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Kids Benefit More Playing With Boxes Than With Expensive Toys
2014-03-03 15:12:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cheap parents rejoice! Australian researchers have found that giving buckets, boxes and other makeshift toys to children help them be more creative and active than being in a normal playground setting. Based on long-term research by scientists from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, the new study found that simple, common objects given to children during recess and lunchtime can minimize sedentary time by 50 percent, improve...

2014-03-03 12:26:36

BOSTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Its education and awareness that is driving girl children in India to stand up against abuse and forced marriage As she talks about girl child empowerment, the grit and determination in her voice is unmistakable. She speaks with a vehement fervor advocating the importance of education to the children's collective council in her village, of which she is the Vice President. She is Shravani, 16. It is hard to believe that she...

2014-03-01 23:03:29

In response to an article published by Naperville Sun Times, Dr. Demetrios Gabriel, a Brooklyn pediatrician, says it’s essential for parents to step in and plan healthy diets for their children. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 01, 2014 Dr. Demetrios Gabriel, a Brooklyn pediatrician, responds to an article published on February 19 by Napervillesun.suntimes.com, which encourages parents to teach their children about proper diet planning. According to the February 19th article published by...

2014-02-28 23:04:57

BedWettingCures.com takes an in-depth look at bed wetting alarms and reviews top brands. (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Bed wetting is a common problem that affects families everywhere. It can be easy to get frustrated with a child’s bed wetting, especially after a child reaches a certain age. There are many methods and treatment options for bed wetting. One very popular option is a bed wetting alarm. But what types of alarms are on the market and which perform best? Now, a leading resource...

2014-02-27 23:32:58

Parenting With The Ex Factor designed by Jill Darcey is the latest program that teaches people how to tell their children they are getting divorced. A full review on the site Vinamy.com indicates if Parenting With The Ex Factor is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Parenting With The Ex Factor is the latest program for those people who want to learn how to successfully co-parent after divorce, and bring harmony to their split family. This program also provides them with...

2014-02-27 18:39:10

Only 12 percent without coverage take classes; suggests more breastfeeding support needed, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health Just 12 percent of parents without insurance coverage take breastfeeding support classes that can offer crucial support and encourage new moms to breastfeed, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusively breastfeeding until...

Breastfeeding Give Babies A Cognitive Boost For A Variety Of Reasons
2014-02-27 06:05:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the years, many studies have shown that breastfed children score higher on IQ tests, and perform better in school. None of those studies, however, has been able to show why this is true. Theories seeking to explain why this is true include the mother-baby bonding time, something in the milk itself, and some unseen attribute of mothers who breastfeed their babies. A new study from Brigham Young's sociologists, published in The...

2014-02-25 16:30:09

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on First Lady Michelle Obama's proposal to ban the marketing of junk food and sodas in schools. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) "Since First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let's Move! in February 2010, the nation has begun to see tangible gains in the fight against childhood obesity. Today's...

2014-02-25 08:24:23

DUBLIN, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ghn2ft/distribution ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Distribution Transformers Market" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Distribution Transformers in US$ Million by the following Equipment Classes: -- Oil Filled Distribution Transformers --...

2014-02-21 23:02:22

In response to an article published by Nature World News, Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, says hearty appetites at a young age could be a warning sign for obesity development later in life. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, responds to an article published on February 18th by Nature World news, which discusses the correlation between babies that have good...


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2010-10-11 19:48:16

The slinky consists of a helical spring that stretches and can bounce up and down. The spring can travel down stairs as it stretches and re-forms itself with the aid of gravity and momentum. Invented by Richard James in 1940's the slinky was demonstrated at Gimbels department store in 1945. The store sold its entire inventory of 400 units in ninety minutes. James Industries was formed to manufacture the slinky. It was until 1998 that the James family cashed in by selling the company to...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'