Sleep’N Sync  is a revolutionary, non-invasive, patent-pending product that helps children become more receptive and acquire skills needed to live optimistic, successful lives.

With a variety of audiotape programs honing into numerous themes kids face in life today, Sleep’nSync covers bullying, dealing with anger, flexibility, test-taking, reading comprehension andcommunication skills.

This product empowers children with the skills needed to overcome obstacles such as bullying, anger issues, and test-taking that youth encounter.

Sleep’N Sync

Sleep’N Sync builds self-confidence, aids with reading comprehension and coping with anxiety and issues such as ADHD. Implementing audios with an engineered background soundtrack with binaural beats, Sleep’n Sync synchronizes the child’s brainwaves, creating greater receptiveness while the child is asleep. Results are evidenced in as little as six weeks. The way Sleep’n Snyc works is by taking advantage of sensory integration.

What is Sensory Integration?

Sensory integration is the ability to organize sensory information for use.

In order to effectively interact and function within our environment, one must take in information from the environment, integrate this information within their nervous system and produce an appropriate response.

The process of taking in information from the environment entails processing information from the senses.

The senses include vision, hearing, and touch, as well as deep senses of the vestibular (gravity receptors) and proprioception (muscle and joint receptor) receptors.

The body takes in information passively from the environment but also actively from the body itself as it moves and interacts with the environment.

The brain must be able to take in sensory input from the environment and the body, and then it must organize this information in the brain, in order to respond appropriately to a particular situation.

When a child has a sensory problem or a sensory integrative problem, the body does not receive or interpret the sensory information from the environment the same way as others.

This can occur within one sensory system or multiple, and results in complex interrelated problems.

When a child has deficits in processing and integrating sensory inputs, deficits in planning and producing behaviors occur and interfere with conceptual learning, motor learning, adaptability, emotional and behavioral regulation, and functional performance and interaction.

Marc Abrahams, founder of the Ig Nobel Prize, NPR Science Friday commentator, and editor of The Annals of Improbable Research, has long collected odd, imaginative, and surprisingly funny scientific discoveries from around the world.

Improbable research is research that makes people laugh and then think. Marc Abrahams will publish a new book, ‘This is Improbable Too: Synchronized Cows, Speedy Brain Extractors, and More WTF Research,’ out in August.

Improbable Research is the name of the organization. They collect (and sometimes conduct) improbable research.

They publish a magazine called the Annals of Improbable Research, and They administer the Ig Nobel Prizes.

This is Improbable Too

In This is Improbable Too: Synchronized Cows, Speedy Brain Extractors, and More WTF Research, Abrahams compiles quirky, bizarre, and laughter-inducing research on all things related to the human body and the brain. Featuring scientists from around the world, This is Improbable Too introduces the experts who have researched everything from swearing’s correlation with pain to the Scottish kilt’s effect on the wearer’s virility. How many Einsteins, besides Albert, were also groundbreaking scientists? Can pizza prevent cancer?

Not your ordinary science fair symposium, This is Improbable Too focuses on the answers to these (and many more) funny yet thought-provoking questions.

This is Improbable Too Author Marc Abrahams

Marc Abrahams, who lives in Cambridge, MA, is the founder of the Ig Nobel Prize. Awarded annually each September at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre, the Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh and then think.

The prizes celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people’s interest in science, medicine, and technology.

Every September, in a gala ceremony, 1100 splendidly eccentric spectators watch the winners step forward to accept their prizes from genuinely bemused genuine Nobel Laureates.

A monthly guest on NPR’s nationally syndicated Science Friday, Abrahams and the Igs have been covered by The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Scientific American, and numerous other outlets.

Marc Abrahams is also the editor and co-founder of the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research and a weekly columnist for the Guardian

Palau de Pedralbes is the scenery chosen by 080 Barcelona Fashion to present Toni Francesc’s “Gypsum”, his newest collection for Spring Summer 2013.

This collection is inspired by crystals and stones that connect the functional design together with natural woman sensuality providing a constructive treatment of each piece and fabric, looking like plaster in its mineral state. It’s about the search for clean lines and geometric shapes that fit the body and merge it with the materials showing the balance, fluidity and feminine style.

In the chromatic range the collection includes a set of transparencies and translucent with bright colors, which are inspired by crystals as selenite and alabaster with shades of green, blue and orange that get integrated with some other opaque and dusty colors, looking for a stronger and architectural feeling, plaster and cement colors.

These fabrics are vaporous like Tencel and silk, or constructed as the technical ones, cottons, wool, linen and organza.

For this Spring Summer 2013 collection, Toni Francesc’s woman is strong and balanced, but also sensual and fragile.

About Toni Francesc

Toni was born in Badalona, Barcelona, and felt attracted by fashion since he was a child. His mother was dressmaker and he grew up between threads and patterns. He studied fashion design at Instituto de la Moda in Barcelona at eighteen an immediately after he began working in the family business, while in 1992 he created his own brand.

Toni Francesc’s first collection was presented in Mexico Fashion Week and Bread & Butter in 2007, emphasizing his fresh and dynamic style, with functional styles intended for modern, urban and sophisticated women.

Toni looks for inspiration in daily, streets and his people, and then interprets what he has seen in his studio: “through my designs I want to communicate the moment experiences”. Hence some of his most personal collections like “Feelings” or “Water’s mood”, in which Toni sent a very human and close message.

Toni bases his work on experimentation, from fabrics to patterns: “I want to achieve the simplicity and the impossible at the same time, that a dress seems easy although it isn’t ” and his style is recognized in sober colors and outstanding and defiant volumes, but enhancing the most feminine side of women.

Nowadays he presents his collections first in 080 Barcelona Fashion and then Mercedes Benz Fashion Mexico , but he also has modeled down Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week or Russian Fashion Week catwalk.

Toni cooperates with Mexican universities to teach fashion design and fashion business and took part on a discussion board in collaboration with Spain-USA Chamber of Commerce and Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York in September 2010.

Source: www.tonifrancesc.com

In the latest innovative book news, “The Print Revolution” takes a closer look at the explosion of digital textile design from its pioneers, Basso & Brooke, to the current collections of designers such as Hussein Chalayan and Dolce & Gabbana.

The sudden flurry of color and rapid spread of busy prints is the result of the new ease of computer printing in fabric design.

Forged by Brazilian/British design duo Basso & Brooke, the hyper-real digital technique has spread not just among the small experimental studios, but also to household name design houses like Chanel and Armani, and has been featured on popular television shows such as “Project Runway.”

Following a discussion of how the current techniques have revolutionized hundreds of years of screen-printing, “The Print Revolution” is organized by an A-Z of keynote designers operating at this cutting edge of fashion.

Highlights include selections from Lee Alexander McQueen’s last full show, a look at Mary Katrantzou’s innovative and exciting designs, the elegant work of celebrity favorite Prabal Gurung, and Erdem Moralioglu’s feminine and romantic designs.

“The Print Revolution” | Hundreds of Digital Textile Design Photos

Accompanied by fashion photography, catwalk imagery, and close-up details of prints and patterns, and – crucially – supplemented by the designer’s own notebooks, impressions, quotations and influences, the book is an invaluable reference as well as a visual delight of the inspirations and creations that have given rise to the current explosion of interest in textile design.

Tamasin Doe began her career as deputy fashion editor at “The Evening Standard”. She later became the fashion director of “InStyle” magazine and coauthored Patrick Cox: Wit, Irony, and Footwear.

Many exciting things have been happening since the Political Safari tours wrapped in Ghana and Kenya. T

he crew of “An African Election” recently returned from Madagascar, where they successfully launched another Political Safari tour in partnership with the European Center for Electoral Support and the European Union to support the electoral processes for the upcoming presidential elections.

Together with local stakeholders, they have built an amazing team to deliver capacity building workshops for civil societies, the media, students, the staff of the electoral commission, and citizens. For this purpose, “An African Election has been translated and dubbed into Malagasy”.

While there, they also had the opportunity to travel around this exceptional island, working with talented young local filmmakers to film a documentary on Madagascar’s people and the challenging electoral processes.

“An African Election” Available Now on iTunes”

One very big announcement they want to share with you is that now, “An African Election” is available commercially for digital download in the U.S. on iTunes via The Sundance Institute. This is a very big step for us and we hope that the release will create more avenues to positively impact the building of democracy in Africa and beyond. They are also releasing the soundtrack from the film via their own record label – Urban Republic Records.

Statement from Director Jarreth Merz:

“The journey of this film continues to surprise me over and over. Was I prepared for this? No! I thought that after 4 years since the release I would be releasing my next film. Never did I dream of the social and political impact ‘An African Election’ would have. I have been most fortunate to travel, learn, and see with my own eyes what is out there. And so, the film continues its journey.”

Eighteen new galleries from Australia, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, and the United States join the 2013 edition of Asia Week New York, bringing the total to an unprecedented 43 galleries, it was announced by Henry Howard-Sneyd, Chairman of Asia Week New York, and Sotheby’s Vice-Chairman Asian Art, Americas.

The annual collaboration of international Asian art specialists, major auction houses, museums and Asian cultural institutions takes place throughout metropolitan New York from March 15–23, 2013.

“This is the largest number of galleries that have participated since the inception of Asia Week New York nearly five years ago, and represents 25% growth over last year,” says Howard-Sneyd. “As more and more Asian art dealers recognize that New York is the place to be in March, we are able to select a broader and more diverse group of specialists eager to exhibit here.

This confirms just how vital Asia Week New York has become as a destination for international Asian art collectors, curators, and scholars.”Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art.

The newcomers in the fields of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian art include: Art Passages (United States), Buddhist Art (Germany), Galerie Hioco (France), Nayef Homsi (United States), Prahlad Bubbar Ltd. (England), Walter Arader (United States), and Xanadu Gallery (United States).

They join returning dealers: Carlo Cristi (Italy), Dalton Somaré (Italy), Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch (England), Kapoor Galleries (United States), Sue Ollemans Oriental Works of Art (England), Carlton Rochell Asian Art (United States), John Siudmak Asian Art (England) Tucker Tozer Asian Art (England) and Nancy Wiener Gallery (United States).

Chinese Ancient and/or Contemporary First-time participants are: Asian Art Studio (United States), Jacques Barrère (France), Jadestone (United States), Nicholas Grindley Works of Art (England), Dr. Robert Bigler (Switzerland), Santos-London (England) and Wei Asian Arts (Belgium).

Andrew Kahane, Ralph M. Chait Galleries, China 2000 Fine Art, The Chinese Porcelain Company, Michael C. Hughes, Kaikodo, J.J. Lally & Co., M. Sutherland Fine Arts, and Zetterquist Galleries – all from the United States – return to the fold.

Ancient and/or Contemporary Japanese New dealers joining the Japanese specialists are: Bachmann Eckenstein (Switzerland), Carole Davenport (United States), Flying Cranes (United States) and Lesley Kehoe Galleries (Australia).

Returning participants Dai Ichi Arts, Joan B. Mirviss, Ltd., Scholten Japanese Art, Erik Thomsen (all from the United States), along with Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art from Japan, complete the roster.

Ancient and/or Contemporary Korean Ancient and/or contemporary Korean specialists Kang Collection Korean Art and KooNewYork, both from the United States, complete the extraordinary array of Asian art treasures on view.

To kick off Asia Week New York, which features simultaneous gallery open houses, Asian art auctions, exhibitions, lectures, symposia and numerous special events, a private, invitation-only reception will be held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on March 15.

To help visitors easily navigate the week’s myriad activities, a comprehensive guide with maps will be available at participating galleries, auction houses and cultural institutions, starting Feb. 2013. Emphasizing the strength of interest from Chinese-speaking buyers, an abridged version of the website will be available for the first time in Chinese.

Asia Week New York Association, Inc. is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade membership organization registered with the state of New York.

For more information visit www.AsiaWeekNewYork.com.

Images Featured:

Walter Arader: Gilt bronze figure of the Bonpo deity Kunzang Ahkor, 13th centurySantos-LondonChinese Imperial bowl decorated in Famille Rose palette opaque enamels with tree peonies, branches entwined with wisteria, and a mynah bird on a green ground. Rim with Daya Zhai (Studio of great elegance) and oval cartouche with tiandi yijia chun (Heaven and Earth harmonious as one family); base with yongqing changchun (en-during spring eternally celebrated). Tongzhi/Guangxu 1862/83

Weekends May 7 through June 12, Creative Time and the Brooklyn Navy Yard will present Fly By Night, artist Duke Riley’s public artwork of unprecedented scale and beauty. Fly By Night will be Riley’s largest project to date.

Friday through Sunday evenings at dusk, a massive flock of pigeons will elegantly twirl, swoop, and glide above the East River, as Riley orchestrates a series of performances occurring regularly throughout late spring. At the call of a whistle, thousands of birds will emerge from their home in a grand, converted historic boat docked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

The pigeons will circle above the river as the sun sets over Manhattan, and small leg bands, historically used to carry messages, will be replaced with tiny LED lights, illuminating the sky in a transcendent union of public art and nature.

Fly By Night pays homage to pigeon keeping, both in New York and farther afield. Pigeons have been domesticated for thousands of years and kept by people around the world for their companionship, sport, and service.

Locally, each neighborhood in New York once had a community of pigeon keepers (or fanciers, as they are commonly known); a dense network of rooftop pigeon lofts stretched across the five boroughs.

While property development and population shifts have caused the practice to wane, Fly By Night reflects back on and makes visible this largely forgotten culture.

The iconic Brooklyn Navy Yard, once home to the country’s largest naval fleet of pigeon carriers, is the ideal setting for Riley’s Fly By Night–a tribute to the beautiful, diverse, and fascinating histories of pigeon flying and New York City.

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About Duke Riley

Duke Riley (b. 1972, Boston) explores the struggles of marginal communities who exist, perhaps forgotten, within larger encompassing societies, looking at such issues as the tension between individual and collective behavior, and conflict with institutional power.

Riley is known for work that combines the seafarer’s craft with nautical history through drawing, printmaking, mosaic, sculpture, performative interventions, and video structured as complex multimedia installations.

Riley has had solo exhibitions at Magnan Metz Gallery, New York City; the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland; the Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY; and the Havana Biennial, among other venues.

He has received numerous awards and commissions, including a Percent for Art commission, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, and the MTA Arts For Transit commission for the Beach 98th Street Station renovation. Born in Boston, he received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, in Providence, before moving to New York, settling in Brooklyn, and earning his M.F.A. from Pratt Institute.

About Creative Time

Over the past four decades, Creative Time has commissioned and presented ambitious public art projects with thousands of artists throughout New York City, across the country, around the world—and now even in outer space.

Our work is guided by three core values: art matters, artists’ voices are important in shaping society, and public spaces are places for creative and free expression.

We are acclaimed for the innovative and meaningful projects we have commissioned, from Tribute in Light, the twin beacons of light that illuminated lower Manhattan six months after 9/11, to bus ads promoting HIV awareness, to Paul Chan’s production of Waiting for Godot in New Orleans, and much more.

In partnership with a variety of well-known cultural institutions and community groups, we have commissioned art in unique landmark sites from the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Governors Island, and the High Line, to neglected urban treasures like the Lower East Side’s historic Essex Street Market, Coney Island, and New Orleans’s Lower 9th Ward.

We are committed to presenting important art for our times and engaging broad audiences that transcend geographic, racial, and socioeconomic barriers.