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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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Children Mining Cosmetics Ingredients in India Put at Risk for Death and Illness

Children Mining Cosmetics Ingredients in India Put at Risk for Death and Illness

You may not see your lip gloss as much more than a way to add a bit of sparkle to your smile, but the children mining the material that makes your makeup glimmer have much less to beam about. According to

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HOW TO: Bake Guilt-Free Vegan and Organic Whole-Wheat Cinnamon Rolls

HOW TO: Bake Guilt-Free Vegan and Organic Whole-Wheat Cinnamon Rolls

There are few things that can fill a room like the smell of fresh-baked cinnamon rolls. Yet all too often, the enticing smell leads to pastries that are full of processed sugar, white flour, and fat.

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DIY This Healthy ‘Three Sisters’ Soup Recipe To Fill Your Belly In Chilly Weather

DIY This Healthy ‘Three Sisters’ Soup Recipe To Fill Your Belly In Chilly Weather

Do you know the Three Sisters? No, we're not talking about a new musical group. The Three Sisters are corn, beans, and squash--three staples of the Native American diet that have actually been shown to be

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Mother Photographs the Close Bonds Between Her Sons and Animal Friends on Their Idyllic Farm

Mother Photographs the Close Bonds Between Her Sons and Animal Friends on Their Idyllic Farm

Mother and photographer Elena Shumilova may have one of the world's most enchanting family albums. Her work captures the interactions between her two young boys and their bonds with the animals living on

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Time-Traveling Photographer Makes An Appearance In Her Own Childhood Memories

Time-Traveling Photographer Makes An Appearance In Her Own Childhood Memories

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to hang out with your younger self? To hear your childish voice and watch yourself experience certain sites and sounds for the first time. Perhaps issue some

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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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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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