October 12, 2015

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October 9, 2015

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25 Most Dangerous Threats to Babies in Your Home

25 Most Dangerous Threats to Babies 

in Your Home

Orig. posted on October 6, 2015 by Natalie Morin
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Welcoming a newborn into your home brings a lot of joy and excitement—but also a good amount of risk. Many parents "baby-proof" their homes, meaning they cover sharp corners and block-off any areas that might cause their child to take a tumble. But despite these efforts, you can't protect your baby against all danger. Accidents are bound to happen.
Luckily, HealthGrove crunched the numbers and found the products that cause the most injuries to babies—most of which are found in the average home. The data comes from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and each product is ranked by the average number of annual injuries to babies from 1997 to 2014.

#25. Non-Power Tools

Power tools aren't the only threats to infants. Non-power tools, such as screwdrivers and hammers, caused 7,313 injuries to babies in 2014.

#24. Car Seats

Carseats can often be unstable or strapped too tightly around babies, which are among the reasons there were 9,773 reported injuries in 2014.

#23. Metal Containers

Sharp metal containers are shiny but risky to leave alone with small children. About 7,757 were the causes of injuries last year.

#22. Televisions

Unstable televisions were the causes of 7,905 injuries to 0-2 year olds in 2014.

#21. Silverware and Tableware

From 2013 to 2014, there was a rise in injuries to babies involving silverware and tableware—12,337, to be exact.

#20. Linens

Linens caused 11,825 injuries to infants in 2014, an increase from the previous year.

#19. Toys

Toys caused 24,981 injuries to infants in 2014.
Note: Our data source changed its product categorization scheme in 2009, resulting in the spike seen in the visualization.

#18. Cribs

Babies were injured by cribs 13,846 times in 2014.

#17. Coins

Coins caused 12,422 injuries to babies in 2014, likely due to accidental swallowing.

#16. Strollers and Other Mobile Carriers

Injuries to babies from strollers have gone down from 2013, from 13,562 to 11,247 in 2014.

#15. Irons and Heaters

Irons and heaters caused 12,524 injuries to infants in 2014, an drop from the previous year.
Note: Our data source changed its product categorization scheme in January 2003, resulting in the spike seen in the visualization.

#14. Jewelry

Infants often want to put shiny objects in their mouths, and swallowing these items could cause a serious injury. Jewelry alone was the cause of 16,582 injuries to babies in 2014.
Note: Our data source changed its product categorization scheme in January 2003, resulting in the spike seen in the visualization.

#13. Shopping Carts

Babies have suffered an average of 16K injuries from shopping carts every year since 1997. In 2014, the number of injuries dropped to 15,589.

#12. Cycling

Cycling caused 13,407 injuries to infants in 2014, probably due to a baby seat on a bike malfunctioning or any other bike accidents involving a baby.

#11. Showers and Bathtubs

Injuries suffered by babies in showers and bathtubs have remained pretty stagnant over the years, hovering between 20k and 25k annually. In 2014, there were 21,394 reported injuries.

#10. Playground Equipment

Playground equipment injuries have gone down in recent years—from 28,838 in 2013 to 25,457 the following year—but still remain relatively high.

#9. Walls and Ceilings

Though there probably isn't much parents can do to shelter their children from walls and ceilings, they still caused 23,290 injuries to infants in 2014.

#8. Doors

Opening and closing doors without checking the surrounding environment can be harmful to babies. In fact, they caused about 46,888 injuries in 2014.
Note: Our data source changed its product categorization scheme in January 2003, resulting in the spike seen in the visualization.

#7. Chemicals

Chemicals, such as paint and cleaning products caused more injuries (44,497) to infants in 2014 than the previous year.

#6. Drugs

Prescription and non-prescription drugs caused harm to infants 42,073 times in 2014.

#5. Beds

Children risk falling on beds that are high off the ground. Injuries of this kind have been rising over the years, reaching about 155,122 last year.
Note: Our data source changed its product categorization scheme in January 2003, resulting in the spike seen in the visualization.

#4. Chairs and Couches

Babies also injure themselves more and more every year when they fall off or run into chairs and couches. About 130,168 injuries were recorded in 2014.

#3. Carpets, Rugs, Other Flooring

Carpets and other flooring were the causes of 130, 168 injuries to babies in 2014.

#2. Stairs

Stairs can be dangerous for everyone, let alone babies. These cause the second most injuries every year—91,088 during last year alone.

#1. Furniture (Excluding Beds and Chairs)

It's important to cover up any sharp corners and be wary of high furniture with a baby in the house, especially since these injure the most of any other product. About 102,301 0-2 year olds were injured in 2014.
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October 7, 2015

Diversity changes in Maine and the rest of the USA

These Counties Are Getting More Diverse

Using historical data from The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) and the United States Census, created a “Diversity Index” to see which places in America have become the most racially diverse from 1970 to 2010. It’s been predicted that by 2050, the vast majority of Americans will be multiracial. In 2000, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 6.8 million people identified as more than one race. 
That figure had increased to nearly 32%—9 million—in 2010. In some cities, this evolution may take some time, as many communities tend to self-segregate—even if they don’t mean to. But in others, the racial and ethnic makeup of the city that may have defined it a mere 30 years ago has completely changed, and will continue to do so. Using historical data from The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) and the United States Census, MooseRoots created a “Diversity Index” to see which cities in America have become the most racially diverse from 1970 to 2010. 
 To do so, they took the four race classifications from the census: White, Black or African-American, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian and Pacific Islander, and Other Race. They didn’t include multi-racial individuals because the census only began tracking multi-racial demographics in 2000. MooseRoots deemed the most diverse places those where racial makeup approached an even distribution between the four classifications.
Looking at the map, it’s very clear that the Southeast has quickly become more diverse since 1970. The West, on the other hand, has seen less of a spike. This is probably due to the fact that many states in that region of the U.S. were relatively diverse to begin with in the ‘70s, so the increase in racial diversity was more gradual. 
 Here are the that have demographically diversified the most and least:

10. Franklin County

Franklin County became 101.4% more diverse since 1970.

9. Penobscot County

Penobscot County became 101.7% more diverse since 1970.

8. Lincoln County

Lincoln County became 108.0% more diverse since 1970.

7. York County

York County became 115.5% more diverse since 1970.

6. Androscoggin County

Androscoggin County became 117.6% more diverse since 1970.

5. Kennebec County

Kennebec County became 121.1% more diverse since 1970.

4. Washington County

Washington County became 122.7% more diverse since 1970.

3. Oxford County

Oxford County became 126.0% more diverse since 1970.

2. Cumberland County

Cumberland County became 131.5% more diverse since 1970.

1. Piscataquis County

Piscataquis County became 147.5% more diverse since 1970.

October 5, 2015

Joint Supplement for Tip Top Healthy Dogs Giveaway

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October 2, 2015

FINDING NOAH in select theaters Oct 8, 2015 & One Night Only!

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For over 2,000 years, man has been searching for the final resting place of Noah's Ark.  Though there have been many attempts, few have been able to fully explore the one place specifically noted in the Bible: Mount Ararat.  Located in Eastern Turkey, Agri Dagh or "The Painful Mountain" is the tallest mountain in the region and lies in the very center of a centuries old, geo-politically unstable hot spot.  With constant threats of deadly rock slides, hidden crevasses, and glacial ice falls, the Kurdish Rebel held mountain poses great risk to any explorer, let alone those performing a thorough scientific investigation.  

Join director/producer Brent Baum and the FINDING NOAH film crew as they follow an expedition of intrepid explorers on a perilous trek up to Mt. Ararat's desolate summit.  There, using state of the art technology and real-time satellite imagery, this team of archaeologists, scientists and professional mountaineers will begin a grid work of exploration unlike any before, hoping to finally resolve the age-old question:  did Noah and his Ark actually exist?  

Shot in never-before filmed locations in the harshest of conditions, this unprecedented feature-length documentary shows just how far men are willing to go to discover the truth.  Narrated by Academy Award nominee Gary Sinise, FINDING NOAH is more than a quest for answers, it is a testament of the human spirit, where belief and the need for exploration transcend risk and limitation.

Since I was little, I have always been fascinated with Noah. I was fascinated how God directed him to get 2 of everything. Personally, I wish mosquitoes, black flies and fleas had been left off the list!

It was a beautifully directed and narrated film. How do I know? Because I got to see it already! One of the perks of being a blogger is seeing things before they are released to the public! LOVE IT!!

This film will only be in select theaters for one night only, October 8, 2015.

I wont get into the final scenes, it would ruin the ending for people. But I will say that I felt their excitement through the screen and I recommend that you see it!