Posts Written On September 08, 2020

Co-sleeper innovation to provide options for new parents


A Purdue University innovator created a device to make it safer and easier for a baby to sleep with a parent. (Image provided) Download image

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Co-sleeping, or the sharing of a sleeping space by a mother and baby, can provide better sleep for baby and mom, easier breast feeding and closeness that encourages proper breathing and psychological development in a baby.

The fear of sudden infant death syndrome has led many mothers to turn away from co-sleeping. SIDS is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a baby.

A student innovator at Purdue University has created a co-sleeper solution called Baby-By. The device is an all-in-one co-sleeper unit to provide a safe and comfortable sleeping environment for a baby. It also can be used as a breast-feeding pillow, anti-roll ring and play mat.

“I believe that being a parent is one of the hardest and most important jobs that there is, and that being well rested is so important for moms and dads,” said Avery Saylor, an alumna of industrial design from Purdue’s College of Liberal Arts. “It was really important to me that this product not only was very safe to protect what is most important to parents but also that it had multifunctional aspects.”

Saylor worked with the Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization to patent this technology.

Saylor created the device as part of a senior thesis project. She worked with Purdue’s Ben and Maxine Miller Child Development Laboratory School. A video about the device is available at

“I became interested in this topic for my senior thesis when I found out my sister was co-sleeping with my nephew,” Saylor said. “Co-sleeping was something I had thought of as dangerous. Once I started my research, I saw all of the amazing benefits that came with it.”

The innovator and OTC are looking for partners to continue developing their technology. For more information on licensing and other opportunities, contact Matt Halladay of OTC at and mention track code 68943.

About Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization

The Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercializationoperates one of the most comprehensive technology transfer programs among leading research universities in the U.S. Services provided by this office support the economic development initiatives of Purdue University and benefit the university’s academic activities through commercializing, licensing and protecting Purdue intellectual property. The office recently moved into the Convergence Center for Innovation and Collaboration in Discovery Park District, adjacent to the Purdue campus. In fiscal year 2020, the office reported 148 deals finalized with 225 technologies signed, 408 disclosures received and 180 issued U.S. patents. The office is managed by the Purdue Research Foundation, which received the 2019 Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities Award for Place from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. In 2020, IPWatchdog Instituteranked Purdue third nationally in startup creation and in the top 20 for patents. The Purdue Research Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation created to advance the mission of Purdue University. Contact for more information.      

About Purdue University

Purdue University is a top public research institution developing practical solutions to today’s toughest challenges. Ranked the No. 6 Most Innovative University in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, Purdue delivers world-changing research and out-of-this-world discovery. Committed to hands-on and online, real-world learning, Purdue offers a transformative education to all. Committed to affordability and accessibility, Purdue has frozen tuition and most fees at 2012-13levels, enabling more students than ever to graduate debt-free. See how Purdue never stops in the persistent pursuit of the next giant leap at

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A Purdue University innovator created a device to make it safer and easier for a baby to sleep with a parent. (Image provided)


Best tips no-heat hairstyle

Styling your hair is key in grooming your personality. Everyone wants to style their hair that suits them according to the occasion they are preparing. Most of the time you use heat styling to keep your hair the way you want. It makes styling easy to dry your hair but not a good idea at all. It causes the breakage of hair and damages them.

There are alternate ways to dry and style your hair with no heat styling. It is being kind to your hair if you use heatless styling for your hair. Now you can style your hairs without using curling tongs, straightening irons, and hairdryer. The following are the best tips for your hairstyle with no heat. 

1. Keep the Natural Texture: 

You can find a way to naturally air dry your hair without using a heating style hair product based on your hair types. It doesn’t matter if you have curly, straight, fine, or coarse hair type, there are no heat hair care products available for you to do so. So rather than trying to change your hair type, embrace the natural texture and style them perfectly by using specific no-heat products. 

2. It Starts in Shower: 

Taking care of your hair and styling them starts in the shower. You set the tone to style your hair with no-heat in the shower by using a conditioner and shampoo that suits your hair type. If you have dry hair, use a moisturizing conditioner and shampoo.  

Drying the hair with a towel is necessary but you need to be careful in doing that. Rubbing your hair roughly with a towel may result in tangles and frizz. To prevent the damage to your hair, just press the hair with a towel rather than rubbing them roughly. It will get you ready to start air-dry styling your hair rather than heat styling. 

3. Use a Hair Primer: 

Hair primer is the best thing if you opt to air dry your hair. According to, hair primer ensures hair protection from humidity and frizz up to 72 hours. Using a hair primer will enable you to air dry your hair without using any heat styling tool and keep your hair flawless. 

Hair primer is simple to use and you can apply it with your finger and comb from the root to the tips of your hair. Just dispense 3 to 5 pumps on your palm and smooth it between your hands to apply on hair. 

4. Va-Va-Voom Volume with no Heat: 

Styling your hair without heat is a real challenge if you have fine hair type. With a no-heat tool, you may end up with a finished look of flat hair. But if you use the right hair care products specifically made for fine hair, you can have your hair bouncy without using a hairdryer. 

Applying a proper and bouncy volumizing mousse on your freshly washed hair dried with a towel will help you to keep your fine hair in a perfect style you want and give hair a boost as well.


Does Your Skin Feel Dry & Flaky–– Especially Now That September Is Here?

As the dry weather is approaching, we must take the proper steps to nourish our skin. Your skin is your body’s largest organ–constantly taking a lot of abuse, especially during the summer months where heat can destroy collagen and elastin fibers in the dermis, eventually causing it to become thinner and weaker–leading to premature wrinkling. Fortunately, City Beauty provides high-quality luxury skincare products that deliver actual results for all skin concerns. From anti-aging prevention to hydrating and glowing skin, you’re sure to see results in no time!

Skin-Perfecting Daily Veil

City Beauty’s Skin-Perfecting Daily Veil is a lightweight, broad-spectrum SPF 39 that instantly blurs imperfections while supporting firmness, elasticity, and hydration for an entirely more youthful look. Additionally, this final step product helps protect against the sun’s harmful rays with an innovative blend of all-mineral sunscreen ingredients. Key ingredients include–Line-Blurring Polymers, Light-Activated Spirulina Maxima Extract, Marine Antioxidant Compound, and Beet Root Extract Blend.

City Beauty’s Line-Smoothing HydroMask is a bio-cellulose sheet mask designed to support the skin’s elasticity and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It works by infusing the skin with a “plumping” serum made with free-radical fighting antioxidants, collagen-supporting peptides, and skin-nourishing actives. Key ingredients include; Peptide Blend, Hyaluronic Acid, and Iceplant Extract. This formula is so powerful, it smooths your wrinkles in as little as 20 minutes.

City Beauty is not your average beauty company. They specialize in what they call “functional beauty,” meaning all of their products are designed to not only make you look beautiful while you wear them, but to provide deeper benefits.

The City Beauty line is designed with skin-rejuvenating and collagen-supporting actives such as Hyaluronic Acid, Oligopeptides, Resveratrol, and Vitamin C, just to name a few.

Each product is formulated to target specific concerns — whether it’s to volumize thinning lips, brighten dark spots, improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, or smooth skin texture.

City Beauty pride themselves on being a cruelty-free company — and always ensure their products go through the most rigorous quality testing.

As for their name? City Beauty’s customers’ unique journeys are the inspiration. City Beauty believes that just like cities, each of their customers has her own story to tell. Cities bring people together, they inspire and challenge, and they grow over time — and City Beauty envision the City Beauty woman’s life to be similar.

ABOUT City Beauty:

City Beauty is a luxury brand dedicated to formulating skincare and cosmetics that look amazing and get results. Although their products are designed with anti-aging benefits in mind, women of all ages love how they make them feel.

Because of the commitment to innovation, City Beauty has seen tremendous growth. In fact, their most popular product — City Lips® plumping lip gloss — has won the Good Housekeeping award twice! City Beauty has also been featured on the ABC Network and Good Day LA for our buzz-worthy lip solutions.

City Beauty is based in sunny Los Angeles, where they draw inspiration from the glamour of Hollywood and the cosmopolitan influence of one of the most diverse cities in the world.