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This is what your newborn sees when he looks at you

This is what your newborn sees when he looks at you

From the moment babies open their eyes, we coo, we hover, we make silly faces and noises. And while we’ve been told that baby’s vision is limited and generally only able to discern light from

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Mom shares amazing photo of dyed placenta to show the miracle of her triplets’ survival

Mom shares amazing photo of dyed placenta to show the miracle of her triplets’ survival

An Australian mother of newborn triplets shared a photo on Facebook of her babies’ placenta to illustrate how the amazing organ supported the lives of her little ones in utero. Her doctors dyed the

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California Governor signs strict law which makes vaccines mandatory for all school children

California Governor signs strict law which makes vaccines mandatory for all school children

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a controversial mandatory vaccination bill into law today, June 30th, making California only the third state in the nation to enact such legislation. In his signing

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Hasbro changes the gender of all their Jurassic World dinosaur toys from girls to boys

Hasbro changes the gender of all their Jurassic World dinosaur toys from girls to boys

The tooth-bearing, tourist stomping dinosaurs in Jurassic Park and Jurassic World may all be female (as explained as an actual plot point in the films), but toy manufacturer Hasbro took artistic license

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UNICEF report shows much more progress needs to be made for the welfare of children worldwide

UNICEF report shows much more progress needs to be made for the welfare of children worldwide

Fifteen years ago in September, United Nations leaders came together to agree on Millenium Development Goals, a framework by which progress would be measured to improve life for everyone. Although forward

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California’s bill to ban personal & religious child vaccine exemptions advances amidst heated debate

California’s bill to ban personal & religious child vaccine exemptions advances amidst heated debate

In California, an aggressive mandatory vaccination bill has passed the State Assembly and is now headed to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown. Despite protests from parents seeking to protect their rights,

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Study finds that smoking around toddlers is as damaging as smoking while pregnant

Study finds that smoking around toddlers is as damaging as smoking while pregnant

As if anyone needed an excuse to quit the filthy habit of smoking, researchers have found that smoking around your toddler could have the same effects as smoking while pregnant. A study from the

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LEGO is investing $150 million to ditch plastic & start creating their blocks with sustainable materials

LEGO is investing $150 million to ditch plastic & start creating their blocks with sustainable materials

LEGO has announced a plan to develop sustainable manufacturing materials that would allow the toy company to ditch plastic forever. The Denmark-based company is investing millions to create a Sustainable

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NYC students celebrate the end of polystyrene trays with a giant puppet show

NYC students celebrate the end of polystyrene trays with a giant puppet show

Last month, we reported that the six largest school districts in the U.S. would be switching to compostable plates to replace the polystyrene trays they have been using for decades. New York City schools

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Green spaces around schools linked to smarter, more attentive kids

Green spaces around schools linked to smarter, more attentive kids

Spending time in nature gives most of us a feeling of peace and wholeness with the earth as well as a mood boost, but those feel-good emotions are usually not enough for scientists who are forever

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Costs of environmental health conditions in California children = $254 million annually

Costs of environmental health conditions in California children = $254 million annually

Want to put a price tag on the havoc that preventable environmental hazards such as air pollution, pesticides, and common chemicals wreak on our children’s health? The Public Health

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Australian court overturns ban on mother breastfeeding her child after getting a tattoo

Australian court overturns ban on mother breastfeeding her child after getting a tattoo

A 20 year-old Australian mom was banned from breastfeeding her 11 month-old child by an Australian Federal Court Circuit Judge this week because she recently got a tattoo. Getting inked while

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Economists estimate the stress of parenting costs $66,000 per kid

Economists estimate the stress of parenting costs $66,000 per kid

No matter how minimalist and thrifty you try to be, raising kids ends up being expensive in today’s world. Some potential costs include childcare or school, music classes, sports, birthday parties

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Boy’s lost toy tiger goes on an epic airport adventure

Boy’s lost toy tiger goes on an epic airport adventure

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School district says kitchen manager wasn’t fired for giving free meals to hungry kids

School district says kitchen manager wasn’t fired for giving free meals to hungry kids

Della Curry is the former Colorado elementary school kitchen manager who has garnered many a news headline lately, following her claim that she was fired by the Cherry Creek School District for giving

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Study finds that babies know how to show empathy & understand when adults are sad

Study finds that babies know how to show empathy & understand when adults are sad

They cry, they want lots of attention, and they want it NOW! From the moment a baby is born, it can seem to be all about them and what they’re feeling, even if they don’t have the words to

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San Francisco wants to mandate that health warnings be placed on soda ads

San Francisco wants to mandate that health warnings be placed on soda ads

Last week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed first of its kind anti-soda pop legislation. The new legislation targets pro-soda pop advertising, bans soda ads, plus requires health

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Solar roofs in New York City schools become part of the curriculum

Solar roofs in New York City schools become part of the curriculum

One New York City public school is paving the way for teachers to share hands-on learning opportunities with students, using beautiful green-topped roofs and a collection of solar panels. PS 41, located

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