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WHO says that childhood obesity is an ‘exploding nightmare’ in developing countries

WHO says that childhood obesity is an ‘exploding nightmare’ in developing countries

Is it the phthalates? The early antibiotic exposure? The low levels of physical activity? Parental tolerance (or ignorance) of how much junk food kids are eating? Each has been attributed in some way to

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South African government offers school scholarships to teen girls, but only if they remain virgins

South African government offers school scholarships to teen girls, but only if they remain virgins

In KwaZulu-Natal province, an area of South Africa that has the country’s highest rate of births to teenage mothers, the options for young women to afford an education are bleak. A local government

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LEGO unveils its first disabled minifigure

LEGO unveils its first disabled minifigure

Everything is even more awesome in the world of toys with the summer release of a new LEGO City set that includes a LEGO first: a young man in a wheelchair. Unveiled at the International Toy Fair in

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Barbie moves beyond blue-eyed and blond with new body types, hair, and skin color options

Barbie moves beyond blue-eyed and blond with new body types, hair, and skin color options

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POLL: First graders are using cycle desks to stay focused at school – Sad sign of the times or great idea?

POLL: First graders are using cycle desks to stay focused at school – Sad sign of the times or great idea?

We’ve written and written about the unfortunate effects of not allowing kids plenty of time to get their wiggles out during school hours. We are also extremely enthusiastic about forest

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London’s West End production of Wicked is planning its first autism-friendly performance

London’s West End production of Wicked is planning its first autism-friendly performance

Taking any child to a play or musical on Broadway or (its British equivalent) the West End can be tricky, especially considering the expensive ticket prices and the certainty that he or she will want to

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Postnatal care in Holland includes a maternity nurse who comes to a new mom’s house for a week

Postnatal care in Holland includes a maternity nurse who comes to a new mom’s house for a week

I want a kraamverzorgster, and so should you. This amazing nurse is a common part of Dutch post-natal health services. This trained health worker, who sounds like a hybrid of your best friend and your

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Code red drought in Ethiopia is a dire crisis for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers & babies

Code red drought in Ethiopia is a dire crisis for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers & babies

Ethiopia, the site of an infamous 1984 drought (during which a million people died due to famine), is no stranger to shifting climate issues and challenging living situations, but the country has tried

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Smartbe is a self-propelling, intelligent, luxury stroller with features and technology that will blow your mind

Smartbe is a self-propelling, intelligent, luxury stroller with features and technology that will blow your mind

It was only a matter of time before the tech world gave birth to a smart stroller. Unlike this prototype by Volkswagen that stemmed from Facebook suggestions for the German automaker, the Smartbe is

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Dad creates AngelSense app to keep tabs on children with autism via GPS-tracking & voice-monitoring

Dad creates AngelSense app to keep tabs on children with autism via GPS-tracking & voice-monitoring

Raising a child with autism spectrum disorder can include extensive challenges, running the gamut from behavioral issues to communication difficulties. One of the most worrisome and somewhat common

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LEGOLAND is hiring model builders — the dream job for the kid in all of us

LEGOLAND is hiring model builders — the dream job for the kid in all of us

Ask most kids what their dream job would be and they’ll likely scratch their heads and wonder, “Does playing with LEGOs count?” Why yes, it does, for the lucky LEGO builders hired to

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Minimalist recycled cardboard chess set introduces modern kids to a centuries old classic

Minimalist recycled cardboard chess set introduces modern kids to a centuries old classic

Londji’s elegant black and white chess set, made from recycled cardboard and paper, is really two activities in one. The Noir & Blanc set comes unassembled for easier storage and shipping, so

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Oeuf’s adjustable Brooklyn Desk brings streamlined, urban style to your kid’s workspace

Oeuf’s adjustable Brooklyn Desk brings streamlined, urban style to your kid’s workspace

Whether being used by kids or adults, desks tend to become dumping grounds for papers, art projects, trinkets, and other tchotchkes that don’t have designated homes. Oeuf, one of our go-to brands

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7 natural ways to help your whole family beat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) this winter

7 natural ways to help your whole family beat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) this winter

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Carry the Future collects and hand-delivers baby carriers to refugee families

Carry the Future collects and hand-delivers baby carriers to refugee families

Just because the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East isn’t dominating the front page of every newspaper at the moment doesn’t mean that it’s not a hugely pressing, alarming, and

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Dutch children build their own village in 4 days at an ingenious, industrious summer camp

Dutch children build their own village in 4 days at an ingenious, industrious summer camp

Between the overnight camping trips taken by preschoolers in Germany and the Welsh outdoor adventure playground that looks like the aftermath of an apocalypse, we’re inclined to agree with the

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Mom helps her kids learn the elements by making periodic table Battleship

Mom helps her kids learn the elements by making periodic table Battleship

If playing games together is a beloved activity in your family, we’ve got a suggestion that will put a little chemistry into the mix: periodic table Battleship! Former school teacher and current

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The Spermbot: a micromotor that latches on to a slow swimming sperm to drive it into the egg

The Spermbot: a micromotor that latches on to a slow swimming sperm to drive it into the egg

Artificial insemination and IVF are among the most popular fertility treatments, despite the fact that IVF can be prohibitively expensive and the success rates for artificial insemination hover below 30%.

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