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- Christmas - Toys for Tots (Marine Corps Reserve)
Provides needy children with the simple joy of a new toy for Christmas.
- Dogs - Toys Group (Planet-Pets.com)
Provides descriptions and pictures of the Affenpinscher, Brussels, Griffon, Chihuahua, English Toy Spaniel, Italian Greyhound, Japanese Chin, Maltese, Toy Manchester, Miniature Pinscher, Papillon, Pekingese, Pomeranian, Poodle, Pug, Shih Tzu, and Silky Terrier. Visitors may misspell words as Chiwawa, Peckinese or Pekinese, Sure Zu, or Pincher. 06-07
- Electric, Solar, and Other Projects You Can Make With Your Kids (Science Toys)
Provides over a dozen projects to teach basic physics. 2-02
- American-Made Toys Are Hard to Find (CBS News)
"Parents who are sticklers for buying American may have a rough time as they whisk through toy stores this holiday season." 12-03
- Best Education Toys--According to Children (MSNBC News)
"The test was open to all toy makers who had products that fit our two categories —educational and bargains (toys for $25 or less). But I chose which ones to accept for testing based on 25 years of experience rating toys." 08-10
- Great Toys on a Budget in 2006 (MSNBC News)
"As any parent knows, toys can cost a small fortune. But you don't have to spend an arm and a leg to get fun toys your kids will like. In fact, some of the bargain toys in this year's MSNBC.com Toy Test rated the highest." 11-06
- -08-15-07 Mattel Recalls 9 Million Dangerous Toys (PBS.org)
"Toy-maker Mattel recalled over 400,000 Chinese-made toys Tuesday due to "impermissible levels of lead" and millions of other toys whose powerful magnets could be swallowed by children. The company also said recalls may continue as product testing is stepped up." 08-07
- -12-15-11 Time's Greatest Toys (Time.com)
Time editors describe their list of 100 greatest toys. 12-11
- Top Toys and Gifts for Children With Autism (CBS News)
"Children with autism, much like most children, gravitate to toys and activities for their entertainment, and parents have noticed their kids prefer certain games more than others. To find out the top gift and toy ideas for children with autism, MyAutismTeam recently surveyed 1000 of its members." 04-12
- Recalled Toys - Recent (CBS News)
"Holiday shoppers who got an early start buying children's products may have bought potentially dangerous items that have since been recalled, the government said Tuesday, issuing its annual holiday safety warning." Provides lists of recalled toys. 11-26-02
- Greece - Daily Life in Ancient Greece (Donn)
Provides information on toys, pets, food, slaves, clothes, and other day-to-day information. 03-06
- India - Daily Life in Ancient India (Donn)
Provides information on toys, pets, food, jobs, entertainment, transportation, clothes, and other daily life details. 03-06
- -Daily Life in Ancient Times (Donn)
Provides information on toys, pets, food, jobs, entertainment, transportation, clothes, and other daily life details. Includes ancient China, Egypt, Greece, Rome and India. 03-06
- Dogs by Type (Planet-Pets.com)
Provides descriptions and pictures of dogs by group, including sporting, non-sporting, hounds, working, toys, herding, nordics, mastiffs, shortl-legged terriers, long-legged terriers, and sighthounds. 06-07
- Daily Life for Ancient Egyptians (Donn)
Provides articles about daily life, such as toys, pets, food, jobs, entertainment, transportation, clothes, and other details. 03-06
- Treating Bedbugs ( University of Kentucky)
"Infested and infestation-prone bedding and garments will need to be bagged and laundered (120°F minimum) since these items cannot be treated with insecticides. Another effective and efficient option is to place clothing, toys, shoes, backpacks, etc., in a clothes dryer set at medium to high heat for 10 to 20 minutes. This will kill all bed bug life stages and can be done alone or in conjunction with laundering. " 09-10
- -Romney's Business Income (Vanity Fair)
"The beauty—or savagery—of leverage is that it can magnify any and all cash-flow boosts, such as this one. Take $10 to $40 million squeezed from a pension pot, then use that to create new, rosier financial projections to borrow several times that amount, and then pay yourself a big special dividend from the borrowed funds, many times the size of the pension savings. That is just what Bain Capital did: the same month it converted the pensions, it created new financial projections as a basis to borrow an extra $421 million—from which Bain, its co-investor Goldman Sachs, and top Dade management extracted $365 million in dividends. According to Kosman, 'Bain and Goldman—after putting down only $85 million … made out like bandits—a $280 million profit.' Dade’s debt rose to more than $870 million. Romney had left operational management of Bain that year, though his disclosures show that he owned 16.5 percent of the Bain partnership responsible for the Dade investment until at least 2001."
"Quite soon, however, a fragile Dade faced adverse conditions in the currency markets, and it had to start in effect cannibalizing itself, cutting into the core of its business. It filed for bankruptcy in August 2002 and Bain Capital departed. When Dade emerged from bankruptcy, its new owners invested in long-term R&D, and it flourished again."
"Nor was this an isolated incident: Kosman lists five other 'formerly healthy' companies—Stage Stores, Ampad, GS Technologies, Details, and KB Toys—Bain helped drive into bankruptcy, while making big profits." 07-12
- Pervasive Developmental Disorders (National Institutes of Health)
"IThe diagnostic category of pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) refers to a group of disorders characterized by delays in the development of socialization and communication skills. Parents may note symptoms as early as infancy, although the typical age of onset is before 3 years of age. Symptoms may include problems with using and understanding language; difficulty relating to people, objects, and events; unusual play with toys and other objects; difficulty with changes in routine or familiar surroundings, and repetitive body movements or behavior patterns. Autism (a developmental brain disorder characterized by impaired social interaction and communication skills, and a limited range of activities and interests) is the most characteristic and best studied PDD. Other types of PDD include Asperger's Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, and Rett's Syndrome. Children with PDD vary widely in abilities, intelligence, and behaviors. Some children do not speak at all, others speak in limited phrases or conversations, and some have relatively normal language development. Repetitive play skills and limited social skills are generally evident. Unusual responses to sensory information, such as loud noises and lights, are also common." 05-09
- Toy Safety (Consumer Product Safety Commision)
Provides tips and articles related to dangers from toys, lead, mercury, cadmium, cords, guns for children, balloons, and more. 07-02-99.
- Home Safety (Consumer Product Safety Commision)
Provides tips and articles related to a wide variety of safety products and issues for the home, such as dangers from toys, lead, mercury, cadmium, cords, guns for children, balloons, carbon monoxide, fires, burns, drowning, poisons, indoor air quality, children's furniture, art materials, and more. 07-02-99.
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