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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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A NASA astronaut suit enables a disabled boy to walk for the first time

A NASA astronaut suit enables a disabled boy to walk for the first time

For three year-old Georgie Craig, learning to walk hasn’t been categorized as a normal developmental milestone: it’s the result of hard work and the innovative use of a NASA spacesuit.

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9 new high-tech gadgets for modern-day parents

9 new high-tech gadgets for modern-day parents

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Pope Francis once again tells mothers to breastfeed their babies in public without worry or hesitation during baptism service

Pope Francis once again tells mothers to breastfeed their babies in public without worry or hesitation during baptism service

A year ago we reported that Pope Francis encouraged mothers to breastfeed their babies during the infants’ baptism service in the Sistine Chapel. Cut to today’s service, wherein the beloved

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New York City bans all single use Styrofoam products in school cafeterias & citywide

New York City bans all single use Styrofoam products in school cafeterias & citywide

Beginning July 1st, 2015, the trash cans of New York City will be less crammed with Styrofoam cups, clamshells, packing peanuts, and other single use, non-recyclable Styrofoam products as the city becomes

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Researchers declare this one major parenting factor will affect your child’s entire life

Researchers declare this one major parenting factor will affect your child’s entire life

Parents today are hyper-aware that the parenting decisions they make could have lifelong effects — and a recent study published in the Child Development journal finds that showing sensitivity to

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Formerly homeless girl launches Blankets for the Homeless & provides blankets and necessities for thousands in need

Formerly homeless girl launches Blankets for the Homeless & provides blankets and necessities for thousands in need

Although the holiday season is officially over, we wanted to share the story of an inspiring non-profit organization that spreads the spirit of giving hope and generosity all year long.

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Top 6 editors’ choice stories of 2014 – Help us choose the winner!

Top 6 editors’ choice stories of 2014 – Help us choose the winner!

It was no easy feat, but we have chosen our top 6 favorite Inhabitots stories of 2014 — and we need your help deciding which story was the best one of the year. We were all captivated by this 5

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Study finds toxic chemicals linked to serious health threats are in holiday products sold at popular retailers like Target & Walgreens

Study finds toxic chemicals linked to serious health threats are in holiday products sold at popular retailers like Target & Walgreens

Back during the Halloween season, HealthyStuff.org found that a lot of Halloween products contained unhealthy, toxic chemicals. Now, HealthyStuff.org has expanded their holiday findings after testing many

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Nearly half of children in Mexico are impacted by lead poisoining from pottery & at risk for serious health problems

Nearly half of children in Mexico are impacted by lead poisoining from pottery & at risk for serious health problems

If you were to travel to Mexico, you’d likely admire one of the beautiful, vibrant pottery pieces that the country’s artisans are famous for handcrafting. The bowls and vases may be pretty to

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Congress scales back on school lunch regulations, halting limits on sodium & waiving whole grains standards

Congress scales back on school lunch regulations, halting limits on sodium & waiving whole grains standards

When it comes to school lunches, seemingly no one can win. For years the USDA school lunch program was horrible — Congress allowed schools to serve unhealthy portions, foods packed with sodium and

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School districts across America aim to ban antibiotic-laden chicken from the lunch menu

School districts across America aim to ban antibiotic-laden chicken from the lunch menu

Chicken served in school lunches in six of the nation’s largest cities (including New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles) will soon be missing a common ingredient in the poultry production world:

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Ladybird Books drops gendered book titles ‘for boys’ and ‘for girls’ as not to limit children

Ladybird Books drops gendered book titles ‘for boys’ and ‘for girls’ as not to limit children

Children’s book publisher Ladybird will celebrate its 100 year anniversary next year, but we think their latest venture is even more reason to cheer: they recently announced they are dropping gender

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Health Care Providers are Pushing Fresh Fruits & Vegetables, Not Pills, to Help Kids Get Healthy

Health Care Providers are Pushing Fresh Fruits & Vegetables, Not Pills, to Help Kids Get Healthy

A New York City-based weight management and nutrition program for overweight and obese children is going back to the basics. Instead of pills, intense exercise regimes, and body shaming, the health care

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