Sunday, August 18, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
How to Get Your Kids Eating 5 A Day! - Why should your kids be eating a rainbow every day? Each color group provides a unique set of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. When kids eat from the 5 color groups it becomes an easy and fun way to ensure that they are benefitting from this wide spectrum of nutrients. By breaking produce down into groups of fire-engine red, bright orange, sunshine yellow, emerald green and rich blue/purples you can make eating fruits and vegetables fun for your kids
Saturday, August 10, 2013
To educate the public about exotic animals and to advocate for legislation to protect them. To provide sanctuary for exotic animals who have suffered from gross mistreatment and neglect so they can regain their physical and mental health and live out their lives in dignity.
The Roar Foundation, founded in 1983 by Tippi Hedren, exists solely to support the abandoned exotic felines at Shambala Preserve. Our mission is to educate the public about the dangers of private ownership of exotic animals. Huge numbers of dangerous animals are bred and sold in the United States for illegal purposes. Private ownership presents a grave danger to the public and is cruel and unfair. More stringent legislation is needed to prohibit breeding and selling. We are actively involved on federal as well as state levels.
Shambala is home to over 50 big cats: lions, tigers, cougars, black and spotted leopards, servals, bobcats, and Asian leopard cats, who live out their lives at Shambala. All have come to the Preserve after confiscation by authorities such as California Fish and Game, the United States Department of Agriculture, the ASCPA, and various Humane Societies. They are from roadside zoos and private citizens who realize that they have purchased an animal that they can no longer handle. The exotic cat trade is a huge business, just under illegal drugs, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife.
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Thursday, August 8, 2013
Haggin Museum - an art and history museum located in Stockton California, has been referred to by Sunset magazine as "one of the undersung gems of California." The impressive brick building has stood in the center of Stockton’s lush Victory Park for 82 years, but it’s what’s on the inside that makes it worth visiting. On display in the museum’s fine art galleries are dozens of paintings by renowned 19th- and early 20th-century American and European artists, including Jean Béraud, Rosa Bonheur, William Bouguereau, Jean-Léon Gérôme, George Inness and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Of particular note are breathtaking panoramas of Yosemite Valley (including one once loaned to the White House) by American painter Albert Bierstadt. The Haggin has the largest museum collection of major Bierstadt works.
All about berries - They all pack a slew of benefits that will have you leaping high buildings in a single bound. (Well, almost.) They're full of vitamin C, fiber, and phytochemicals (health-enhancing plant compounds), which together may help prevent cancer, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory conditions, and even age-related mental decline. Each one's exact nutritional makeup is slightly different, so our advice is, Why choose? Click ahead to see how to enjoy them all!
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - founded on April 13, 1870, "to be located in the City of New York, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in said city a Museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and, to that end, of furnishing popular instruction
Sunday, August 4, 2013
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The Rockwell Museum - the largest and finest collection of western art in the eastern United States. The collection contains masterworks by the great nineteenth and early twentieth-century painters and sculptors, including Remington, Russell, Bierstadt, Couse, Dallin, Moran, Catlin, Miller, and many more, most collected by Robert and Hertha Rockwell, for whom the museum is named. In 2000, the museum initiated a deliberate effort to bring perspective to this collection by the acquisition of recent works by Native American and other emerging western artists, as well as some additional older works. New acquisitions include works by Andy Warhol, Kay WalkingStick, Clyde Aspevig, Deborah Butterfield, and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith. Today, the museum boasts a collection of American western art that is among the finest in the United States.
The USS Hornet - a museum ship in Alameda, California, USA. It is composed of the USS Hornet (CV-12) aircraft carrier, exhibits from the NASA Apollo moon exploration missions, and several retired aircraft from the Second World War and the transonic and early supersonic jet propulsion period. A number of compartments contain exhibits concerning contemporary carriers that are supported by related associations. The flight deck, hangar deck, and first deck below are open for self-guided tours. Docent-led tours are available into the ship's navigation and flight deck control areas of the island and down into one of the engineering spaces containing two of the four ship's propulsion turbines. It is located on the southernmost pier of the former Naval Air Station Alameda
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Father's Forum was started in 1986 with the belief that our lives as dads could be more meaningful, vital, interesting and enjoyable if we were prepared to become parents. This means being actively involved in the birth process and learning about the transition to parenthood. This forum brings dads together to explore the challenging and difficult first year of parenthood makes a huge difference about how we experience fatherhood. Themes about understanding our relationship with our own father and appreciating the value of male friendships have often been the focus of the groups. Fathers' Forum has been able to educate men on how to develop friendships with other dads and be able to discuss feelings about parenting and fatherhood.
National Center for Fathering
(Fathers.com) is a nonprofit educational organization that provides research-based training and resources so that
men are equipped to address their children’s needs. Our goal is to reverse the cultural trend toward fatherlessness
by helping every dad learn how to be a father. At Fathers.com, we believe every child needs a dad they can count
on. The research is clear: children thrive when they have an involved father—someone who loves them, knows them,
guides them, and helps them achieve their destiny. We inspire and equip men to be the involved fathers, grandfathers
and father figures their children need. Changed lives. That's what people discover after engaging with FamilyLife–their
lives and marriages are changed dramatically for the better.
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