Big Heart Baby

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In late 2009, the founders of Big Heart Baby started to discuss plans of starting a children’s clothing company. As part of our research, we took a trip to South East Asia in order to find garment manufacturers and designers.

It was during this trip that we repeatedly came into contact with underprivileged children, many suffering from lack of proper nutrition and proper healthcare. It was a heart wrenching experience and we quickly decided that our business model had to include an aspect of giving back to the less fortunate in the U.S. and all over the world.

It suddenly made perfect sense. If we are going to sell children’s clothing, why not give a portion of our proceeds back to children?

It became our mission: with every sale we make, we’ll donate to a cause helping kids.

Initially, we are offering 5 one of a kind baby onesies, with 50% of profits from the sale of each color being donated to one of 5 major children’s charities –

  • Blue benefits the fight against Autism,
  • Pink benefits the fight against Children’s Cancer,
  • Orange benefits the fight against Child Hunger,
  • White benefits the fight against Juvenile Diabetes,
  • Red benefits the fight against Pediatric Aids.

With your support, we plan to expand to a full children’s clothing line, while adding more causes to our mission. There are plenty of companies selling similar products, but none have a heart as big as ours. So please make your baby a Big Heart Baby.

Five Awesome High Tech Baby Shower Gifts

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Let’s face it, buying the perfect baby shower gift can be a real headache. You want to get the expectant mom something useful, but don’t want it to be just like all the other boring gifts. Don’t worry, Big Heart Baby has got you covered! After exhaustive research we’ve compiled a list of five high tech baby shower gifts that are sure to knock their socks off.  Here they are:

41UTViw+UdL._AA300_5. Itzbeen Baby Care Timer

As any sleep deprived parent can tell you, sometimes it is difficult to keep track of when baby last had a bottle or a diaper change.  With this pocket sized, easy to use gadget you will always know your baby’s exact schedule.  The Itzbeen Baby Care Timer is much easier to use than a written journal and makes it possible to know at a glance what your baby has been up to when you’ve had a sitter or other caregiver.  With only a few buttons and an easy to read screen, it doesn’t get any easier for new moms to keep up with the important details!

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 4. The Why Cry Baby Crying Analyzer

Ever wished you could just know exactly what your baby is thinking when she starts to cry for no apparent reason?  Well now you can!  The Why Cry Baby Crying Analyzer is clinically certified and research tests have apparently shown that it has a 90% accuracy rate.  All you have to do is simply hold up the analyzer to your crying baby, and the icon lights up that shows what the baby is thinking (hungry, tired, bored, etc.)  Any new mom will love this gift!

41oWPheyPnL._SL500_AA300_3. Digital Wireless Video Baby Monitor

Baby monitors have been around for decades, and have become a necessity in any home with a new bundle of joy.  Recently, advances in technology have enabled parents to take baby monitoring to another level.  With a wireless video baby monitor, parents can literally keep an eye on a sleeping baby anywhere within a 500 foot range!  Equipped with day/night cameras, new moms will feel secure knowing that they can see and hear their baby from any room in the house, 24 hours a day.

41XYgoOUc+L._SL500_AA300_2. Aquatopia Deluxe Safety Bath Thermometer Alarm

OK, it’s not exactly ‘high tech’, but this safety bath thermometer helps make bathtime safe.  Designed to look like a turtle, it may seem like any other floating bath toy, but it is actually an automatic thermometer to make sure baby doesn’t get too hot or too cold in the bath.  There are no buttons or controls.  Simply put it in the water and it turns on automatically.  It takes a temperature reading every 2 seconds and alerts you by sounding an alarm if the water is too hot or too cold.

31-DS3s9ygL._AA300_1. Flip UltraHD Video Camera

The Flip is a great gift for anyone, not just new parents, but it isespecially good for new parents.  Time flies during the first years of parenthood, and every parent wishes they had more of those classic moments captured on film.  The flip is compact, lightweight, and easy to use with just one free hand.  Every new mother will appreciate this gift!

November – National Diabetes Awareness Month 2010

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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month.  It is a time for the public to learn more about the symptoms and devastating effects of this unpreventable disease, and more importantly a time to encourage everyone to support research leading to a cure for diabetes and its complications.  Big Heart Baby is proud to be working with The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to raise awareness and funds towards finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes, also known as Juvenile Diabetes, is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. Without insulin, an individual’s system is unable to efficiently process glucose, creating multiple health problems.

While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved. Juvenile Diabetes usually strikes children, adolescents, and young adults. Each year, more than 15,000 children – 40 per day – are diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in the U.S. alone, and it is estimated that as many as three million Americans are affected.

JDRF is the worldwide leader in funding research to cure type 1 diabetes, and is also committed to developing new and better treatments that improve the lives of people with type 1 diabetes in the near term and keep them healthy while they advance toward a cure.

Together, we can make a great impact, and move closer to finding a cure!

Top 10 Interesting Baby Facts

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Here are some fun facts you may not have known about Babies:

1.  All Babies are born with blue eyes. Although the color of a baby’s eyes comes from the pigment known as “melanin”, which depends on the genes that come from the parents, melanin often needs time after birth to fully deposit or darken from exposure to ultraviolet light.  Until this happens and the true eye color is revealed, most babies appear to have blue eyes.

2. Pound for pound, babies are stronger than an ox.  Your baby would be as strong as Superman, if it was the size of an adult.  For such tiny creatures, babies have especially powerful legs, so try to avoid getting caught by one of those kicks.

3. Babies teeth start growing 6 months before they are born. Few babies are born with teeth in place, but the fetus starts to form the teeth buds that will turn into baby teeth at around 9 – 12 weeks.

4. One in every 2,000 babies has a tooth when they are born. In some cases it is a regular baby tooth that is ahead of its colleagues, but in other cases it is a tooth “scout” – an extra little guy that checks out the terrain before falling out to let a whole set of new teeth to come in.

5. A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months. At 6 – 13 weeks the fetus develops the pattern of what will be fingerprints.  As you probably already know, fingerprints will not change throughout the person’s life and will be one of the last things to disappear after death.

6. Every human spends about half an hour as a single cell.  Every baby is briefly a single celled organism after sperm and egg cells first combine. Soon afterward, the cells begin to rapidly divide, forming the components of an embryo.

7. Human eyes are always the same size from birth. When babies look up at you with those big beautiful eyes, they’re the same size that they’ll be for the rest of their lives.  (That nose and those ears will keep growing for as long as they live though).

8. A baby’s head is 1/4th of it’s total length.  Its OK if your baby has a giant head.  They all do.  Fortunately the head doesn’t change size as drastically as the rest of our body. As the legs and torso lengthen, the head doesn’t get much longer, and by age 25 the head makes up a more reasonable 1/8th of the body’s length.  (By the way, Big Heart Baby One-Pieces come with overlapping neck lines to accommodate those big heads, so we’ve got your covered)

9. At around 10 weeks after birth it is determined whether your baby is right or left handed.  Although you most likely will not notice a baby’s hand preference until much later, this trait is determined after only a couple of months.

10. Babies are born with 300 bones, but by the time they are adults, the number is reduced to 206.  Many of the bones of babies are composed of smaller components so that it is easier for the baby to pass through the birth canal. These bones harden and fuse as the baby grows.

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    Professional whitening is a touchy subject. I have considered a few seconds, but every time I think of all the people I know who have tried it and ended up with sensitive teeth or had other similar problems. And while many people have their teeth professionally whitened by a dentist, others can’t afford it and instead opt for treatment in a beauty salon, or resort to DIY treatments.

    I think I’m going to have to hunker down and pay for the professional whitening! I have bought so many crest whitestrips but never remember to use them or get impatient. I have probably spent as much money on them as I might if I go to a pro! Unfortunately, I’m far from the only teeth-whitening addict out there. Last year, Britons spent 76 million on whitening toothpastes alone.

    I put the putty into blue trays and clamped my teeth into them to make impressions. I let the impressions harden for an hour or so, and then mailed them back to Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening in the envelope provided. You can wear the whitening gel-filled trays anywhere from 20 minutes to 3 hours. I wore them a good hour and a half before my gums felt a little irritated and frankly, I was tired of drooling. You can get it at the Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening site for $179 – usually $179. This product is apparently the same thing you can get at dentists’ offices for more like $500. What a bargain!

    That’s when I realized that my teeth didn’t hurt. Any gum irritation had also faded along with the mottling. All in all, the whole thing had been painless, and now I had the trays and a ton of gel left over to use whenever I thought the old choppers could use some sprucing up. Sign up for notices about new books, FREE new book offers and funny blog posts. Guaranteed to improve your quality of life by 27.5%! You can also reach me at amy@.

    does the Zoom! In-Office System work? The Zoom! light-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Minimal bone is removed over the labial aspect of the Treating abscesses and other oral lesions. Your gums are more likely to bleed when you have plaque buildup. Years of drinking coffee and red wine had left my teeth stained and grey. It had bothered me — I’d started wearing only dark tops (white made my teeth look lemon-yellow) and grimacing at friends through closed lips. But the ‘dirty teeth’ comment was the final straw. That day, I made an appointment at a smart dental practice to have my teeth professionally whitened.

    It set me off on a five-year habit that was not only bad for my teeth, but possibly for my health. Initially, I was hoping for a smile to rival Tom Cruise’s — and for close on 1,000 for professional dental whitening, I think I had a right to optimism. Claim: ‘Crest Whitestrips provide you with a beautiful, whiter smile — guaranteed.’ Contains 5.3 per cent hydrogen peroxide.

    First, the dentist applied a peroxide gel to custom-moulded gum shields and placed them over my teeth. Then my teeth were bathed in blue light using a high-tech ‘torch’ for 45 minutes. It stung and I felt vain and foolish. Yet I returned two weeks later to have the process repeated. So it was a thrill to discover you can buy do-it-yourself teeth-whitening kits over the counter or online for 10.99. And the kits worked. Forget the Spandex pants — if you want to look better instantly, whiten your teeth, you look younger and healthier, even if you aren’t!

    I became obsessive, building up a stash of products. One of the first I bought required you to squeeze whitening gel into a gum shield and wear it for 20 minutes; this seemed inconveniently messy. You peeled a gel-infused strip out of its packet and stuck it on your teeth. Moments later, your smile would practically glow fluorescent. The faster the effects, the better, as far as I was concerned. I was hooked. This effectively destroys the protective enamel, making teeth very sensitive. ‘And in many cases they changes are permanent — in extreme cases they can lead to the loss of the teeth,’ he says.

    If I was invited to dinner, I’d sneak upstairs minutes before we left our house. There I’d sit quietly for five minutes bleaching my teeth with a gel-infused strip. ‘What have you got there?’ my husband would call. ‘Nothing!’ I’d reply. Certain products irritated my gums, but I chose not to investigate. If I acknowledged the suspicion I might be damaging my teeth or gums, I’d have to stop. I couldn’t. In fact, the reason these products were so effective was because they were damaging my teeth.

    As dentist Martin Fallowfield, a spokesman from the British Dental Association, says: ‘Some DIY teeth kits, especially those available on the internet or from salons, contain the same acid that is used to disinfect swimming pools — chlorine dioxide. Ironically, after all this, your teeth will also become even more discoloured — that’s because once the protective enamel has been damaged, the teeth are left exposed to the elements. They become stained easily by food and drink and turn brown.

    Most DIY products use hydrogen peroxide — this works by penetrating the porous enamel and oxidising stains (the oxygen produced by the process reacts with the discoloured material on the teeth and chemically changes it). So, if the concentration of hydrogen peroxide is too strong, it can burn the soft tissue or even cause irreversible gum recession, exposing the root of the tooth and causing sensitivity. If you ingest a significant amount of the hydrogen peroxide gel, it can also burn the throat, stomach and gut.

    In some ways, these seem less risky — the ‘only’ problem is that if a product is too abrasive, enamel may be removed. So no chemical burns or gum recession then. Just damaged teeth. The legal percentage of hydrogen peroxide permitted in these kits is 0.1 per cent. The problem for consumers is that such a weak percentage won’t whiten properly, says Dr Linda Greenwall, author of Bleaching Techniques In Restorative Dentistry, and a lecturer worldwide in restorative dentistry. In other words, many of the products we are buying will not make our teeth permanently whiter, and are abrasive enough to cause harm if we use them year after year.

    Meanwhile, in one of my kits (bought in the U.S. but available here online), the hydrogen peroxide concentration is just over five per cent — and yes, it was the gel-infused strips I so loved. Not only was I using a lot, but hydrogen peroxide penetrates the teeth swiftly, can be tough on your teeth, and the bleaching doesn’t last that long. So you use it again, and again.

    But what about products that say they don’t contain any hydrogen peroxide? Don’t be fooled, says Andrew Eder, professor of restorative dentistry and dental education at UCL Eastman Dental Institute. In at least one kit the ingredients contain chemicals such as carbamide peroxide that react with saliva to produce hydrogen peroxide. In the past three years alone, the General Dental Council (GDC) has received more than 600 complaints about whitening procedures performed in salons and clinics by beauty therapists. The organisation classifies tooth whitening as dentistry, and so says it is illegal for anyone not registered with the GDC to perform the procedure.

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    If time has taken a toll on the color of your teeth, ask about professional-grade teeth whitening at your next dental visit. A bright smile makes a person appear young, vibrant, and healthy. Whether your enamel is discolored because of dark foods and beverages, tobacco, tetracycline medications, or daily wear, our potent bleaching systems will deliver just the boost you need!

    We all need a self confident smile that brings with it a lasting first impression. Increasing your confidence and creating a radiant smile can be done through teeth whitening at Oyster Point Dentistry, contact us so we can help you decide if teeth whitening is right for you. Meanwhile, despite the recession, a white, even smile is increasingly seen as a necessity rather than a luxury, even on this side of the Atlantic. Demand for cosmetic dentistry has grown sharply among the middle-aged and late-middle-aged in particular.

    While early versions were made in the 1990s, they were very expensive and their uses limited. Today’s lasers still cost more than the hated drill, but the gap has narrowed, and the quality has also improved. Given the advantages for patients, their use will become ever more widespread. Of course, even with better tools, the success of treatment still comes down to the skills of the dentist. Up until now, practical dental training has largely consisted of laboratory work on false teeth and mock operations on special dummies.

    While this approach has worked reasonably well for generations of students, clearly there is room for improvement. The latest simulators allow students to gain practical experience more quickly, without putting anybody’s teeth at risk. Dentistry isn’t just about what’s medically necessary. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance, rather than the health, of teeth. And it’s rapidly growing in popularity.

    For example, the Moog Simodont Dental Trainer, developed in conjunction with the Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam, uses virtual reality and haptics (equipment that provides feedback) to let students simulate all aspects of basic dentistry, from diagnosis to treatment. Another added benefit is that the computer can log the steps taken by the student, which can then be reviewed afterwards. This enables the lecturer to pick up errors without the need for constant oversight.

    Once derided as a symbol of vanity, it is fast entering the mainstream as patients become less tolerant of ‘imperfections’, such as stained or misaligned teeth. Dentists are also more willing to recommend cosmetic treatments as follow-ups to conventional procedures, such as extractions. Another common procedure that straddles the line between cosmetic and medically necessary is tooth straightening. Braces have been a rite-of-passage for American and, increasingly, British teenagers for years. But they can be uncomfortable, inconvenient, and highly visible. Our experts have tracked down nine of the smartest stock plays in what we believe will be 2016’s hottest sectors.

    This is why invisible aligners, which apply a smaller degree of pressure and are removable, are gaining in popularity. This increased comfort and flexibility comes at a price, creating an opportunity for brands such as Invisalign, which has created a proprietary system based around 3D models. But improvements in both technology and technique are driving down the length of treatment needed. Instead of the nine months that used to be commonplace, implants can be fitted, healed and fully operational within as little as six weeks.

    The proliferation of computer-aided design and manufacturing technology, including 3D printing, means that crowns can be ‘printed’ at the dentists’, rather than ordered from specialist suppliers, which reduces the number of patient visits. Overall, demand for implants in the US is projected to grow by more than 10% a year for the next few years. The ultimate goal of cosmetic surgery is to regrow missing teeth using adult stem-cell technology. The structure of the human mouth, with its complex network of nerves, makes this extremely difficult. Indeed, researchers in this field have said it is comparable to creating a human heart from scratch.

    However, experts in Tokyo and at Columbia University in New York have already worked out how to regrow teeth in mice in as little as nine weeks. And last year dental surgeons in India created a stir when they used stem cells to regrow bone in patients’ jaws, thus enabling them to receive implants. Less brilliant results because whitening is not repeated consistently over a period of days as in the take-home system.

    Other industry experts agree that the Chinese dental market has gigantic potential. Stanley Bergman of dental supply and services company Henry Schein Inc thinks that, at some point, China will obviously be the largest provider of dental services in the world”. If you live close to Cheltenham we can give you a free no obligation advise now. Call us on 01242 523531 or visit our Teeth Whitening Cheltenham page.

    One major opportunity lies in the provision of high-quality dental care. Chinese dental hospitals are usually overcrowded and impersonal, while existing private clinics lack privacy and care standards are variable. A significant number of dentists still work out of open-air market stalls, with predictably dire implications for basic hygiene. Already private operators are emerging in both countries to try and improve the level of care and take advantage of economies of scale. In China, this trend is being dominated by companies with experience running clinics in other countries, such as the Singaporean chain Q&M Dental Group.

    Indeed, it is so confident in its future profitability that it is aiming to pay a 2% dividend this year. Biolase has also secured the US distribution rights to a series of low-radiation digital dental imaging systems. This means that it should do well from the phasing out of conventional X-rays. So now that you have seen how important this Fibonacci series is let’s turn our attention to your smile and your teeth.

    These plans have already drawn huge interest, enabling Q&M to sell a 20% stake in its Chinese subsidiary. This will fund mainland growth without putting too much strain on the parent company’s finances. Q&M trades at 21 times estimated 2013 earnings. Registered office: 8th Floor, Friars Bridge Court, 41-45 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NZ. Registered in England with company no. 04016750 and VAT no. GB 629 7287 94. MoneyWeek and Money Morning are registered trade marks.

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    What’s at stake: Lending Club has captured the attention this week as it became listed on Thursday on the NY Stock Exchange and its share spiked nearly 70% in trading debut. While the growth of marketplace lenders has been exponential over the past few years, questions remain as to whether P2P lenders will manage to move beyond the niche of middle-class credit card borrowers and will be able shoulder the next recession.

    But while risky, secured loans are not without its advantages. In fact, secured loans are often the more recommended option because of its lower interest rates and more flexible terms. With a secured loan, you can borrow a larger amount of money because there’s security involved as part of the credit agreement. Repayment terms are also longer, sometimes up to 25 years depending on the type of secured loan you applied for.

    But, don’t assume that this means any site you create will also be compliant to AA standards. A site is only a collection of pages, and compliance is on the page level. Sadly, with SharePoint WCM and page editing it is possible to insert non-complaint and down right ugly code in to your SharePoint sites. I was just on a 2010 site and looking at the HTML I was happy to see that the tap and quick navigation were all managed by div tags. I also so a div tag for the main body, but inside this main div tag the developers had dropped a mass of HTML which included tables inside of tables inside of tables. The page as a whole was not proper XHTML and not WCAG 2.0 AA or even A compliant.

    BUT. To the point that we got started with, I think the government should do something, as described above, and investing in infrastructure is probably a good way to go about it. If your counter is that the government should stop totally and let the free market do its work (which they did in Atlas Shrugged,” as noted above), I’d say yeah, great, that would be a good way to start from scratch, but probably not so realistic as a way out of the current boondoggle.

    By 1977, the ‘Connell Company had been ordered by a state regulatory agency to make substantial improvements in its wastewater treatment facilities or to cease and desist operations. Confronted with the formidable competition presented by the new Co-op dehydration plant, fn. 4 Dan ‘Connell decided to construct his own new dehydrating facility. Following ‘Connell’s positive discussion with George M. Jewell, the latter then discussed the idea with Bill Sullivan, who was equally enthusiastic about the proposed project. In view of the Bank’s unwillingness to grant any further loans to the ‘Connell Company, George M. Jewell undertook responsibility to obtain the necessary financing.

    By a wide margin, Atlanta’s population remains concentrated in its centrally located counties (Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, and Gwinnett). The most rapid growth, in contrast, generally has occurred in outlying areas (see Map 6 ) such as Paulding, Forsyth, and Henry Counties, where population levels have surged by more than 50 percent during the 1990s. Faster growth in less-developed counties often has overtaxed public infrastructure, such as transportation routes and water resources.

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    By contrast, if the market rate of interest at the time the bonds are issued is less than 4 percent, the corporation will issue the bonds at a higher price; for example: the bonds might sell for $10,800,000. (Again, this is not a random number; it is computed using calculations that provide the bondholders with a lower interest rate that the market is willing to accept at the time.) This lower effective interest rate of return is achieved because the company will repay only $10,000,000 at maturity, reducing its overall effective interest cost.

    By contrast, interim dividends can be paid at any time throughout the year and are calculated before the company’s annual earnings are determined. Typically they are decided solely by the board, without shareholder approval, and can be paid if the directors are satisfied that this is justified having regard to company’s profits and future financial requirements and are distributed either quarterly or after the first six months of the company’s financial year. An interim dividend is due only when it is actually paid by the company, whereas a final dividend is due when it is approved by the general meeting and it then becomes a debt immediately due from the company.

    By contrast, unsecured loans aren’t backed up by any asset That means there’s a higher risk for the lender — as they have no guarantee of getting their money back — so you’ll generally pay more interest with unsecured loans. They also tend to be for smaller amounts, and take place over a shorter period of time. For these reasons, most alternative business finance is secured against something, whether it’s an asset, an invoice, or a personal guarantee.

    By giving birth to a wide variety of different financial institutions, the Internet has leveled the playing field for consumers to find what works best in our given situations. This is not to say that in every instance an online institution is always going to be the top option available, as there are a lot of crappy options to wade through to find something decent. That fact must be kept in mind when looking for personal loans.

    By law, a bankruptcy court may not discharge student loans. Although these debts are unsecured, you must repay them either through liquidation of your assets in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, or through a repayment plan in Chapter 13. This applies whether you contracted the loans through a public agency, such as the Department of Education, or through a private lender, such as a bank or credit union. Any remaining balances on non-dischargeable debts after the bankruptcy closes remain valid. The creditor can pursue you through lawsuits, court judgments, liens, levies, and garnishments. You can only avoid repayment by claiming, while the bankruptcy case remains open, that the debt would cause an undue hardship – a very difficult claim to prove and one that bankruptcy courts decide on a case-by-case basis.