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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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How To Recycle This Year’s Holiday Cards Into Next Year’s Gift Tags

How To Recycle This Year’s Holiday Cards Into Next Year’s Gift Tags

It happens every year: After the holidays are over, you're left with a huge stack of holiday cards and packaging. But instead of throwing them in the recycling bin, you can reuse both your holiday cards

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Top 6 Most Popular Inhabitots Stories of 2012

Top 6 Most Popular Inhabitots Stories of 2012

With 2013 only a couple days away, we're taking a look back at Inhabitots's most popular stories of the year. 2012 was filled with great stories, and Inhabitots readers particularly enjoyed how-to's,

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How to Prevent Violence by Supporting At-Risk Kids

How to Prevent Violence by Supporting At-Risk Kids

Photo via Shutterstock The tragedy that unfolded at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14th left much of the nation shaken—and searching for answers as to how such a violent act could occur. In

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DIY Gift Wrap and Tags Made From Chip Bags, Clothes and Other Recycled Items

DIY Gift Wrap and Tags Made From Chip Bags, Clothes and Other Recycled Items

If you love wrapping and opening wrapped gifts but hate the resulting pile of wasted paper, then you might want to check out this awesome DIY post. We have compiled a list of clever ways to recycle the

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Most Doctors Don’t Warn Pregnant Mothers About Environmental Risks To Unborn Children

Most Doctors Don’t Warn Pregnant Mothers About Environmental Risks To Unborn Children

A troubling new nationwide survey conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco finds that most doctors do not inform patients about environmental risks they might encounter

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HOW TO: Make Scrumptious Vegan Gluten-Free Hanukkah Jelly Donuts

HOW TO: Make Scrumptious Vegan Gluten-Free Hanukkah Jelly Donuts

The first day of Hanukkah is this coming Sunday - so why not celebrate the season with a batch of delicious vegan, gluten-free sufganiyot jelly donuts? We've rounded up our favorite recipe for these

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6 Easy Ways To Make Your Own Gift Wrap

6 Easy Ways To Make Your Own Gift Wrap

According to Earth911.com, “As much as half of the 85 million tons of paper products Americans consume every year goes toward packaging, wrapping and decorating goods… [and] wrapping paper and

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DIY: Make a Holiday Activity Advent Calendar for Your Family from Recycled Materials

DIY: Make a Holiday Activity Advent Calendar for Your Family from Recycled Materials

The holidays are the time when many of us get together and spend time as a family — and what better way to excite the kids by surprising them each day with a specially planned activity. This colorful

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LAST DAY: WIN A $150 Gift Voucher Toward Holiday Cards & Photo Books At ModernGreetings.com!

LAST DAY: WIN A $150 Gift Voucher Toward Holiday Cards & Photo Books At ModernGreetings.com!

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO WIN $150 to spend at ModernGreetings.com! The holiday season is nigh, and it's time to start thinking about gifts and greeting cards. Get a head start on all of the hoopla by

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DIY: Make a Homemade Organic Apple Pie with Butter Crust for the Holidays!

DIY: Make a Homemade Organic Apple Pie with Butter Crust for the Holidays!

Thanksgiving is just days away and, for those of you with unfinished menus, we have a delicious organic apple pie recipe that is guaranteed to make your guests swoon.  It's especially important to buy

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DIY: How To Make A Terrarium In A Recycled Glass Jar

DIY: How To Make A Terrarium In A Recycled Glass Jar

The winter season has most people spending more time huddled up indoors -- so use the opportunity to get crafty and make a terrarium to bring the outdoors in! Comforting and cheerful to behold and easy to

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O*GE’s Giant and Cozy Birdsnest Bed is Ideal for Kids and Adults

O*GE’s Giant and Cozy Birdsnest Bed is Ideal for Kids and Adults

Box-framed beds are boring compared to these wonderful birdsnest beds designed by O*GE Creative Group. Designed to inspire new ideas, the circular beds come in three different sizes with the largest being

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Top 5 Life-Sized LEGO Projects!

Top 5 Life-Sized LEGO Projects!

LEGO blocks have been around for over half a century, offering a creative outlet in the form a colorful stackable brick. While some of us have since put those smiling, yellow plastic men aside, others

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6 Gorgeous, Modern and Eco-Friendly Cribs (for under $600)

6 Gorgeous, Modern and Eco-Friendly Cribs (for under $600)

When preparing for the arrival of the littlest member of the family, a crib is usually the largest of the big-ticket items on the shopping list. And if you're looking for something that is not only

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LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Your Favorite Costumed Cutie In Inhabitots’ Green Halloween Contest!

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Your Favorite Costumed Cutie In Inhabitots’ Green Halloween Contest!

Today is the LAST DAY to vote for your finalists in Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest! We're pretty certain there's no other competition on earth in which Baby Marty McFly and his DeLorean

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Littlest Marty McFly Goes Back to the Future in Awesome DeLorean Push Car Halloween Costume

Littlest Marty McFly Goes Back to the Future in Awesome DeLorean Push Car Halloween Costume

Cory Newton-Smith took his son Back to the Future this Halloween with an incredible Marty McFly costume - and he even decked out the toddler's stroller like a flying DeLorean time machine! The DeLorean's

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HOW TO: Locate A Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program

HOW TO: Locate A Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program

Put down the fun-size Snickers bar and step awaaaay from your kid's trick-or-treat bag. Do everyone in your house a favor and clear out those lingering stashes of Halloween candy by exchanging the sweets

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