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Not A Whopping Cough - Hackasaurus Helps Kids Get The Most Out Of The Web

Hackasaurus gives kids the tools they need to truly understand and manipulate the internet.

Opening Education's Gates - The Gates Foundation Invests In Innovative Education

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is putting over $20 million into innovative learning tools, including gaming and social networking.

Atta Boy! - The 13 Year-Old Who Has Planted Over A Million Trees

Felix Finkbeiner is a 13 year-old who just planted his millionth tree - and addressed the United Nations.

Census Results May Prompt Changes in China's One-Child Policy

China's controversial “One-Child” policy has succeeded is putting the brakes on runaway population growth but results of the 2010 census have revealed some worrisome side-effects that don't bode well for the future.

Membo Helps You Keep Tabs On The Basics

While it wouldn’t help in every situation, the Membo by Dreamfarm is a fairly simple concept that could really help with remembering some of the everyday routine stuff that tends to slip your mind when you’re busy.

Cook Joy Pack Transforms Boring Lunches

Sometimes getting your kids to eat their lunches is an enormous challenge.  We try to strike a balance between giving them something healthy and also making it tasty and enticing enough that they will eat it.  The Bandai Cook Joy Pack Sandwich and Cookie Maker could help merge the healthy with the fun.

You Go, Girl! - Girl Scouts Design Affordable Prosthetic

A team of six Girl Scouts has made an effective prosthetic hand from moldable plastic, comfort foam and Velcro.

Have A Gay Old Time - Liberating Homosexuality In The Middle East

A new website gives homosexuals in the Middle East a much needed forum to address their issues.

Kick To Pick App Gives Fetuses A Chance To Select A Moniker

If you are about to have a baby and feel that your unborn child deserves to throw his/her two cents in during the naming process then there is an iPhone app you should check out.  Kick to Pick gives fetuses a voice of sorts when it comes to choosing their names.

Get A Tapi And Avoid Disgusting Drinking Fountains Forever

Drinking fountains are generally quite revolting.  Well, the clever people at Dreamfarm have come up with an inexpensive solution.  The Tapi is a rubber device that fits over the tap of most faucets and turns them into a clean drinking fountain.

Keeping It Real - Stopping Child Prostitution With Demi & Ashton

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher want you to help them stop child prostitution.

Baby Bidou MP3 Player: For Babies Who Love Music

The Baby Bidou MP3 Player is made for babies ages 6 months and up. That's quite early to hand your offspring a gadget to play some tunes that young but we never know he might grow up to be a modern-day Beethoven or Justin Bieber incarnate.

Snakes And Ladders Lawn Game Puts Kids Right In The Action

Pretty much everyone played snakes and ladders as a kid.  Kids today continue to enjoy this very old game, but can now put themselves right in the action.  The Snakes and Ladders Lawn Game is the same basic game on a giant scale. 

Success Process - A Plan That Gets At-Risk Students Through College

One community college in Ohio is forging a path to success for at-risk students.

Doodle Duvet Gives Kids A Chance To Draw On The Bed

Do you have kids who are constantly drawing on things they aren’t supposed to draw on?  Are you getting sick of telling them over and over not to do that?  Instead of fighting it you can now go with it and get them a Doodle Duvet. 

What's In The Easter Bunny's Basket For 2011?

The Easter Bunny will soon be making the rounds and many kids (young and old) will be looking forward to some sugary treats.  There are certainly a lot of classic favorites, but even the bunny knows that sometimes it’s nice to shake things up a little.  Here’s a look at a few of the surprises that may be hiding this year.

The 8 Best Easter Toys (To Give Your Kids Nightmares)

Do your little monsters love the Easter Bunny? Do you want to traumatize them so badly that they never want another Easter Basket in their lives? If so, you've come to the right place. Here are 8 stuffed rabbits so scary your kids will be afraid to get out of bed on Easter Sunday.

Warm Embrace - A Baby Wrap That Saves Lives

A simple new product could save the lives of thousands of babies in the developing world.

STEM Sells Research - Selling Science To Kids

The USA Science & Engineering Festival wants you to help them make science cool.

Hopscotch Floor Decals Bring Outdoor Fun Indoors

I tell you, if I had had the chance to play hopscotch indoors at home when I was a kid I would have been thrilled!  For today’s kids this is entirely possible.  Hopscotch Floor Decals are easily installed on most types of flooring and can be removed with any damage to the floor.