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Misty Copeland Barbie doll inspires young dancers to break the mold

Misty Copeland Barbie doll inspires young dancers to break the mold

Misty Copeland made history when she was named the first African American principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre last year, and now Barbie is getting her own Misty makeover. Barbie has of late

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MomSense breastfeeding meter enables mothers to calculate how much milk their baby consumes while nursing

MomSense breastfeeding meter enables mothers to calculate how much milk their baby consumes while nursing

Breastfeeding presents plenty of challenges, and most mothers worry about whether or not their child is getting enough milk. The Surgeon General’s office estimates that as many as 50% of breastfeeding

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British grocery store will offer weekly quiet shopping hour for customers with autism

British grocery store will offer weekly quiet shopping hour for customers with autism

Simon Lea, the manager of ASDA Living, a grocery and lifestyle store in Manchester, England, suffered from anxiety for many years, which made shopping in busy stores a nightmare. But it wasn’t

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1 child is poisoned every 45 minutes by eating a laundry detergent pod, according to new study

1 child is poisoned every 45 minutes by eating a laundry detergent pod, according to new study

Despite warnings here, there, and everywhere, laundry pod poisonings are on the rise, and exposure to these pods is more dangerous than other types of laundry and dishwasher detergent. During a

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BREAKING: Glyphosate, the carcinogenic ingredient in Roundup, is found in popular breakfast foods

BREAKING: Glyphosate, the carcinogenic ingredient in Roundup, is found in popular breakfast foods

Bagels, eggs, or oatmeal with a side of toxic herbicide? The latest findings from the Alliance for Natural Health-USA’s recent food safety tests are enough to make you want to lose your breakfast:

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FDA approves folic acid fortification of corn masa flour in an effort to prevent birth defects

FDA approves folic acid fortification of corn masa flour in an effort to prevent birth defects

Tortillas, tortilla chips, taco shells, tamales — these aren’t just delicious dishes at your favorite neighborhood Mexican restaurant. They all share the foundational ingredient of corn masa

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Students in the UK will grow seeds that spent six months in outer space for ‘Rocket Science’ experiment

Students in the UK will grow seeds that spent six months in outer space for 'Rocket Science' experiment

On April 18th, children at more than 8,000 schools, clubs, and groups in the UK will begin their spring gardening with some seeds that are truly out of this world. As part of a program with the UK Space

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Strawberries top the list as most pesticide contaminated produce on EWG’s 2016 Dirty Dozen List

Strawberries top the list as most pesticide contaminated produce on EWG's 2016 Dirty Dozen List

The average American eats almost 8 pounds of strawberries every year, and this sweet, beloved fruit now has the dubious “honor” of topping the Environmental Working Group‘s “Dirty

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Female chief in Malawi breaks up 850 child marriages and sends girls back to school

Female chief in Malawi breaks up 850 child marriages and sends girls back to school

Theresa Kachindamoto, the senior chief in the Dedza District of Central Malawi, wields power over close to 900,000 people… and she’s not afraid to use her authority to help the women and

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EWG’s expanded Guide to Healthy Cleaning reveals that “eco-friendly” products from top brands like Seventh Generation & Method are toxic

EWG's expanded Guide to Healthy Cleaning reveals that "eco-friendly" products from top brands like Seventh Generation & Method are toxic

The writers and editors at Inhabitots pride ourselves on walking the eco-friendly walk and not just talking the talk, and most of us found ourselves staring with mouths agape in horror while looking up

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San Francisco becomes first city in the U.S. to approve fully paid parental leave

San Francisco becomes first city in the U.S. to approve fully paid parental leave

Paid leave opportunities for new parents are finally getting some much needed and desired support on the state government level. New York just announced a paid leave benefit for families beginning in

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FDA proposes limit on arsenic in baby rice cereal

FDA proposes limit on arsenic in baby rice cereal

Bland, digestible rice cereal has long been a favored first food, but a recent FDA proposal to limit the amount of inorganic arsenic in rice cereal will surely cause parents to think twice before giving

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Smoking while pregnant alters baby’s DNA

Smoking while pregnant alters baby's DNA

Despite the fact that smoking during pregnancy has been associated with SIDS, miscarriage, low birth weight, and reduced lung function, 12% of pregnant women in the United States smoke. Perhaps the

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Study confirms the link between Zika virus and in utero brain damage

Study confirms the link between Zika virus and in utero brain damage

Zika virus has exploded in recent months, both in the number of cases reported and in international coverage. While previous press and research strongly suspected a link between Zika and brain damage in

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11 year-old lands million dollar contract to sell her bee-saving lemonade at Whole Foods

11 year-old lands million dollar contract to sell her bee-saving lemonade at Whole Foods

Mikaila Ulmer is an 11 year-old girl who is making quite a name for herself, and for honeybees. The Texan child entrepreneur just negotiated a million dollar contract with Whole Foods. The natural food

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Life is Good launches nationwide T-shirt art contest for kids, encouraging youth to “picture the positive”

Life is Good launches nationwide T-shirt art contest for kids, encouraging youth to "picture the positive"

Philanthropic-minded T-shirt company Life is Good makes easily identifiable clothing for men, women, and kids. The positive messages, bold colors, and cheery graphics on their collection of tees make us

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New York’s new family leave law makes most workers eligible for paid time off starting in 2018

New York's new family leave law makes most workers eligible for paid time off starting in 2018

New York has become the fourth state in the country to implement a paid family leave program, requiring employers to offer up to 12 weeks of paid time off for most workers starting in 2018. NY’s law

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First-ever raw, grass fed Gorilla Milk hits the market as the next best thing to human breast milk

First-ever raw, grass fed Gorilla Milk hits the market as the next best thing to human breast milk

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