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Die Windelrevolution lässt auf sich warten, wenn man nur einmal die Innenstadtviertel Shanghais verlässt: eine Krabbelgruppe in einer Barackensiedlung, wo Arbeiter aus dem Umland wohnen. Ein Dutzend Babys wetzen auf dem Boden herum. Frau Wang, die Erzieherin, eilt aufgeregt mit einem Wischmopp heran. Der kleine Yanyan hat wieder eine Pfütze gemacht. „Ich sag’s euch jeden […]

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 […]

Thick fog and smog have settled over North China, presenting an opportunity for developing the IEQ industry

SHANGHAI, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The China Clean Expo (CCE) 2013, organised by Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co. Ltd., will be held on 1-3 April 2013 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition this year. The exhibition provides an excellent platform for Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) product manufacturers and dealers to showcase their latest […]

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 […]

Goods And Services Lesson Plans First Grade

I admit, I am still a little “old school in my methods of teaching math, but it is only because I want to ensure my students can think both abstractly and concretely. However, if this can be accomplished through pencil and paper as well as the use of manipulatives, then I am definitely open to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bow & Truss North Hollywood: Modern design, to go

Bow & Truss, the new North Hollywood restaurant and lounge crafted from what had been an auto body garage, may not sound like the kind of place with design elements that could translate to a residential environment. But as envisioned by Beth Holden, principal of the West Hollywood architecture studio New Theme, in collaboration with […]

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 […]

Live A Better Life With Home Improvement

Every day of your life, your house makes a big impact on how you feel. We all spend most of our time at home or at work, and if you work out of your home, the impact that it has on you is enormous. Make your home a sanctuary, and you’ll be ready to take […]

Fremont Insurance Provides Seasonal Dwelling Advice; Offers to Waive Deductible for Claims

FREMONT, Mich., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Fremont Insurance is committed to helping homeowners protect their homes.  As part of that commitment, the Company regularly shares tips and recommendations with its customers to help them avoid a wide range of potentially devastating losses.  The Company’s Seasonal Dwellings Closing Checklist provides policy holders even more protection by […]

UC reaching out to depressed students online

The anonymous online conversation began after the student revealed that he planned to kill himself. “What should I do?” the sophomore asked a counselor at his Midwest college. “I figure you will probably tell me that killing myself is not a good idea, and I know that. But it does seem like a good option […]

Unitek Education Delivers Cutting-Edge Cisco CCNA Training to IT Professionals

FREMONT, CA — Unitek Education, a leader in the IT training industry, has received accolades from the network student community for its excellence in delivering world class Cisco CCNA training certification programs. As the IT industry moves forward and continues to advance, a strong background in Cisco CCNA certifications has not only ensured a major […]

UC Berkeley to offer free online classes through edX

UC Berkeley announced Tuesday that it is joining the new online education website founded by Harvard and MIT that offers free, not-for-credit courses to a worldwide audience. The addition of UC Berkeley will give edX its first expansion into a prestigious public university and a foothold on the West Coast away from its Cambridge, Mass., […]

Letters: Building a better education system

Re “Teaching, and testing, smarter,” Opinion, Aug. 3 Arthur Levine compares testing students once a year to having a car GPS update its position once an hour instead of constantly. In the GPS part, he forgets the driver and assumes he ignores road and street signs. In the student part, he forgets the teacher, assuming […]

Is Marissa Mayer doing parents any favors?

Though Marissa Mayer, the pregnant 37-year-old executive newly named CEO of Yahoo, became an instant pioneer to many working women this week, she has also come under attack in some quarters for saying she plans to take barely a wisp of maternity leave. She told Fortune soon after she revealed publicly that she is due […]

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 […]

Cross-Cultural Sharing With Food: Liège Waffles

One of the wonderful things about traveling is trying food from other cultures. Oftentimes this food is similar to what we’re used to at home, but just slightly different due to preparation, ingredients, or other regional reasons. Today I’d like to introduce you to the Liège waffle. This Belgian waffle isn’t what we think of […]

Free E-Book Helps College Students Choose a Writing Style for Their Dissertation

BETHUNE, SC — ( has published a free e-book, entitled, “Writing Styles for College Students” to help college and university students learn how to master the three most popular (and sometimes troublesome) writing styles — APA Style, Chicago (Turabian) Style and MLA Style.

What type of tomato grower are you?

The Innocent The Innocent uses a short, three-foot funnel-shaped cage and believes, gullibly, that the prongs will secure the cage, that the welds will hold and that the tomato vine will know when to stop. No. In other words, pull it and start again. “I tell people to use those for peppers,” said Jon Traunfeld, […]

Save Energy, Save Money With Today’s Manufactured Homes

PHOENIX, ARIZONA — In these economic times, the decision to purchase a home has become a very serious consideration, with cost of ownership in both the short and long term being in the forefront of the buyer’s mind. One of the most important factors consumers should consider when buying a home is its energy efficiency […]

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