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Taiwan will fine parents who fail to restrict their kids’ screen time

Taiwan will fine parents who fail to restrict their kids’ screen time

In response to a growing worldwide concern facing electronics addictions among children, the Taiwanese government has now placed serious restrictions on of smartphones, tablets and computers in kids under

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HOW TO: Bake vegan Gok Jai dumpling-shaped cookies filled with peanut butter and coconut for Chinese New Year

HOW TO: Bake vegan Gok Jai dumpling-shaped cookies filled with peanut butter and coconut for Chinese New Year

The year of the ram is fast upon us, so why not ring in Chinese New Year with some delicious dumpling-shaped cookies? Filled with peanut butter, shredded coconut, and sesame seeds, this recipe for Gok Jai

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RECIPE: Decadent vegan, gluten-free chocolate lava cake

RECIPE: Decadent vegan, gluten-free chocolate lava cake

Still searching for the perfect Valentine's desert recipe? Our vegan, gluten free chocolate lava cake is a decadent indulgence that is sure to please. Beet puree adds color (and nutrients) while dark

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HOW TO: Impress your Valentine with beautiful and easy chocolate-covered mint leaves

HOW TO: Impress your Valentine with beautiful and easy chocolate-covered mint leaves

If you’re planning to stay in and cook for your Valentine this year, you’ll love this easy recipe for chocolate-covered mint leaves. Made from fresh mint and organic dark chocolate, these

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DIY: 6 dips and spreads to make your Super Bowl feast the best ever

DIY: 6 dips and spreads to make your Super Bowl feast the best ever

The Super Bowl is tomorrow and that means it is time to start prepping all those delicious dips and spreads for the big game. We have 6 recipes that are sure to please your entire crowd and, even better,

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LAST CHANCE: Enter to win a ZumZum balance bike from Inhabitots

LAST CHANCE: Enter to win a ZumZum balance bike from Inhabitots

The ZumZum all-terrain balance bike is the coolest bike around for kids with an ergonomic seat and natural suspension for safe and fun riding experience. We are offering you a chance to win one for your

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The Lay family transforms an old backyard tool shed into an adorable children’s playhouse

The Lay family transforms an old backyard tool shed into an adorable children’s playhouse

Families often shell out hundreds or even thousands of dollars for a children’s playhouse, but Joni Lay of the blog Lay Baby Lay decided to go the DIY route for a much more impressive and cost-effective

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Should we be worried by Oxford Junior Dictionary’s omission of numerous nature-related words?

Should we be worried by Oxford Junior Dictionary’s omission of numerous nature-related words?

Numerous nature-related words, such as “acorn” and “blackberries,” have been omitted from Oxford University’s recently updated Junior Dictionary—and it’s been the cause for consternation

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HOW TO: make your own decadent vegan chocolate mousse

HOW TO: make your own decadent vegan chocolate mousse

Chocolate mousse is the ultimate decadent dessert, but if you want to make yours just a little bit healthier (and better for the environment), try our delicious vegan mousse topped with candied pecans

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Twelve common toxins that are killing your kids’ brain cells

Twelve common toxins that are killing your kids’ brain cells

They’re calling it a silent pandemic. Children all over the world are losing brain power because they’re exposed to toxins in our water, food, furniture, and clothing. Dr. David Bellinger of the

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HOW TO: Whip up a creamy, dairy-free nacho “cheese” dip

HOW TO: Whip up a creamy, dairy-free nacho “cheese” dip

If you’re craving cheesy dip but need to steer clear of dairy, fret not—we’ve got an excellent no-moo recipe that’ll let you indulge in some creamy, dreamy goodness. Made of potatoes and carrots,

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Formerly homeless girl’s non-profit provides supplies for the needy

Formerly homeless girl’s non-profit provides supplies for the needy

Mariah was born and abandoned on Christmas Eve twenty years ago, but from challenging beginnings came something incredible. Mariah was inspired, after helping a homeless man one night, to start a

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Yoga Joes: Classic Army men toys swap guns for yoga mats

Yoga Joes: Classic Army men toys swap guns for yoga mats

Kids everywhere can now make sun salutations, not war. These cool Army men figures are an updated version of the classic, with yoga mats instead of guns and grenades. The result of a successful

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Check out this adorable igloo made entirely out of recycled milk jugs

Check out this adorable igloo made entirely out of recycled milk jugs

Looking for a creative community project? We spied this adorable milk jug igloo over at Diary of a Working Mom and it just screams the perfect way to get people together and get creative. The cozy little

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MIT researcher links Monsanto’s Roundup to autism, predicts HALF of U.S. children will be autistic by 2025

MIT researcher links Monsanto’s Roundup to autism, predicts HALF of U.S. children will be autistic by 2025

A shocking statistic recently released by MIT scientists predicts that Monsanto's Roundup weed killer will cause one out of every two children born in the United States to be diagnosed with autism by the

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HOW TO: Spice up winter with this delicious homemade Mexican hot chocolate

HOW TO: Spice up winter with this delicious homemade Mexican hot chocolate

Hot cocoa is one of our favorite winter beverages, but we also understand how easy it is to grow bored with the classic and over-served drink. Thats why we've whipped up a recipe for a delicious homemade

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What is your favorite Inhabitots story of 2014?

What is your favorite Inhabitots story of 2014?

As 2014 draws to a close, we are looking back at the Inhabitot stories that inspired, amused and touched us. From natural fairy tale-like tunnels to a realistic Barbie doll and enchanting images of life

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Awesome Green Gift Wrap Idea: Silk Scarves!

Awesome Green Gift Wrap Idea: Silk Scarves!

While it makes a fun tradition, gift-wrapping packages with paper and tape is an inherently unsustainable practice - think of all the paper and ribbon that goes into the trash each holiday season for the

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HOW TO: Satisfy your sweet tooth with this organic, no-cook fudge recipe

HOW TO: Satisfy your sweet tooth with this organic, no-cook fudge recipe

Want to indulge in rich and creamy fudge without the dreaded sugar crash? Then you'll love this delicious recipe for organic fudge that swaps refined sugars for honey and fruit. Decadent enough to satisfy

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Study finds that holiday goods from retailers like Target and Walmart contain toxins

Study finds that holiday goods from retailers like Target and Walmart contain toxins

As the holidays kick into high gear, it's worth noting that many of the holiday goods that you might pick up at major retailers like Target and Walmart might actually be bad for your health. A study

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DIY: 6 ways to make your own holiday gift wrap

DIY: 6 ways to make your own holiday gift wrap

Looking for a fun and inexpensive way to save some dough this holiday season? Break out the apple cider, gather the kids, and make your own recycled gift wrap! Start with plain brown or white paper bags,

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HOW TO: Make delicious vegan potato and zucchini latkes

HOW TO: Make delicious vegan potato and zucchini latkes

Hungry? These vegan potato and zucchini latkes are just the thing to hit the spot. While the greasy fried version is a Hanukkah tradition, this version is so healthy you can dig in all year 'round without

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Older Kids

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Older Kids

Scratching your head over what to get the older kids on your list this holiday? Look no further than our hip, thoughtfully curated guide to the gifts that will make the standard issue eye rolls take a

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HOW TO VIDEO: Make Delicious Raw Almond Cranberry Christmas Cookies!

HOW TO VIDEO: Make Delicious Raw Almond Cranberry Christmas Cookies!

Everybody loves sweet treats at the holidays, but many of us who are trying to stay in shape would rather consume healthy sweets packed with protein, good fats, fiber and vitamins than processed grains

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How to: Make your own vegan peppermint chocolate truffles

How to: Make your own vegan peppermint chocolate truffles

Who doesn’t love chocolate truffles? Make your own for the holidays using completely vegan ingredients and surprise everyone at your next party with a plate full of these delectable treats. They are

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DIY: Make your own festive upcycled holiday wreath

DIY: Make your own festive upcycled holiday wreath

Looking for a weekend craft that will brighten up your holiday decor? How about making a festive wreath using nothing but items headed for the garbage bin. Whether you have tons of wrapping paper lying

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The Ultimate DIY Gift Guide: 120+ Handmade, Heartfelt Gifts for Your Loved Ones

The Ultimate DIY Gift Guide: 120+ Handmade, Heartfelt Gifts for Your Loved Ones

DIY gifts are always extra special. They show the recipient just how much you were thinking of them as you were making their gift, and they allow you to customize to make the gift just right. Click

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Escape the Consumerism Trap and Have a Thoughtful Holiday Season

Escape the Consumerism Trap and Have a Thoughtful Holiday Season

It can be easy to get sucked into the chaotic shopping frenzy of the holiday season, but that kind of unchecked consumerism has some decidedly negative effects. In fact, the average consumer spends $854

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Make Your Own Thanksgiving Turkey Using Fruit and Vegetables

Make Your Own Thanksgiving Turkey Using Fruit and Vegetables

Vegetarians (and vegetable lovers) don’t need to be left out of the Thanksgiving festivities. Create your own colorful vegetable turkey and join in on the feast. The raw vegetable design uses seasonal

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HOW TO: Make Easy, No-Bake, Vegan Pecan Pie Bars For a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

HOW TO: Make Easy, No-Bake, Vegan Pecan Pie Bars For a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost upon us and families will soon be whipping up a storm in kitchens across America. But if spending hours preparing a feast is not your idea of fun, then this timesaving, no-bake

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