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Obesity Starts In Kindergarten
2014-01-30 13:44:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Childhood obesity can begin in kindergarten, according to a new study by researchers from Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health. Scientists using Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Growth Charts found that overweight kindergarteners were four times more likely to become obese by the 8th grade when compared to their normal-weight counterparts. The team used the CDC data and calculated each child’s...

2014-01-29 23:29:04

Goodtime Medical announces the addition of The Hornet Pediatric Exam Table to the offering of tables. The Hornet Race Car pediatric exam table features a smiling face your patients will love. (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Goodtime Medical announces the addition of The Hornet Pediatric Exam Table to the offering of tables. The Hornet Race Car pediatric exam table features a smiling face the patients will love. There is plenty of storage in this pediatric exam table with 2 doors and 1 full...

2014-01-29 23:24:03

2014 Product Line Includes Launch of 2 New Brands Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 K'NEX, the US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love®, will be introducing its 2014 product line to retailers and media during American International Toy Fair®, being held February 16th through the 19th in New York City at the Javits Center. The 2014 K’NEX product line includes over 25 inspiring additions to popular product lines such as, K’NEX Building Sets,...

2014-01-29 12:26:13

Reveal at NY Now in NYC; One of Many Introductions Planned for 2014 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Uncle Goose®, the nation's leading handmade wooden toy block manufacturer, navigates into uncharted waters with the introduction of Nautical Alphabet Blocks, a 26-piece set of decorative blocks featuring artwork steeped heavily in maritime tradition. The set has a suggested retail price of $48. It becomes available at specialty retailers...

2014-01-28 23:29:35

How Do I Tell the Kids About the Divorce? provides fill-in-the-blank templates helping parents customize a personal storybook to emotionally prepare their children for the divorce or separation ahead. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Rosalind Sedacca’s customizable ebook, How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce? A Create-a-Storybook Guide to Preparing Your Children – with Love! is now celebrating its fifth anniversary, and selling on five continents around the world....

2014-01-28 16:25:41

Liebling bill would keep children safe from the dangers of secondhand smoke ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The House Health and Human Services Policy Committee heard testimony in support of HF1966 today, a bill that would make foster care homes smoke-free. "Secondhand smoke is particularly dangerous for children, as their bodies are still developing. It is known to cause Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, respiratory infections, asthma attacks and ear infections," said...

2014-01-28 12:24:47

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Nurse Purse Unveils New Line of Breast Pump Bags to Make Breastfeeding Easier for Working Moms (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140128/MN53894) With statistics showing breastfeeding on the rise, and the Affordable Care Act guaranteeing free breast pumps, Nurse Purse fills a void not previously met by the market NEW YORK - With statistics showing breastfeeding on the rise, and the recently-implemented Affordable Care Act guaranteeing...

2014-01-28 08:26:59

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KISS, the most influential rock band of all time and UGLYDOLL, the ubiquitous, artist created lifestyle brand, has announced a partnership, to create a global, co-branded collaboration. UGLYDOLL'S unique aesthetic, famous for defining 'ugly' as distinctive and unique, will be combined with the iconic style of KISS band members to create a set of plush collectibles. Additional categories of merchandise will be developed for release in 2014....

2014-01-27 23:22:41

'No App for That' event will help parents connect kids to nature and teach the importance of setting boundaries for screen devices in the home. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 “Screen time” the time children spend in front of some sort of electronic device- has taken over an alarming portion of U.S. children’s lives. The “No App for That” Event in Orlando on Feb.1, 2014 will take a step to try and change that. The American Academy of Pediatrics estimates children...

2014-01-23 23:27:45

In January, OnlineParentingPrograms.com is joining many of the world’s top divorce professionals in providing complimentary guidance to help parents make the best decisions on behalf of their children during and after divorce. Carson City, Nevada (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 In January, OnlineParentingPrograms.com is joining many of the world’s top divorce professionals in providing complimentary guidance to help parents make the best decisions on behalf of their children during and after...


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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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.