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Articles about kids 5 modern slides on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>When it comes to outdoor adventure, the folks at AutoCamp are experts.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us …

Outdoors

Architizer

How Peppa Pig could be making your children fat

Plump cartoon characters are fuelling child obesity crisis by causing youngsters to eat more, study suggests<p>Plump cartoon characters like Peppa Pig and Homer Simpson could be fuelling the child obesity crisis by causing youngsters to eat more, a study suggests.<p>Children eat more low-nutrition, …

Peppa Pig

Wreck-It Ralph 2 in the Works

Disney's 2012 animated video game-themed movie <i>Wreck-It Ralph</i> is getting a sequel.<p>That's according to the movie's lead voice actor John C. Reilly, who said in a new interview with Irish radio show RTE Arena that he has "signed on" for <i>Wreck-It Ralph 2</i>.<p>Hollywood news site <i>The Wrap</i> notes that Disney has …

The Pixar Theory is Apparently, uh, Dead?

A lot of people like to “debunk” The Pixar Theory, which is cool. I consider it flattering that people give it that much thought, and I always enjoy …

Animation

10 marine species on the brink of mass extinction due to ocean acidification

Oyster populations around the world have been suffering through a sudden crash.<p>Research has shown that the culprit here too is ocean acidification.

Biodiversity

Man Quits Job to Travel the World While Playing Piano on the Street

Like many other young people, Dotan Negrin felt unsure of his path after college. He jumped around from job to job, but something was missing. In his words, “I wanted to figure out a way to make a living doing the things I am most passionate about: music, traveling the world, and meeting people.” …

New York City

Dreamy Portraits Fuse Human Faces with Nature and Architecture

Spanish artist Antonio Mora‘s double exposure portraits merge human faces with ethereal landscapes and distinct architectural forms. His visually intriguing combinations demonstrate the many curves, angles, and lines that can be found both within the human body and the world around us. The artist's …

Art

Can The Good Dinosaur help Pixar roar again?

The animation studio heads back to a land before time (or at least, Cars 2) with their debut teaser for Peter Sohn’s pre-historic buddy movie, featuring Arlo the friendly Apatosaurus and his pet human, Spot<p>It’s shaping up to be a stellar year for Pixar after the disappointments of 2014, when the …

Animation

Adorable Illustrations of Dogs Interact with Real-World Objects

Using things like balloons, lollipops, and eyeglasses, Valerie Susik brings charming dog illustrations to life. The Russian artist first renders realistic portraits of smiling canines in her wire-bound sketchbook with watercolor paint and colored pencils. Once that's complete, she poses different …

InterAct

Stunning Sea Life Captured by the University of Miami's 2015 Underwater Photo Contest Winners

The winners of the 2015 Underwater Photography Contest hosted by the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science have just been announced! Since the contest's inception in 2005, each year the school invites amateur photographers from around the world to submit their …

Red Sea

UFO-Alien Abduction Still Haunts Travis Walton

Close encounters of the FOURTH kind. That's when a person claims to have been kidnapped by a UFO and its reportedly otherworldly occupants.<p>Of course, there's no tangible evidence that anyone has ever been taken aboard an extraterrestrial spacecraft. But there are those who claim they've been …

Facebook Is Not Letting the Story of the Vet Who Killed a Cat With a Bow and Arrow Go

By now, you’ve probably heard of Kristen Lindsey. She’s the veterinarian from Brenham who’s given more bad press to the state than Blue Bell after …

Big fish eat little fish?

So edX and Arizona State are gonna offer MOOCs for credit. Will the big fish eat the little fish? Actually, I think it will be more like the big fish …

Teach Your Fish How To Walk

Recreate an ancient evolutionary milestone in your own home<p>Four hundred million years ago, our ancestors crawled out of the sea. Last year, biologist Emily Standen imitated the ancient feat by raising pet store fish on land. A species called the Senegal bichir can breathe moist air through a …

Fish

Huge and weird looking fish washes up in New Zealand, then mysteriously disappears

A huge creepy-looking ocean fish washed up on a beach in New Zealand recently, only to disappear mysteriously the next day.<p>The rarely seen oarfish …

Pocket Shark: Second Specimen Of Ultra-Rare Species Discovered

An ultra-rare pocket shark, a member of a species only observed once before, has been discovered amidst a group of fish collected for scientific …

Zoology

Signs of Spring Handmade Gift Tags

These handmade gift tags, featuring bird's nests, moss, fern and other spring motifs, are perfect for gifts, wedding place cards or as decor<p>84<p>451

String Easter Eggs

These String Easter Eggs are fun little Easter crafts to do with kids. Use them as Easter decorations when you’re done.<p>Get the instructions for ––> …

Eggs

DIY Crocheted Yoshi Eggs

In anticipation of Easter and the release of the new Yoshi’s Wooly World video game, Louie’s Loops whipped up these very appropriate crocheted versions of Yoshi’s eggs, along with a very detailed tutorial video!<p>The tutorial is basically just an amigurumi egg pattern adorned with some little, felt …

Face Towel Easter Bunnies

Crafting

Sophisticated Easter Eggs 3 ways

These sophisticated and glamourous Easter eggs are so simple to make, and are all you need for an elegant grown-up party this Easter!<p>49<p>301

Crafting

Hatching Hard Boiled Eggs

Crack up your family this Easter by serving these Hatching Hard Boiled Eggs! They’re a healthy alternative to themed sweets.<p>Get the instructions for …

Food

Fiber Fun: Needle Felted Bunny Rabbit

Sometimes, you just really need to craft up something cute and fluffy. Luckily, this adorable needle felted bunny rabbit project is at the ready whenever the mood strikes!<p>If you’re new to needle felting, a simple bunny is a good place to start—it’s made mostly of rounded spheres, so the basic shape …

Knitting

HOW TO MAKE FLAVORED BITTERS

Glitter Egg Dioramas

Eggs