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Starke Farben für kleine Leute

§ March 30th, 2013 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , , , Comments Off on Starke Farben für kleine Leute

“Alles schön pastellig – so lieben es Babys.” Stimmt nicht! Dürften die Kleinen selber wählen, hätten sanfte Töne keine Chance. Warum das so ist, und welche faszinierenden Erkenntnisse es noch zum Thema Baby und Farben gibt, zeigen wir hier.

 

Babys lieben Rot!

“Auch wenn sich der Mythos hartnäckig hält: Nein, Babys sind nicht farbenblind! Auch nicht direkt nach der Geburt”, erklärt Dr. Anna Franklin, Wissenschaftlerin am Surrey Baby Lab, die eine Farbstudie mit mehr als 250 Neugeborenen durchgeführt hat. Ihr Ergebnis ist verblüffend: Neugeborene haben sogar schon eine Lieblingsfarbe – Rot! Die Forscher vom Baby Lab vermuten, dass Babys die Farbe aus dem Bauch kennen und sie deswegen besonders mögen. Dort schien das Licht durch die durchblutete Bauchwand wie durch einen dunkelroten Vorhang. Das ist auch der Grund, warum Neugeborene in vielen Kliniken und Geburtshäusern direkt nach der Geburt in rote statt weiße Handtücher eingewickelt werden: Viele Hebammen schwören darauf, dass die Kleinen durch die vertraute Farbe ruhig werden und weniger weinen. § Read the rest of this entry…

Today’s Manufactured Homes are Naturally Green

§ February 9th, 2013 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , Comments Off on Today’s Manufactured Homes are Naturally Green

“An emphasis on eco-friendly building techniques and innovation is propelling the manufactured housing industry forward in many new areas. “

PHOENIX, AZ — There is a “green” building revolution taking place, and manufactured housing is squarely in the forefront of this trend. Due largely to the fact that manufactured homes are built in a controlled factory environment, implementing the latest construction technologies is easier, assembly is more efficient, and greenhouse gas emissions and materials waste is greatly reduced. All these factors directly contribute to the greater affordability of today’s manufactured homes. § Read the rest of this entry…

Math museum adds up for kids

§ January 28th, 2013 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , Comments Off on Math museum adds up for kids

Squealing schoolchildren ride a square-wheeled tricycle and a “Coaster Roller” that glides over plastic acorns. Downstairs, they fit monkey magnets together at the “Tessellation Station.”

This is how math is presented at New York City’s new National Museum of Mathematics, the only museum of its kind in the United States and a place where math is anything but boring. § Read the rest of this entry…

Man’s best friend gets the royal treatment, despite recessionary woes

§ January 15th, 2013 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , Comments Off on Man’s best friend gets the royal treatment, despite recessionary woes

CHICAGO, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Pets are not only a man’s best friend, they are often looked upon as a four-legged member of the family. As a result, the retail sales of pets and related supplies and services have produced consistent gains from 2007-12, despite a turbulent economy. Mintel’s latest report estimates the pet market is worth more than $49 billion in 2012, up 15% since 2007. § Read the rest of this entry…

CONNECTIONS™ Summit: Lowe’s to showcase Iris platform and connected home solutions during networking reception

§ January 11th, 2013 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , Comments Off on CONNECTIONS™ Summit: Lowe’s to showcase Iris platform and connected home solutions during networking reception

DALLAS, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Parks Associates today announced Lowe’s as the exclusive sponsor of the CONNECTIONS™ Summit networking reception, January 8 at 2013 International CES in Las Vegas. The reception starts at 6:00 p.m. following a full day of sessions addressing connected CE, home systems, tech support, and value-added services. The reception will showcase Lowe’s Iris platform and feature networking opportunities to discuss strategies to engage consumers with new home controls and management solutions. § Read the rest of this entry…

Can parents share child-raising responsibilities equally?

§ January 8th, 2013 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , Comments Off on Can parents share child-raising responsibilities equally?

The new parenting ideal looks a lot like Katherine and Roger Kranenburg. Professionals who have achieved enough career success to earn both good money and work flexibility, they are raising two children, 5 and 3, who are healthy, energetic and even ask for extra grilled zucchini with their lunch.

In their roomy Washington house, with deck and swimming pool nestled among leafy trees, the Kranenburg family’s mornings look like an upscale version of what more and more American parents strive for: parity in parenting. Dad cooks and Mom untangles hair. Both parents arrange their schedules to make the parent-teacher conference. Dad clicks the kids into car seats; Mom drives them to school. § Read the rest of this entry…

Arthur’s Blog: The Six Most Common Travel Questions

§ October 31st, 2012 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged Comments Off on Arthur’s Blog: The Six Most Common Travel Questions

What are the queries most frequently posed to this blog by readers, or phoned in to the Travel Show? There are six of them repeated over and over most weeks, each reflecting a widespread travel concern.

1. Is it safe to travel to _____? It’s the most frequent query of all and the most difficult to answer. In a pinch, I direct them to the U.S. State Department’s list of nations to avoid (www.travel.state.gov) and also point out that a similar list maintained by the British Foreign Office (www.fco.gov.uk) is regarded, by some, as containing even better advice. § Read the rest of this entry…

Tarps Prove Important for Businesses and Home – New Website Offers Tarps Galore

§ October 13th, 2012 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , Comments Off on Tarps Prove Important for Businesses and Home – New Website Offers Tarps Galore

NAPLES, FLORIDA — Within the past few years, more and more businesses have been using tarps for a variety of uses, and people are using tarps for home use as well. Tarps have become quite popular, with uses ranging from flame retardant tarps for construction sites, to tarp canopy kits for carports. With the rising popularity and use of tarps, one company has started selling their tarps on the web to offer tarps to those who are looking for great prices and quality. This new site that offers tarps for both business and home use is tarps-togo.com. § Read the rest of this entry…

Get A Better And Happier Life By Improving Your Home

§ October 2nd, 2012 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , Comments Off on Get A Better And Happier Life By Improving Your Home

Your home’s appearance has a big impact on your general mood. Your home is a comfortable place of refuge from the world where you relax with your family. When you decorate your home in a way that expresses your personality, you will be happier spending your time there. The tips in this article will help you to make some positive changes to your home, creating a living space that you are much happier with.

Your home should be as comfortable as would would like it to be. If little problems are making it hard for you to enjoy your home, then you need to be proactive about fixing them. True happiness comes when you are satisfied with your home. Any item within the home that brings a constant feeling of discontent should be replaced or altered as soon as possible so that you are always feeling pleasure when you survey your surroundings.

At some point, reorganizing will no longer suffice. Regardless of how you rearrange the furniture and other items, you have not really changed the amount of space that exists. If you find this to be true, you may want to consider adding onto your home. Even a modest expansion can make a huge difference.

Try to add some fun places to your house. A jacuzzi or pool is a great recreational addition. These items add instant appeal to the home, and they also provide you with entertainment. This can improve the value of your home.

Something that you should always think about when considering home improvement is your lighting. Putting in additional lighting will make areas in your house easier to use and can help to update your home fast.

Spend some time in the garden making it more organic. You’ll never want to leave home when you have a gorgeous garden. Consider hiring a gardener if you don’t have the time or skills to care for your garden. You can still enjoy its relaxing properties. A garden is a nice improvement to your yard that can increase your mood and improve the air quality. You can use your garden space to grow vegetables or your favorite flowers.

If you’d like to feel welcomed when you pull into your driveway, consider doing a little cleaning up or sprucing up on the exterior. Replace any worn and dilapidated exterior features of your home, such as peeling paint or outdated windows, as this will improve its curb appeal.

{You spend a lot of time at home, and if you enjoy being there, you will feel happier overall. Investing in improvements for your home is not just a smart choice financially, but it will also make your home more comfortable.

|It is important that your home lives up to your expectations, seeing as you spend so much time there. This means that improving your home is a good idea not only financially, but also for your daily wellbeing.

|Since you spend so much time in your home, doesn’t it make sense that it should make you feel happy? Home improvements are great for increasing your home’s value and improving your well-being.

|You spend the majority of your time at home and you should get the most out of that space. Yes, home improvements are a good investment, but they also make your time at home more enjoyable and create a serene mood that carries over beyond your time at home.

|It is important to love your home, especially since you spend a majority of your time there. Your emotional well-being can improve, along with the investment you put into your home.

|Home improvements are an investment in the value of your home, but they are also an important investment in the well-being and enjoyment levels of those who live there. When you love your home, spending time there is a real joy.

|Since your home represents such a big part of your life, it should express your personality and style. In order to achieve such an environment, it is crucial that you involve yourself in home improvement projects that contribute to your overall enjoyment of the space and add tangible value to your property.

|Home improvement projects can have a tremendously positive effect on your mood and the quality of your life by making all the time you spend within your home more pleasant. Any project that you work on is an investment financially, but also for yourself.

|The majority of our time is spent at home. Because of this, improving the living space is a smart investment in both financial and emotional terms.

|You must love where you live. Continuously improving your home can help you feel comfortable with how it looks, and also dramatically increase the resale value. § Read the rest of this entry…

Top Deals for UK Travellers

§ August 18th, 2012 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged Comments Off on Top Deals for UK Travellers

Top Deals for UK Travellers including Lake Garda, Barbados, Gascony, Tanzania and Reykjavik.

Deal 1: Lazing by the lake

Inghams has sliced a tempting £306 off its Lake Garda holidays for early July and is offering seven nights surrounded by olive groves and cypress tress for £359 per person. This is the ideal location for lazing by the water, strolling along the tree-lined promenades and road-testing Italian dishes in the many restaurants. The deal for the Northern Italy lakeside break is on a half board basis at the three-star Palme Hotel and includes return flights from Gatwick to Verona and resort transfers. Departure is on 11 July. The deal is also available from Birmingham and Newcastle for an extra £29 and £49 respectively.

Lake Garda, Italy, Nancy Beja § Read the rest of this entry…

Travel-Friendly Gadgets for Kids

§ August 13th, 2012 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , , Comments Off on Travel-Friendly Gadgets for Kids

Need to keep your kids entertained on the road? Don’t forget to pack some of these great gadgets on your next trip.

Traveling with kids can be rough. Long car rides and flights can be a testament to your patience if your child starts getting bored. Thankfully, technology has created dozens of gadgets to satisfy children of all ages. § Read the rest of this entry…

Heads Up: In a Swedish Park, Art Co-Stars With Nature

§ August 12th, 2012 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , , Comments Off on Heads Up: In a Swedish Park, Art Co-Stars With Nature

AMID a thicket of beech trees and moss-covered stones, I spied a giant red ball wedged high in the branches of a tree. A few yards away, there was another ball stuck in a tree — similar to the way a basketball occasionally gets lodged between a rim and the backboard. Farther along the path, there was yet another. This was no ordinary forest. § Read the rest of this entry…

Olde Towne Pet Resort and Northern Virginia Magazine Partner to Celebrate the Area’s Cutest Dogs!

§ August 10th, 2012 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , Comments Off on Olde Towne Pet Resort and Northern Virginia Magazine Partner to Celebrate the Area’s Cutest Dogs!

PRNewswire/ — Northern Virginia Magazine, a magazine known for its tireless dedication to its community, has been looking for the cutest dog in Northern Virginia as part of its annual Dog Days of Summer and WagFest 2012 event. This exciting and local pet-focused event — which is presently scheduled for Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 10 am – 2 pm and is expected to draw several hundred pet parents from all areas of Northern Virginia — is being hosted by Olde Towne Pet Resort Dulles in Loudoun County, just off of Route 28 North and Nokes Boulevard and located at 21460 Squire Court in Sterling, Virginia, 20166. § Read the rest of this entry…

Design Your Own Pillow With Inmod’s Brand New Pillow Design Studio

§ July 29th, 2012 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , Comments Off on Design Your Own Pillow With Inmod’s Brand New Pillow Design Studio

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Inmod (www.inmod.com), a division of Evo Furniture LLC and a leading provider of contemporary and modern furniture, is pleased to introduce its exclusive Pillow Design Studio. Via a one-of-a-kind interactive application, visitors to Inmod can design single pillow or create entire pillow collections for their homes. Inmod.com is the only website to offer custom pillow design, continuing to give its customers more control over design, as demand for personalization continues to grow. Inmod continues to address this trend with the addition of pillows to its Design Studio, giving more and more control to its customers who continue to both ask for and embrace it.  § Read the rest of this entry…

Check In, Check Out: Hotel Review: Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, Italy

§ July 25th, 2012 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , Comments Off on Check In, Check Out: Hotel Review: Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, Italy

UPSHOT

A glamorous retreat owned by Francis Ford Coppola in the heart of a down-to-earth southern Italian city. Garden rooms start at 360 euros, about $435, at $1.20 to the euro; suites reach 1,200 euros ($1,445) a night.

THE BASICS § Read the rest of this entry…

Discover France Adventures: Reasons To Visit Cheverny Castle

§ July 22nd, 2012 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , , Comments Off on Discover France Adventures: Reasons To Visit Cheverny Castle

Located in the charming Loire Valley of France, the Cheverny Castle was built in the beginning of the 17th century, when it stood as a unique example of the purest Louis XIII classical architecture, a style that was rare in that area during that time. Today it is still marked by this extraordinarily symmetrical design and although it may not be listed as the most popular monument of the area, the Chateau de Cheverny remains one of the most fascinating. § Read the rest of this entry…

Sauternes is a sweet wine, but there’s more to it

§ July 20th, 2012 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , Comments Off on Sauternes is a sweet wine, but there’s more to it

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com

Of course, until recently, my thoughts on Sauternes were like that of many others, namely: Who the heck drinks them, anyway? Wine Recommendations Joe Riley, manager at Ace Beverage in Northwest Washington, said he has seen demand for Sauternes and other sweet wines drop off like a cliff. “I think some people like the idea of dessert wines, but have second thoughts when they see the prices, Riley told me via e-mail. Even Sauternes makers will tell you that their wine has been a tough sell of late. “Nobody comes into a store to buy Sauternes, says Xavier Planty, general manager at Chateau Guiraud, a producer ranked as premier cru since the original Bordeaux classification of 1855. As I’ve seen with numerous other wines and spirits over the years, however, if you wait long enough, things will change. Old will become new. Uncool will become trendy. When I stopped at Chateau Guiraud on my visit to Sauternes in the spring, the mood was optimistic. “Sauternes is back, said Augustin Lacaille, Guiraud’s brand ambassador. “The target for us is millennials. From what we can see, the millennials have a sweet palate as they move into wine. Lacaille bases his optimism on trends like the rise of sweet wines such as moscato, the U.S. sales of which were up 80 percent last year. “Moscato was the easiest wine for [millennials] to start with, he said. “I think this is a good thing. Eventually, the millennials will seek out more complexity. Among older wine aficionados, there’s a basic bias against sweet wines. I think we need to move beyond the false idea that “sweet equals “unsophisticated. Sauternes is “sweet in the same way that “Moby-Dick is a sea story. True, but there’s more to it than that. “I don’t like the word ‘sweet.’ Sweet is reductive, Planty said. “These wines are not just sweet. They’re more complex than that. When it’s good, Sauternes is like ambrosia, full of layer upon layer of flavors. I prefer to serve it slightly chilled, and as the wine warms up in the glass the complex aromas change from moment to moment: honey, honeysuckle, honeydew; pineapple, mango, papaya; almond, fig, flowers; brioche, creme brulee, salted caramel. Sauternes gets its complexity from sauvignon blanc and semillon grapes, many of which have botrytized, meaning they have been benevolently “infected by a fungus called noble rot. If you’ve never had wines like this it can sound strange, but the effect is delicious. As the grapes dry out, an incredible concentration of aromas and flavors occurs. Unlike many sweet wines, Sauternes is not late harvest. Cool, humid nights cause the noble rot to develop, and noble rot must happen soon after maturity. There are so many capricious factors at play. In the early 1990s, there were years when no harvest occurred at all. No surprise then that it’s one of the most sought-after wines by collectors. Half-bottles (375 milliliters) regularly fetch more than $100. Great vintages can stretch much higher. I recently saw a bottle of 1994 Chateau d’Yquem listed at a Virginia retailer for $2,790. Part of the reason for this is the aging potential for Sauternes: The wine can seemingly live forever. “Sauternes was the first wine of Bordeaux to age. It’s built to age, Planty said. “But a good Sauternes is always good. When it’s young, you can drink it, too. That is very unlike a lot of coveted red wines meant to age, such as premier cru Bordeaux or Barolo. That’s why I recommend splurging on even a young Sauternes. High-quality, 375-milliliter bottles for less than $30 abound. It sounds like a lot for a little, but honestly, you’re not going to slurp down a full bottle of such a rich, viscous wine. And I find that Sauternes keeps slightly longer in the refrigerator than other wines: at least four to five days, sometimes longer. Don’t be put off by the drab sameness of the Sauternes labels. It seems to be a rule that all bottles must have golden, scripty fonts on stark labels, with images of either old chateaus or coats of arms. (I’d suggest that if Sauternes producers are really going after the millennial market, they may want to invest in label makeovers from hip graphic designers.) In the end, the label is irrelevant. Once you open the wine and pour it into a glass, it’s pure pleasure. I defy anyone to taste and disagree with me on this: Sauternes makes you happy. Wine Recommendations Wilson writes this week for Dave McIntyre, whose column will return next week. § Read the rest of this entry…

D.C. no longer #1, but with Arlington, ranked as one of the top ‘cities’ for families

§ July 20th, 2012 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , Comments Off on D.C. no longer #1, but with Arlington, ranked as one of the top ‘cities’ for families

We still have the Nationals.

We are, however, no longer the top city for families, according to Parenting magazine. The magazine’s editors are publishing their latest annual ranking of best cities for families online today, and have grouped Washington, D.C., and Arlington together, placing them at No. 6.


One of the top cities for families? (Bill O’Leary – The Washington Post)
Last year, Washington, judged as a single entity, ranked first in the nation. The news prompted a raucous response: applause from fans like me and howls from many others in the region, who ridiculed the idea that the city’s costs, crime, schools and traffic are family friendly. § Read the rest of this entry…

Cantaloupe cool

§ July 16th, 2012 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , Comments Off on Cantaloupe cool

Any way you slice it, cantaloupe’s a luscious and cool choice for summer meals. (Kevin Clark/The Washington Post) Cooling fruit: That’s what we need in this onset of dog days. Cantaloupes fill the bill. They have just arrived in area farmers markets, so here’s what to look for (from our Market Watch archives), and some of the more interesting ways to use them.

Technically, the true cantaloupe is grown only in Europe; what we see here in the supermarkets, farmers markets and roadside stands this time of year could be any of several varieties of orange-fleshed muskmelon, or “netted” melon, so named for the pattern that decorates its rind. Though 90 percent water, the muskmelon, er, cantaloupe is a pleasant source of vitamins A and C.

The Mylan; see the recipe below. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)
HOW TO SELECT: Smell the stem end. The aroma of the melon is the best indication of ripeness, though the perfume will be muted if the melon is chilled. § Read the rest of this entry…

Raytheon BBN helps lay groundwork for White House US Ignite science initiative

§ July 8th, 2012 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , Comments Off on Raytheon BBN helps lay groundwork for White House US Ignite science initiative

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The White House has launched US Ignite, a national innovation ecosystem for developing and deploying public sector applications and services on ultra-fast, software-defined networks. This initiative leverages important contributions from researchers across the nation, including Raytheon BBN Technologies, who have participated in the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Global Environment for Networking Innovation (GENI). § Read the rest of this entry…

More Cubans have local intranet, mobile phones

§ July 4th, 2012 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , Comments Off on More Cubans have local intranet, mobile phones

HAVANA (Reuters) – The number of Cubans linked to the country’s state-controlled intranet jumped more than 40 percent in 2011 compared to the previous year and mobile phone use rose 30 percent, the government reported, even as Cuba‘s population remained largely cut off from unfettered access to the Internet. § Read the rest of this entry…

Business tax plan filed in Nevada for education

§ July 4th, 2012 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , Comments Off on Business tax plan filed in Nevada for education

Original Article: http://news.yahoo.com

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Businesses that take in more than $1 million annually would be subject to a 2 percent margins tax under an initiative filed Wednesday by a coalition of labor groups seeking to raise money for Nevada‘s public schools. § Read the rest of this entry…

6-Year-Old Has Stroke, Doctors Spot Rare Moyamoya Disease

§ July 4th, 2012 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , Comments Off on 6-Year-Old Has Stroke, Doctors Spot Rare Moyamoya Disease

Six-year-old Erica Wilcox woke up one fall morning in 2011 and told her parents her right hand felt “fizzy.”

The first-grader was healthy and active, even running cross-country at her elementary school, so her parents, Dan and Leann Wilcox, of Toledo, Ohio, didn’t think much of it. § Read the rest of this entry…

3 top California educators’ departures a sobering development

§ July 4th, 2012 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , Comments Off on 3 top California educators’ departures a sobering development

Three of California’s highest-ranking, most influential educators announced within the span of a few weeks that they would be leaving their posts, creating a vacuum in the state’s higher education system at a time of unprecedented challenges.

The impending departures of Charles B. Reed and Jack Scott, chancellors of California State University and the California Community Colleges, as well as UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, have invited intense scrutiny and questions about whether the three institutions can entice visionary leaders willing to contend with a litany of issues: § Read the rest of this entry…

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