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Soccer legend Abby Wambach unveils Barbie doll made in her likeness

Soccer legend Abby Wambach unveils Barbie doll made in her likeness

Recently retired soccer superstar and the world’s all time leading goal scorer, Abby Wambach was an avowed “Barbie kid” growing up — despite saying that she didn’t

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Study finds that eating chocolate while pregnant improves placental function and decreases the risk of preeclampsia

Study finds that eating chocolate while pregnant improves placental function and decreases the risk of preeclampsia

Pregnant ladies, we have news that will be music to your ears. According to a new study, eating chocolate could actually aid in fetal growth and help with placental function. In equally awesome news,

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Ken gets an unauthorized “DadBod” update in response to Barbie’s new body types

Ken gets an unauthorized “DadBod” update in response to Barbie’s new body types

The original Barbie’s ridiculously unrealistic proportions have distorted the reality of what a woman’s body looks like, and endless commentary has been made about the famous doll’s

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Europol says 10,000 migrant children who traveled to Europe are believed to be missing

Europol says 10,000 migrant children who traveled to Europe are believed to be missing

Last year, more than a million refugees crossed land and sea to escape persecution in Syria and parts of Africa and the Middle East, and to seek safe haven in European countries. Up to a quarter of that

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British scientists get one step closer to designer babies with permission to genetically modify human embryos

British scientists get one step closer to designer babies with permission to genetically modify human embryos

We never thought we’d say this, but scientific trends in ethics are giving us whiplash by how quickly they are changing. In December, during an international summit on gene modifications, the

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Doctor delivers baby girls for free in India to discourage female foeticide

Doctor delivers baby girls for free in India to discourage female foeticide

Over the past four years, Ganesh Rakh has delivered more than 464 babies for free. Having your baby delivered for free (especially in the U.S., where is costs thousands of dollars to give birth in a

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What pregnant women and those trying to conceive should know about Zika virus

What pregnant women and those trying to conceive should know about Zika virus

The World Health Organization just declared Zika virus a “global health emergency.” Just over a month ago, we shared the almost unbelievable news that Brazilian citizens were warned not to get

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Increasing global breastfeeding rates could save the lives of more than 820,000 babies and 20,000 mothers each year

Increasing global breastfeeding rates could save the lives of more than 820,000 babies and 20,000 mothers each year

We have established time and again that breastfeeding is extremely beneficial to both mother and child. A new report published in the medical journal The Lancet reviewed more than 1,300 studies that

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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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Banking baby teeth is now an alternative to storing umbilical cord blood stem cells

Banking baby teeth is now an alternative to storing umbilical cord blood stem cells

Many parents stash away their kids’ baby teeth as sentimental keepsakes of early childhood, but it turns out there is an even more compelling reason to hang on to those pearly whites. Baby teeth contain

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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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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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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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Scientists declare breast milk protein could be the key to combating drug-resistant bacteria

Scientists declare breast milk protein could be the key to combating drug-resistant bacteria

Breast milk is amazing. It provides perfectly balanced nutrition for newborns and older babies, helps transfer antibodies to ward off illness, and bolsters immunity for little ones as they grow. Now,

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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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Hazardous chemicals found in fur-trimmed children’s clothing

Hazardous chemicals found in fur-trimmed children’s clothing

Recent testing of fur-trimmed infant and children’s clothing revealed unsafe levels of harmful chemicals that could lead to allergies, cancer, and hormonal imbalances. Dutch animal rights organization

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