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Fifth grader donates over 100,000 crayons and art supplies to children in need

Fifth grader donates over 100,000 crayons and art supplies to children in need

Never underestimate the power of a creative kid on a mission. Last November, when Bethany Kuster heard about a school in Alabama that had very limited craft supplies (only one box of crayons for the

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Abandoned coal site is transformed into an innovative adventure playground and monument

Abandoned coal site is transformed into an innovative adventure playground and monument

  The town of Beringen in Belgium was once a mining city and home of the largest industrial-archaeological site in Flanders. Now the abandoned coal mine has been transformed into an adventure

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HOW TO: Make organic apple cider served in apple cups

HOW TO: Make organic apple cider served in apple cups

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Behold this amazing, fully operational Transformer BMW

Behold this amazing, fully operational Transformer BMW

For the Transformer-obsessed child (or kid-at-heart) in your life, the ultimate wish has been granted: a Turkish company managed to adapt a car to act and look remarkably like a real life Transformer.

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Autumn festival at the Dallas Arboretum features more than 90,000 pumpkins!

Autumn festival at the Dallas Arboretum features more than 90,000 pumpkins!

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8 pick-your-own organic or heirloom apple orchards to visit this apple season

8 pick-your-own organic or heirloom apple orchards to visit this apple season

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Kate Kato uses recycled paper to create intricate, lifelike, nature-inspired sculptures

Kate Kato uses recycled paper to create intricate, lifelike, nature-inspired sculptures

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Eight year-old boy opens a home bakery to earn money to buy his mom a new house

Eight year-old boy opens a home bakery to earn money to buy his mom a new house

Starting a business is a big deal, and the stakes are often high, even when the business owner is still in grade school. Yet, eight year-old Jalen Bailey opened a home bakery and started selling banana

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Teen who was bullied at school creates ‘Sit With Us’ app to help students find a welcoming place to sit at lunch

Teen who was bullied at school creates 'Sit With Us' app to help students find a welcoming place to sit at lunch

A recent viral photograph of a Florida State University football player joining a boy with autism who had been sitting alone at lunch reminded us of how cruel kids can be and that lunchtime is not

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LEGO advent calendars let kids build their way to Christmas Day

LEGO advent calendars let kids build their way to Christmas Day

Christmas is still three months away, but getting some of the shopping out of the way always feels good and helps avoid the yearly harried holiday buying spree. The countdown to December 25th has been

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Finland’s unconventional and effective educational approach focuses on equality over excellence

Finland's unconventional and effective educational approach focuses on equality over excellence

Ah, Finland, you have so much going for you: a ranking as the number one place in the world to be a parent, extensive maternity and family benefits, and schools that don’t have an obsession with

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‘Inclusion Couch’ transforms from simple sofa to exciting indoor playground

'Inclusion Couch' transforms from simple sofa to exciting indoor playground

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Gifted young painter known as “mini Monet” is worth £2m

Gifted young painter known as "mini Monet" is worth £2m

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Company allows employees to bring their newborn to work every day

Company allows employees to bring their newborn to work every day

At Schools Financial Credit Union in Sacramento, California, it’s Bring Your Child to Work Day every day… or at least until said child is six months old or starts to crawl. The unique

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HOW TO: Make your own vegan pumpkin spice tea latte (with real pumpkin)

HOW TO: Make your own vegan pumpkin spice tea latte (with real pumpkin)

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Family home in Japan is transformed into a serene kindergarten via a new “skin” placed on top

Family home in Japan is transformed into a serene kindergarten via a new "skin" placed on top

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Tsumiki House Blocks let kids construct a unique home of their own

Tsumiki House Blocks let kids construct a unique home of their own

This simple-looking house is actually a treasure trove of multicolored blocks that will keep kids stacking and building for hours. Made from responsibly sourced, FSC-approved beechwood and finished with

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Edo life-sized recycled cardboard blocks interlock like LEGO bricks for kids to create countless structures

Edo life-sized recycled cardboard blocks interlock like LEGO bricks for kids to create countless structures

We’ve sung the praises of many a block, but this new offering from Edo gets our top billing. Made from recycled cardboard (that is also 100% recyclable) and sturdy enough to withstand numerous

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