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2014-05-20 11:54:57

The Lancet A major new Series of papers, published today [Tuesday 20 May] in The Lancet, presents the clearest picture to date of progress and challenges in improving newborn survival around the world, and sets targets that must be achieved by 2030 in order to ensure every newborn has a healthy start. The research is led by Professor Joy Lawn, at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Save the Children, UK, with Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta at the Hospital for Sick...

2014-05-20 11:15:39

The Lancet A major new Series of papers, published today [Tuesday 20 May] in The Lancet, presents the clearest picture to date of progress and challenges in improving newborn survival around the world, and sets targets that must be achieved by 2030 in order to ensure every newborn has a healthy start. The research is led by Professor Joy Lawn, at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Save the Children, UK, with Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta at the Hospital for Sick...

2014-05-16 23:08:40

N.C.O.F.®’s campaign intends to answer the questions most often asked by caregivers of children, “What can I feed my children and grandchildren that’s nutritious and healthy?” Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The National Childhood Obesity Foundation®, Inc. (N.C.O.F.®) announced its plans to launch a national “health and nutrition awareness” campaign featuring Celebrity Chef Nikki Shaw. The N.C.O.F.® awareness program will focus on educating children and...

2014-05-16 12:28:02

Bill passage is a victory for children ST. PAUL, Minn., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Late last night, the Minnesota Legislature passed the Health and Human Services (HHS) Policy Omnibus Bill, which included a provision making Minnesota's foster homes smoke-free. "Smoke-free foster care means protecting Minnesota children from dangerous secondhand smoke," said Molly Moilanen, Director of Public Affairs at ClearWay Minnesota. "This bill becoming law will ensure healthier homes for...

2014-05-14 23:07:01

K’NEX: Innovative Engineering @ Play Exhibit Features More Than 48,000 K’NEX Parts Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 K’NEX, the only U.S. construction toy company committed to Building Worlds Kids Love®, is excited to announce the launch of the K’NEX: Innovative Engineering @Play exhibit at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The exhibit will be on display in Terminal A-West, post-security, and is accessible to ticketed passengers through October 2014. A talented team...

2014-05-14 23:00:38

Recently, Wowminime.com, a well-known company in the customized doll industry, has announced its new assortment of customized dolls. (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Recently, Wowminime.com, a well-known company in the customized doll industry, has announced its new assortment of customized dolls. Also, the company is offering big discounts on all these new dolls. This special offer will last until the end of May. In the coming days, the company will release more interesting products at affordable...

2014-05-13 23:14:54

Keith Robinson and Angel Harris' new book “The Broken Compass: Parental Involvement with Children’s Education" reports their research finding that most forms of parental involvement do not improve student achievement. This theme is one of many described in Dr. Jack Westman's book "Parent Power: the Key to America's Prosperity". Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Keith Robinson and Angel Harris' book “The Broken Compass: Parental Involvement with...

2014-05-12 23:00:16

Start Potty Training 3 Day method, created by Carol Cline, is a brand new e-guide that teaches parents how to toilet train their children in just a few days. A full review on the website Vkool.com indicates if this program is worth ordering. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 Start Potty Training 3 Day method, developed by Carol Cline, is a brand new guide that claims to help parents toilet train their children within three days. This e-guide is broken down into 17 chapters that cover...

2014-05-08 23:05:49

During April (Child Abuse Prevention Month), Meadows Farms Nurseries raised over $6,500 for the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) program. Chantilly, VA (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 During the month of April, Meadows Farms Nurseries partnered with the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) program to help more than 500 abused, neglected, and abandoned children in Prince William, Fauquier, & Rappahannock counties in Northern Virginia. This is Meadows Farms...

2014-05-05 12:25:26

New activities, popular favorites featured in interactive event running June 27-29 WEST HARTFORD, Conn., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LEGO(®) KidsFest brings its one-of-a-kind, interactive extravaganza for the first time from June 27 - 29 to Atlanta's Cobb Galleria Centre. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131023/NE02090 The award-winning LEGO KidsFest is a traveling extravaganza featuring three acres and dozens of hands-on building, creative experiences and one-of-a-kind...


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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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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