Health: 5 Types of Child-Friendly Fabrics

kid wearing a lovely t-shirt

Children’s textiles come in as many choices as adult ones these days. Yet the tried-and-true fabrics are often the best. Natural fabrics are preferred, making cotton and cotton blends very popular. The best fabrics are always the one that offer comfort and softness.

 

Cotton/Cotton Blend
The preferred textile for children is a cotton or cotton/blend. This is a durable fabric that washes well at high temperatures, killing germs. Not surprisingly, this is also the fabric used most often in tshirts, the adult’s go-to wearable attire. It’s easier than ever for parents to do their own custom t-shirt printing. A mother or father can use an online service, such as Wordans, and personalize the children’s clothes. This offers a high quality product with a personal touch, even if it’s custom t shirts. It eschews corporate art in favor of contemporary design by real artists.

Gingham/Seersucker
Gingham and seersucker are traditional choices that are still in use today as rompers, dresses and more. In the right designer’s hands, these old-fashioned textiles can look fresh and modern. These are excellent warm weather textiles that stand up well to the heat of summer.

Corduroy

Rompers and overalls in a fine wale corduroy are a great choice for cool or cold weather. Corduroy jackets and pants are logical choices as well. Corduroy is durable, generally an easy fabric to care for, and looks good for play or school. Good corduroy is soft, making it a nice fabric against baby’s skin.

Terry Cloth
Terry cloth often brings to mind a bathrobe or dressing gown. However, it is also a good choice for rompers for babies or toddlers. It wears well and washes easily. It certainly offers a soft choice for young children, who crave comfort, not looks, from their clothes.

Bamboo
A newer natural fabric, bamboo is considered on par with cotton. It wears well, breathes well and offers a lasting product. Bamboo is a renewable resource which grows easily and does not have to be altered chemically to produce the final textile. Bamboo textiles offer an excellent alternative to today’s manmade fabrics.

Children are always growing, and their wardrobe has to grow with them. Parents can make this process more fun with custom tshirt printing on high quality cotton or cotton blends.

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Top 5 textile fabrics fitted for your gym workout

woman on a treadmill in a gym

Have you ever stopped to consider what the clothes you wear to the gym are made of? If you haven’t, chances are you can make your workout more efficient by finding or custom ordering clothes made of the following materials:

1. Lycra Fiber

Traditional Spandex has a number of advantages over other materials: its stretchable, flexible, and generates little air resistance. Unfortunately, spandex also has some clear disadvantages: for one, its usually pretty questionable-looking, even for gym clothes. More importantly, many spandex tends to be non-breathable, and very fragile. That’s why the folks behind Lycra have combined Spandex with other athletic fibers to get the perfect balance of flexibility, comfort, and durability. Lycra won’t tear easily like spandex, but is flexible enough to work out in without worrying about discomfort.

2. DriRelease

An innovative blend of chemically altered polyester and cotton, Drirelease fabric is a name to know for those with an interest in t shirt printing. This fiber, difficult to find unless custom ordered, is made to both resist water absorption and transport fluid, preventing you from feeling cold and clammy at any point. Unfortunately, Drirelease is hard to find outside of premium custom t-shirt sites (click here for an example), owing to its specialized construction. You can also make your own t shirt in cotton if you cannot find what you need.

3. Coolmax

DuPont’s classic 1986 fiber is still in use for many old-school athletic wear fans. At 100% polyester, Coolmax should leave you feeling uncomfortably moist… but tiny tubes in the fabric completely defy that expectation by letting sweat directly exit the garment. Coolmax is pricy, and is rarely used in clothes today due to its cost, but those with an interest in comfortable, unique athletic options are advised to search for more info on the textile.

4. Athletic Fleece

For cold weather athletics, the material confusingly known as “Athletic Fleece” is a strong option. Not actually from sheep, athletic fleece is a polythylene textile made to both endure cold weather and absorb sweat, keeping you from clamming up when that sweat cools on your skin.

5. Cordura AFT

Standing for Air Flow Technology, Cordura AFT is one of the newest textiles on the market. Tiny grooves in the fabric enable users, at least theoretically, to get the edge on the competition by reducing air resistance, while being durable enough to resist all forms of the heavy wear and tear common to track and field clothes.

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5 endroits pour manger sain à Montréal

restaurant in Montreal

Montréal est un paradis pour les amateurs de cuisine. En effet, cette ville cosmopolite regorge de restaurants de toutes origines. Même en dînant ou soupant à l’extérieur tous les jours, ou presque, il est possible de manger sain à Montréal. Voici quelques idées de restaurants où vous rendre pour cela.

 

La panthère verte

Ce restaurant végétalien permet de prendre brunch à Montréal, un dîner ou un souper en se régalant de produits locaux et biologiques. Vous pourrez y déguster des hamburgers composés de steaks au tofu, une grande variété de sandwiches, mais aussi des desserts et de nombreuses boissons. Ce restaurant est installé à deux emplacements différents : au 66, rue Saint-Viateur Ouest et au 2153, rue Mackay.

Yuan Végétarien

Ce restaurant fait partie des lieux où manger sainement à Montréal. Situé au 2115, rue Saint Denis, il propose sur son menu des plats végétariens asiatiques, ainsi que d’autres contenant de la “fausse viande” faite de soja. Les plats sont servis dans des Bentos, les boîtes repas asiatiques traditionnelles.

Aux Vivres

Pour manger sainement, tout en consommant des produits locaux, rendez-vous chez Aux Vivres. Ce restaurant montréalais propose une nourriture saine, composée de légumes et produits frais, renouvelés chaque jour. Faites un tour à son bar à jus, où vous attendent une grande quantité de breuvages à base de fruits et légumes frais. Aux Vivres se trouve au 4631, boulevard Saint-Laurent.

Bonny’s

Installé au 1748, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Bonny’s sert une cuisine végétarienne et biologique, qui met en avant une cuisine gastronomique. Parmi les plats les plus prisés de ce restaurant, ne manquez pas de goûter au “faux thon” de soja aux épices ou au chili végétarien. De nombreux desserts végétaliens (dont certains sans gluten) vous attendent également.

ChuChai

Pour vous régaler grâce à une cuisine Thaï biologique, sans gluten, sans produit d’origine animale, ni GMS, découvrez ChuChai. Vanté par de nombreux critiques gastronomiques, ce restaurant piloté par la chef Lily Sirikittikul propose des plats sains, créatifs et de grande qualité. Il est possible de réserver une ou plusieurs tables dans ce restaurant pour célébrer des fêtes d’entreprise, des soirées entre amis ou même des mariages. Il se situe au 4094, rue St-Denis.

Pour en savoir davantage sur les restaurants ou les divers lieux touristiques de Montréal, consultez le site Internet de son Office de Tourisme à l’adresse www.tourisme-montreal.org/fr. Vous y retrouverez des idées de visites culturelles, de balades, ainsi que les dates des divers festivals qui rythment la vie de cette magnifique ville du Québec.

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5 Tips to Start a Career in the Medical Field in Canada

doctors in office

As the life expectancy of a person increases, the need for extended healthcare will also increase. As a result, the number of medical-related jobs that fall within the category of healthcare services will also increase. The healthcare field, in general, can be quite competitive with respect to the millions of people who compete for related jobs. What path does a person take who wants to start a medical career in Canada?

Get the Appropriate Education

From medical assistants and nurses to pharmacists and psychologists, education is the key that starts a person down the road toward career success. The fact remains that there are many opportunities to advance a medical career at all levels. Many health-related jobs may only require a post-high school education to gain entry. Other medical professions require advanced degrees.

Based on information provided by Statistics Canada, the country’s top health care professions include nursing supervisor, health policy specialist, respiratory therapist, health care manager, dental hygienist, medical radiation technologist, pharmacist, nurse, occupational therapist and physiotherapist.

Network

Despite an abundance of online job-search tools, career coaches still believe that most people find jobs through networking. Networking can include being active on social media websites like Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook. Where networking ends, face-to-face interactions can take over.

Tailor Your Resume

Your resume is an important document. It is a history of your experience and your potential. There is no longer any such thing as an effective cookie-cutter resume. Your potential employer will reveal what they are looking for through job postings. Make sure that your resume is a match with the qualifications that a potential employer seeks.

Your resume should also be grammatically correct and free of spelling errors. The reason is that many companies are inundated with resumes. In the interest of saving time and money, these companies often resort to sophisticated resume tracking systems that can quickly weed out undesirable candidates who don’t conform to established criteria.

Highlight Your Experience

Whether you are a seasoned professional looking to grow your medical career, or someone fresh out of college or training, you have specific experiences that will match the level of work that you are applying for.

Maintain the Right Frame of Mind

Recruitment agencies in Montreal are excellent sources to begin your job search. A recruitment agency in Toronto can also be a viable option in helping you prepare for a job search. Finding the right job is often a matter of time and there may be a degree of criticism and disappointment along the way, If this becomes stressful, find ways to deal with it. Relaxing, healthy eating habits and getting the required hours of sleep can help keep your body strong and your mind positive.

There will always be new job opportunities. If you do not get the position you want, keep a positive attitude and keep searching.

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Dentistes : 5 bonnes raisons de créer un site web pour votre e-réputation

dentist performing medical act in his office

Avec l’essor d’Internet, il est possible de bénéficier d’une visibilité plus importante et qui n’est pas négligeable pour les professionnels.

Être proche des consommateurs

Désormais le mot e-réputation s’est démocratisé et il fait référence à la visibilité sur Internet. Un dentiste qui a eu l’occasion d’ouvrir un site pourra par exemple réserver un emplacement aux clients. Ces derniers pourront en quelques secondes déposer un avis sur l’une des prestations. Cette méthode n’est pas à négliger, car les futurs clients ont tendance à consulter les commentaires avant de prendre un rendez-vous. Par conséquent, le site Internet permet d’améliorer la productivité, car les internautes accordent une attention particulière aux avis.

Améliorer son image auprès des clients

Le dentiste peut à son tour prendre connaissance de ces avis notamment pour améliorer ses prestations. Aujourd’hui, toutes les marques et de nombreux professionnels surveillent avec minutie les commentaires, car ils ont tendance à véhiculer une certaine image. Pour que la productivité soit au rendez-vous, cette dernière doit être positive et un site Internet permet de la corriger et de l’améliorer.

Optimiser la productivité et utiliser le moteur de recherche

La meilleure des raisons concerne l’augmentation de la productivité, car les internautes recherchent désormais sur Internet un professionnel. En utilisant par exemple le moteur Google, les clients pourront rapidement découvrir le site Web qui doit contenir toutes les informations sur les prestations, les tarifs… Toutefois, le Web permet de construire une image positive, mais elle peut rapidement devenir négative si la page est mal gérée. Il est donc important de faire appel à des professionnels de la toile comme une agence de communication montréal baptisée par exemple Prospeck. Grâce à des compétences spécifiques, elle sera en mesure d’identifier les besoins des clients tout en proposant un site Internet répondant à leurs attentes.

Rassurer les clients

Enfin, un site Web pour un professionnel est primordial, car il s’agit d’une vitrine. Il peut partager des vidéos, des articles, ses compétences… Cette méthode est efficace, car elle permet d’attirer les consommateurs tout en les séduisant. Il faut les rassurer en partageant des informations essentielles prouvant que le dentiste est par exemple un professionnel référencé. Les internautes auront tendance à prendre un rendez-vous après la consultation d’un site s’ils ont été rassurés et séduits par les prestations et les tarifs.

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5 Reasons Why Children Suffer from Car Sickness and What to Do

Car sickness, also known as motion sickness, is a condition that occurs when your kids feel sick or uncomfortable while in a moving vehicle. Some children suffer from nausea and vomiting, while other kids feel dizzy and have headaches. Learning what causes that car sickness can help you decide what to do about the condition.

Too Many Sensations

Your kids likely feel excited about taking a trip, but that excitement can wreak havoc on their bodies. Instead of letting your kids play video games, watch movies or read books, look for activities and ways to get their attention outside of the car. Something as simple as looking for signs along the road can help distract them and prevent motion sickness.

Eating the Wrong Things

As much as you might love eating at diners and local restaurants on your trip, kids’ stomachs don’t react as well to those unusual foods. Spicy dishes and greasy fast food can upset their stomachs and lead to motion sickness. Consider opting for healthy meals along the way and bringing healthy snacks from home.

Lack of Ventilation

If you constantly drive down the road with the windows rolled up and the air conditioning blaring, your kids might suffer from car sickness because of the lack of ventilation in the car. Try turning down the AC and letting your kids enjoy the breeze in their hair.

Ear Infections

Ear infections are another potential cause of car sickness. If one or more of your children suffer frequent ear infections, or you notice your kids grabbing their ears, you have a problem on your hands. Talk to your doctor about getting a prescription for ear drops. A few drops placed in their ears can make them feel more comfortable and help your trip go off without a hitch.

Lack of Sleep

While on a long road trip, your child might not get as much sleep as he or she does at home. A lack of sleep can disrupt your child’s natural rhythm or schedule, which can make a small stomachache turn into motion sickness. Let your child get a good night’s sleep before hitting the road, and think about doing your driving while your child sleeps.

Experts recommend that parents choose vehicles with several rows of seating and letting kids sit in the middle row to reduce car sickness. Car dealerships offering Vancouver used cars for sale have a number of these vehicles available for parents who love road trips. You can also reduce motion sickness when you encourage your kids to focus on the road and increase the ventilation in your car.

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Les 5 maladies de la langue les plus répandues

doctor's office

S’exprimer dans une langue étrangère n’est pas une chose aisée. Si l’anxiété peut être un facteur de troubles du langage ora, ceux-ci peuvent être le fait de maladies de l’expression. Voyons quelles sont les 5 maladies de la langue les plus répandues ?

doctor's office

L’aphasie

Il s’agit d’un trouble du langage qui a des conséquences sur l’expression ou la compréhension de langage, à l’écrit ou à l’oral. L’aphasie peut conduire à un mutisme, par atteinte grave du système nerveux central. Les personnes qui en sont atteintes éprouvent souvent des difficultés à trouver leurs mots ou à se rappeler de noms. Ces personnes, très souvent, parlent peu. C’est une maladie qui touche autant les sujets de sexe masculin que féminin.

La dyphasie

Il s’agit d’un syndrome neurologique qui se manifeste dès le bas âge. La maladie se caractérise par une perturbation de l’aptitude de communication verbale (le discours tenu par le sujet est confus ou l’idée mal exprimée). La dysphasie a pour cause un dysfonctionnement des airées cérébrales impliquées dans le langage. Elle peut aussi toucher des aires avoisinantes, impliquées dans des fonctions autres que le langage. L’apprentissage scolaire spécifique permet une prise en charge de la pathologie. Il peut s’agir, par exemple, de cours d’anglais intensif montréal proposés l’Institut linguistique provincial.

Le bégaiement

C’est un trouble du débit de la parole, se manifestant par des répétitions et prolongations involontaires de mots, sons, phrases… Les personnes souffrant de bégaiement peuvent développer d’autres types de troubles. Elles peuvent entretenir la peur de prendre la parole en public. Ce qui peut conduire à une dévalorisation psychologique, avec des symptômes tels que l’hyperémotivité. Des traitements permettent de diminuer ou contrôler le bégaiement, de façon progressive.

Le trouble articulatoire

Il s’agit de problèmes d’émission phonétique. Le trouble d’articulation se manifeste par une anomalie dans la production des sons ou phonèmes. Cette anomalie, permanente et systématique, peut s’expliquer de plusieurs façons : positions inadéquates, imprécision de l’exécution du mouvement, malformation des organes impliqués dans la locution.

La dyslexie

La dyslexie est un trouble affectant l’aptitude à la lecture. On en distingue deux (2) formes : les dyslexies acquises et les dyslexies développementales. La manifestation de la dyslexie dépend fortement de l’environnement linguistique. Les langues transparentes (espagnol, italien) sont plus faciles à lire pour les sujets atteints que les langues dites opaques (français, anglais). Pour celles-ci, le trouble affectera, à la fois, la qualité et le temps de prononciation. Un apprentissage spécifique comme par exemple un cours anglais montreal de l’Institut linguistique provincial peut aider dans ce cas.

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6 Reasons to Hire a Certified Translator to Work on a Medical Center’s Documents

Medical Assistant for Translatable document handling

The field of medicine involves many sensitive and life-saving deaths. As a result, when documents must be translated into another language, a specialist from certified translation services is the best way to ensure accuracy, maintain proper files and develop a sense of cohesion among documents.

Translating Correctly
In some fields, it is okay if the translated statements or documents are in the same ballpark as the original text. However, this is not the case in the medical field where a mistake in a document could mean the difference between life and death. Hiring a professional translation expert ensures that the documents are free of errors in their translated state.

Multi-lingual Medical Assistants

Where Words Don’t Exist
Translating from language to language is often difficult because a word that exists in the document’s first language may not have a counterpart in the target language. A professional will know how to express the same concept in different words instead of changing the meaning of the sentence or phrase.

Understanding Medicine
To some degree, the person translating the documents needs to have an understanding of medicine, but this can vary depending upon the content of the documents. When companies are interviewing possible translators for the project, they can ask if the candidates have ever had experience in the medical field before. Many translation experts do specialize in one area or another.

Professional Training
While having a background in medicine is important, you also want to hire a translator who has been trained in the skills of translation. By working with a professional, you can rest assured that this person has been trained with the necessary tools to completely translate your documents and to use the right methods for problem solving if he or she is unable to do so.

Medical Assistant for Translatable document handling

Sensitive Information
As someone who works in the medical field, you likely already know the rules that govern the privacy of your patients. Certain details simply cannot be revealed to other people unless you have the permission of the patient. Whatever the case may be, those who are trained in medical translations also understand these sensitivities and know they cannot reveal patient details.

Agency Contact
Working through an agency is one of the ways to find a certified translator to work on your medical documents. You can have a greater guarantee that these individuals have been properly trained, and if you are unhappy with the services, you can request another person to start working for you.

The medical field is a complicated one with many intricacies, and hiring a professional translator can make the processes run more smoothly.

 

 

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5 good reasons to go to the gym when you live in a big city

When you choose to live in the city, you’re in the heart of the action. It’s the place where the jobs are, filled with excitement, and hustle and bustle. You’ll find yourself perfectly situated, especially when you choose condos downtown montreal, with ready access to a host of advantages. From the cultural experiences to shopping, everything is in close range, including the gym. Consider 5 good reasons to go to the gym when you’ve decided to make the city your home sweet home.

It’s the Best Way to Get Exercise
Try to get your full workout in the congested city streets and you’ll be hard pressed. There’s just too much going on and parks may not be in a convenient location. Choose a good gym that is close to home, ensuring you’ll have no excuses. You’ll be able to maintain a fitness regimen regardless of how hectic the outside world is.

Socialize
When you’re surrounded by a large population, it can really make you feel small. Reaching out to others is tough, especially when you don’t know who you can trust. As you go to the gym day after day, you’ll start to see regulars who could become good friends or more.

Relieve Stress
Living in a fast-paced world where life is hectic loads on the stress, not to mention the pressures you may feel in a demanding job. Blow off a little steam every day with a good workout. Hit the gym, pound out your frustrations, and you’ll feel better for it.

Live Longer
Staying active means a better chance of having a long, healthy life. Each time that you do a workout, you are giving yourself a present. You’re treating your body like a temple, keeping it healthy and strong. You’ll have a better quality of life as well as you maintain strength and mobility.

Achieve Your Weight Goals
With regular exercise in the gym, you will be able to make your weight goals happen. Whether you are on your way to your ideal body weight or you want to maintain, the gym is the best place to be. Go every day and the gym will become a habit, something you can’t miss.

If you live in the city, make the gym a part of your life. You owe it to yourself to take care of your body. Read more here.

Steps for Controlling Bacteria in Your Refrigerator

Refrigerator Maintenance

Bacteria can become a problem inside any refrigerator. Bacteria can cause illness if it contaminates food. It can also cause staining or unpleasant odors. Several steps will help to keep a refrigerator free from harmful amounts of bacteria.

Clean the Refrigerator Regularly

It takes time for bacteria to grow and spread through a refrigerator. An effective way to control the germs is to clean the inside and outside of the refrigerator at least once every one to two weeks. This should include the handles and doors so germs are not transferred to the hands. Any spills or stains in the refrigerator should be cleaned immediately. Cleaning should be done with warm soapy water or a general purpose cleaner that will kill the bacteria.

Cleaning the Refrigerator Regularly

Store Food in Containers

Exposed food in the refrigerator presents two risks. The first is that the food could release bacteria and contaminate large parts of the refrigerator over the course of several days. The second risk is that bacteria already in the refrigerator could take root on the surface of the food. Any food that is stored in a refrigerator should be in a container or bag in order to protect it from bacteria. Airtight containers are usually the best option.

Maintain the Refrigerator

Bacteria from the home or floor can actually make it inside a refrigerator through broken or malfunctioning parts. Bacteria can form inside of leaking lines. Electrical problems could make the refrigerator too warm. Loose gaskets could allow air and bacteria to seep inside slowly. It is important to call an appliance repair service if there are any problems with the refrigerator. These professionals can repair any problems and keep the refrigerator free from bacteria.

Refrigerator Maintenance

Keep the Thermostat Low

Certain conditions need to be in place in order for bacteria to grow and thrive. Refrigerators that are not cold enough can promote the growth of bacteria. This can turn even a small colony into a problem that spreads to every part of the appliance. The thermostat should always be kept below 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This is cold enough to stunt the growth of bacteria without freezing food. Refrigerators that cannot maintain this temperature should be inspected by an appliance repair specialist.

Open the Door As Little As Possible

Opening the door has several negative effects on a refrigerator. Opening the door allows bacteria to enter from the surrounding kitchen or home. The temperature in the refrigerator also rises slightly each time the door is opened. Keeping a refrigerator free from bacteria requires opening the door as little as possible.

 

 

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