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Unknown Children’s Author Gets Standing Ovation from 250 Strangers Who Beg Him to Turn Poem Into Book
Unknown Children’s Author Gets Standing Ovation from 250 Strangers Who Beg Him to Turn Poem Into Book
12/19/2014 5:14:12 PM
Author Barry Solway had a seven year old niece with a problem. She had to make sure the blankets were pulled up over her feet so the monsters under the bed wouldn’t be tempted by wriggling toes. From that experience, the story-driven poem “Courtship of the Monster Under the Bed” was born. When Solway shared it, reading from his cellphone, before an audience of 250 adults …
Neuroscientists identify brain mechanisms that predict generosity in children
Neuroscientists identify brain mechanisms that predict generosity in children
12/19/2014 9:28:57 AM
University of Chicago developmental neuroscientists have found specific brain markers that predict generosity in children. Those neural markers appear to be linked to both social and moral evaluation processes. There are many sorts of prosocial behaviors. Although young children are natural helpers, their perspective on sharing resources tends to be selfish. Jean Decety , …
PlayKids, The Top Grossing Kid’s Entertainment Platform, Expands to China and Brings Millions of Kids New Content and Holiday Features Worldwide
12/18/2014 1:00:00 PM
Movile , the largest mobile platform in Latin America and creator of the world’s leading children’s entertainment platform, PlayKids , is officially launching the app in China on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. PlayKids helps parents tackle playtime and more through age appropriate, educational and trusted content. To download PlayKids in the App Store, …
Beware of Children’s Holiday Toys that May Contain Lead
Beware of Children’s Holiday Toys that May Contain Lead
12/18/2014 12:47:09 PM
In November, The Baltimore Sun published an article about high levels of lead found in a children’s jewelry set.  According to the article, the inexpensive plastic pearl necklace with an attached charm and earrings had a lead level that was five times above the permissible amount.   This story reminds parents that with the holidays just a short time away, parents need to …
OnStar Offers Real-Time Updates on Santa’s Progress
12/18/2014 11:13:54 AM
For the sixth consecutive year, OnStar is providing U.S., Canada and Mexico subscribers the opportunity to learn Santa’s whereabouts on his journey across the globe Christmas Eve. With a press of the blue OnStar button, subscribers can be informed of Santa’s location at that moment in time.  Through collaboration with the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD) …
UPS Donates $10,000 to Woodland Elementary for Sustainable Food Gardens
12/17/2014 9:48:43 AM
UPS® (NYSE: UPS) will donate $10,000 to Woodland Elementary this month, enabling the Sandy Springs, Ga., school to build a sustainable food garden. In addition to providing the startup funds, UPS committed volunteer support on an ongoing basis to help ensure the longevity of the garden. The project will be named the UPS Gardens at Woodland Elementary. The volunteer hours will …
Save The Children Action Network Praises Increased Funding For Global Maternal And Child Health Programs
12/16/2014 11:50:55 AM
Mark Shriver, president of Save the Children Action Network , today praised the increased funding for global maternal and child survival programs included in fiscal year 2015 funding legislation. American leadership has helped decrease the rate of child and maternal mortality by nearly fifty percent worldwide since 1990, and this increased funding is necessary to continue the …
EagleBank Foundation Sponsors Cash Donation Boxes for The Children’s Inn at NIH
12/16/2014 11:12:46 AM
Starting  this  holiday  season,  EagleBank  customers  can give  a  gift  of  hope to  seriously  ill  children  and  their  families  who  are staying  at  The  Children’s  Inn  at  NIH.    The  Inn  is  a  nonprofit  “place  like  home”for  children  participating  in  leading-­‐edge  studies  at  the  National  Institutes  of  Health  (NIH),  the  nation’s …
Teen prescription opioid abuse, cigarette, and alcohol use trends down
12/16/2014 10:21:01 AM
Use of cigarettes, alcohol, and abuse of prescription pain relievers among teens has declined since 2013 while marijuana use rates were stable, according to the 2014 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey, released today by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). However, use of e-cigarettes, measured in the report for the first time, is high. These 2014 results are part of …
Target Offers Shoppers Convenience and Great Deals on Top Gifts During Final Week of Holiday Season
Target Offers Shoppers Convenience and Great Deals on Top Gifts During Final Week of Holiday Season
12/16/2014 9:58:13 AM
With one week until Christmas, Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) today announced that it will continue to offer guests unbeatable last-minute deals and free shipping on Target.com – where orders placed through Saturday, Dec. 20, can still be delivered by Christmas. After Saturday, guests can use Target’s Store Pickup option as a convenient way to make their last-minute purchases. On …
Verizon Champions Innovative STEM Programs in 5 Underserved New York City Schools
12/15/2014 12:14:17 PM
Five New York City schools have been awarded a total of $100,000 to improve student achievement in science, technology, engineering and math through the Verizon Innovate Learning Grants program.  They are among 80 schools across the country selected to each receive a $20,000 grant as part of Verizon’s investment to stimulate student interest and achievement in STEM. The New …
Cheeriodicals Team with Wells Fargo to Spread Cheer to Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital
Cheeriodicals Team with Wells Fargo to Spread Cheer to Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital
12/15/2014 11:48:47 AM
Wells Fargo Wealth, Brokerage and Retirement Division and Cheeriodicals brought cheer in the form of 110 big green boxes to children fighting childhood cancer and other diseases at Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Cheeriodicals are “big green boxes of cheer” made up of age-appropriate magazines, toys, puzzles, crafts and goodies for …
Are you helping your toddler’s aggressive behaviour?
12/15/2014 10:44:11 AM
Physical aggression in toddlers has been thought to be associated with the frustration caused by language problems, but a recent study by researchers at the University of Montreal shows that this isn’t the case. The researchers did find, however, that parental behaviours may influence the development of an association between the two problems during early childhood. Frequent …
Help a Golden Retriever Heal from a “Golden Moment”
Help a Golden Retriever Heal from a “Golden Moment”
12/12/2014 9:24:27 PM
Few things in life tug on the heart strings like the story of a boy and his dog. Randall is a rescue Golden Retriever who was saved by the Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue (GRCGLARescue) a few months ago, found a foster home and then suffered a serious accident requiring extensive surgery when he jumped out of a second story window to be with his foster …
The 2015 Canada Day Challenge is Officially Launched
12/12/2014 12:37:14 PM
The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today launched the 2015 Canada Day Challenge. The Canada Day Challenge is an annual contest that invites young Canadians aged 8 to 18 to express their creativity and show their pride in being Canadian by presenting an entry in one or more than one category, as follows: Draw it! – …
5 Myths about melanoma and skin cancer.
5 Myths about melanoma and skin cancer.
12/12/2014 10:03:15 AM
5 Myths Exposed About Skin Cancer There are a lot of misconceptions in the public about skin cancer, here are some of the most common ones debunked. Skin cancer expert Dr Sally Shaw said its important Australians get the facts right to minimise their risks of contracting the most deadly type of cancer. “One of the most concerning myths is that people with dark skin …
Don’t Ditch the Lunchbox at the End of Term - Why You Should Keep Making School Lunches During the Holidays
Don’t Ditch the Lunchbox at the End of Term - Why You Should Keep Making School Lunches During the Holidays
12/11/2014 11:12:03 AM
Mother of two and founder of Flip Lid Lunchboxes, Samantha Judd said the struggle to get our kids to consider the healthy food we’d prefer them to eat can potentially be eased if we start an introduction process now rather than on the first day of the new school term. “If I pack something new in my kids lunch boxes that they haven’t seen before, they’ll take one look at it …
Malala and Thousands of Children Take a Stand Against Attacks on Education at Save the Children Peace Party
12/11/2014 10:31:10 AM
Oslo, where the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded, Save the Children held its 18th annual Peace Prize party for 6,000 school children on an outdoor stage. Nobel Peace Prize winners Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi attended the party to share their experiences and answer questions from the children. The children and students learned more about their efforts to protect …
Spotlighting racism, stigma, UN launches International Decade of People of African Descent
Spotlighting racism, stigma, UN launches International Decade of People of African Descent
12/10/2014 6:36:08 PM
People of African descent still face racism in every country, region and continent of the world, said United Nations General Assembly President Sam Kutesa as the word body today kicked off its International Decade of People of African Descent. “Over the next ten years, people everywhere are encouraged to take part in the global conversation on the realities faced by people of …
Join In The Magic As Children’s Wishes Come True Across America On Macy’s National Believe Day
12/10/2014 10:27:01 AM
As part of its holiday Believe campaign, Macy’s has declared Friday, Dec. 12, as the sixth annual National Believe Day – devoted to embracing the season’s spirit of generosity and kindness toward others. To honor this special day, Macy’s and Make-A-Wish will grant more than 50 “Wishes Across America” to children with life-threatening medical conditions, and customers can share …