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Apples top EWG’s 2015 Dirty Dozen list for the 5th year in a row

Apples top EWG’s 2015 Dirty Dozen list for the 5th year in a row

And the winner is… apples! For the fifth year in a row, this perennial fruit favorite is unfortunately topping the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” list. Rounding out

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Feeding peanut products to infants may actually reduce their risk of developing a peanut allergy

Feeding peanut products to infants may actually reduce their risk of developing a peanut allergy

If you pay attention to medical and health recommendations long enough, it’s pretty common to see one idea supported, then reviled, and then back to being in favor again. Theories about peanuts and

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Stem cell breakthrough may enable two dads to have a baby

Stem cell breakthrough may enable two dads to have a baby

Creating a baby from human sperm and eggs using stem cells engineered in a petri dish from adult skin sounds like the makings of a science fiction novel, but it may be as close as two years away from

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Girl asks DC Comics for more female superheroes, and she becomes a superhero comic herself

Girl asks DC Comics for more female superheroes, and she becomes a superhero comic herself

Kids: you’re never too young to make a difference, or to become a comic superhero. When a superhero-loving 11 year-old girl recently wrote to a comics giant asking for more female superheroes, she

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Newly discovered Dr. Seuss book will hit shelves in July!

Newly discovered Dr. Seuss book will hit shelves in July!

The title of his new book may be What Pet Should I Get?, but fans of Dr. Seuss will know exactly what book to get this July. This never-before-published book was only recently rediscovered by the wife of

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USDA approves first genetically modified, non-browning apple

USDA approves first genetically modified, non-browning apple

In 2017, be on the lookout for apples with a special snowflake sticker on their skin: this small symbol indicates that your grocery store is carrying the first genetically modified apple. The Arctic®

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President Obama’s ‘Every Kid in a Park’ initiative offers free admission to all National Parks and other federal lands for a year

President Obama’s ‘Every Kid in a Park’ initiative offers free admission to all National Parks and other federal lands for a year

President Barack Obama announced a new program today called “Every Kid in a Park” that will provide opportunities for young people and their families to experience the great outdoors free of

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Napping after age 2 may disturb a child’s nighttime sleep

Napping after age 2 may disturb a child’s nighttime sleep

Whether you consider them “terrible,” tantrum-y or not, the ages of two and three are intense times, fueled by lots of exciting developments and exploration. For parents of these pint-sized

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109 year-old man knits sweaters for penguins to protect them from the dangers of oil spills

109 year-old man knits sweaters for penguins to protect them from the dangers of oil spills

If the image of adorable little penguins wearing sweaters doesn’t bring a smile to your face, we’re pretty sure you didn’t look closely enough: they are tiny penguins wearing sweaters!

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IKEA welcomes breastfeeding mothers to nurse in the chair of their choice in any staged living room storewide

IKEA welcomes breastfeeding mothers to nurse in the chair of their choice in any staged living room storewide

An awesome sign was spotted at IKEA UK, where store management warmly welcomes breastfeeding mothers to lounge comfortably and feed their babies in the chair of their choice in the faux living areas in

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Taiwan bans iPads for kids under age 2 and fines parents who don’t restrict electronics usage for kids under 18

Taiwan bans iPads for kids under age 2 and fines parents who don’t restrict electronics usage for kids under 18

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: screen time for kids has gotten out of control in this country. While the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no screen time for children

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European Parliament member has brought her daughter to work since infancy in an effort to support women’s rights

European Parliament member has brought her daughter to work since infancy in an effort to support women’s rights

Talk about getting an early start in politics! Vittoria Cerioli, daughter of European Parliament member Licia Ronzulli, has been attending parliamentary sessions since she was just over a month old.

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Eight year-old girl may have just made major headway in finding a cure for cancer

Eight year-old girl may have just made major headway in finding a cure for cancer

Two cancer researcher-parents may have made headway in finding a cure for several types of cancer as a result of discussing their work with their eight year-old daughter. In an attempt to include her in

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Male fertility is at risk due to BPA and other estrogen-mimicking chemicals

Male fertility is at risk due to BPA and other estrogen-mimicking chemicals

A recent study shows that Bisphenol A (BPA) and other common estrogen-mimicking chemicals are bad news for men who would like to father children. The study, conducted so far only on mice, found that

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Obama to push for paid family leave for federal workers

Obama to push for paid family leave for federal workers

Barack Obama plans to sign a memorandum giving federal workers at least six weeks of paid leave following the birth of a child. This marks one tiny step forward toward the type of paid parental leave that

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Oxford Junior Dictionary omits many nature words, removes “acorn” in favor of “broadband” in an alarming sign of the times

Oxford Junior Dictionary omits many nature words, removes “acorn” in favor of “broadband” in an alarming sign of the times

Oxford University’s latest Junior Dictionary has omitted numerous nature-related words pertaining to plant and animal species, including “acorn,” “blackberries,” and

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BPA alternative linked to hyperactivity & abnormal brain cell development

BPA alternative linked to hyperactivity & abnormal brain cell development

The most common chemical used as an alternative to bisphenol-A (BPA) products could be just as bad for humans as BPA itself. A new study by the University of Calgary shows that bisphenol-S (BPS) is also

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Watch the world’s largest Rubik’s Cube get solved!

Watch the world’s largest Rubik’s Cube get solved!

If you grew up struggling with the classic 3x3x3 Rubik’s cube, this video may give you a headache. Brilliant YouTuber Kenneth Brandon spent 7.5 hours over the course of five days working on the

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