FDA: Powdered caffeine can be lethal
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of an Ohio teen.
Even a teaspoon of the powder could be lethal — it is equivalent to 25 cups of coffee. Eighteen-year-old Logan Stiner of LaGrange, Ohio, died May 27 after consuming it.
Three-to-one tantrums. Do I get one?
I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.
– Bilbo Baggins to Gandalf, “The Fellowship of the Ring” by J.R.R. Tolkien
Knitters and crocheters needed to spread awareness of the dangers of shaking an infant
BANGOR - Every year, thousands of infants are shaken and abused at the hands of a frustrated parent or caregiver. Frustration with a crying infant is the number one trigger for the shaking and abuse of infants. In an effort to educate parents and caregivers about normal infant crying and reduce frustration, the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) is partnering with knitters and crocheters throughout North America to make purple-colored baby caps. The Period of PURPLE Crying initiative in Maine is coordinated by the Maine Children's Trust and the Click for Babies campaign is being coordinated locally by each of the 13 Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Councils. For a complete listing of the Child Abuse Prevention Councils in Maine, go to www.mechildrenstrust.org.
Supporting new parents and keeping infants safe from harm can seem like too big a task for any one person to take on. The CLICK for Babies campaign offers a small but significant way for knitters and crocheters to do both those things.
Second annual charity motorcycle ride to benefit furry friends at BHS
BANGOR - Two local businesses are coming together for the second year in a row to help raise money for the homeless pets at the Bangor Humane Society.
John Ramirez of 4Points BBQ and Blues House in Winterport and Russ Maynard of Blackstream Custom Cycles in Hermon are organizing a charity motorcycle ride and concert for the shelter. Last year the ride raised over $1,000 for the humane society, and this year Ramirez and Maynard have high hopes they will double the proceeds.
There are a lot of little things that make my life easier, make my kids happier or generally add a little soothing or a little spice to my day. I’m not talking about any grand gestures, just lots of little things. Sometimes days can be so extraordinarily chaotic that these little things can be the difference between a rugged day and being wrapped in a strait jacket.
So I started thanking people who made my life easier. Like really random people.
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