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What If Carbon Dioxide Was Pink?

Here’s one dad's desperate attempt to slow climate change by thinking pink… As a father, I often lie awake nights tossing and twisting with worry about the climate crisis and how it will impact the…

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Kraft Mac & Cheese Plans to Drop Artificial Ingredients

Kraft has recently announced that it will no longer use synthetic colors and artificial preservatives to create that familiar neon orange hue of its original mac & cheese. By January 2016, Kraft w…

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Stuck Inside? 10 Toddler Activities for Rainy (or Snowy) Days

Need some rainy day activities to beat cabin fever? This is a mix of activities that younger and older toddlers can enjoy. Take a look and see which ones look like the right fit for your busy kid! …

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51% of U.S. Kids Live in Poverty. Here’s One Real Solution

The U.S. economy is improving, but more public school children than ever are living in poverty. How can we help all of our children succeed? In a recent interview with the Washington Post, Michael A. …

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Mattel Apologizes For Inept Computer Engineer Barbie

The supposed mission of Mattel's "I Can Be" Barbie book series is to empower girls to realize their career dreams. Hence the uproar over "I Can Be a Computer Engineer," which shows the iconic doll str…

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Lammily, the ‘Normal Barbie’ is a Big Hit With Kids

When we first introduced you to Lammily, a realistically proportioned doll, it was obvious she was different from the typical Barbie doll. With proportions of the average 19-year-old; bendable joints…

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Steve Jobs Limited His Kids’ Tech Use (& We Should Too)

Almost 40% of American 2-4 year-olds and over 50% of 5-8 year-olds have used an iPad, iPhone, or similar device. That is a staggering number. Some claim that using these devices can augment a child…

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5 Toddler Activity Ideas for Sensory Play

Sensory toddler activities are great for kids and for parents: your child gets to have fun and learn while you get a few minutes of quiet time. Experiencing all of those new smells, textures and col…

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5 Non-VOC Paints for Crafters & Artists

You have probably heard of the dangers of decorating your home with paint high in volatile organic compounds which off-gas toxins that are harmful to human health. But what about the supplies you use …

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Free Play Shapes Your Child’s Brain (in a good way!)

More and more research is showing that free play is critical to a child's developing brain. More free play might even help your kid get better grades in school. Here in the U.S., school curricula t…

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