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2011-11-17 08:00:00

Just in time for the Holidays, leftyslefthanded.com introduces calligraphy sets for left-handers. At the request of its customers, Lefty's designed two elegant calligraphy sets, handsomely boxed with left-handed nibs in three sizes, real India ink, and an attractive long, hardwood nib holder. Now lefties can express their artistic flair by making beautiful handwritten Holiday invitations and cards. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 17, 2011 Just in time for the Holidays,...

2011-10-25 07:00:00

Leftyslefthanded.com has designed and assembled the world's leading collection of left-handed cooking tools. After several years of research, product testing, and product development, Lefty's has built a collection which solves all the common lefty problems with kitchen tools, offered in a range of prices and styles. A new line-up of Left-Handed Gift Sets groups the most popular items into very appealing sets at several price levels. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 25, 2011...

2011-10-05 04:00:00

Iannuzzoâs Karate School helps children develop hand-eye coordination skills by having blocks, punches and kicks aimed towards multiple angles and from alternating stances. Over the past few weeks one student in particular has gone from a child with poor hand-eye coordination skills to a top varsity athlete as a result of his martial arts training at Iannuzzoâs Karate School. (PRWEB) October 05, 2011 Seventh degree black belt and master instructor, Rick Iannuzzo...

2011-05-04 00:00:28

Do Left-Handers Have More Fun? Leftyslefthanded.com Says Yes! San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2011 For the 2nd year in a row, leftyslefthanded.com is holding a short video contest to celebrate International Left-Handers' Day, August 13. This year's contest seeks the Most Hilarious 60 sec. video featuring one of Lefty's gag products - either the Left-Handed Dribble Mug or the Lefty Bicycle Playing Cards. Last year's contest was great fun, and the winners can be seen on...

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2011-04-20 09:16:43

Right-handedness is a distinctively human characteristic, with right-handers outnumbering lefties nine-to-one. But how far back does right-handedness reach in the human story? Researchers have tried to determine the answer by looking at ancient tools, prehistoric art and human bones, but the results have not been definitive. Now, David Frayer, professor of anthropology at the University of Kansas, has used markings on fossilized front teeth to show that right-handedness goes back more than...

2011-03-11 00:00:27

Inspired by his daughter's need to improve her fine motor skills, app developer Frank Jensen is leveraging the multi-touch capabilities of the iPad into a tool to improve fine motor skills in kids and adults. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 10, 2011 BinaryLabs is turning the iPad into a tool for improving fine motor skills with the introduction of Dexteria, a new app for the iPad. The app features interactive multi-touch activities designed by licensed occupational therapists. "There are...

2011-03-10 16:12:30

Unconsciously, right-handers associate good with the right side of space and bad with the left. But this association can be rapidly changed, according to a study published online March 9, 2011 in Psychological Science, by Daniel Casasanto (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics) and Evangelia Chrysikou (University of Pennsylvania). Even a few minutes of using the left hand more fluently than the right can reverse right-handers' judgments of good and bad, making them think that the left is...

2011-02-20 21:47:44

According to University of Toronto speech-language pathologist Luc De Nil, the beat could be revealing such things as how children master one of the most complex tasks of all "“ speech. "The rapid and precise muscle movements of speech must be the most intricate, yet poorly understood, of all the sensory-motor skills," says De Nil. De Nil's interest in finger-tapping came out of his group's previous work on adults who stutter. His team discovered that they have problems in acquiring new...

2011-02-11 00:00:51

A child who dreams of being President has far better odds if they're a lefty. Leftyslefthanded.com's new research has brought to light an astonishing and diverse group of powerful people, especially political leaders, who are left-handed. San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 10, 2011 A child who dreams of being President has far better odds if they're a lefty. Leftyslefthanded.com's new research has brought to light an astonishing and diverse group of powerful people, especially...

2011-01-22 00:00:39

For your Valentine this year, pick a lefty. Among their many advantages over the right-handed majority, left-handers may in fact be better lovers and life partners. Leftyslefthanded.com tells why. San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 21, 2011 For your Valentine this year, pick a lefty. Among their many advantages over the right-handed majority, left-handers may in fact be better lovers and life partners. In "The Left Stuff: How the LEFT-HANDED Have SURVIVED and THRIVED in a RIGHT-HANDED...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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