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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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Keep Cool: 7 Delicious Ways to Make Sure Kids Stay Hydrated this Summer

Keep Cool: 7 Delicious Ways to Make Sure Kids Stay Hydrated this Summer

We know how much of a challenge it can be to stop the summer fun and make your kids (or yourself!) drink water. Hydration is so important, though, that we've came up with a few suggestions that are

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GIVEAWAY: Win a 40-Piece Tegu Magnetic Wooden Building Block Explorer Set Worth $125!

GIVEAWAY: Win a 40-Piece Tegu Magnetic Wooden Building Block Explorer Set Worth $125!

Tegu blocks are some of the coolest toys around. The gorgeous, eco-friendly building blocks are magnetic, making them snap together as if by magic, expanding the range of shapes you can make with

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Prenatal Exposure to Household Chemicals Increases Risk for Childhood Eczema

Prenatal Exposure to Household Chemicals Increases Risk for Childhood Eczema

Eczema is a type of skin inflammation characterized by itchy rashes that can cause extreme discomfort for both kids and adults. A new study from the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental

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Antibacterials in Care Products Linked to Higher Allergy Risk for Children

Antibacterials in Care Products Linked to Higher Allergy Risk for Children

Allergies are a tough nut to crack for scientists, because there are so many variables involved, but according to new research from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center common antibacterial chemicals and

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Irish Study Finds Breastfeeding Dramatically Reduces Obesity

Irish Study Finds Breastfeeding Dramatically Reduces Obesity

image via aurimas, flickr Irish researchers recently published a study in the journal Social Science and Medicine which reveals that breastfeeding dramatically reduces the rate of obesity in

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Flame Retardants Found in Meat, Fish, and Peanut Butter

Flame Retardants Found in Meat, Fish, and Peanut Butter

Research published in Environmental Health Perspectives has confirmed some of our worst fears about food additives - hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), a brominated flame retardant used in polystyrene foams

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Due To Industry Pressure FDA Delays New Sunscreen Labeling Rules for 6 Months

Due To Industry Pressure FDA Delays New Sunscreen Labeling Rules for 6 Months

The FDA announced on May 11 that they’ll be delaying implementation of pending sunscreen regulations that were supposed to mandate how sunscreens are labeled and marketed.  These changes that would

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Danish Study Links Co-Sleeping To Decreased Risk of Obesity

Danish Study Links Co-Sleeping To Decreased Risk of Obesity

Co-sleeping -- when babies and young children share a bed with one or both of their parents -- has now been linked to reduced obesity. According to a new Danish study, children who regularly co-sleep with

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Block.210 by Jessica Arosenius is a Playful Coffee Table For Parents and Children

Block.210 by Jessica Arosenius is a Playful Coffee Table For Parents and Children

One of the challenges for parents with young children is having kid-friendly objects in your house without making your home feel too much like a nursery. As part of the Masterprogram Child Culture Design

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Modern Treetop Baby’s Bird House Night Light Illuminates Woodland Themed Nurseries

Modern Treetop Baby’s Bird House Night Light Illuminates Woodland Themed Nurseries

Woodland-themed nurseries are definitely our favorite baby decor-trend of the moment, and we found the perfect night light to go with all of the tree and woodland creature accessories you've already

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Toddler-Sized Millenium Falcon Built From Cardboard Box By Star Wars Fans

Toddler-Sized Millenium Falcon Built From Cardboard Box By Star Wars Fans

Before you put those cardboard boxes out on the curb for recycling, check out how these die-hard Star Wars fans gave their cardboard a whole new life.  The Karpiuks spent four months crafting this

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