The Snack Stack Enables Green, Waste-Free Snacking On-the-Go

by 08/30/14   filed under: food, snack

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Available in a virtual rainbow of colors, the versatile Snack Stack by Re-Play is the perfect snack container for school lunches, play dates, picnics on the beach and more. Made in the USA from recycled milk jugs, these stacking containers are lightweight, durable and BPA-free. Plus, these little snack containers tote just about any snack you need – from cut fruit to crackers to trail mix and much more. You can carry one single container or stack up as many as you need. All the containers nest and attach to each other for ease of carrying, and the chunky shape is perfect for little hands. Tops unscrew easily – even for younger kids, and all container components are dishwasher safe. So go green and save money on useless single-use containers and disposable plastic baggies by opting for the new Snack Stack.

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Too Much Screen Time May Prevent Kids from Being Able to Read Facial Emotions

by 08/29/14   filed under: green family, green kids, news

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It’s no secret that kids spend far too much time sitting in front of screens and plenty of research says this growing screen addiction is far from healthy. Now though, new research out of the University of California, Los Angeles shows that beyond all the other negative aspects of screen overuse, too much screen time may prevent youth from being able to correctly read facial emotion in others. The study, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, found that when youth are exposed to  in-person interaction without access to screen-based or media devices, their nonverbal emotion understanding of other humans improves significantly. The study looked at a group of sixth-graders who attended an outdoor nature camp for five days. While the kids were at the camp they were denied access to screens and exposed to increased peer interactions. Before camp the camp-bound kids, plus another group of control kids were given pre-tests regarding nonverbal emotional cues. After the camp concluded, the researchers gave the camp kids and the other same-age control kids post-tests regarding nonverbal emotional cues. The results? After five screen-free days, the camp kids recognition of nonverbal emotional cues improved significantly over the control group. In general, kids who had regular access to screens, including phones, computers and TV could not read human emotion as well as the kids who went screen-free for five days. You may wonder why being able to read nonverbal emotion cues even matters, but it’s a big deal. Keep reading to learn more.

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Aloetree Kids Clothing Company Aims to Raise Funds to Prevent Child Trafficking

by 08/29/14   filed under: eco baby clothing, eco toddler, kids clothing

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HOW TO: Make a Tropical Coconut Breakfast Using Leftover Yamani Rice

by 08/29/14   filed under: healthy recipe, how-to, recipe, vegan cooking

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5 Great Reasons to Send a Homemade Packed Lunch to School with Your Child

by 08/28/14   filed under: food, green kids

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PackIt Lunch Bags Keep Packed Lunches Cold & Fresh for 10 Hours

by 08/28/14   filed under: food, green kids

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The original PackIt lunch bag is a great option for packing waste-free lunches for your child to take to school. The biggest perk of PackIt is you won’t need to freeze tons of little ice packs, because a slick cooling technology is actually built into the walls of the PackIt lunch bag. PackIt’s 10-hour cooling power makes it one of the best lunch bags for kids at school, summer camp or just a long day at the park or beach. To chill your PackIt bag all you have to do is toss it into the freezer overnight, shake it open in the morning and pack it up. This kid-friendly lunch bag is also safe, made with materials that are tested free of PVC, BPA, phthalates, and lead. Keep reading to learn more about PackIt features.

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6 Essential Oils That are Safe for Babies + How to Use Them

by 08/28/14   filed under: green baby, health & body

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5 Excellent Reasons to Make Your Kids Walk to School

by 08/27/14   filed under: health & body

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HOW TO: Make Scrumptious Mini Vegan and Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Cream Pies

HOW TO: Make Scrumptious Mini Vegan and Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Cream Pies

TweetEmail 1. Gather the ingredients. For the crust: 1 cup gluten-free flour, plus up to 1/4 cup extra as needed 1 tsp xanthan gum 1 Tbsp coconut sugar 1/4 cup coconut…

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JeongMee Yoon Explores the Relationship Between Color Choices and Gender Roles in Her "Pink & Blue Project"

JeongMee Yoon Explores the Relationship Between Color Choices and Gender Roles in Her "Pink & Blue Project"

How the Project Started The Pink and Blue Project was inspired by Yoon’s then five year-old daughter, who was utterly obsessed with the color pink. Yoon notes that her little…

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Bloom's Luxo Crib and Dresser Add European Flair to the Nursery

Bloom's Luxo Crib and Dresser Add European Flair to the Nursery

TweetEmailThe Luxo sleep baby bed by Bloom is a beautifully designed cot bed that provides a sleep space for newborns up to five years of age, thanks to a conversion accessory.…

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Female Scientist LEGO Minifigs Come to Life Via Their Own Twitter Account!

Female Scientist LEGO Minifigs Come to Life Via Their Own Twitter Account!

TweetEmail Back in April 2012, LEGO CUUSOO member Alatariel submitted a Female Minifigure Set project. Alatariel’s female Minifig scientists were designed not only to…

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Tell Fisher Price to Remove Toxic Flame Retardants from Their Products

Tell Fisher Price to Remove Toxic Flame Retardants from Their Products

TweetEmail In a recent study led by Duke University, 100% of mothers and children tested were positive for TDCIPP, a common flame retardant in furniture. Research shows that…

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Retro Schoolhouse Desk is an Eco Homework Haven

Retro Schoolhouse Desk is an Eco Homework Haven

TweetEmail This bright and shiny vintage-inspired desk will make homework almost fun! Ok, maybe not fun, but stylish for sure. Made with solid, sustainable mango wood with…

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'Story Time from Space!' Astronauts Read Stories from The International Space Station to Kids Around the World!

'Story Time from Space!' Astronauts Read Stories from The International Space Station to Kids Around the World!

TweetEmail Form an orderly queue, kids. Same goes for you too, parents! It seems that every budding astronaut’s wildest dreams really have come true. With the new Story…

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Swingrest Lets the Whole Family Lounge in a Swaying Nest-Like Perch in Nature

Swingrest Lets the Whole Family Lounge in a Swaying Nest-Like Perch in Nature

About Swingrest Swingrest shares part of Nest Rest’s basket-like design and name, but is in a class of its own due to much more abundant lounge space and an open air breezy feel…

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ALERT: Pregnant Women Should NOT Use Antibacterial Products

ALERT: Pregnant Women Should NOT Use Antibacterial Products

Scientists recently reported that many pregnant women and their fetuses are being exposed to possible health problems linked to antibacterial products. The research, presented at…

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A Cute & Sustainable Handmade Toddler Bed for Under $200!

A Cute & Sustainable Handmade Toddler Bed for Under $200!

TweetEmailWith most eco-beds falling in the WAY OVER $800 range, it’s refreshing to find a piece of inexpensive sustainable furniture for kids. This handmade…

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