blind_html Fwd: Fred's Head Companion - American Printing House for the Blind

  • From: Nimer Jaber <nimerjaber1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blind_html@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, BC Shuttleworth <shuttleworthb01@xxxxxxxxx>, bonniels21@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 10:28:27 -0600

Look at the last article guys.

Nimer J

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Subject:        Fred's Head Companion - American Printing House for the Blind
Date:   Tue, 21 Apr 2009 12:04:15 +0000
From:   Fred's Head <fredshead@xxxxxxx>
To:     nimerjaber1@xxxxxxxxx

 Fred's Head Companion - American Printing House for the Blind

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Posted: 20 Apr 2009 12:33 PM PDT

/Beginning Yoga for the Blind and Visually Impaired/ is a dynamic, inspiring five CD set produced by Gretchen Hein, a certified Kripalu yoga instructor and Marty Klein, a blind author and workshop facilitator. The goal of the series is to Help blind and visually impaired folks use yoga to reclaim and sustain strong, flexible bodies as well as help encourage students to find a yoga class in their local communities that will be suitable for them.

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Posted: 20 Apr 2009 12:09 PM PDT

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Posted: 20 Apr 2009 08:56 AM PDT

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Posted: 20 Apr 2009 08:35 AM PDT

Many products we bring home can contain hazardous elements, can be dangerous to the environment or could have been produced by sweatshop labour. Manufacturers don’t always provide full disclosure on their products, it can be difficult to obtain this information on your own.

GoodGuide aims to change this by bringing information transparency to the products that we use. It provides a comprehensive guide on more than 70,000 products with ratings, expert recommendations and advice. By using the site, you can find and compare healthy and green products that are safe for your children and family.

Product information is collected from government data sources, academic institutions and non-government data sources. You can access GoodGuide product info from a cellphone by sending text messages or from your iPhone. No sign-up needed, the information is free.

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Posted: 20 Apr 2009 07:34 AM PDT

When you hear someone talk about bit torrent, you might immediately think of the illegal download of music or video. Torrents can be used to download lots of material, both copyrighted and licensed.

LegalTorrents hosts downloadable collections from share-friendly creators as well as entire record companies (“netlabels”) who offer their catalogs for free. If you like what you hear, you are encouraged to create an account and donate directly to the artists and labels, or to the site itself, which seeds all of its own Torrents.

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