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Watching too much TV in Early Childhood could lead to a Bigger Waist Size and Lower Fitness Ability by Age 10

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(Best Syndication News) - Researchers from the University of Montreal and Saint-Justine Mother and Child University Hospital found that children between the age of two and four that watched more hours of TV had a higher chance of having a bigger waist circumference by the end of fourth grade. Additionally, the children that watched more TV as toddlers had a reduced ability to perform sports activities when they were 10 years old. The study was published in today’s edition of BioMed Central's open access journal International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.

Lead author Dr. Caroline Fitzpatrick and senior author Dr. Linda Pagani reported on the findings. Dr. Pagani explained that they interviewed the parents about the TV viewing habits of the children, measured the children's waist, and had them do a standing long jump. They found that for each weekly hour of TV viewing a child had at the age of 29 months decreased the child’s long jump distance about one-third of a centimeter.

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Teen Survey on Finances demonstrates need for more Guidance

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(Best Syndication News) - Teens are not money savvy and parents were not confident discussing finances with them, a new survey found. A survey conducted on behalf of Capital One and ING DIRECT USA found that around one out of four teens between 12 and 17 years of age thought incorrectly that a debit card was borrowing money from the bank.

The survey was conducted to learn more about how teens spend and save their money. In the survey, 35 percent of the teens said that the most important financial lesson they wanted to learn is how to save their money. Another 28 percent wanted to learn how to budget.

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Jenn-Air Master Class Blog includes Cooking Skills

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(Best Syndication News) - Kitchen appliance company, Jenn-Air, launched a Master Class Blog that will educate visitors on how to cook, entertain, and how to design the perfect kitchen. Additionally, the company has a free Apple iPhone app called DesignVision that will let consumers take a photo of their kitchen and overlay the Jenn-Air appliances to see what they would look like.

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Union Pacific commemorates 150 Years of Railroad History with a Free eBook and Online Timeline

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(Best Syndication News) - The Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is celebrating 150 years since they first got the approval from President Abraham Lincoln to build the transcontinental railway line. To commemorate this event, they have put together a free ebook and an interactive website that discusses the long history of the company.

The railroad line all started on July 1, 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act into law. It was not until May 10, 1869 when the golden spike ceremony was held to officially connect the two railroad tracks in Promontory Summit, Utah. This first railroad line operated until 1904. That was when it was replaced with the Lucin Cutoff.

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Amazon Publishing buys Avalon Books

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(Best Syndication News) - Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced that they have acquired the imprint Avalon Books, which includes publication rights for over 3,000 backlist titles. The majority of the titles are romance, mystery, and western genres. Avalon Books have been known to specialize in wholesome stories. Popular authors published under Avalon include Holly Jacobs, Carolyn Hughey, and Carolyn Brown.

Ellen Bouregy Mickelsen, Publisher of Avalon Books said that Amazon will have her assist in transitioning the authors to Amazon Publishing, which will be under the West Coast division and include the imprint Montlake Romance and Thomas & Mercer.

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