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Recycled Jack-O’-Lantern Crayons Are a Fun Alternative to Sugary Halloween Candy

Recycled Jack-O’-Lantern Crayons Are a Fun Alternative to Sugary Halloween Candy

Halloween brings out the creativity in kids perhaps more than any other major holiday. And these Jack-0-lantern crayons, which are made from melted down recycled crayons, promote artistic creativity while

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Eco Artist Builds a Recycled Amusement Park Out of Plastic Bottles

Eco Artist Builds a Recycled Amusement Park Out of Plastic Bottles

Ugandan artist Ruganzu Bruno Tusingwire looked around his city and saw all of the challenges that local children faced. Wanting to make a difference, Tusingwire set aside the wall art he typically

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Katie Mello Creates Hilarious Star Wars AT-AT Costume for Dogs

Katie Mello Creates Hilarious Star Wars AT-AT Costume for Dogs

Do you love making Halloween costumes but lack humans to model your creations?  Or maybe your pooch just happens to love getting dolled up?  Either way, Katie Mello, an artist and Star Wars enthusiast

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Green Halloween’s National Costume Swap Takes Place On October 13th, 2012

Green Halloween’s National Costume Swap Takes Place On October 13th, 2012

Halloween - Image from Shutterstock Mark your calendars: Green Halloween's 3rd annual National Costume Swap is coming to a town near you on Saturday, October 13th, 2012. This year, over 100 cities

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Lightlife Makes It A Cinch To Prepare Delicious Meatless Meals

Lightlife Makes It A Cinch To Prepare Delicious Meatless Meals

Lightlife is making it easier and tastier than ever to enjoy protein-packed meatless meals by introducing four new frozen vegetarian burgers: Kick’n Black Bean, Backyard Grill’n, Mellow Portobello

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The Growth Table Has a Seat for Every Member of the Family

The Growth Table Has a Seat for Every Member of the Family

You've already got a kitchen table to bring the whole family together for meals - now the Growth Table encourages everyone to draw or study together. Its tiered structure has a place for even the

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Pink Slime Manufacturer Beef Products Inc Hits ABC News with $1.2 Billion Defamation Suit

Pink Slime Manufacturer Beef Products Inc Hits ABC News with $1.2 Billion Defamation Suit

Raw Hambuger Photo via Shutterstock South Dakota meat processor Beef Products, Inc (BPI) has responded aggressively to reports earlier this year that exposed the stomach-churning contents of lean

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8 Organic School Lunches That Can Be Prepared The Night Before

8 Organic School Lunches That Can Be Prepared The Night Before

Photo via Shutterstock Let's face it: school day mornings can be pretty chaotic, and preparing a well-balanced lunch for your kid can add to the stress. The best way to ensure that you're sending your

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Bananas Sprayed With Substance Derived from Shrimp and Crab Shells

Bananas Sprayed With Substance Derived from Shrimp and Crab Shells

Adorable baby eat banana sitting on grass in park via Shutterstock If you thought fruit was safe for vegans, think again. Non-vegan bananas could be making an appearance at your grocery store. During

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Tegu Magnetic Building Blocks Help Send Honduran Kids To School

Tegu Magnetic Building Blocks Help Send Honduran Kids To School

After seeing children live off less than $1 a day working in a landfill, Tegu founders and brothers Chris and Will Haughey wanted to build a children's toy that would benefit struggling, poverty-stricken

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Roberto Gil’s New Murphy Bed for Kids Maximizes Play Space

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Roberto Gil’s New Murphy Bed for Kids Maximizes Play Space

Designer Roberto Gil’s new Dumbo Double Murphy Bed, by Casa Kids, is sure to be a game-changer kids with small square-footage, folding away into a compact, 12” deep cabinet during the day.

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Why Whole Foods is Supporting Hershey (and Child Slave Labor and Unfair Labor Standards)

Why Whole Foods is Supporting Hershey (and Child Slave Labor and Unfair Labor Standards)

In August Forty-one consumer-owned grocer cooperatives and natural food retailers released an open letter to Hershey Company. The letter--which essentially asks the organization to end child slave labor

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New Study Linking Childhood Obesity and Learning Issues Gains National Attention

New Study Linking Childhood Obesity and Learning Issues Gains National Attention

A new study suggesting obese children are prone to learning difficulties has parents and the media’s attention. The the National Institutes of Health-supported study published in Pediatrics indicates

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Scientists Genetically Engineer Goats To Produce Human Breast Milk

Scientists Genetically Engineer Goats To Produce Human Breast Milk

Pretty soon, all the animals on a dairy farm will be able to produce human breast milk. Last year, Argentine scientists cloned a cow to produce nutrient-rich 'human breast milk.' Now, scientists in

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8 Healthy and Delicious Snacks for Back to School

8 Healthy and Delicious Snacks for Back to School

Little boy with apple image via Shutterstock Apples are great and all, but if you want to make sure your kids maintains good eating habits while at school, you're going to have to send them packing

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Picnica’s Superhero of a Reusable Bag Doubles as a Toy

Picnica’s Superhero of a Reusable Bag Doubles as a Toy

Picnica’s lightweight nylon tote not only holds your groceries and provides a much-needed means for schlepping; it also lives a double life as a stuffed toy bunny.

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A Week of Healthy, Eco-Friendly, Packed “Bento Box” Lunches for Kids

A Week of Healthy, Eco-Friendly, Packed “Bento Box” Lunches for Kids

Inhabitots offers up some school lunch tips sure to give you a jumpstart for the new year.

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Skip Hop Backpack Filled With Green School Supplies (Worth $135!)

GIVEAWAY: Win a Skip Hop Backpack Filled With Green School Supplies (Worth $135!)

The new school year is fast approaching, and if you're looking for the perfect collection of green school supplies for one lucky kid, we've got the contest for you. Inhabitots has teamed up with a host of

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8 Eco-Friendly Back to School Organizational Tactics to Help you Cope

8 Eco-Friendly Back to School Organizational Tactics to Help you Cope

Check out these 8 eco-friendly organizational tips sure to make your family’s return to fall as seamless as possible.

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Johnson & Johnson Again Announces Plans to Remove Chemicals from Products

Johnson & Johnson Again Announces Plans to Remove Chemicals from Products

In the fall of 2011, baby care company Johnson & Johnson announced that it would soon be phasing out all harmful chemicals from its products. The announcement came in response to a study published

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Fasotec is Offering a Teeny Tiny Scale Model of Your Fetus!

Fasotec is Offering a Teeny Tiny Scale Model of Your Fetus!

Japanese engineering firm Fasotec is now offering mini (90x60x40 millimeters) 3D models of fetuses to expectant mothers!

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Enter To Win a Breastfeeding Basket Worth $262!

Enter To Win a Breastfeeding Basket Worth $262!

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month, Inhabitots is giving away a cache of breastfeeding goodies!

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The Amsterdam Collection’s American Debut: Get Ready to Decorate Like the Dutch

The Amsterdam Collection’s American Debut: Get Ready to Decorate Like the Dutch

Dutch designer Kast van een Huis has paired with Cool Kids Company, an American distributer that will bring the designer's colorful Amsterdam collection to kids in the U.S.

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Gordon Gallup’s “Natural” Remedy to Morning Sickness Might Be More Than You Can Stomach.

Gordon Gallup’s “Natural” Remedy to Morning Sickness Might Be More Than You Can Stomach.

Based on SUNY-Albany Psychologist Gordon Gallup’s research, just a spoonful of semen a day will keep morning sickness at bay for mothers-to-be. Gallup's research suggests pregnant women feel nauseous

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Chimeras: Cute Modular Toys with Interchangeable Arms, Ears and Legs

Chimeras: Cute Modular Toys with Interchangeable Arms, Ears and Legs

Walrus Toys has created an adorable set of Chimera stuffed animals with interchangeable snap-on arms, legs and ears - and they just launched a kickstarter to help bring the toys to market. The first two

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The Original Tree Swing’s Latest Pied Piper Craft DIY Treasures for Kids

The Original Tree Swing’s Latest Pied Piper Craft DIY Treasures for Kids

The Original Tree Swing’s Pied Piper Crafts brings parents several new Waldorf-inspired DIY kits for kids (mostly six and up). With the Pied Piper kits, kids and parents have all the basic ingredients

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Tooth Fillings with BPA Linked to Behavior Issues in Children

Tooth Fillings with BPA Linked to Behavior Issues in Children

Preschool boy on dental prevention examination via Shutterstock Yet another health problem has been linked to the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) -- this time, it's cavity fillings. A new study from

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UCLA Researchers Report American Families Have Too Much Stuff and Too Little Time

UCLA Researchers Report American Families Have Too Much Stuff and Too Little Time

Do you think that American families have too much stuff?  Researchers at UCLA’s Center on Everyday Lives of Families (CELF) have a new book, Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century: 32 Families

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German Court Bans Parents from Having Baby Boys Circumcised

German Court Bans Parents from Having Baby Boys Circumcised

Is circumcision an act of religious freedom, or is it merely an act of violence against baby boys? A German court in Cologne took the latter interpretation, ruling that circumcision of baby boys should

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A Bath Shoppe’s LEGO-Shaped Natural Soaps Are Perfect Party Favors

A Bath Shoppe’s LEGO-Shaped Natural Soaps Are Perfect Party Favors

Throwing a kid's birthday party this summer? Instead of sending your guests packing with a bag full of sugary candy or plastic toys, why not hand out these fun soap treats as party favors? Both kids and

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