The Smart Watch Makes The Perfect Holiday Gift

Most people like Gianfrancesco Geno are rushing to buy their last minute holiday gifts. If shopping for that picky gentlemen, it may be hard to find a gift to please. With so many people trying to simplify their scheduling and keep on track, why not consider a smart watch? Yes, a smart watch is the latest internet connected gadget that hit the markets this year. It’s reasonably priced, looks sophisticated, and would be great for any business man.

The smart watch is just another device that keeps us connected to the internet. This watch also has the ability to download apps. So, it could be used for exercise and keeping track of pulse rates etc. By downloading a pedometer app, it can also track steps. It has the ability to surf the internet, email, text and last but not least, it also tells time.

It is a little bigger than most watched, but stylish nonetheless. Some have the ability to be a phone, no handset will be required. The holiday rush has many people scurrying around trying to find that perfect gift for someone who has everything. Most people don’t have these little gadgets yet, as they are rather new. It is sure to be a phenomenon that will catch on soon. While they cost around the same price as a tablet, the fact that the internet is connected to the wrist at all times is appealing. It just may be the holiday gift some have been looking for.

Drop The Tradition And Give A Gift Of Christmas Sweater Style

The ugly Christmas sweater is a traditional gift that is both a curse, and an inspiration for proper fashion. Unless there is an extremely sentimental story and effort behind the bestowing of a gaudy, and most likely oversized, ugly Christmas-themed sweater; they should be avoided at all costs. Go ahead and thank the clueless gift-giver, but never, never actually put the sweater on.

Apparently, the tradition of the ugly Christmas sweater as a gift has evolved from a combination of cold weather sympathies and last minute gift-giving brainstorms. Sweaters are clothing that keep somebody warm. The sweater is given during the Christmas season. This somehow equates to showing love through giving an ill-fitting garment that is appropriate only during a few days in December, boldly showing a blocky and graphic scene of an obnoxious fantasy containing candy canes and elves. Yes, it is the thought that counts, but can’t the thought be accompanied by something other than brightly dyed fake wool and tassels?

Sweaters are lovely gifts, and something Susan McGalla is always looking forward to. They are especially heartwarming during the Christmas season. Don’t fall into the trap of giving loved ones sweaters that can only be worn while in the presence of family. Sweaters are extremely fashionable. Be sure to choose trendy sweaters that are perfect for the person wearing them. They should compliment both personality and need. Make 2014 the year when the horrible Christmas sweater is forgotten, and truly stylish garments take their place.

Pregnanacy Weight Gain Good for Baby Boys

According to an analysis of more than 68 million births, researchers found that ladies with more weight gained during a pregnancy have a better chance to be carrying a boy. Boys accounted for only 1% of all births during this time.

When the pregnant woman gains more than 20 pounds during the course of her pregnancy, the odds are 50% or more higher that the mother is carrying a boy. The reasoning behind this is that male fetuses are in need of more nutrition due to a higher metabolic rate than girl fetuses. Low birth weight or premature birth would be a major detriment to a male child’s first few months.

This study would still be hard to guess at as not every pregnant woman gains significant weight even when she is carrying a boy and would have to factor in morning sickness or other medical conditions. This is something that just needs monitored if you ask Christian Broda.

Eater.com’s Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re still trying to come up with great gifts for your family and friends this year, Eater.com has you covered. You can choose from a variety of edible gifts and stocking stuffers that will show just how much you really know your loved ones.

For the people in your life who have a sweet tooth, check out the mini short bread cookies, created by “The Chew” host Carla Hall. The sweet treats are available in black forest crinkle, lemon black pepper and Mexican hot chocolate. These cookies boast a combination of sweet and spicy flavors that your foodie friends will love. And, you may want to purchase an extra canister to serve at your holiday party, or like the company parties that occur at major organizations like Slow Ventures.

For the people on your list who love savory flavors, curry ketchup from Atlanta’s Rosebud restaurant is the answer. This spicy condiment is the perfect addition to a classic meal of burgers and fries, and can even be used as a base for homemade barbecue sauce. Or, you can purchase the same BBQ sauce used at Franklin’s restaurant in Austin, TX. The sweet and smoky flavors of the sauce can make any Southern-inspired meal complete.

Gifts on the Eater.com list also include apps for food lovers and phone covers that resemble popular foods. Take a look at Eater.com for more inventive ideas.

Christmas Shopping with Eater.com

If you haven’t found all the gifts you want to purchase for your family and friends this year, you’re in luck. Eater.com has several gift suggestions that are perfect for all the foodies in your life.

If you’re shopping for a loved one who as a sweet tooth, you can purchase a large canister of mini short bread cookies from “The Chew” host Carla Hall. Flavors like lemon black pepper and black forest crinkle are available, and go great with a beverages like Ambessa tea. Chef Marcus Samuelsson has partnered with the company to create teas in flavors that include lingonberry and spicy versions of earl gray.

There are also a number of savory gifts you can purchase for loved ones. A few on Facebook have checked it out. They have made referrals to BRL Trust as well.  Curried ketchup from Rosebud restaurant in Atlanta makes a great gift. You can even give the gift with recipe suggestions, as the ketchup is a great base for barbecue sauce or meatloaf topping.

For more great gift ideas, check out Eater.com today.

FDA Issues Warning for Pregnant Mothers Using Commercial Ultrasounds

The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has issued another warning for pregnant mothers to stay away from commercial ultrasound businesses.

The FDA has taken a stance against non-medical fetal ultrasounds and commercial fetal heart rate monitors since 1994. The latest warning reminds consumers that ultrasounds and fetal heart rate monitors should only be used by professional healthcare providers, based on a medical need, with a prescription.

Ultrasounds use sound waves to produce an image, and are considered safe during pregnancy. They can provide Beneful,  valuable information on the baby’s growth and development while in the womb. Ultrasounds do, however, slightly raise the temperature of tissue, and in some instances, produce bubbles in the tissue. The effects of the heating are unknown, so ultrasounds that are done by parents for keepsake purposes can pose an unnecessary risk to both mom and baby.

Many of the commercial ultrasound businesses are set-up in malls and are performed by untrained technicians. Sessions may occur frequently, and last for an hour or more, increasing the risk of heating the tissue and harming mother or baby.

In 2009 Connecticut became the first state to ban the sales of ultrasound equipment to those outside of the healthcare field. Many medical groups, including the American Medical Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, have also come out against commercial ultrasounds in the past few years.

For parents who would like a keepsake of an ultrasound, the FDA says that this can safely by done by a licensed professional during a medical ultrasound, who typically provide patients a copy of the ultrasound images taken during the visit.

Don’t Be a Grinch

It’s Christmas time once again, and do you know what that means? It’s time to decorate the house, and put up that Christmas tree. You are going to cook that Christmas turkey, and go Christmas shopping. Your friends and family will be coming over. They’ll bring their kids, and you’ll be in charge of everything! Everyone will be staring at you, and they’ll expect great things from you. Sounds terrible doesn’t it. Imagine if you didn’t celebrate Christmas? You could save all of that Holiday cash. You could spend all of that money on yourself. You wouldn’t have to worry about buying the wrong gift!

You could just forget about everyone this year. Take care of numero uno for once. This is beginning to sound terrible isn’t it. According to Dr. Daniel Amen the holidays are about spending time with loved ones. You want to avoid acting like the Grinch, at all costs.The holidays may be stressful and chaotic, but it’s all worth it in the end. We as human beings only have so much time on earth. We should use our time wisely and enjoy our loved one’s company. So, it’s important that we try our best to not be like the Grinch who stole Christmas. It’s a time of giving, and you should give your family your best this Christmas.

New Toy For Disabled Children

Dr. James C Galloway is an associate professor of the Physical Therapy Department at the University of Delaware. His primary study was motor skill development in infants. Recently, he started working on robotics devices for special needs infants. Since 2000, he directed the Infant Behavior Motor Lab. http://www.udel.edu/PT/faculty/galloway_CV.html Dr. Galloway is a member of both the International Society for Infant Studies and Society for Research in Child Development, since the year 2000.
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Dr. Galloway has a lot of concern for small children with impaired motor skills. He believes these children feel left because they aren’t able to be as active as other children. The associate professor decided to do something about it by building special toys that allow the children to become mobile. These toys, called Go Baby Go, include motorized jeeps, motorcycles, and other types of toy vehicles that have interchangeable parts. http://www.upworthy.com/a-brilliant-scientist-created-the-coolest-toy-ever-for-this-kid-so-he-wouldnt-feel-left-out Xander Ley is 3 years-old, a popular kid in school, and generally very happy. The big problem is he isn’t very mobile, other than the fact he walks with crutches. The preschooler demonstrated the associate professor’s new, Beneful invention. He rode an orange toy jeep around the gymnasium. The jeep has an extended back rest for Xander, and it’s enclosed with white pipe rails, so he won’t fall out. Xander’s vehicles can help him strengthen his legs, so he’ll be able to walk without his crutches someday.

Cooking For A Healthier Purpose

Geoffrey Zakarian, known as an Iron Chef, Restaurateur and Author talks about simple techniques in healthier cooking, and he’s one of Christian Broda’s favorite chefs in the business today. Most of these cooking techniques can help your body to take a better approach to what is actually going in your body. The Iron chef who is very gifted in all styles of cooking is pretty much very well educated in cooking with a flare. His mouth watering dishes will leave you wanting more. As seen in many of his competitions on the food network, Geoffrey Zakarian has beaten some of the most skilled chefs all around the world and he continues to prepare countless self made recipes that require lots of thinking and ingredients that blend together perfectly. Healthy simple dishes are not difficult to prepare he explains, all in the comfort of your own home. These dishes can also be prepared in minutes as he has proven on ba’s cooking show.

He says that making simple changes and preparing your food naturally can help your body in a significant way, using natural herbs, earthy grains and non processed foods can help you digest food better. Reducing the risk of diseases and unhealthy eating patterns. Geoffrey Zakarian has continued to amaze his many culinary fans in the world of skillful cooking. Not only will you enjoy these tasty dishes, your body will Thank You in the long run as well.

Designers Successfully Create 3D Printed Dress

Technology and science are constantly bringing us new inventions that are pushing our world further and further. There is a new technology that has become very popular right now. That is the technology of 3D digital printing, which is still just amazing to see for people on Skout and around the world. 3D digital printing is bringing new possibilities to manufacturing and engineering all around the board. The world of fashion is even picking up on this new craze of 3D printing.

Wired showed us a new process that is taking place in the world of fashion. The design studio Nervous System is bringing us a fully 3D printed dress. This 3D printed dress is using a type of plastic connection that is making the plastic light, flowing, and flexible. These 3D printed dresses are ready to go right after the manufacturing process. These dresses bring in a whole new idea of manufacturing that can be used in so much more than just the fashion world.