Roku Box

How to Green Your Home Entertainment With the Roku Box

Watching movies at home is a pretty green form of entertainment (no carbon expended driving to an overly-air-conditioned movie theater) -- but there aren't a lot of great green options when it comes to

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Awesome Flat-Pack Asian-Inspired Playhouse Debuts at Dwell on Design

Awesome Flat-Pack Asian-Inspired Playhouse Debuts at Dwell on Design

Last weekend at Dwell on Design, designer Gregg Fleishman premiered this super cool multifunctional Asian inspired playhouse. Known as the Playgoda, this sophisticated design is a great way to foster your

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Schools and Daycare Are Sources of Toxic Chemical Exposure for Kids

Schools and Daycare Are Sources of Toxic Chemical Exposure for Kids

If your children go to school or daycare, you'll want to read this scary news. New research found that classrooms and daycare centers are a significant source of exposure to flame retardants and

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My Neighbor Totoro: One of the Best Family Films Ever Made

My Neighbor Totoro: One of the Best Family Films Ever Made

As adorable as the animated characters of stories like “Shrek” and “Toy Story” may be, the trials and tribulations these protagonists go through often carry enough stress to send

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What’s Your Favorite Animated Film of All Time?

What’s Your Favorite Animated Film of All Time?

“My Neighbor Totoro” (Totoro for short) is one of our favorite animated movies of all time both for its educational and nature-celebrating story and for its loveable characters. Take a minute

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World’s First Solar Powered Soccer Ball Could Help the Blind Play Soccer

World’s First Solar Powered Soccer Ball Could Help the Blind Play Soccer

Just in time for the World Cup, Greendix, the company that makes these nifty leaf-shaped solar panels has unveiled photos of their revolutionary solar powered soccer ball! Even cooler? The ball's solar

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A Hybrid Vehicle That Turns From Kid’s Play Car to Rocking Chair!

A Hybrid Vehicle That Turns From Kid’s Play Car to Rocking Chair!

We love multi-tasking furniture, but this piece is exceptionally impressive. Designed by Hans Brockhage and Erwin Andra, the “Schaukelwagen” is a unique kind of hybrid that made its debut well before

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“Creative Action for Forest” Bookcase by Greenpeace and Jamy Yang

“Creative Action for Forest” Bookcase by Greenpeace and Jamy Yang

Greenpeace China already does a lot to fight for the environment, but did you know they design furniture too? Okay, not exactly, but they did enlist designer Jamy Yang to create this fetching

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Eco Friendly Kids Glass from Skyline Design

Eco Friendly Kids Glass from Skyline Design

Skyline Design unveiled its ultra-fun line of graphic illustrated glass at NeoCon this week and it's a hit - especially with young designers. The material's brightly hued shapes provide the perfect

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Inhabitots Green Father’s Day Gift Guide for Today’s Dad!

Inhabitots Green Father’s Day Gift Guide for Today’s Dad!

Young dads of today are a different species from the cigar-chomping, necktie-wearing dads of the previous generation, so this Father's Day, why not get the special dad in your life something that reflects

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Loomstate’s World Cup Ready Organic Cotton Soccer Balls

Loomstate’s World Cup Ready Organic Cotton Soccer Balls

Could your child be the next Cristiano Ronaldo? The World Cup is in full play, so what better way to get the family going than with this eco-friendly mini-soccer ball from Loomstate?! Measuring at a

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Win a MoMA Modern Play House and Family Set For Your Archi-tot!

Win a MoMA Modern Play House and Family Set For Your Archi-tot!

Hey Archimamas & Designer Dads (and anyone who has a creative child in your life) Looking for a great gift for that mini aspiring Charles or Ray Eames in your life? Look no further than this

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A Tree-Shaped Shelf Made for Bookworms of All Ages

A Tree-Shaped Shelf Made for Bookworms of All Ages

We were absolutely enamored when we spotted this delightful tree shaped bookshelf by designer Shawn Soh at this year’s ICFF. Appropriately named the “Tree Bookshelf,” Soh sets up several

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New Eco-Friendly Modern Mobiles by Rogan Objects

New Eco-Friendly Modern Mobiles by Rogan Objects

We've always loved Rogan for their ethical fashion forwardness, but now we’ve become enamored with their uber-stylish collection of sustainable modern furniture and accessories! One of the latest

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A New Study Finds Only 8% of Sunscreens are Effective

A New Study Finds Only 8% of Sunscreens are Effective

You may have already started stocking up on sunscreen for the summer, but you might want to wait a second before slathering it onto your delicate skin. A recent study conducted by the Environmental

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DIY Icosahedron Mobile/Toy Made From Colored Pencils!

DIY Icosahedron Mobile/Toy Made From Colored Pencils!

It’s never too early to instill a little pragmatism into your children, but it’s always best when done with a little bit of creativity. Spotted by our intrepid reporters at this year's Model Citizens

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Genius Transformer Baby Gear: The Koo Goes From Bassinet to Rocker

Genius Transformer Baby Gear: The Koo Goes From Bassinet to Rocker

Is a new baby in the house keeping you on your feet and out of energy? The Koo might be your best bet in beating the  ‘round the clock battle of tear wiping, frequent feedings and of course, much

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Genius Transformer Baby Gear: The Koo Transforms From Bassinet to Rocker

Genius Transformer Baby Gear: The Koo Transforms From Bassinet to Rocker

Rest? What's that? If you're a parent to a newborn, that's a question you most likely ask yourself every day. Well enter the Koo, a new 2 in 1 bassinet/rocking chair. This clever design allows weary

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Study Shows BPA Found in Most Canned Foods

Study Shows BPA Found in Most Canned Foods

A disturbing study released this week had some startling results - 46 out of the 50 metal food cans tested contained traces of Bisphenol A (or BPA). You've probably heard about BPA before. It's a known

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Glowing Snap-Together Crystal LED Light is Lamp, Puzzle, Toy all in one

Glowing Snap-Together Crystal LED Light is Lamp, Puzzle, Toy all in one

Here at Inhabitat we’re huge fans of double duty designs that let you get more bang for your buck, and the latest example of an awesome multifunctional object that has us buzzing is this spectacular

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April Hannah’s Tree Table Kids Furniture Grows in BKLYN

April Hannah’s Tree Table Kids Furniture Grows in BKLYN

On the lookout for some modern kids furniture that's as stylish as it is eco-friendly? Well, look no further because Brooklyn-based designer April Hannah's Tree Table collection of foliage-inspired tables

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Project FROG’s Zero Energy Modular Classrooms

Project FROG’s Zero Energy Modular Classrooms

Bay area startup Project FROG has been busy schooling teachers and kids in the art of sustainable design via their eco-friendly modular classrooms. Given a two million dollar budget, the company

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Ant-Farm Art – FRAMEicariums by Hugh Hayden and Katie Vitale

Ant-Farm Art – FRAMEicariums by Hugh Hayden and Katie Vitale

Looking for art that is dynamic, unique and ALIVE? Inhabitat favorites Hugh Hayden and Katie Vitale recently gave us a sneak peek of their latest creation to be showcased at BKLYN Designs 2010: a living,

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BKLYN Designs Sneak Peek: Iglooplay’s Throwing Stones Pillows

BKLYN Designs Sneak Peek: Iglooplay’s Throwing Stones Pillows

If you want the natural look of stone in your home but aren't a fan of sitting on cold, hard surfaces, give Iglooplay's new Throwing Stones pillows a try. Padded with just the right amount of cush for

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