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Study finds that smoking around toddlers is as damaging as smoking while pregnant

Study finds that smoking around toddlers is as damaging as smoking while pregnant

As if anyone needed an excuse to quit the filthy habit of smoking, researchers have found that smoking around your toddler could have the same effects as smoking while pregnant. A study from the

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LEGO is investing $150 million to ditch plastic & start creating their blocks with sustainable materials

LEGO is investing $150 million to ditch plastic & start creating their blocks with sustainable materials

LEGO has announced a plan to develop sustainable manufacturing materials that would allow the toy company to ditch plastic forever. The Denmark-based company is investing millions to create a Sustainable

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NYC students celebrate the end of polystyrene trays with a giant puppet show

NYC students celebrate the end of polystyrene trays with a giant puppet show

Last month, we reported that the six largest school districts in the U.S. would be switching to compostable plates to replace the polystyrene trays they have been using for decades. New York City schools

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Green spaces around schools linked to smarter, more attentive kids

Green spaces around schools linked to smarter, more attentive kids

Spending time in nature gives most of us a feeling of peace and wholeness with the earth as well as a mood boost, but those feel-good emotions are usually not enough for scientists who are forever

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Costs of environmental health conditions in California children = $254 million annually

Costs of environmental health conditions in California children = $254 million annually

Want to put a price tag on the havoc that preventable environmental hazards such as air pollution, pesticides, and common chemicals wreak on our children’s health? The Public Health

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Australian court overturns ban on mother breastfeeding her child after getting a tattoo

Australian court overturns ban on mother breastfeeding her child after getting a tattoo

A 20 year-old Australian mom was banned from breastfeeding her 11 month-old child by an Australian Federal Court Circuit Judge this week because she recently got a tattoo. Getting inked while

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Economists estimate the stress of parenting costs $66,000 per kid

Economists estimate the stress of parenting costs $66,000 per kid

No matter how minimalist and thrifty you try to be, raising kids ends up being expensive in today’s world. Some potential costs include childcare or school, music classes, sports, birthday parties

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Boy’s lost toy tiger goes on an epic airport adventure

Boy’s lost toy tiger goes on an epic airport adventure

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School district says kitchen manager wasn’t fired for giving free meals to hungry kids

School district says kitchen manager wasn’t fired for giving free meals to hungry kids

Della Curry is the former Colorado elementary school kitchen manager who has garnered many a news headline lately, following her claim that she was fired by the Cherry Creek School District for giving

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Study finds that babies know how to show empathy & understand when adults are sad

Study finds that babies know how to show empathy & understand when adults are sad

They cry, they want lots of attention, and they want it NOW! From the moment a baby is born, it can seem to be all about them and what they’re feeling, even if they don’t have the words to

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San Francisco wants to mandate that health warnings be placed on soda ads

San Francisco wants to mandate that health warnings be placed on soda ads

Last week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed first of its kind anti-soda pop legislation. The new legislation targets pro-soda pop advertising, bans soda ads, plus requires health

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Solar roofs in New York City schools become part of the curriculum

Solar roofs in New York City schools become part of the curriculum

One New York City public school is paving the way for teachers to share hands-on learning opportunities with students, using beautiful green-topped roofs and a collection of solar panels. PS 41, located

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Richard Branson offers employees a year of fully paid maternity and paternity leave

Richard Branson offers employees a year of fully paid maternity and paternity leave

Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, has built his empire by being a trailblazer via a variety of bold and unexpected endeavors (music, tech that benefits the environment, and space travel are

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Hundreds protest against the circumcision of 4 year-old Chase, scheduled for this Thursday

Hundreds protest against the circumcision of 4 year-old Chase, scheduled for this Thursday

We previously reported that a young boy’s mother was forced by a Florida judge to consent to her son’s circumcision against her will. Public outcry in defense of the boy, four year-old Chase,

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Detergents linked to genital defects in babies

Detergents linked to genital defects in babies

Need another reason to drop chemical detergents and pesticides from your list of household products? Pregnant women who are exposed to a wide range of solvents, pesticides and detergents have a much

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100 year-old chalkboard drawings hidden in the walls of an Oklahoma school illustrate lessons from yesteryear

100 year-old chalkboard drawings hidden in the walls of an Oklahoma school illustrate lessons from yesteryear

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Handprint of 8 year-old boy reveals beautiful flourishes of bacteria and fungi

Handprint of 8 year-old boy reveals beautiful flourishes of bacteria and fungi

Beautifully terrifying, the handprint of Tasha Sturm’s eight year-old son is making waves around the microbe world. Sturm captured the swirls of bacteria and microorganisms on her son’s hand after

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9 year-old girl builds mobile shelters and grows a garden to help local homeless people

9 year-old girl builds mobile shelters and grows a garden to help local homeless people

Hailey Ford’s summer plans are slightly atypical for the average 9 year-old: the Bremerton, Washington youth is happily devoting her time to do-gooding for the less fortunate in a very hands-on

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