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Philips “Light up the Dark” experiment enables Swedish children to reap the benefits of playing outdoors on the darkest days of winter

Philips “Light up the Dark” experiment enables Swedish children to reap the benefits of playing outdoors on the darkest days of winter

In an effort to tear kids away from their television screens and video games and to head outdoors during the short, dark days of winter, lighting leader Philips embarked on an experiment to enable more

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Is free range parenting a crime?

Is free range parenting a crime?

A Maryland family is gaining national attention after the parents, Danielle and Sasha Meitiv, allowed their two children, 10 year-old Rafi and his 6 year-old sister, to go to the park to play sans adults.

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California lawmakers are considering a ban on child vaccine exemptions

California lawmakers are considering a ban on child vaccine exemptions

This week, the California state Senate health committee voted to push forward a bill that would ban parents from citing personal beliefs as the reason for opting out of vaccinations for their school aged

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Buyer beware: Study finds breast milk purchased online may be mixed with cow’s milk

Buyer beware: Study finds breast milk purchased online may be mixed with cow’s milk

You really can buy just about anything on the Internet these days, but parents considering purchasing breast milk online should be more than a little hesitant: there’s a high likelihood you’ll

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A Seattle doctor believes he has discovered what causes SIDS

A Seattle doctor believes he has discovered what causes SIDS

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a mysterious and cruel killer, taking otherwise healthy babies and toddlers in their sleep. For years, nobody has been able to point to the cause of the tragedy, but

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Frequent use of bleach linked with increased risk of flu, tonsillitis, and some respiratory illnesses for kids

Frequent use of bleach linked with increased risk of flu, tonsillitis, and some respiratory illnesses for kids

With little ones around, you probably feel like your home could always be a little (or a lot) cleaner. However, you may want to hold off on using bleach as part of your weekly cleaning routine. A recent

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Private lactation pods to be installed in Newark and LaGuardia airports for moms who need to breastfeed or pump on-the-go

Private lactation pods to be installed in Newark and LaGuardia airports for moms who need to breastfeed or pump on-the-go

Traveling with little ones can be more than stressful, but add in a lack of private and clean spaces to breastfeed or pump, and it’s a wonder more families don’t skip flying altogether. Two

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Kaiser Permanente launches large-scale research study into the causes of autism

Kaiser Permanente launches large-scale research study into the causes of autism

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that remains somewhat shrouded by mystery and continues to baffle parents (and parents-to-be) around the world. The numbers of new childhood autism diagnoses has

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Cincinnati Reds hit a home run by opening a stellar nursing suite for moms in their baseball stadium

Cincinnati Reds hit a home run by opening a stellar nursing suite for moms in their baseball stadium

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Seriously souped up Mega Man-Pram designed for men who are embarrassed by dainty strollers

Seriously souped up Mega Man-Pram designed for men who are embarrassed by dainty strollers

In news we wish we’d never heard, ŠKODA has unveiled a new “vRS Mega Man-Pram” specifically designed to eliminate the uncomfortable position many dads feel they face while pushing their

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13 year-old Ashima Shiraishi is one of the best rock climbers in the world

13 year-old Ashima Shiraishi is one of the best rock climbers in the world

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Father-son duo build gigantic Transformers using recycled scrap metal and car parts

Father-son duo build gigantic Transformers using recycled scrap metal and car parts

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VIDEO: 6 year-old inventors charm President Obama with their LEGO robot at the White House science fair

VIDEO: 6 year-old inventors charm President Obama with their LEGO robot at the White House science fair

While making his rounds at the annual White House Science Fair, President Obama ran into just about the cutest group of young inventors ever, and luckily, it was caught on tape. Five adorable

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Sao Paulo will now fine people who shame breastfeeding moms

Sao Paulo will now fine people who shame breastfeeding moms

Even though research shows time and time again that breast milk is the healthiest meal choice for babies, people all over the world still discriminate against breastfeeding moms. In fact, recent research

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WHO declares that the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, “probably” causes cancer

WHO declares that the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, “probably” causes cancer

The World Health Organization has now publicly classified glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup, the world’s most widely-used weed killer, as “probably

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8 year-old campaigns for dinosaur-themed shoes for girls and receives amazing show of support from women in science

8 year-old campaigns for dinosaur-themed shoes for girls and receives amazing show of support from women in science

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France bans WiFi in childcare facilities that cater to children under age 3

France bans WiFi in childcare facilities that cater to children under age 3

We’re disappointed that big news in France hasn’t made its way to the top of U.S. headlines: the French National Assembly recently passed a law that will help to limit young children’s

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8th graders create a ‘Frozen’ inspired 3D printed robotic hand for a 6 year-old girl

8th graders create a ‘Frozen’ inspired 3D printed robotic hand for a 6 year-old girl

Six year-old Ariah, a student in California, has received a new prosthetic hand inspired by a Disney movie, and amazingly designed and created by a group of eighth-graders. Students at the Deer Creek

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