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Baby Poop Sausage is Packed with Probiotics Sourced from Human Infants’ Poo

Baby Poop Sausage is Packed with Probiotics Sourced from Human Infants’ Poo

Photo by Shutterstock Nope, this isn’t an April Fools joke come early… and while we’ve gotten all too used to hearing about the deplorable additives in meat, this story really gave us

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Wind Energy Provides Whopping $2.7 Million in Revenue that Benefits Schools in Ohio

Wind Energy Provides Whopping $2.7 Million in Revenue that Benefits Schools in Ohio

Struggling schools may find the remedy to their financial woes in a line from a song: “the answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind” — as the wind is a new source of huge revenue for

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Hasbro Teams Up with 3D Systems So Kids Can Start 3D Printing Their Toys

Hasbro Teams Up with 3D Systems So Kids Can Start 3D Printing Their Toys

Soon enough kids may be able to print their own 3D printed toys. Hasbro, the makers of everything from Transformers to My Little Pony toys just signed a partnership with the 3D printing company 3D

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Industrial Chemicals that Harm Developing Brains Have More than Doubled in the Past Seven Years

Industrial Chemicals that Harm Developing Brains Have More than Doubled in the Past Seven Years

Photo by Shutterstock New research from Mount Sinai and the Harvard School of Public Health features some alarming news. The number of industrial chemicals known to cause neurodevelopmental disabilities,

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Barbie is Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Swimsuit Issue Cover Model: Girl Power or Bad Example?

Barbie is Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Swimsuit Issue Cover Model: Girl Power or Bad Example?

To celebrate the 50th anniversary edition of the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, the magazine has created a unique campaign focused on a surprising choice of cover model: Barbie. The key theme

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Squirrel Slam 2014 Encourages Kids to Kill Animals for Fun

Squirrel Slam 2014 Encourages Kids to Kill Animals for Fun

Photo by Shutterstock In spite of major protests against Squirrel Slam 2013, which was dubbed a “fun family event” where families, (including children) are encouraged to hunt down and kill

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Report Highlights Alarming Disparities in Childrens’ Reading Proficiency Between Income Levels and Races

Report Highlights Alarming Disparities in Childrens’ Reading Proficiency Between Income Levels and Races

Photo by Shutterstock We know far too well that all education is not created equal, but the latest results from a KIDS COUNT news report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation show that the learning

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Children in India Risk Illness and Death to Mine an Ingredient Found in Popular Cosmetics

Children in India Risk Illness and Death to Mine an Ingredient Found in Popular Cosmetics

Photo by Shutterstock Mica, a key ingredient in many cosmetics, is mined by children in an impoverished region of India, according to a report by The Sydney Morning Herald. Mica is a glittery silicate

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New Study Finds Home Birth is a Comparatively Safe Option for Women with a Low-Risk Pregnancy

New Study Finds Home Birth is a Comparatively Safe Option for Women with a Low-Risk Pregnancy

Photo by Shutterstock Although home birth frequency has increased within the last 20 years, very few women choose home sweet home as their baby’s birth place. In fact, a comprehensive study on home

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Mothers in the United Arab Emirates are Now Required to Breastfeed their Children by Law

Mothers in the United Arab Emirates are Now Required to Breastfeed their Children by Law

Photo by Shutterstock The Federal National Council has passed a clause in the Child Rights law that requires all mothers to breastfeed, because as Sultan Al Sammahi (Fujairah), a member of the council

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Keep Pete Seeger’s Musical, Literary, and Environmental Legacy Alive in Your Family

Keep Pete Seeger’s Musical, Literary, and Environmental Legacy Alive in Your Family

“If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production.” Those were the words

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Monsanto is Trying to Create Perfect Non-GMO Produce to Win Over Consumers

Monsanto is Trying to Create Perfect Non-GMO Produce to Win Over Consumers

Photo by Shutterstock Monsanto, a name synonymous with Big Ag NOT organics, is changing up their game plan, perhaps in an effort to win over protesters of genetically modified foods. According to reports,

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New Greenpeace Report Shows that Most Major Kids Clothing Brands Contain Toxic Chemicals, Including American Apparel, Disney and Gap

New Greenpeace Report Shows that Most Major Kids Clothing Brands Contain Toxic Chemicals, Including American Apparel, Disney and Gap

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Project Wild Thing Documentary Aims to Rebrand Nature to Make the Outdoors More Appealing to Kids

Project Wild Thing Documentary Aims to Rebrand Nature to Make the Outdoors More Appealing to Kids

We live in a world where kids spend 8+ hours a day staring like zombies at screens; a world where ADHD cases have skyrocketed; a world where kids almost never get outside into nature; a world where our

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Pope Francis Encourages Mothers to Breastfeed Their Babies During Baptism at Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis Encourages Mothers to Breastfeed Their Babies During Baptism at Sistine Chapel

Photo by neneo / Shutterstock.com The leader of the Roman Catholic church is unequivocally and refreshingly an advocate of breastfeeding in public. There have been previous reports in recent news that

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The Year in Review: Uplifting, Inspiring & Wacky News Stories of 2013

The Year in Review: Uplifting, Inspiring & Wacky News Stories of 2013

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World’s First Standing Classroom Launches in a Primary School in Melbourne

World’s First Standing Classroom Launches in a Primary School in Melbourne

Photo by Shutterstock In an effort to help quell childhood obesity, and eliminate the restlessness and general apathy that occur when one is in a seated position all day long, a primary school in

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American Academy of Pediatrics Advises Pregnant Women and Children to Avoid Raw Milk Products

American Academy of Pediatrics Advises Pregnant Women and Children to Avoid Raw Milk Products

Photo by Shutterstock A brand new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises all pregnant women, infants and children to consume only pasteurized milk, cheese and other milk

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