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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Speaks to Amie Hamlin, Executive Director of the Coalition for Healthy School Food

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Speaks to Amie Hamlin, Executive Director of the Coalition for Healthy School Food

PS 244Q received a lot of attention last year when it became the first school in New York City to start serving an exclusively vegetarian menu to its students. We recently got a chance to speak to the

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Microsoft Office Can Make Life Easier for the Mom-On-the-Go

Microsoft Office Can Make Life Easier for the Mom-On-the-Go

For a busy parent, every little time saver helps and Microsoft Office 365 is one tool that can give the busy mom or dad-on-the-go the edge needed to get it all done. With one subscription, you can get

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Little Architect’s Magnetic Blocks Inspires Budding Architects to Build Amazing Structures

Little Architect’s Magnetic Blocks Inspires Budding Architects to Build Amazing Structures

Carlos Ng is a New York City designer at the Parsons The New School for Design. His Little Architect's Toolset was created as part of a third-year product design studio called Small Things Matter, which

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Emi from Lil Nika is a Fun Nightlight, Wall Lamp, or Even a Hat for Imaginative Kids

Emi from Lil Nika is a Fun Nightlight, Wall Lamp, or Even a Hat for Imaginative Kids

It's possible that most of us wore lampshades on our heads at some point during our childhood, but Emi the Elephant Lamp is a different creature entirely. Made of 100% recycled plastic from Japan, this

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A New Twist on An Old Classic: Wooden Toy Animals by Bleebla

A New Twist on An Old Classic: Wooden Toy Animals by Bleebla

  The “animal box – jungle” by bleebla, a toy design company based in Portugal,  is a minimal rectangular block with 10 animals peeking out of its regular geometry. The set is smooth

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Inhabitat Talks to Elea Robinson, Founding Faculty at New Amsterdam School, About Growing a Green School

Inhabitat Talks to Elea Robinson, Founding Faculty at New Amsterdam School, About Growing a Green School

Do you remember the antsy feeling you would get in school while waiting for the recess bell to ring? Luckily, more kids today are spending time outdoors as educators begin to realize the link between

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INHABITAT EVENT: Join Us for a Panel Discussion on “How to Green Your Child’s Education”

INHABITAT EVENT: Join Us for a Panel Discussion on “How to Green Your Child’s Education”

Reading, writing and 'rithmetic may have sufficed in the past, but nowadays there are many more factors - like health and and environmental awareness - that come into play in a child's education. If

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Intel Unveils a “Smart” Onesie that Monitors Baby’s Health

Intel Unveils a “Smart” Onesie that Monitors Baby’s Health

Intel has unveiled a "smart" onesie that monitors baby's health with a series of internet-connected systems, Engadget reports at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The wearable

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If You’re Hoping to Raise Eco-Conscious Kids, Waldorf School May Be the Way to Go

If You’re Hoping to Raise Eco-Conscious Kids, Waldorf School May Be the Way to Go

Every parent hopes to ensure that their children get the best education possible, but finding decent options is undoubtedly one of the more challenging aspects of parenting today. Should you enrol your

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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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Blindmanche Studios’ New Rooftop Art Museum Offers a Safe Place of Respite for Nepal’s Kids

Blindmanche Studios’ New Rooftop Art Museum Offers a Safe Place of Respite for Nepal’s Kids

Nepal Children’s Art Museum (NCAM) will be the first of its kind; a creative space where children can learn, play, create and just be children. The project was developed by Blindmanche Studios as a

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LEGO Debuts a New Female Scientist Minifigure!

LEGO Debuts a New Female Scientist Minifigure!

Image courtesy Maia Weinstock There have been plenty of grievances over the years about the lack of women represented in LEGO building sets (not to mention the appearance of existing female

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New Study from Duke University Links Autism to Induced and Augmented Labor

New Study from Duke University Links Autism to Induced and Augmented Labor

Duke University researchers recently published a study that suggests that autism may be linked to labor induction and augmentation. The study revealed that mothers who had induced labor have a 13 percent

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Clever Transforming Froc High Chair Grows Along With Your Child

Clever Transforming Froc High Chair Grows Along With Your Child

As any parent knows, kids grow fast - and keeping them outfitted with furniture and clothing that fits is an ongoing challenge as the years fly by. Froc is an adjustable high chair with a flexible design

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The Surprising Health Benefits of Eating Your Own Placenta

The Surprising Health Benefits of Eating Your Own Placenta

The thought of consuming something that's slipped out of one's body will probably make most cringe, but there's a growing trend that finds women eating their own placenta shortly after giving birth.

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The Atomium 3D Prints Food in Any Shape You Can Imagine

The Atomium 3D Prints Food in Any Shape You Can Imagine

That food you're eating is probably tasty and nutritious, but don't you wish it were shaped like a dump truck? With the Atomium, a new 3D-printing concept designed by student Luiza Silva, your next

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Students Transform a Parking Space In Front of Their School Into a Cool Parklet

Students Transform a Parking Space In Front of Their School Into a Cool Parklet

As a technology teacher at Jericho Middle School in Long Island, New York, Matthew Silva is constantly looking for ways to infuse design thinking and process into his curriculum. With this goal in mind,

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HYREL Creates a 3D Play-Doh Printer for Kids!

HYREL Creates a 3D Play-Doh Printer for Kids!

Kids can now 3D print their own creations using HYREL's 3D Play-Doh printer. Dubbed the Emulsifiable Extruder (EM01), this amped up extruder brings molding fun to the next level. Little ones can print

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Grandparents Build an Amazing Victorian-Style Treehouse for their Lucky Grandkids

Grandparents Build an Amazing Victorian-Style Treehouse for their Lucky Grandkids

Back in the day, our grandparents didn't give us much more than a handful of toffees and a few shiny nickels. But these lucky grandsons received something much more spectacular from theirs—an

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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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12-Year-Old Girl’s Letter to Mayor Helps Save a City Forest in Canada

12-Year-Old Girl’s Letter to Mayor Helps Save a City Forest in Canada

Recently, 12-year-old Olivia Peters and her mother were out for a walk through a small forest in their hometown of Surrey, British Columbia when they discovered many of the trees there, some nearly a

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Elementary School Students Crowd-Source Solar Panels to Take Their Classroom Off the Grid

Elementary School Students Crowd-Source Solar Panels to Take Their Classroom Off the Grid

In elementary school, we are taught to work together, share, and dream big. Students from a fourth grade class in Durham, North Carolina took these lessons to heart when they decided to make their

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Vapur Unveils Water Filtering Anti-Bottles That Remove 99.99% of Bacteria

Vapur Unveils Water Filtering Anti-Bottles That Remove 99.99% of Bacteria

Vapur introduced several new products at the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show that expand their line of BPA-free “Anti-Bottles” – including a new filtering technology that

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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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Mom Builds an Amazing Dollhouse Inside a Guitar for Her Daughter

Mom Builds an Amazing Dollhouse Inside a Guitar for Her Daughter

Dollhouses are a great way to get kids' imaginations going, but imagine playing house with this amazing dollhouse built right into a guitar! Mom, Lorraine Robinson, built this incredible miniature

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Daniel Gray’s Rainbow Igloo Is a Colorful Backyard Retreat Made from 500 Bricks of Ice

Daniel Gray’s Rainbow Igloo Is a Colorful Backyard Retreat Made from 500 Bricks of Ice

Leaving warm and sunny New Zealand for a Canadian winter is not something that one dreams of when they think of taking a break. But when engineering student Daniel Gray found himself visiting his

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The “Nature Trail” Is an LED Wallpaper Designed to Calm Children On Their Way to Surgery

The “Nature Trail” Is an LED Wallpaper Designed to Calm Children On Their Way to Surgery

No adult enjoys a visit to the hospital, so imagine the fear that must grip a child when they need to go into surgery. To help calm children on their way into the operating room, Jason Bruges

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huzi’s Handcrafted Toy Set Lets Kids and Adults Build Their Dream Car

huzi’s Handcrafted Toy Set Lets Kids and Adults Build Their Dream Car

huzi Design is a start-up brand with an eco-friendly toy collection that encourages kids and adults to get imaginative. The company recently launched their first product, “Dream Car“, on

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The Sprout Hog Is a Cute and Fun Way to Get Kids to Grow Plants

The Sprout Hog Is a Cute and Fun Way to Get Kids to Grow Plants

Check out this little Sprout Hog – an earthenware sculpture made for growing sprouts for small people. Simply place a piece of old washcloth or similar fabric in the bottom of the hog, sprinkle some

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