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Adults in China Drinking Human Breast Milk to Reap Nutritional Benefits

Adults in China Drinking Human Breast Milk to Reap Nutritional Benefits

We all know that breast milk is chock-full of more than 700 different types of valuable bacteria -- great for newborns, but now adults want in on the liquid gold. In China, a new diet craze promotes

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Make Your Own Summer Fudgesicles with Nutella

Make Your Own Summer Fudgesicles with Nutella

Nothing is more exciting in summer than cold chocolate on a stick, but store-bought fudgesicles are usually so full of nasty ingredients that shouldn't pass anybody's lips. Luckily, there is hardly

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UID Architects’ New Tukusi Nursery School in Hiroshima is Shaped Like a Peanut

UID Architects’ New Tukusi Nursery School in Hiroshima is Shaped Like a Peanut

A peanut is a good metaphor for a protective shell that nurtures young life, so it makes sense that UID Architects chose to model the Tukusi Nursery School in Hiroshima after the shape of a peanut. The

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HOW TO: Make Your Own Yummy Popsicles at Home

HOW TO: Make Your Own Yummy Popsicles at Home

Popsicles are a summer staple, and for good reason - they're refreshing and delicious! If you're a fan of these icy treats but aren't big on high fructose corn syrup, hard to pronounce chemicals and

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6 of the World’s Top Green Playgrounds

6 of the World’s Top Green Playgrounds

School's out for summer, and kids are hitting the swings, seesaw and slide at parks all around the country. While there are plenty of generic playgrounds for kids to choose from, there are also a bunch of

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VIDEO: Inhabitots Interviews Dr. Alan Greene About Toxic Chemicals and Your Family’s Health

VIDEO: Inhabitots Interviews Dr. Alan Greene About Toxic Chemicals and Your Family’s Health

Over on Inhabitots I recently had the chance to speak with Dr. Alan Greene, pediatrician, father of four and leading authority on the subject of green and healthy parenting, about how to keep your family

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NASA and LEGO Launch Design Competition to Create Futuristic Spacecraft

NASA and LEGO Launch Design Competition to Create Futuristic Spacecraft

There are no two greater names in the worlds of adventure and imagination than NASA and LEGO. Now the famous toy-maker and space agency have teamed up to launch a design competition to help inspire the

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5 Matriarchal Animal Species That Prove Fox News’ Erick Erickson Wrong About What Nature Intended

5 Matriarchal Animal Species That Prove Fox News’ Erick Erickson Wrong About What Nature Intended

Recently Fox News' Erik Erickson, editor-in-chief of RedState.com, complained about a Pew report that found mothers as the primary or sole breadwinners in 40 percent of American households with kids. In

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VIDEO: How to Get Started With Cloth Diapers

VIDEO: How to Get Started With Cloth Diapers

Approximately 27.4 billion disposable diapers end up in US landfills each year, and once there, they take about 500 years to decompose! If you want to stop contributing the the problem with your baby's

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World’s First LEGO School to Open in Denmark this August

World’s First LEGO School to Open in Denmark this August

The owner of one of the most successful toy companies on earth is opening a LEGO school in Denmark this August. Grandson of LEGO's original founder and a multi-billionaire, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen

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Miniature Lille Huset Dollhouses are Cute and Customizable Craft Projects

Miniature Lille Huset Dollhouses are Cute and Customizable Craft Projects

Alyson Beaton’s adorable Lille Huset Dollhouses are miniature dollhouses that kids can create, color and customize as a simple, rewarding craft activity. Translating into "little house” in Norwegian,

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Rent and Trade LEGO Sets with Pleygo’s Mail-in Service

Rent and Trade LEGO Sets with Pleygo’s Mail-in Service

Get ready, LEGO addicts: Now you can rent LEGO sets with Pleygo's innovative mail-in service. Sign up for their exclusive LEGO club by registering for one of their low-cost plans, and you'll have full

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Report Finds Over 5,000 Children’s Products Contain Toxic Chemicals

Report Finds Over 5,000 Children’s Products Contain Toxic Chemicals

Photo via Shutterstock A new report by the Washington Toxic Coalition and Safer States has revealed that over 5,000 children's products contain toxic chemicals associated with cancer, hormone

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WE CARE Solar Suitcase Saves Mothers’ and Babies’ Lives by Providing a Vital Light Source During Childbirth

WE CARE Solar Suitcase Saves Mothers’ and Babies’ Lives by Providing a Vital Light Source During Childbirth

In the developing world, mortality rates for expectant mothers total over 300,000 deaths each year. The WE CARE Solar Suitcase is a brilliant new device that aims to reduce this figure by providing

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7 Summertime Remedies Sitting in Your Refrigerator

7 Summertime Remedies Sitting in Your Refrigerator

With summertime adventures often come scratches, bites, stings and other minor wounds from interactions with nature. While such things certainly shouldn't deter kids—and parents—from playing outdoors,

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6 DIY Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Truly Wow Your Mom!

6 DIY Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Truly Wow Your Mom!

She cherishes the homemade cards and the handprints set in clay, but this Mother's Day take the DIY-ing up a notch and treat mom to an exquisite gift that's also a labor of love. We're highlighting 6

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8 Kid-Friendly Activities for Earth Day!

8 Kid-Friendly Activities for Earth Day!

Earth Day 2013 takes place on Monday, April 22nd, and activities and events to celebrate our planet and mother earth will be taking place throughout the weekend. If you're looking to celebrate with your

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Seattle’s Bertschi Elementary School is the World’s Fourth Living Building

Seattle’s Bertschi Elementary School is the World’s Fourth Living Building

Seattle's Bertschi Elementary School was just certified as the world's fourth Living Building. The elementary school, situated in the heart of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, is a 3,380-square-foot

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GE’s HDlive 3D Ultrasound Reveals Super-Realistic Images of Baby in Utero

GE’s HDlive 3D Ultrasound Reveals Super-Realistic Images of Baby in Utero

If you've ever seen a standard ultrasound, you've probably feigned an understanding of what you were looking at. Those grainy, blurry, black and white images could very soon be a thing of the past with

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DIY: Learn How Make Your Own Aloe Vera Toothpaste

DIY: Learn How Make Your Own Aloe Vera Toothpaste

Looking for an all-natural toothpaste for those pearly whites? If you question what chemicals could be lurking in those brand name toothpastes, here's an easy DIY project that wil yield refreshing,

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Lotus Birth Recommends Keeping Baby’s Umbilical Cord and Placenta Attached for Days

Lotus Birth Recommends Keeping Baby’s Umbilical Cord and Placenta Attached for Days

There's a new trend in natural births and it involves keeping baby's umbilical cord and placenta intact until they sever themselves. Midwife educator Mary Ceallaigh extolled the benefits of Lotus Birth or

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Play-Doh 3D Printer Would Bring iPad Designs to Life

Play-Doh 3D Printer Would Bring iPad Designs to Life

April Fools was almost a week ago, but we couldn't resist sharing one of our favorite fake news stories of the week. ThinkGeek announced the release of a newPlay-Doh 3D printer that works in tandem with

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TREEPEE: The Treehouse for When You Also Want a Swing, a Tent and a Trampoline!

TREEPEE: The Treehouse for When You Also Want a Swing, a Tent and a Trampoline!

When you're out camping in the woods for a couple of days, particularly with kids, it can be tricky to keep supplies to a minimum—which is where the Treepee could come in handy. Designed for imaginative

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7 Creative, Non-Toxic Ways to Decorate Your Own Easter Eggs

7 Creative, Non-Toxic Ways to Decorate Your Own Easter Eggs

Easter is coming up fast, and as you prepare for the arrival of basket-carrying bunnies, it's time to decorate those festive eggs! Whether you're preparing an Easter egg hunt for the kids in your life, or

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More than a Dozen Ways to Celebrate Earth Hour with the Whole Family

More than a Dozen Ways to Celebrate Earth Hour with the Whole Family

We live in a technology-obsessed world in which powering down is a difficult thing to do — and that's exactly why observing Earth Hour is so important. At 8:30-9:30 PM local time tonight, people

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7 New and Eco-Friendly Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

7 New and Eco-Friendly Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

If you are anything like us, you are sick of buying boring old Easter egg-dyeing kits from the store that are full of artificial colors. If so, don't fret because there are many ways to decorate an egg.

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SOCCKET: Energy-Generating Soccer Ball Kicks Off Production

SOCCKET: Energy-Generating Soccer Ball Kicks Off Production

A few years ago Uncharted Play unveiled designs for an energy-generating soccer ball that can generate power through play—and now the company has launched a Kickstarter campaign to go into full-scale

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Barbie Gets a High-Tech Makeover with an Interactive LED Dress and Stylus

Barbie Gets a High-Tech Makeover with an Interactive LED Dress and Stylus

It can't be said that Barbie doesn’t have an eye for emerging trends. After dipping her toe into everything from aeronautics to zookeeping, America’s favorite plastic dilettante is poised to tackle

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Beautiful New Sod Room Provides Communal Green Play for Chicago Kids

Beautiful New Sod Room Provides Communal Green Play for Chicago Kids

Frustrated with an absence of communal, eco-minded play areas in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago, Cynthia Valenciana and her husband commissioned design extraordinaire Jen Talbot to create Sod

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Top 10 Eco Products from the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show

Top 10 Eco Products from the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show

Expanding on their line of flat-pack water bottles, Vapur has introduced MicroFilter, a filter that safely removes 99.99% of bacteria and organic matter. Filtering up to 1,000 liters over its lifespan,

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