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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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Young woman auctions graduation dress she made from her math homework to raise money for The Malala Fund

Young woman auctions graduation dress she made from her math homework to raise money for The Malala Fund

A passionate young feminist in Canada figured out a way to make a real statement with her graduation dress. Eighteen-year-old Erinne Paisley constructed a dress almost entirely from old math homework,

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Study: Children who are breastfed have a lower risk of childhood leukemia

Study: Children who are breastfed have a lower risk of childhood leukemia

A new study from Journal of American Medicine Pediatrics examined 18 previous studies and found that children who were breastfed six months or longer had a 19% lower risk of developing childhood leukemia

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Sweden will offer a third month of paid paternity leave to dads starting in 2016

Sweden will offer a third month of paid paternity leave to dads starting in 2016

Okay, we get it: being a parent in Sweden is awesome. One of the top 5 places to be a mom and a top 5 place for overall child well-being, the country is adding a third month of PAID paternity leave for

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World leaders commit to 12 years of FREE education for girls and boys

World leaders commit to 12 years of FREE education for girls and boys

One of the biggest obstacles to getting an education around the world is money, as schools in many countries charge fees to attend school. The newly released Incheon Declaration promises to make education

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Gut bacteria (or lack of it) may be causing your toddler’s temper tantrums

Gut bacteria (or lack of it) may be causing your toddler’s temper tantrums

Temper tantrums are a rite of passage for most toddlers, and although they are a normal phase of development, researchers from Ohio State University think they have pinpointed another potential cause: the

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Infant SOS: An alert and cooling system designed to save the life of a baby left in a hot car

Infant SOS: An alert and cooling system designed to save the life of a baby left in a hot car

The news of a child dying after being accidentally left in a hot car is devastating, and sadly not uncommon: an average of 38 children die each year as a result, mostly during the summer months. Five

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Female scientists spark #GirlsWithToys campaign to highlight STEM careers & combat gender stereotypes

Female scientists spark #GirlsWithToys campaign to highlight STEM careers & combat gender stereotypes

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California’s mandatory vaccination bill SB277 violates parental rights and freedom of choice

California’s mandatory vaccination bill SB277 violates parental rights and freedom of choice

We reported last month on a proposed bill in California that would make child vaccinations a requirement for attendance in public and private schools. Following the news that the Senate passed the bill on

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Florida judge forces mother to consent to the circumcision of her 4 year-old son against her will

Florida judge forces mother to consent to the circumcision of her 4 year-old son against her will

In Florida yesterday, (May 22), a judge sentenced a four year-old boy named Chase to a circumcision. Heather Hironimus, the boy’s mother, lost a months-long court battle and was ultimately unable to

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Antibiotic use in infants linked to a variety of health issues in later life

Antibiotic use in infants linked to a variety of health issues in later life

When our little ones are feeling ill, our main priority is to get them better and back to their normal, cartwheeling, bouncing, running around selves. Many parents (and children’s doctors) turn

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Six largest school districts in the U.S. are ditching polystyrene trays for eco-friendly, compostable plates

Six largest school districts in the U.S. are ditching polystyrene trays for eco-friendly, compostable plates

Today, the nation’s six largest school districts made a stunning step forward for eco-friendly student dining. The Urban School Food Alliance—a coalition of school districts in New York City, Los

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Where do the world’s happiest children live?

Where do the world’s happiest children live?

Where do the happiest children in the world live? It depends on how you define happiness, according to Children’s Worlds International Survey of Children’s Well-Being. The recent survey,

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This children’s book can be planted to grow a tree after you read it!

This children’s book can be planted to grow a tree after you read it!

We love educational books, and Mi Papá Estuvo en la Selva or My Dad Was in the Jungle (in English) gives a whole new meaning to this idea: kids can actually plant the book after reading it! The Tree

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Research suggests that children of moms who drank caffeine during pregnancy are 89% more likely to be obese

Research suggests that children of moms who drank caffeine during pregnancy are 89% more likely to be obese

Pregnancy brings many charming changes to your body, including fatigue, but you may want to reconsider using coffee as a pick-me-up. A recent study published in the International Journal of Obesity found

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Designer Rachel Zoe opens an on-site office nursery for her employees’ babies

Designer Rachel Zoe opens an on-site office nursery for her employees’ babies

When five of designer Rachel Zoe’s employees announced their pregnancy within a period of a few months, she made an important and thoughtful decision: she had an office nursery built. For Zoe, the

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