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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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Green esCAPE Playhouse Provides an Amazing Backyard Haven for Nature-Loving Kids

Green esCAPE Playhouse Provides an Amazing Backyard Haven for Nature-Loving Kids

Created by Zero Energy Design, the Green esCAPE Playhouse is a backyard retreat for kids that might just make the grown-ups a little bit jealous. Inside the weather-resistant spruce board house is an

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Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer Bans Working from Home But Has a Nursery in Her Office

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer Bans Working from Home But Has a Nursery in Her Office

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer has been making headlines the last couple days for requiring her employees to return to the office in the name of productivity. While some have called Mayer's move to ban working

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The Ridekick Electric Child Trailer Makes it Easy to Bike With Your Kids in Tow

The Ridekick Electric Child Trailer Makes it Easy to Bike With Your Kids in Tow

Ridekick International, a Colorado-based group whose mission is to encourage people to replace short car trips with bicycle rides has come up with a handy solution for parents who might be hesitant to

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Scientists Find Children’s Cells Living In Mothers’ Brains

Scientists Find Children’s Cells Living In Mothers’ Brains

The link between mother and child during pregnancy is perhaps the closest that two humans can ever be linked, but after childbirth they become two separate individuals -- or do they? New research suggests

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Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living In Their Mothers’ Brains

Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living In Their Mothers’ Brains

Separated at birth? That's what we believe happens when a mother finally delivers her child. But a new study shows that the mother-baby connection may not end so soon. The study findings, published

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LAST CHANCE: Win a Lotus Travel Crib & Portable Play Yard Worth $200!

LAST CHANCE: Win a Lotus Travel Crib & Portable Play Yard Worth $200!

ENDING TONIGHT! Be sure to head over to Inhabitots to enter to win this amazing crib! Whether headed cross-country or just around the corner to a friend's house, the Lotus Travel Crib and Portable Play

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PepsiCo to Remove Flame Retardant from Gatorade Thanks to Teenager’s Petition

PepsiCo to Remove Flame Retardant from Gatorade Thanks to Teenager’s Petition

We know what you’re thinking. “Wait, there are flame retardants in Gatorade?” Yep, Brominated vegetable oil (BVO), a chemical that’s used as a flame retardant, is included in

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How to Make Your Own Fun Stamps Out of Recycled Wine Corks

How to Make Your Own Fun Stamps Out of Recycled Wine Corks

Are you a loving, crafty parent who also enjoys a glass of wine here and there? If so, we have a wonderful DIY tutorial that shows how easy it is to turn those mounting corks into fun, colorful and above

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Sales of gDiapers’ “Gift of Love” gPants Benefit Hands to Hearts International

Sales of gDiapers’ “Gift of Love” gPants Benefit Hands to Hearts International

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, gDiapers is debuting its new “Gift of Love” gPant diaper, featuring a rainbow hued print of X's and O’s. In addition to reducing your impact on the Earth, you

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Parents Protest Yoga Being Taught in Public Schools

Parents Protest Yoga Being Taught in Public Schools

Image via Shutterstock Yoga is practiced all over the world because of the health benefits it provides, but can yoga be divorced from its Hindu roots? That’s the question that parents began asking

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REVIEW: We Try Out Hushamok’s Gorgeous and Eco-Friendly Baby Hammock

REVIEW: We Try Out Hushamok’s Gorgeous and Eco-Friendly Baby Hammock

Inhabitots' editor-in-chief, Jill Fehrenbacher, had a chance to give Hushamok's gorgeous baby hammock a try with her sweet six-week-old newborn baby. The hammock comes complete with an elegant Okoa

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The iPotty Uses iPad to Entertain Tots While Potty Training

The iPotty Uses iPad to Entertain Tots While Potty Training

New York-based CTA digital featured their latest product for children, the iPotty at CES 2013 in this BBC video. Armed with a built-in removable stand for an iPad, the iPotty is to help entertain children

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Paloma’s Nest ‘Neighborhood’ Chairs Double As Dollhouses

Paloma’s Nest ‘Neighborhood’ Chairs Double As Dollhouses

Heirloom gift company Paloma’s Nest has just come out with a new line of 'Neighborhood' chairs, which are available in three different styles, adding instant eco-style to a children's playroom or

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