Archive for February, 2012

Babies and the Sunshine Vitamin

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Breast milk contains an array of nutrients and immune-bolstering components that help infants thrive. But if your child is getting breast milk alone, it may be wise to supplement with vitamin D, according to a report from the Journal of Pediatrics (August 2000).

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Pencil Holder

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Activity: Pencil Holder

What you’ll need:
Thread cone (from clothing factory) or posterboard cone
Wallpaper
White glue
3″ x 3″ tri-wall cardboard base
Utility knife
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Out with smarty-pants, in with experts

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

While DeRose says he’s normally given to expansive visions of the company’s future, nowadays he’s focusing near-term. In addition to the company’s journey to a Nasdaq listing, that boils down to one word: Growth. “In the next three to five years, we want to build a list of thousands of clients,” he says.

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Highest Point in Colorado

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Continuing at a steady pace, each one of us stopped to drink water and catch our breath. Leaning into the side of the mountain considering how far I had been and how far I had to go, I met with a guy who had an altimeter attached to his jacket. “How high are we?’ I asked. He glanced down and reported, “14,100 feet.” (more…)

This Bud’s for You

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

What do you get when you cross a tomato with a petunia?

Well, you just might have a food that can stave off heart disease or cancer, new research suggests.

Using a cauliflower virus to deliver petunia genes to certain cells in tomatoes, researchers have created — for the first time — a tomato rich in flavonoids, which are natural plant chemicals that may protect people against heart disease and cancer.

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Goal Setting Is in the Cards

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Carol Foster, a mother of six, approaches parenting with deeply held values, creativity and a terrific sense of humor. I never leave her company without being touched by her wisdom and inspired by her kindness. She recently shared a goal-setting project she had undertaken with her eldest son, Maxwell, who is in ninth grade. I would like to pass it on because I think it might be valuable to children of many different ages. (more…)