links for 2010-02-25

  • Whether you are reading a printed magazine or a web article it is very rarely the content that draws you in at first, the hook is always the title or the headline. A well written and thought out title or headline are fundamental, it has to not only describe with very few words the articles content but also has to be formatted in a way that it draws the attention of your readers and is a seemingly must read – a difficult combination to achieve. There are many ways of of making your headlines that little bit more distinctive, none are as important as choosing the correct font. Most fonts can be big and bold, but finding one with a little bit of character that helps emphasize and describe the title and the content can be difficult. With that in mind, Peter Olexa from Fonts2u has put together this article of his top 20 beautiful, professional and distinctive free fonts you shouldn’t be missing from your font library.
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  • After our daughter Poesy was born, we were inundated with parenting advice and books — big, thick, 900-page bricks that purported to tell us everything we needed to know to raise a newborn into a productive member of society. Of course, we had neither the attention nor the time to devote to following any of this advice. There's one exception: my friends JC Herz and John Scott recommended a remarkable book called Twelve Hours' Sleep by Twelve Weeks Old: A Step-by-Step Plan for Baby Sleep Success, a very short book that does exactly what it says on the cover: it's a simple prescription for teaching your baby to sleep through the whole night by 12 weeks. It takes about an hour to read and does not involve doing anything horrible to your kid like letting her cry all night. Basic method: for the first 8 weeks, keep track of when the kid feeds and sleeps. At 8 weeks, use this to come up with a sleep and feed schedule that more or less fits the rhythm she's falling into. Gently encourage h
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