Category Archives: Baby Shoes

The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) with Roy Lichtenstein’s “Five Brushstrokes” in 2015 (via Wikimedia Commons) In June, a group of former staff members at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) accused the institution of enabling a “plantation-like culture” in an open letter that described instances of surveillance and discrimination of Black and LGBTQ workers at the museum. Backed by hundreds of supporters, they launched the initiative #DismantleNOMA which calls on the museum to fundamentally reform its work environment and to immediately separate itself from its current leadership. These demands are amplified in a new open letter released today, October 12, by a wide group of artists, art workers, and organizers from across the country. The letter, signed by more than 150 supporters to date, calls on NOMA to “take the first step toward restoring its relationship with the New Orleans community it claims to serve by immediately…

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Luciano Garbati’s “Medusa With The Head of Perseus” being installed at Collect Pond Park today (courtesy of MWTH Project) Greek mythology recounts how Medusa earned her distinctive appearance: after she was raped by Poseidon in Athena’s temple, the goddess of war punished her with a head of snakes and the curse of petrifying any man who held her gaze. In Ovid’s Metamorphosis, Medusa was then hunted and beheaded by the epic hero Perseus, who brandished her bust as a trophy on his shield. While predating modernity by thousands of years, the story of a woman who was blamed, chastised, and shamed for her assault is unfortunately timeless. A new public sculpture in New York City seeks to reimagine the myth amid the #MeToo era by shifting the power to women. In “Medusa With The Head of Perseus,” a seven-foot-tall nude bronze by artist Luciano Garbati, the serpent-coiffed protagonists stands tall…

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The US underground and pop culture company Waxwork Records has made its first foray into the toys and collectables market with the launch of Spinatures that kicks off with a partnership with Universal and the studio’s classic horror portfolio. Aimed at the adult collector market, the new Spinatures launch is a collection of highly detailed turntable-spinner mini busts featuring iconic characters from pop culture, horror movies, and more. Each Spinature is fitted with a hole in their base to easily attach to the spindle of a turntable. They will then spin along with their collector’s favourite vinyl records. Waxwork Records has grown a cult following of fans from its base on New Orleans, where the record label has made a name for itself specialising in the release of classic cinema, horror, cult, and sci-fi film scores in high quality LP packages. Waxwork revisits the original source master tapes for each…

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The hype in Decentralized Finance (DeFi) quickly dissipated as DeFi-related assets recorded sharp reversals in their price. DeFi users that were overleveraged observed their wealth evaporate as the value of their collateral diminished. As DeFi interest subsides, NFT interest has been piqued. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are distinct token types that derive their utility from being diverse and unique from other tokens. Data is suggesting that we are approaching the next wave of NFT adoption. NFTs can be considered to be digital collectables which are traded and secured on a blockchain infrastructure. They are commonly tied to non-fungible ERC721 tokens on the Ethereum blockchain. Google data shows record-high search volume for the term “NFT”. DigiCol will provide the infrastructure for the next wave of NFT adoption. NFT users have previously faced stiff technical barriers to creating and using NFTs. It typically requires advanced coding knowledge and a deep familiarity with third-party…

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El embarazo psicológico o imaginario, también llamado pseudociesis (‘pseudes’ falso, y ‘cesis’, gestación), se trata de un trastorno psicológico que afecta a las mujeres que tienen un gran deseo de convertirse en madres y comienzan a presentar síntomas de embarazo a pesar de no estarlo. Es un fenómeno poco habitual y puede convertirse en una obsesión para que esas mujeres con un deseo exagerado de convertirse en madres. Lo que ocurre es que sus hormonas se ponen en funcionamiento y desencadenan una serie de síntomas propios de un embarazo normal como ser: Hinchazón de los senos Aumento del volumen del abdomen Náuseas Dolores de espalda Causas de un embarazo psicológico Aunque aún no se conocen las causas exactas, los médicos sospechan que los factores psicológicos pueden engañar al cuerpo para que «piense» que está embarazada. Cuando una mujer siente un deseo intenso de quedar embarazada, que puede deberse a infertilidad,…

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 You may have seen a yellow school bus in the parking lot of Broast, on the corner of Walnut and Spring Streets. What you didn’t notice driving by is the hardworking pizza maker Dylon Neumann and his family who run the show. The Pizza Machine began 18 years ago in a brick and mortar, three-story building in Illinois. Then it moved to Gallatin, and five years later, switched to the bus we see today, bedecked in the musings of strangers with sharpies. The bus has a unique approach to making profit: no set prices. “I explain that people should pay what they feel I deserve. I also say if anyone can’t afford to feed themselves or their families then they can come out here and eat for free, ’cause that’s what we are out here to do,” Neumann said. So how does a business without prices stay afloat? By focusing…

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El acoso a través de las redes sociales es cada vez más frecuente y afecta a niños a edades más tempranas. Así lo demuestra el estudio “(In)seguras online: experiencias de las niñas y las jóvenes en torno al acoso online“, realizado por la ONG con motivo del Día Internacional de la Niña, que se celebrará el día 11 de octubre. Según este informe, que incluye a más de 14.000 menores de entre 15 y 22 años de 22 países, casi el 60 % de las niñas y jóvenes de todo el mundo han sido víctimas de diferentes formas de acoso online en plataformas de redes sociales, una forma de discriminación y violencia que afecta a las niñas desde los ocho años, y sufren especialmente entre los 14 y los 16. Un 88% de las españolas sufren acoso online Las niñas, adolescentes y jóvenes de redes sociales están expuestas de forma…

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¿Cuántas veces habéis oído eso de que parece que su cuna tiene pinchos? O tal vez lo hayáis sufrido vosotros mismos con vuestros hijos. ¿Por qué algunos niños duermen plácidamente en su cunita mientras que otros, al intentar dejarlos, se despiertan como si la cuna les quemara o tuviese pinchos afilados? ¿Hay algún truco para conseguir que los bebés duerman en su cuna? Entendiendo el sueño de los bebés Los bebés ya duermen dentro de la tripa de su madre y los recién nacidos tienen un patrón de sueño muy similar al que tenían en el embarazo. Sin embargo, su sueño es muy diferente al nuestro. El sueño se divide en ciclos y cada ciclo a su vez en varias fases. Los recién nacidos tienen dos fases de sueño predominantemente: activo (superficial) y tranquilo (profundo). Existe una tercera fase de sueño indeterminado. Al igual que nosotros, van alternando las distintas…

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Hay determinadas enfermedades cuyo diagnóstico mejora si se detectan de manera temprana. En cambio, si se dejan pasar, puede que los síntomas hagan su aparición al no iniciar un tratamiento y su pronóstico sea pero. La conocida como “prueba del talón” son unos análisis para detectar y poder tratar precozmente determinadas enfermedades metabólicas. El cribado neonatal, pesquisa neonatal o prueba del talón es un análisis de sangre que pretende un diagnóstico muy precoz de enfermedades que tienen muy buen pronóstico si se detectan pronto, como hipotiroidismo, fenilcetonuria, fibrosis quística… Si estas enfermedades se diagnosticaran tarde, podríamos hablar de complicaciones graves, incluso irreversibles en ciertos casos. Por eso es tan importante la prueba del talón en los recién nacidos, a todos se les realiza en el entorno hospitalario y de este modo la prueba se constituye en un pinchazo preventivo, muy importante. Enfermedades que detecta la prueba del talón Como hemos…

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Parents whose children benefit from medical marijuana to deal with debilitating medical problems have long turned to Dr. Eric Ruby for help accessing the drug. But come Oct. 30, the 73-year-old Ruby has said he will retire, potentially throwing the state’s already cumbersome pediatric medical marijuana program into short-term chaos. Ruby’s now cares for the vast majority of pediatric cannabis patients in the state. He’s the primary pediatrician for almost 60 pediatric patients in the medical marijuana program. As of mid-September, there were 54 active pediatric registrations in the state’s Medical Use of Marijuana online system, according to the Cannabis Control Commission. In June there were 93. His retirement means that children who need cannabis will have to seek out an entire new team of doctors to get it. But while the state has thousands of doctors, just a handful seek the certification to prescribe medical marijuana, given federal illegalities…

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