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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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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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