Gatherings with family can be difficult for people who have certain food allergies. Food allergies are on the rise for both children and adults. There has been a 50% increase in food allergies over the past decade in the United States. The most common allergies are milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish, seafood, soy, and wheat.
Do you need to finish up (or maybe even start on) your Christmas shopping list? Many hot items on everyone's Christmas wish list this year are electronics. These items might include cell phones, computers, flat screen televisions, GPS devices, Blu-ray players, MP3 players, E-book readers, and PlayStation consoles.
There are so many products out there, and it's difficult to know which one is the best one to spend your money on.
I was surprised to get the latest issue of U.S. News & World Report in the mail. It had a cover that said it was not only the latest issue, but the last. They will no longer be printed, but will available online. I've heard a number of little bits of information about the magazine industry lately.
Two plastic pink flamingos ridden by scantily clad Barbie dolls! I see this in a storefront window on my way to work every day. After 17 years of this bizarre sight, it makes a person flamingo crazy. So tacky, yet so cool.
Those famous pink wonders were the brainchild of designer Don Featherstone back in 1957. The Union Products company manufactured them until 2006. Another company purchased the copyright and the molds, so never fear - you can make your own flamingo display. Just try to top the Barbie display - it won't be easy!
Yesterday, I found myself helping out with all the magazines in our library. It is time to move things around: make room for the new titles coming in, and move out the titles we will no longer carry. In an effort to help out with this transition, I had an opportunity to go through each of the magazines. It has been a while since I have looked through them, and I am amazed at both the number and the variety of titles to which we subscribe. Did you know that we not only carry adult periodicals, but also teen and children’s magazines?
If you can’t wait to hear the latest news about your favorite teen heartthrob, we have greatly expanded our magazine selections for teens here at Riverside. We now receive Pop Star, Bop, and J-14. For the gamers in your family, we carry the Official XBox Magazine, PlayStation, and Nintendo Power. Skaters may be interested in Transworld Skateboarding. Other choices include Teen Voices, Seventeen, Mad Magazine, Shonen Jump and many others. Save a few $$$ and check o
Picking up the Fall 2009 issue of American Legacy: the Magazine of African-American History and Culture, I found several articles of particular interest. From recent history, "Muhammad Ali’s Louisville" -- to "Journal on Jars," an article researching the history of an enslaved man’s ability to write poetry on the clay jars he made for his master, this magazine truly broadened my horizons.
Congratulations are in order for Gary Toms, a Research Assistant at the Midwest Genealogy Center. He has written an article that has been published in the prestigious genealogy journal, The Septs (Irish Genealogical Society International), one of our periodical subscriptions. Reference staff on the first floor at MGC can show you where to find this journal (The Septs January 2011; 32(1):6