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Clever Cloud Pot Showers Your Flowers with Gentle Rain

Clever Cloud Pot Showers Your Flowers with Gentle Rain

Plants need water to thrive, but how much is enough? A few extra seconds of blasting with the garden hose, and you could drown the roots; forget to water them for a few days, and you'll find shriveled

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Apples Top EWG’s “Dirty Dozen” List of Most Pesticide-Laden Produce

Apples Top EWG’s “Dirty Dozen” List of Most Pesticide-Laden Produce

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, does that saying still hold true if it's pumped full of chemicals? The Environmental Working Group doesn't think so. The consumer watchdog group recently released

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Everything You Never Knew About the USDA Organic Label

Everything You Never Knew About the USDA Organic Label

For those of us in the United States, healthy, organic food begins and ends with the USDA Organic Seal. But what does this seal actually tell us? You might be surprised to learn that all foods bearing

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5 Homemade, All-Natural Cleaning Substitutes to Keep Your Home Clean and Free of Toxins

5 Homemade, All-Natural Cleaning Substitutes to Keep Your Home Clean and Free of Toxins

Many of the cleaners we use nowadays contain toxic chemicals, which are not only bad for the environment but are bad for your health as well. So the better option is to switch to store-bought green

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10 Breathtaking Natural Tree Tunnels You’ve Got to See to Believe!

10 Breathtaking Natural Tree Tunnels You’ve Got to See to Believe!

It's Spring and as the world comes alive again, we're reminded of just how beautiful this planet of ours really is. In this time of special effects and virtual realities, it's important to unplug and get

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7 Ways to Reuse and Upcycle Your Plastic Easter Eggs

7 Ways to Reuse and Upcycle Your Plastic Easter Eggs

The Easter egg hunt is what most kids look forward to the most on this festive Spring holiday, but what's not so fun is what happens to the brightly colored plastic eggs once the weekend ends. If you're

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7 Most Amazing Slides Around the World

7 Most Amazing Slides Around the World

Slides are one of those playground staples that never seem to go out of style, no matter what age we are. Whether they're used as a fun way to spice up an office environment or were naturally built into

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Interacting with Animals Helps Autistic Children Connect with Peers

Interacting with Animals Helps Autistic Children Connect with Peers

Research conducted by author, engineer, and activist Temple Grandin has shown that cultivating a bond between animals--even domesticated ones like the chickens above--and autistic children can make it

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WIN $100 In Eco-Friendly Easter Art Supplies from Glob Colors!

WIN $100 In Eco-Friendly Easter Art Supplies from Glob Colors!

Easter will soon be here in all its pastel-colored glory. This is a great time to plan fun, Spring-related crafts with the family, but traditional art supplies are laden with chemicals and unsustainable

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Why Live Chickens and Bunnies Are NOT Acceptable Easter Gifts

Why Live Chickens and Bunnies Are NOT Acceptable Easter Gifts

Easter is coming! For those who celebrate, this Spring holiday is a chance to shower those you love with delicious treats and baskets full of colored eggs. Unfortunately some Easter traditions, like

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INHABITAT EVENT: Join Us for a Panel Discussion on “How to Green Your Child’s Education”

INHABITAT EVENT: Join Us for a Panel Discussion on “How to Green Your Child’s Education”

Reading, writing and 'rithmetic may have sufficed in the past, but nowadays there are many more factors - like health and and environmental awareness - that come into play in a child's education. If

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IKOS Upcycled Modular Building Blocks Were Designed By Kids, For Kids!

IKOS Upcycled Modular Building Blocks Were Designed By Kids, For Kids!

Move over LEGO, there's a new building block in town. The brain child of Mike Wong, a Park City, Utah-based industrial designer and engineer, IKOS are 3D toys that overcome many of the limitations of

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Chinese Dad and Son Build an Amazing DIY Iron Man Suit for Just $49

Chinese Dad and Son Build an Amazing DIY Iron Man Suit for Just $49

Ever wish you could suit up like Iron Man? While most kids have to make do with tiny toy replicas, this ambitious dad decided to take his son's love for armor-clad superhero to the next level by

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DIY This Scrumptious Vegan Lemon Herb Spaghetti in 10 Minutes!

DIY This Scrumptious Vegan Lemon Herb Spaghetti in 10 Minutes!

Wondering what to have to dinner tonight? Even worse, are you staring into nearly empty cabinets and refrigerator shelves? Sometimes it helps to have a handful of kitchen sink recipes in your back pocket.

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HOW TO: Steer Clear of Toxic Chemicals for Greener and Healthier Spring Cleaning

HOW TO: Steer Clear of Toxic Chemicals for Greener and Healthier Spring Cleaning

Image via Shutterstock Spring cleaning is supposed to help preserve a healthy and happy home, but disturbing discoveries about toxic household cleaners make us wonder if our annual ritual actually does

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Apple Criticized for Toxic Chemicals in Smartphone Sweatshops

Apple Criticized for Toxic Chemicals in Smartphone Sweatshops

Apple is known for its sleek design and pristine stores. Engaging with Apple products feels like stepping into the future, so why is the company's treatment of workers stuck in the Stone Age?

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Is This What a ‘Normal’ Barbie Looks Like?

Is This What a ‘Normal’ Barbie Looks Like?

Generations of girls have grown up playing with Barbie--with her tiny waist and unrealistically shaped feet. Finally, someone has asked the question: what if Barbie dolls looked more like the people who

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This Simple Wristband Reveals Your Body’s Chemical Load

This Simple Wristband Reveals Your Body’s Chemical Load

You know those plastic bracelets people wear to show their support for cancer research and the like? Well now a new version has the potential to save lives in a different way. Health and environmental

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hereO Watches for Kids are Equipped with Real-Time Tracking Devices

hereO Watches for Kids are Equipped with Real-Time Tracking Devices

The world's tiniest real-time tracking device for the world's tiny tots, hereO GPS Watches will help parents keep tabs on their kids via iOS and Android. Each water-resistant watch is equipped with a

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Beijing Principal Sparks Controversy by Suspending Classes Amid Air Pollution Attack in China

Beijing Principal Sparks Controversy by Suspending Classes Amid Air Pollution Attack in China

Beijing is notorious worldwide for its air pollution, but a concerned middle school principal's decision to suspend classes amid last week's smog attack has sparked controversy throughout China. The

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Do You Know Who Owns Your Favorite Organic Food Company?

Do You Know Who Owns Your Favorite Organic Food Company?

Organic food is no longer the realm of small family farms and crunchy families who belong to the only food co-op in town. No sir. As the public has become more educated about and interested in the

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Freya Jobbins Creates Disturbing 3D Collages With Disused Doll Parts

Freya Jobbins Creates Disturbing 3D Collages With Disused Doll Parts

South African artist Freya Jobbins recycles doll parts into disturbing new assemblages that will give you and your child nightmares. Inspired by Guiseppe Archimboldo's work with fruit and vegetables, and

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PCB’s Banned 35 Years Ago in the US Still Found Leaching Into the Environment

PCB’s Banned 35 Years Ago in the US Still Found Leaching Into the Environment

Image via Shutterstock Despite the fact that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have been banned in the United States for over three decades, traces of the chemicals are still prevalent in the

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Creepy or Cool? Haunting Sculptures Made From Upcycled Doll Parts

Creepy or Cool? Haunting Sculptures Made From Upcycled Doll Parts

Throughout the course of his or her life, the average child will break more than a few toys. Some will be loved to death, while others might meet a more sudden demise in a childhood experiment gone

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Move Over California Roll, This Panda-Shaped Sushi Is Adorable!

Move Over California Roll, This Panda-Shaped Sushi Is Adorable!

Sushi is healthy and exotic food but it can be difficult to convince kids (and some adults!) to give it a try. One easy way to lower the barrier to trying sushi is by making it at home, and creating an

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Is Your Hershey’s Chocolate Bar Fueling Child Slavery?

Is Your Hershey’s Chocolate Bar Fueling Child Slavery?

Back in 2012, Hershey reported that it would be investing $10 million over 5 years to reduce the use of child labor and improve the cocoa supply in West Africa. It's now 2014, and though the company has

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6 DIY Valentine’s Day Cards To Make for Your True Love

6 DIY Valentine’s Day Cards To Make for Your True Love

Looking for the right way to tell your special someone what you really think of them? Forget the store-bought Valentine's Day cards and stationary, and make your own DIY V-Day card. Nothing says "I love

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HOW TO: Whip Together a Healthy and Flavor-Packed Vegan Greek Salad

HOW TO: Whip Together a Healthy and Flavor-Packed Vegan Greek Salad

If you're looking for a healthy dish to counteract all those Valentine's Day chocolates you'll be eating, you'll love our delicious recipe for vegan Greek Salad! To make the flavor-packed salad completely

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Researchers Find Disturbing Link Between BPA Exposure and Liver Cancer in Mice

Researchers Find Disturbing Link Between BPA Exposure and Liver Cancer in Mice

You might think that Bisphenol A (BPA) is a worry of the past, especially since those BPA-free label has popped up on everything from water bottles to tupperware. But unfortunately, this dangerous

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Score A Flavor Touchdown with 6 Delicious Dips And Spreads For Super Bowl Sunday!

Score A Flavor Touchdown with 6 Delicious Dips And Spreads For Super Bowl Sunday!

Scrambling for snack ideas on the eve of the Super Bowl? Struggling to balance your healthy eating style with the less-than-healthy appetizers that typically make the rounds at a Super Bowl party? Have no

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