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British experts rally together to protect youth from the “toxic nature” of modern childhood

British experts rally together to protect youth from the "toxic nature" of modern childhood

Forty British experts, ranging from neuroscientists to educators to writers, have written a public letter urging the government to step in and save today’s children from their commercialized,

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11 year-old “Emotional Advice Kid” offers therapy in a New York City subway station

11 year-old "Emotional Advice Kid" offers therapy in a New York City subway station

New Yorkers are known for their ability to negotiate the constant hustle and bustle without breaking their stride in the city that never sleeps, but even they have been stopping lately for an unlikely

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Top 25 most popular Inhabitots stories of 2016

Top 25 most popular Inhabitots stories of 2016

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Pregnancy changes a woman’s brain to help prepare her for motherhood

Pregnancy changes a woman's brain to help prepare her for motherhood

Those 40ish weeks spent growing a baby can have dramatic effects on your body, and researchers have found that pregnancy also creates lasting changes in your brain too. The fascinating study involved

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Report: Child care is unaffordable in 49 out of 50 states in America

Report: Child care is unaffordable in 49 out of 50 states in America

Child care now costs more than rent in many states, and the newly released Child Care Aware report has found that Louisiana is the only state in all of America that is affordable with regard to child

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Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy linked to higher rates of autistic traits in young children

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy linked to higher rates of autistic traits in young children

A potential link between vitamin D and autism has been suspected for some time now. One study found that children with autism had significantly lower levels of vitamin D than children who did not have

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Toxic chemicals are still widespread in car seats and seat fabrics — See where your child’s car seat ranks

Toxic chemicals are still widespread in car seats and seat fabrics -- See where your child's car seat ranks

Every time we head out on the road, we check our kiddo’s car seat once, then check it twice to make sure it’s properly installed. Healthy Stuff and the Ecology Center just unveiled their list

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Controversial 3-person IVF procedure approved in the United Kingdom

Controversial 3-person IVF procedure approved in the United Kingdom

A controversial IVF procedure that uses the DNA of two women and one man has been approved in the United Kingdom after much consideration. The proposed mitochondrial transfer procedure, which has been

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Artist/activist photographs mermaids swimming in 10,000 plastic bottles to raise awareness about plastic pollution

Artist/activist photographs mermaids swimming in 10,000 plastic bottles to raise awareness about plastic pollution

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IKEA unveils updated parental leave policy to include generous paid leave for all workers in the U.S.

IKEA unveils updated parental leave policy to include generous paid leave for all workers in the U.S.

We’ve reported on several generous parental leave policies (and some unconventional perks as well), and now we’d like to applaud IKEA’s recently updated policy. Beginning on January

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Researchers find endocrine disruptor BPA in all plastic baby teethers tested, even when the teethers were labeled “BPA-Free”

Researchers find endocrine disruptor BPA in all plastic baby teethers tested, even when the teethers were labeled "BPA-Free"

Teething definitely results in stressed parents looking for relief for their fussy babies, but news from a new study is likely going to make them think twice before handing over any old teether,

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Artist paints glow-in-the-dark starscape on child’s bedroom ceiling to help soothe him at bedtime

Artist paints glow-in-the-dark starscape on child's bedroom ceiling to help soothe him at bedtime

Unless you’re extremely fortunate, as a parent you have likely experienced at least one phase when your child has been mutinying against sleep. Such was the case with little Ben, whose family had

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A breastfeeding emoji is coming soon!

A breastfeeding emoji is coming soon!

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, many of us compose a novels-worth of emojis every day. As amusing as these graphics are, they also serve an important short-cutting purpose, especially when we are

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Sign the petition to help Standing Rock Youth take a stand against the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline

Sign the petition to help Standing Rock Youth take a stand against the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline

In this time of Thanksgiving, we express our gratitude for family, friends, and the gifts from the natural world around us. This respect for the environment is part of many cultures, but Native Americans

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86 year-old man learns to knit so he can make cozy hats for premature babies

86 year-old man learns to knit so he can make cozy hats for premature babies

You’re never too old to learn something new! Despite never having knitted before in his life, Ed Moseley decided to pick up needles and yarn when he learned of an effort at his assisted living

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Oregon voters approve guaranteed outdoor school

Oregon voters approve guaranteed outdoor school

Almost 90% of sixth graders in Oregon used to attend a week-long outdoor school program, but due to budget cuts at local school districts in recent years, now only about half of students have the

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10 year-old survives leukemia, invents award-winning bandage dispenser, and wins a trip to NASA

10 year-old survives leukemia, invents award-winning bandage dispenser, and wins a trip to NASA

Bridgette Veneris, a 10 year-old from Melbourne, Australia, certainly knows how to make lemonade out of lemons. After being diagnosed with leukemia last year, Veneris underwent 18 grueling months of

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Mom of micropreemie makes and donates tiny outfits to NICU babies to give families hope and a sense of normalcy

Mom of micropreemie makes and donates tiny outfits to NICU babies to give families hope and a sense of normalcy

Amanda Huhta’s son was born at 25 weeks and four days and then spent 110 days in the NICU. Needless to say, the outfit she had chosen for her son’s homecoming didn’t exactly work out as

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