Baby Gifts for 2011 The Best of The Best!

The best baby gifts are those that are given by a thoughtful friend or family member. It’s not hard to find wonderful baby gift ideas. Think about what the mom may need right after the baby arrives and also what they both may need in the future or what the baby would enjoy and play with.

Just be creative and take your time choosing your gift. A thoughtful gift, makes this a special time for everyone to remember. Babies love presents! The pure joy when they get the gift open and the smile they get when they play with it. We have selected baby gifts that really stand out from the pack for their quality, entertainment and educational value. We’ve assembled the most popular and highest rated baby products and we are featuring them in this baby gifts guide for you to consider when choosing your unique gift.

What are the top baby gifts for 2011? In addition to great shopping, this page has a cool interactive visitor poll with a quest to determine The Top Baby Gifts for 2011 These gifts will definitely have a baby smiling, and a parent applauding as well.

 

 

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America’s 3 Richest Zip Codes as of 2011

No. 1 Richest Zip Code: 33480
Location: Palm Beach, Fla.

No. households: 5,505*
Pct. change in no. households since 2000: 13.76*
Average household income: $370,136
Average household net worth: $1,486,123

The town of Palm Beach—in America’s richest Zip Code, 33480—is a 16-mile barrier island with the Atlantic Ocean on its eastern boundary and Lake Worth on the west. High-end shopping and dining establishments can be found on Worth Avenue, and the island provides polo, golf, tennis, yachting, and deep-sea fishing, according to Sotheby’s International Realty. The predominant group is executives and professionals in their 40s and 50s with no children. The median age, according to 2010 census data, was 67.5.

No. 2 Richest Zip Code: 11568
Location: Old Westbury, N.Y.

No. households: 1,047
Pct. change in no. households since 2000: 8.61
Average household income: $282,981
Average household net worth: $1,547,866

On Long Island’s north shore, about 25 miles from Manhattan, Old Westbury is New York’s most affluent suburb, according to Gadberry Group. It is home to the Meadowbrook Polo Club, the country’s oldest polo field, and Old Westbury Gardens, built in 1906. The predominant group is elite couples and singles.

No. 3 Richest Zip Code: 60043
Location: Kenilworth, Ill.

No. households: 810
Pct. change in no. households since 2000: 1.00
Average household income: $323,588
Average household net worth: $1,558,833

 

 

No. 1 Richest Zip Code: 33480
Location: Palm Beach, Fla.

No. households: 5,505*
Pct. change in no. households since 2000: 13.76*
Average household income: $370,136
Average household net worth: $1,486,123

The town of Palm Beach—in America’s richest Zip Code, 33480—is a 16-mile barrier island with the Atlantic Ocean on its eastern boundary and Lake Worth on the west. High-end shopping and dining establishments can be found on Worth Avenue, and the island provides polo, golf, tennis, yachting, and deep-sea fishing, according to Sotheby’s International Realty. The predominant group is executives and professionals in their 40s and 50s with no children. The median age, according to 2010 census data, was 67.5.

No. 2 Richest Zip Code: 11568
Location: Old Westbury, N.Y.

No. households: 1,047
Pct. change in no. households since 2000: 8.61
Average household income: $282,981
Average household net worth: $1,547,866

On Long Island’s north shore, about 25 miles from Manhattan, Old Westbury is New York’s most affluent suburb, according to Gadberry Group. It is home to the Meadowbrook Polo Club, the country’s oldest polo field, and Old Westbury Gardens, built in 1906. The predominant group is elite couples and singles.

No. 3 Richest Zip Code: 60043
Location: Kenilworth, Ill.

No. households: 810
Pct. change in no. households since 2000: 1.00
Average household income: $323,588
Average household net worth: $1,558,833

The village of Kenilworth, about 17 miles from downtown Chicago and south of 60093, the No. 14 richest Zip Code, is the wealthiest area in the Midwest, according to Gadberry’s analysis. The average household income in this exclusive North Shore suburb is $323,588. Elite couples and singles are the predominant residents.

 

Leahy: Breast reconstruction is more than cosmetic

Cosmetic breast surgery has gotten something of a bad rap over the years. The idea of “having some work done” on the breasts may actually be keeping many women who might benefit from breast reconstructive surgery from considering it.
Each year, more than 254,000 American women battle breast cancer. But according to a new study, less than one-fifth of women who undergo mastectomy currently choose to have breast reconstruction.

A stigma equating elective cosmetic surgery with reconstructive surgery is partially to blame, along with a woman’s hesitation to put herself first. There are also lingering perceptions that surgery can affect the chances of cancer returning, when in fact studies exist, including high volume studies in literature, that indicate that reconstructive surgeries have been shown to increase a patient’s survival rate and quality of life.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is more optimistic, estimating that 93,000 women in America underwent breast reconstruction following mastectomies last year, an increase of nearly 20 percent from a decade ago.

The study’s author urges the medical community to educate patients about reconstructive surgery before mastectomies and other surgeries are performed to help them make a well-informed decision, which is now law in New York, and the vision statement of the National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day.

In reconstruction surgery, plastic surgeons can help re-create lost breast tissue from mastectomy through a variety of treatment options. The fact that the patient has options and choices at this stage of treatment is one major reason why plastic surgeons enjoy working with these patients.

Options range from simple to more complex, depending upon the situation. One option is NOT to have reconstruction. I believe all patients should at least have the benefit of meeting with a surgeon to discuss their cases. I sometimes utilize a breast implant to re-create the lost volume, and other times I borrow the patient’s own tissues to do the job. This would be followed down the road by nipple and areolar reconstruction to help the woman feel better about herself moving forward.

Sometimes women are born with deformities of the breasts that lead to small or distorted growth of the tissues, often only on one side. This leads to similar problems mentioned above, and especially feelings of self-consciousness during the teenage years and early 20s. These conditions can also be greatly improved by plastic surgery.

While I may not be able to hit a particular cup size, owing to differences in design and manufacturing, the goal is to provide a natural appearance to the breast that is symmetric and balances the rest of the patient’s figure as well.

Plastic surgeons take the initial consultation with patients considering breast procedures very seriously. We encourage patients to bring a friend or family member to help ask questions and to remember the information. Plan to take some time on your first visit, so you can talk with your surgeon in a relaxed fashion. I try to provide as much detail as the patient is interested in hearing, focusing on the goals and expectations of the procedure, recovery and potential complications that can develop.

For cases covered by third-party insurance companies (breast reduction/reconstruction), there may be other steps that are required in terms of documentation. Make sure your surgeon’s office is aware of these nuances and can help negotiate this process.

The final results of breast reconstruction following mastectomy can help lessen the physical and emotional impact of mastectomy.

There are trade-offs. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure, so another surgery may be necessary. But most women feel these are small compared to the large improvement in their quality of life and the ability to look and feel whole again.

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Shooting the Moon: the feel good song for the needing-a-friend

For those who have seen the movie New Moon and got hooked up with the blooming friendship of Bella and Jacob, then Shooting on the Moon has the biggest possibility to be part of your playlists.

Recent Public records search shows the New Moon soundtrack soaring high on the billboard charts. This sequel to the vampire hit movie based on the bestselling book with the same title, Twilight, has a full blast of indie music to fill more emotions and help describe the ups and downs of Bella’s life; one of these songs that sure did catch my attention is Jacob and Bella’s song Shooting on the Moon. Shooting the moon

It gives that juice for Beatle’s simplicity. It’s that feel good song in a frustrated set of lyrics. It’s surprisingly good that makes you feel comforted. The difficulty in getting what you desire seems to be eased up by the song. It’s like an advice going with drums and guitar. Speaking of drums and guitar, Shooting on the Moon is one of those songs that friends can easily jam to.

Imagine a group of youth hanging out in the park or at the school grounds. It seems to speak of their way of life. The complications of an adolescent life and how they wish to go for their wants; for the popular kid who wish to be better than ever, for the geek who wants to be invisible from bullies, and for the emo who wishes to change the world.

With records search revealing how stress and depression affecting the youth this is one song that speaks and advices a person to take things easy and not to get hung up on worries. Background check on the OK Go, the group who gives us this friendship song: they are a rock band that originated in Chicago presently they are in Los Angeles.

The band was formed during 1998 and released two studio albums. They have already won a Grammy in 2007 for their song Here it goes Again for the Best Short-form Music video. This is another energetic hit from OK Go. Shooting the Moon is a definite music recommend for the young at heart—troubled, frustrated, or merely dreaming—in you.