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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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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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Students Reap Major Benefits at the First School in America to Go Vegetarian

Students Reap Major Benefits at the First School in America to Go Vegetarian

This past year, a public school in Queens, NY, became the first in the nation to adopt an all-vegetarian menu in its cafeteria, and the students are thriving because of it. With meals like vegetarian

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Virginia Students Reject All-Beef Burgers and Demand Return of Processed Fake Meat Patties

Virginia Students Reject All-Beef Burgers and Demand Return of Processed Fake Meat Patties

Photo via Shutterstock For most restaurants across the country, claiming an all-beef burger patty is a brag-worthy selling point. Even so, students in Virginia have have made it clear that they prefer

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A Dolls’ House Benefit Auction Features Dollhouses Designed by World-Famous Architects

A Dolls’ House Benefit Auction Features Dollhouses Designed by World-Famous Architects

Want to own a dollhouse designed by Zaha Hadid? Now's you chance! Twenty world-famous architects have banded together to create the dollhouse of every design-loving parents' dream. Part of an initiative

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6 Ways to Enjoy End-of-Season Tomatoes Throughout the Whole Year

6 Ways to Enjoy End-of-Season Tomatoes Throughout the Whole Year

A ripe, juicy tomato represents all of the joys of summer. Beautiful, tasty, and a great source of vitamins, these members of the nightshade family are stars in a myriad of dishes. As their season in many

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Spooky Halloween Seed Bombs from Renaissance Botanical Sprout Fresh Herbs

Spooky Halloween Seed Bombs from Renaissance Botanical Sprout Fresh Herbs

It's almost October, which means you'll start seeing enough pumpkins and Halloween decorations to turn an entire village orange. This year, instead of handing out chocolate and other sugary candy,

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Levels of Flame-Retardant Chemicals in American Women Finally Dropping

Levels of Flame-Retardant Chemicals in American Women Finally Dropping

For the first time ever, researchers are finding that levels of flame retardants (PDBEs) are declining in the bodies of American women. The study focused on the bodies of a group of California women, and

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400,000 Plastic Sandals Upcycled Into Colorful Oceanside Sculptures

400,000 Plastic Sandals Upcycled Into Colorful Oceanside Sculptures

Although ocean beaches are one of the most beautiful parts of nature, they're also the place we're most likely to come face to face with the ugly side of overconsumption. Beaches around the world are

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Enjoy Decadent Pastries Without The Guilt: DIY These Vegan Cronuts!

Enjoy Decadent Pastries Without The Guilt: DIY These Vegan Cronuts!

Have you heard about the latest craze in pastry? It's called the cronut (cross between a doughnut and a croissant) and it's taking America by storm. Half sweet fried doughnut and half flaky croissant,

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Enter Inhabitots’ Back to School Contest to Score Over $100 Worth of Green Goodies

Enter Inhabitots’ Back to School Contest to Score Over $100 Worth of Green Goodies

Summer break is over and most kids have already started to head back to school. If you want to make your little one's new academic school year all the more special, then enter the Inhabitots' Green Back

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