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10 Easy and Delicious Vegan Recipes for Your Slow Cooker

10 Easy and Delicious Vegan Recipes for Your Slow Cooker

A busy daily schedule doesn't have to mean sacrificing a balanced diet or flavor. With a slow cooker, you can toss in your ingredients, set the timer, and come back hours later to a hot and healthy meal.

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Croatian Schools Plan To Use Renewable Energy To Fund Better Education

Croatian Schools Plan To Use Renewable Energy To Fund Better Education

Education funding always seems to be last on the list for politicians (even though it should be the first). Schools in Croatia face the same problem, which has spurred one enterprising elementary school

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Readers Have Spoken: Here Are The Best Green Kids Stories of 2013!

Readers Have Spoken: Here Are The Best Green Kids Stories of 2013!

The votes have been tallied and the results are in: Inhabitots has chosen the best green kids stories of 2013! The last year saw many exciting developments in cutting edge sustainable design for kids and

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Parents Build Upcycled Movie Set From Cardboard Boxes To Make Their Baby A Star

Parents Build Upcycled Movie Set From Cardboard Boxes To Make Their Baby A Star

A child's propensity for imaginative play is a precious gift...one that typically wanes the closer we get to adulthood. It's fair to say that won't be the case in the of the Mackie family. When Lilly and

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Vote For The Most Innovative Green Kids Design of 2013!

Vote For The Most Innovative Green Kids Design of 2013!

Many discussions of green design revolve around architecture and transportation concepts, but sometimes examples of great design can be found in much simpler places. Like a child's toy box, or maybe your

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Vote for Your Favorite Green Parenting Story of 2013!

Vote for Your Favorite Green Parenting Story of 2013!

Inhabitots is Inhabitat's sister blog, reporting on all things related to green parenting and raising happy, healthy kids. All year long Inhabitots has had its finger on the pulse of the eco-parenting

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

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

Inhabitots' adorable lil' pâtissier, Petey, is back again for another sweet how-to baking installment - but this time he's got raw, vegan almond cranberry cookies on his menu! A delicious and healthy

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6 Eco-Friendly Ways To Wrap Your Holiday Gifts

6 Eco-Friendly Ways To Wrap Your Holiday Gifts

Finished up with your holiday shopping? (If not, check out our last-minute gift guide!) Now, the only thing that's left to do is wrap those thoughtful gifts up tight so that they'll be a surprise on the

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Celebrate Kwanzaa With This Coconut-Frosted Sweet Potato Cake!

Celebrate Kwanzaa With This Coconut-Frosted Sweet Potato Cake!

Many different holidays converge around the end of the year, and each comes with its own set of special traditional foods. This year, incorporate Kwanzaa into your holiday celebration with this

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Sad Photos Show The Real Faces of Chinese Toy Factory Workers

Sad Photos Show The Real Faces of Chinese Toy Factory Workers

We like to fool kids (and maybe ourselves) with tales of holiday elves working with tiny hammers in a North Pole workshop. The truth is, the vast majority of toys found under the tree this year are and

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Make Your Holidays Greener with A New Family Tradition!

Make Your Holidays Greener with A New Family Tradition!

Gifts and decorations are all well and good, but at the end of the day, what we really cherish are the holiday traditions practiced with friends and family. If you've recently started a family, you might

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HOW TO: Make Delicious Gluten-Free Vegan Gingerbread for the Holidays

HOW TO: Make Delicious Gluten-Free Vegan Gingerbread for the Holidays

The holiday season is not complete without a warm, spicy-sweet plate full of gingerbread cookies. To make sure you satisfy everyone’s wish list, follow this simple recipe to make vegan, gluten-free

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7 Festive Holiday Wreaths You Can Make From Recycled Materials!

7 Festive Holiday Wreaths You Can Make From Recycled Materials!

'Tis the season to be decking the halls! If you're looking for a way to spruce up your home or office for the holidays, but would rather not use (formerly) living trees and ivy, have we got the tutorial

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SmartPlayhouses are Tiny Modern Recreation Spaces for Kids

SmartPlayhouses are Tiny Modern Recreation Spaces for Kids

SmartPlayhouses offer a departure from plastic, brightly-colored prefabricated forts. Made with birch plywood, acrylic windows, and steel, the modern designs are worthy recreational spaces for budding

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Vegan Hanukkah Recipe: DIY These Potato and Zucchini Latkes!

Vegan Hanukkah Recipe: DIY These Potato and Zucchini Latkes!

Thanksgiving may be over, but Hanukkah is still going strong! If you're looking for delicious recipes to celebrate this eight-day festival of lights, have we got the latkes for you. Latkes, or potato

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120 Fun and Practical Gift Ideas For a DIY Holiday!

120 Fun and Practical Gift Ideas For a DIY Holiday!

Are you looking to save money and minimize your carbon footprint this holiday season? There's no better way to do both than crafting your own handmade gifts, especially from recycled materials! While

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DIY: Light Up Thanksgiving By Transforming Halloween Pumpkins Into Centerpiece Candles

DIY: Light Up Thanksgiving By Transforming Halloween Pumpkins Into Centerpiece Candles

Can't figure out what to do with those leftover pumpkins from Halloween? Check out this fun and easy DIY tutorial to turn those spare miniature pumpkins into cute candle holders to brighten up your

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UK Will Pay Moms To Breastfeed Babies Instead of Using Formula

UK Will Pay Moms To Breastfeed Babies Instead of Using Formula

Breastfeeding, although nutritionally superior to formula, is a big commitment. It means navigating what can sometimes be a painful and logistically difficult situation. For moms who work outside the

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Spruce Up Your Hot Cocoa With This DIY Vegan Marshmallow Recipe!

Spruce Up Your Hot Cocoa With This DIY Vegan Marshmallow Recipe!

When the weather outside is frightful, there's nothing like curling up on the couch with a steaming cup of hot cocoa. The experience only gets better when there are a couple of puffy marshmallows bobbing

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Awesome Library’s Climbable Bookshelves Encourage Reading AND Exercise!

Awesome Library’s Climbable Bookshelves Encourage Reading AND Exercise!

Kids these days. With all the awesome technology swirling around our homes and schools, the simple joy of a book, or climbing a tree, are lost on them. In order to encourage life-saving exercise, play,

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Build Your Own Origami City with Paper Punk’s New URBAN FOLD Box Set

Build Your Own Origami City with Paper Punk’s New URBAN FOLD Box Set

We've featured Paper Punk's awesome 3D paper building blocks in the past - and they just launched a new set on Kickstarter that lets you build your own origami city! URBAN FOLD contains over 700 pieces

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Vote For Your Favorite Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume!

Vote For Your Favorite Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume!

Halloween may be over - but the Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest is just heating up! This year's contest features over 40 incredible kids costumes - from an amazing Ghostbusters stroller car to

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Homemade Dairy-Free Apple Cinnamon Pop Tarts The Entire Family Will Love

Homemade Dairy-Free Apple Cinnamon Pop Tarts The Entire Family Will Love

Finger food is awesome. It's easy to grab-and go, and you don't have to worry about too many dishes. Unfortunately, most convenience food is also chock full of ingredients that your body hates, like

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Feast Your Eyes On Mike Doyle’s Intricate Victorian LEGO Houses

Feast Your Eyes On Mike Doyle’s Intricate Victorian LEGO Houses

I know, I know, Halloween is over, but these awesome LEGO houses by Mike Doyle are too good to pass up! If you squint your eyes, you might think you're looking at old architectural photos, but in reality,

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FAIL: New Toys “R” Us Ad Disses Nature for a Trip to the Toy Store

FAIL: New Toys “R” Us Ad Disses Nature for a Trip to the Toy Store

Who needs nature when you have Toys "R" Us?! That’s basically the premise of the toy store's latest commercial depicting a busload of disgruntled kids on a field trip to the forest. The bus and tour

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Warm Up With This Seasonal Sweet Potato, Squash, Fennel & Carrot Soup!

Warm Up With This Seasonal Sweet Potato, Squash, Fennel & Carrot Soup!

Is the weather getting chilly where you are? When the leaves start to fall, we love to make warming soups and stews that feature seasonal ingredients. Sweet potatoes, squash, and carrots are all hitting

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Yuck or Yay? Realistic ‘Vagina Cakes’ Become Baby Shower Trend

Yuck or Yay? Realistic ‘Vagina Cakes’ Become Baby Shower Trend

I know Inhabitat has been posting a lot of scary stuff for Halloween, but this actually has nothing to do with the most frightening of holidays. An increasing number of baby showers now feature a "vagina

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Enter Your Kiddie Costumes In The 2013 Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest!

Enter Your Kiddie Costumes In The 2013 Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest!

Will your kiddos be sporting homemade costumes for trick-or-treating this year? Whether they're cute or creepy, we want you to enter them in the annual Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest! This

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Designers Create Imaginative Urban Playgrounds for Children and Adults in the Building Trust International Competition

Designers Create Imaginative Urban Playgrounds for Children and Adults in the Building Trust International Competition

With so much dead space plaguing urban cities today, charity organization Building Trust International put together a competition asking designers to reimagine these blights as innovative playgrounds for

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DIY: Scrumptious Vegan And Gluten-Free Pumpkin Doughnut Recipe!

DIY: Scrumptious Vegan And Gluten-Free Pumpkin Doughnut Recipe!

It's officially Fall, and no matter where you live, everything's coming up pumpkin. Sadly, most of the seasonal food and treats you'll find aren't really pumpkin at all: they're stuffed full of sugar,

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