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Ava fertility tracking bracelet lets women know when they’re ovulating

Ava fertility tracking bracelet lets women know when they're ovulating

For women working hard to conceive, there are a wide range of fertility tracking methods that can improve the odds. Charting daily basal body temperature (BBT) is a reliable and inexpensive method for

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Award-winning ‘NaturePlay’ film offers an inspiring look at Scandinavia’s nature-based education system

Award-winning 'NaturePlay' film offers an inspiring look at Scandinavia's nature-based education system

Nature-based education is just starting to get a foothold in America, the land of standardized testing and tightly planned curriculum, but it’s the norm in some areas of the world. NaturePlay is a new

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American Academy of Pediatrics urges adults to protect children from virtual violence

American Academy of Pediatrics urges adults to protect children from virtual violence

Childhood exposure to media violence is not a new topic in the United States, but it is an issue that’s growing in scope. With so much technology aimed at children, such as tablets, gaming

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Charlie the robot helps diabetic children learn how to manage their symptoms and medication

Charlie the robot helps diabetic children learn how to manage their symptoms and medication

In America, approximately 20,000 children have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which can be an exceptionally challenging disease to manage. Because the body does not produce any insulin to balance

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Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas unveils Barbie “Shero” doll created in her likeness

Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas unveils Barbie "Shero" doll created in her likeness

Gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas is packing up to go to the Olympics games for the second time, and this year she’ll have a special companion to check into her Rio-bound luggage: her very own

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Men in Tanzania now face up to 30 years in prison if they marry or impregnate a school-age girl

Men in Tanzania now face up to 30 years in prison if they marry or impregnate a school-age girl

15 million girls under the age of 18 are married off each year around the world. Whether these marriages are arranged for financial reasons or are simply part of a cultural norm, the facts don’t

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Hippo Water Roller helps with the daily, arduous task of water collection for women and children

Hippo Water Roller helps with the daily, arduous task of water collection for women and children

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ICEBERGS exhibit invites visitors to discover the grandeur and awe of a glacial sea

ICEBERGS exhibit invites visitors to discover the grandeur and awe of a glacial sea

If the sweltering July heat has you wishing for cooler days, consider taking a trip to the National Building Museum’s ICEBERGS exhibit. The newly opened installation, which was built from re-usable

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IKEA recalls 29 million dressers due to tipping hazard after 3 children are crushed to death

IKEA recalls 29 million dressers due to tipping hazard after 3 children are crushed to death

IKEA has announced a recall on many of its popular chests and dressers after three children were crushed to death by furniture that tipped over. The Swedish retailer will also halt production and

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Hasbro creates a wonky Mr. Potato Head to remind consumers that odd-looking produce is perfectly fine & shouldn’t be wasted

Hasbro creates a wonky Mr. Potato Head to remind consumers that odd-looking produce is perfectly fine & shouldn't be wasted

If aesthetically unappealing produce tastes just as good as the pretty stuff, is a strange-looking Mr. Potato Head still just as much fun to play with? Hasbro thinks so. The company partnered with UK

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Kids demand presidential candidates take action on climate change, via new petition

Kids demand presidential candidates take action on climate change, via new petition

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is the 16 year-old activist who made headlines earlier this year when he spearheaded a class action lawsuit against President Obama and various government agencies, alleging that

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Pediatricians push for more lead testing and regulations, declaring “Most existing lead standards fail to protect children”

Pediatricians push for more lead testing and regulations, declaring "Most existing lead standards fail to protect children"

Around 37 million homes in this country still contain lead-based paint — and an additional 6 million homes receive their drinking water from lead pipes. As a result of lead’s prevalence and

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HunnyBon: a vegan, organic, conscious confectionary that sells sustainably produced sweets

HunnyBon: a vegan, organic, conscious confectionary that sells sustainably produced sweets

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‘Family Business: Innovative On-Site Child Care Since 1983’ shows how Patagonia puts family life at the heart of their workplace

'Family Business: Innovative On-Site Child Care Since 1983' shows how Patagonia puts family life at the heart of their workplace

It’s no secret that we here at Inhabitots are pretty big fans of Patagonia’s sportswear products. We’ve featured the company’s eco-friendly, sustainable kids’ gear a few times, including here

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Barbie can code! Mattel unveils new Game Developer doll

Barbie can code! Mattel unveils new Game Developer doll

In its continuing quest to remain current and draw in a larger audience of kids, Mattel just added another Barbie doll to its Careers line: Game Developer Barbie. Sporting sneakers instead of heels,

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POLL: Research says having kids makes you significantly less happy – What do you think?

POLL: Research says having kids makes you significantly less happy - What do you think?

The cheerful family scene you see in the image above seems idyllic, but it may not be very realistic. For years researchers have been stating that becoming a parent may make you less happy —

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426,000 physicians unite to declare gun violence MUST STOP

426,000 physicians unite to declare gun violence MUST STOP

While gun control debates rage in Washington D.C., even as the nation reels from its latest tragedy, 426,000 physicians are standing strong against gun violence and pushing to obtain more data on its

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New study finds disturbing racial disparities in U.S. schools

New study finds disturbing racial disparities in U.S. schools

The latest report on civil rights in our public schools has been released, and while children of different races may no longer be separate, their educational experience is certainly not equal. The

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