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2014-07-22 05:22:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The percentage of American children diagnosed with obesity as a result of their waistline size appears to be holding steady, according to new research published online Monday in the American Academy of Pediatrics journal Pediatrics. In the study, researchers examined data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from five different periods (2003-2004, 2005–2006, 2007–2008, 2009–2010, and...

2014-07-15 12:34:55

With a library of over 100 educator-approved video games and videos, LeapTV provides video game fun and entertainment designed specifically for young children that is filled with learning and active play. EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in children's educational entertainment, today unveiled its first educational, active video gaming system, LeapTV(TM). Just like its no. 1 selling line of LeapPad children's tablets, LeapTV is...

2014-07-15 10:20:42

Saint Louis University Children with developmental disabilities are at higher risk for abuse and neglect from parents than children developing at a typical rate. So far, there was little evidence of specific parental behaviors that were associated with the risk, but a SLU study finds inappropriate expectations and lack of empathy play a significant role in triggering the risk. Debra Zand, Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics at Saint Louis University and the principal investigator...

2014-07-14 23:09:58

The BirthCare Center at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Teaches the Benefits of Breastfeeding with New Breastfeeding Classes and Support Groups for New and Expecting Mothers in Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 The BirthCare Center at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center (http://www.floridahospitalbabies.com) is now offering breastfeeding classes to help prepare mothers for nursing. The BirthCare Center also hosts a regular breastfeeding support group for...

2014-07-02 23:10:46

Dr. Jack Westman, author of "Parent Power: The Key to America's Prosperity," underscores a study reported by Craig F. Garfield, M.D., and coauthors in the journal Pediatrics in May, 2014, revealing that fathers had a 68% increase in depressive scores during children's key attachment years of 0–5. Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Everyone knows that being a mother is “the toughest job you’ll ever love.” It is not as well known that this applies to fathers...

2014-07-01 23:13:48

Aeroflow Breastpumps and other industry experts to host a Twitter Chat on July 8, 2014. The session will answer questions about the Affordable Care Act, breast pump coverage by insurance, and the process for expecting moms. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Aeroflow Breastpumps will be hosting a Twitter Chat to help educate expecting mothers about the Affordable Care Act and breast pump coverage through insurance plans. This Q&A session is aimed to address the concerns and questions...

Parents Can Play Key Role Against Bullying
2014-07-01 03:49:50

University of Queensland A University of Queensland study has shown that families can be more effective in protecting children from bullying than school-based strategies alone. The findings, to be published in the journal Behavior Therapy, show that parents can actively help their children reduce the impact of bullying. The results of a randomized control trial of Resilience Triple P, a family-based variant of UQ’s Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, show the program is more...

2014-07-01 08:22:17

ATLANTA, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Graco is recalling harness buckles used on approximately 1.9 million infant car seats manufactured between July 2010 and May 2013. Some consumers reported having difficulty or having been unable to open the buckle, which was the reason for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) investigation and the outcome announced today. As a solution, Graco will provide a free replacement buckle. "As the industry leader in baby and...

2014-06-26 08:34:03

LONDON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's easy to get carried away with the idea that the increased availability of technology, broadcast programming and digital content has radically changed the make-up of children's playtime and altered overall habits for device usage and media consumption. Although this is true in some respects, many of the conventional pastimes of children - sports, reading and traditional games such as board games, jigsaws, construction toys and dolls,...

2014-06-24 12:25:33

Tablet for Preschoolers Recognized for Inspiring, Educational Content and Exceptional Value CHICAGO, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VTech® (www.vtechkids.com), a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children, today announced its Write & Learn Touch Tablet(TM) received a prestigious Play Advances Language (PAL) Award for skill-building toys that enrich speech and language while engaging children in open-ended play. The...


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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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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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