The Joy of Giving Lessons

When my daughter was old enough to be responsible enough to take care of an instrument, I asked her what she wanted to play. She told me she had loved hearing violins in music and would love to play that instrument. I decided for her birthday to find her a violin class in Singapore to go to and to learn. When her birthday came up, me and my husband gave her a violin. She looked up at us and said “I don’t know how to play!” and my husband got to tell her that we got her lessons. She was so excited!

The first lesson she had, she was so nervous and kept asking if we were doing the right thing and was worried that she was going to fail at playing. Continue reading

2.0″ Visco2 Ventilated Mattress Enhancer Review

The 2.0” Visco2 ventilated mattress enhancer by Sleep Better is a cheap memory foam mattress topper that will turn any old mattress into a comfortable night’s sleep. If you can’t afford to replace your old mattress entirely, than a mattress topper (like this one) is a great alternative to get even more life out of your mattress.

2” Visco2 Ventilated Mattress Enhancer Details

  • Open Cell ViscO2 ventilated memory foam
  • 5 times as much air flow as other memory foam
  • Uses plant based ingredients (eco friendly*)
  • Gives comfort, support and relief from pressure points
  • 2 inches high

(*although it states eco friendly please see our customer complaints below for why it may not be)

2 Inches Memory Foam Mattress Topper

This ventilated mattress enhancer is 2 inches high and gives you the benefit of memory foam without committing to a new mattress. Instead it will give new life to an old mattress without costing you a boatload.

Open Cell ViscO2 Memory Foam

The mattress topper is made from a high performance memory foam – ViscO2 – which allows 5 times as much air flow as other memory foams keeping you cooler and more comfortable. The ViscO2 memory foam also improved air circulation from head-to-toe but also supports you well too.

Gives Support & Better Body Alignment

The 2.0” Visco2 ventilated mattress enhancer will help support your body and give your body better alignment (supporting the spine) for a better night’s sleep.

Minimises Motion Transfer

It also minimizes motion transfer so that if you need to get up in the night or fidget, you won’t disturb your partner.


Just like all memory foam, this mattress topper is hypo-allergenic.

MicroSafe Treatment

The Visco2 ventilated mattress enhancer has been treated with an environmentally safe anti-microbial treatment called MicroSafe. This combats bad odors and prevents the growth of mold, fungi and mildew.

Available Sizes

The 2 inch Visco2 ventilated mattress enhancer is available in twin, twin XL, full, queen, king and California king sizes.


This memory foam mattress topper comes with a 2 year warranty and is made in the USA.


The 2 inch Visco2 ventilated mattress enhancer is available for under $100. By buying from Amazon you can get up to 68% off the retail price. The twin size mattress topper comes in at just under $50 and the California King is available for around $90.

What Customers Say

Customers who bought the 2.0” Visco2 ventilated mattress enhancer gave it an average rating of 4,5 out of 5. This is a top rating and customers were extremely pleased with their purchase. Most customers found the memory foam mattress topper to be comfortable and gave them a good night’s sleep. Customers also loved that the mattress topper was cheap too.

Customer comments included:

  • “…I picked this up when it was on sale, and couldn’t be happier with it…This fits perfectly, lost its weird odor in about two days, and is cooler than just my unpadded mattress. And, while it doesn’t make my mattress seem comfy enough to be brand new, its more than comfy enough to put off buying a new one a while longer.”
  • “This visco elastic is the same as the ones out there going for close to $200.00. It came packaged nicely and the first night on my hospital bed i have at home i can’t tell you the pressure it took off my back and the comfort. Being i have 4 herniated discs, 8 pinched nerves and both problems with my si joints among other health issues, the 2 inch was very plush and has yet to lose it’s comfort and go down like pillows to. Excellent price and excellent product…”
  • “I am delighted with my choice. No more pressure points. Very little tossing and turning. No bad foam rubber odor. Very, very comfortable. This pad will not turn a worn out old mattress into a new one, but if you have a good supportive mattress that is just a bit uncomfortable, this is a really good thing.”
  • “This may sound strange, but my wife and I bought this as a topper for our memory foam bed!…The topper brought us immediate relief. And our bed is now much cooler than it was before we added the topper. It’s like a brand new bed! We love it.”
  • “I got this pad to use on the very old twin mattress I sleep on when I visit my mother in Buffalo…The pad is just the right combination of firm and soft. Definitely recommend this for anyone dealing with an old uncomfortable mattress.”
  • “I bought this product based on reviews, which were very good, and I’m adding my own good review…I still get hot at night, but not any more now than I did before the pad…I still love it to death and am more confident of memory foam now!“

Customer Complaints?

Despite the FoamGlobes memory foam mattress reviews having an overall great rating, some customers were disappointed and unhappy with the memory foam mattress topper they received.

One of the main issues that kept arising was that the mattress topper was too warm (even in Winter). Despite the fact that the memory foam mattress enhancer being well ventilated, did not seem to make a difference to it causing people to overheat. One customer stated that there was no difference with other memory foam toppers that didn’t boast ventilation technology. However, only some some customers found this, many found that they had a comfortable night’s sleep on the topper and didn’t overheat.

One customer commented on the eco-friendliness of the mattress topper:

  • “…eco-friendly – it’s polyurethane so I don’t understand this labeling. It is treated with an aloe extract so maybe that is what the manufacturer is claiming as “eco-friendly.” The manufacturers website does not give further details…”

Customer comments/complaints about the 2.0” Visco2 ventilated mattress enhancer included:

  • “This mattress pad bears no resemblance to “memory foam.” It is merely a 2-inch thick piece of foam rubber with holes in it, something that probably cost $5 to produce. The only conceivable use for it is if your mattress is too firm, this will make it softer.”
  • “There was just “something” about it that was not comfortable. We both tossed and turned all night. The bed was too warm…and it was winter time. We didn’t want to take a chance of roasting in the summer so we returned it to the company. The return process was very easy and we appreciated being reimbursed quickly”
  • “I have tried many foam toppers, and this is just as hot as the others.”
  • “I expected a cooler more comfortable sleep. Very disappointed.”
  • “It’s not uncomfortable per se, but it’s just not that comfortable, though neither my husband and I can quite figure out why. Some people have said it’s too soft. I’ve actually found it to be a bit too hard for me. I don’t sink into it much.”
  • “It’s an unbranded, large piece of foam that’s not cut very carefully. It came simply rolled in an oily plastic shrink wrap. No labels, no information, nothing.”
  • “It’s definitely not as heavy as the description claims.”

Despite the customer complaints to the ventilated mattress enhancer, the majority of the customer comments were positive and had nothing but praise for the memory foam mattress topper. Overall the 2.0″ Visco2 Ventilated Mattress Enhancer is cheap (available for under $100), comfortable for most people and gives you a great alternative to buying an entirely new mattress.

Dialogue for Action Africa to Convene Women’s Issues Forum

Experts and speakers dedicated to the empowerment of African women to gather in Libreville, Gabon

The Cecilia Attias Foundation for Women, in association with Mrs. Sylvia Bongo Ondimba, the first lady of Gabon, will be hosting the 2012 installment of Dialogue for Action Africa (DFAA) in Libreville, Gabon. Dedicated to helping women in Africa lead safe, productive, and healthy lives, the forum seeks to creatively address the salient issues faced by African women.

In addition to special remarks by Cecilia Attias and Sylvia Bongo Ondimba, DFAA will feature a unique collection of inspiring experts and speakers from academia, government, NGOs, the private sector, and the medical community. Cecilia Attias comments: “The diversity and expertise of Dialogue for Action Africa’s speakers is astounding. Their dedication to women’s issues is truly inspiring and their insights will be enable us to promote African women’s issues through actionable initiatives.”

These initiatives will culminate in a Plan of Action for Africa, which will be presented at the G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico in June. At the G20, DFAA’s conclusions will become part of the global agenda and will be discussed by the world’s most influential leaders and policy makers. Creating this bridge between DFAA and government leaders is key to producing change at an institutional level and is an innovative example of public-private partnerships.

Confirmed DFAA speakers and participants include: Cecilia Attias, Founder and President, The Cecilia Attias Foundation for Women; Sylvia Bongo Ondimba, First Lady, Gabon; Dame Patience Goodluck Jonathan, First Lady, Nigeria; Chantal Compaore, First Lady, Burkina Faso; Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Salma, Morocco; Chantal Biya, First Lady, Cameroon; Azeb Mesfin, First Lady, Ethiopia; Dr. Malika Issoufou Mahamdou, First Lady, Niger; Irina Bukova, Director General of UNESCO; Hon. Aicha Bah Diallo, FAWE Chairperson and Network for Education for All in Africa (REPTA); Pascal Chaigneau, Affiliate Professor of Education, Sorbonne Paris Descartes University; Holly Gordon, Executive Director, 10×10; Sade Baderinwa, Emmy Award-winning news Anchor/Reporter WABC-TV; Dr. Amy Lehman, Founder Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic; Magatte Wade, Founder and CEO Tiossano; Vickie Remoe, Founder and Creative Director How4Do productions; Casey Cobell, EVP Country Director Indego Africa Rwanda; Philisiwe Buthelizi, CEO National Empowerment Fund; Fatime Christiane Ndiaye, Sr. Gender Specialist International Labour Organization; Denise Epote, TV5 Monde; Elizabeth Dearborn Davis, Co-Founder of the Akilah Institute for Women; Edna Adan Ismail, Founder Edna Adan Hospital; Nahid Toubia, Chair, White Ribbon Alliance Sudan; Coumba Toure, Founder and President of ADA foundation; Dr. Deqo Mohamed, Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation; Jeffrey Gettleman, NYTimes East Africa Bureau Chief and Pulitzer Prize winner; Yomi Abiola, Model, Activist and journalist; Zainab Salbi, Founder Women for Women International; Esther Ibanga, Pastor, Women on the Plateau Peace Initiative; and Letty Chiwara, Chief of Africa Division, UN Women.

With special messages from: Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post Media Group; Cherie Blair, Founder, The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women; Angela Dean, Director, Global Business Development at Partner Africa; Ben Stone, CEO, Indego Africa; Ruma Bose, Serial Entrepreneur, Business Executive, Philanthropist and Author; Jill Iscol, President, IF Hummingbird Foundation; Sarah Brown, President, PiggyBankKids, Global Patron of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood; Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women, Former President of Chile; Minna Salami, Founder, MsAfropolitan blog and Boutique; Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large, Global Women’s Issues; and Francoise Girard, President, International Women’s Health Coalition.

Dialogue for Action Africa will be held in conjunction with the New York Forum Africa, an annual action-oriented assembly of the world’s leading business, economic, and regulatory officials. By collaborating with New York Forum Africa, DFAA is seeking to build crosscutting partnerships between the worlds of business and NGOs. New York Forum Africa founder Richard Attias comments: “Non-profits and private enterprises have much to share with one another. They can collaborate on a host of topics, from tackling issues related to efficiency and financing to engaging in discussions of mission and ethics. Collaboration between Dialogue for Action Africa and the New York Forum Africa is a step in this direction.”

For more information please visit the Dialogue for Action Africa website at:

For more information please contact:

Cecilia Attias Foundation For Women

Katie Eid
+1-212-794-8801 x 112

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What’s the Best Time of the Day for Social Network Marketing?

We definitely encourage our clients to concentrate significant efforts during the prescribed times but to be mindful of the characteristics of their customer base.

Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) May 11, 2012

While marketing managers understand the importance of allocating hours towards their brand’s Social Media maintenance, they want to make sure these hours are used as efficiently as possible. To do so, it is necessary to identify when their customers are most active and receptive on each platform and to then concentrate efforts within that time frame. Continue reading

Social Networking Expert, Top Network Marketer, Internet Visionary

In a move that rocked the Network Marketing industry, EvolvHealth announced today that Chris Tinney has joined forces to promote the e84 Challenge:

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 10, 2012

EvolvHealth announced that Chris Tinney has joined forces with Evolv to promote the e84 Challenge ( on the Internet and social networks like Facebook, Linked-in, and many others. Continue reading