via Trump Exploring Panel On Vaccine Safety – Disability Scoop WASHINGTON — Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has warned of a discredited link between childhood immunizations and the development of autism, has accepted an invitation from President-elect Donald Trump to lead a commission “on vaccine safety and scientific integrity,” he told reporters Tuesday. A Trump spokeswoman would not confirm Kennedy’s comment. Kennedy, son of the late U.S. attorney general, said the president-elect “has some doubts” about vaccine policies but said both of them were in favor of vaccines. “His opinion doesn’t matter, but the science does matter, and we ought to be reading the science and we ought to be debating the science,” Kennedy said. “Everybody ought to be able to be assured that the vaccines that we have … (are) as safe as they possibly can be.” Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for the Trump transition team, said only that the president-elect was “exploring the possibility” of a commission, but that no decision has been made. “The president-elect enjoyed his discussion with Robert Kennedy Jr. …
Amazon has launched a new monthly subscription program for kids. This program includes highly curated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) toys that will encourage kids to learn through play. What’s in a box? Amazon editors work closely with smart brands to handpick the best STEM toys. From programmable robots to crystal kits and chemistry sets. How much does it cost? A STEM Club Toy Subscription costs $19.99/month plus applicable taxes. You can cancel your subscription at any time. For more details go to the site.
Here are 5 noteworthy indoor play spaces when there’s no sunshine in the forecast. The Big Playhouse, Westwood, NJ This playhouse is a big town where kids can socialize and work together. Kids can be entertained in the playhouse or the barnyard. They can play with race cars or go pretend-grocery shopping. Splash Zone, Chelsea Piers, Stamford, CT If you want to splash some fun in the winter months, Chelsea Piers in Stamford has a 6,000 square foot “Splash Zone” that features 3 waters slides. The Art Farm In The City, New York, NY The Art Farm in the City is an upper east side fun space for kids. It’s an indoor petting zoo where kids can pet and feed chinchillas, lizards, rabbits, turtles, and guinea pigs. Imajine That, Lawrence, MA This play space is an interactive kid’s center featuring a Whole Foods, a science station, a giant dinosaur climbing structure, a hospital-themed play space and an arts table. Please Touch, Philadelphia,PA This is a hands on museum where kids and adults can learn and …
Canstruction is an annual design competition that challenges teams of architects, engineers, and contractors to build sculptures made entirely out of unopened cans of food. The large-scale structures, as seen below from 2016, are displayed and later donated to City Harvest.
A 65-foot floating gym, powered by its occupants, may soon be traveling up and down the Seine in Paris. The Human Powered Gym is a transportation concept by Carlo Ratti Associati aiming to portray how human energy has the potential to power vehicles in the future.
If it’s only to see the fall foliage, families will enjoy the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat in Essex, Connecticut. If your kids love all things trains, boats and beyond, they’ll love taking cool tours on this classic train.
With so much happening in the wearable technology space, it’s hard not to take notice. Technology giants, from Samsung to Apple, to smaller start-ups are getting in on the wearable gadgets industry. Making these gadgets actually wearable by the masses can be challenging, so fashion houses have partnered with tech companies to create functional, yet fashionable gadgets. These gadgets are quickly becoming an extension to our tech-driven world. From Rebecca Minkoff’s “notification” bracelet to the many other smart wristbands and watches, these gadgets are here to stay. With your wrist wearables, you get notifications, emails, messages, or Facebook and Twitter mentions. And it doesn’t end there, they can provide directions and answer calls, monitor your heartbeat, log your daily footsteps and track your sleeping pattern. While wristbands and smart watches dominate the wearable tech industry today, technology is also being etched into shoes, rings, jewelry clothes and eye gears. For example, Lechal GPS Shoes is a pair of Bluetooth-connected shoes that use haptic feedback technology to notify users about the direction they must take. Then there’s the Ringly – the …
Eat with color to maximize your health benefits. So what does that really mean? Colors are associated with different benefits and disease preventions. As we see in the diagram, eating “white” foods strengthens the immune system. Eating “green” foods purifies with detoxification. Eating “red” foods improves our heart health. Eating “yellow” fortifies our skin’s elasticity and helps combat the aging process. Eating “orange” foods helps to prevent cancer. Eating “purple” foods increases our longevity. Fill your shopping carts with color for healthy living.
With emojis monopolizing the way we communicate on social media, how about getting our kids in on the fun with Emoji stickers. These are the most popular emojis as seen on most social media platforms.
Luxury timepieces are just as important as sustainable timepieces. Geneva-based company Altanus conducted a four year research that resulted in a 100 percent eco-friendly watch, called Patch. Available at selected stores, including Madl’Or Horlogerie – Bijouterie in Monte Carlo and Old Village in Brighton, England. Costs about $33 (24 euros).