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Friday, August 1, 2014

UCSF Study and After School Transportation via Boost

I have a couple of things for you today that are completely unrelated. One is a paid study at UCSF, and one is the opportunity to win a $100 Target card for purchasing after school transportation through Boost.

UCSF Study
Researchers at UC San Francisco are looking for 7-12 year old boys and girls (and their parents) to participate in a study of parent and child social interactions. This study involves a single 90 minute lab visit that includes several shared interactions between you, your child, and members of our research staff. They are interested in an individual's physiology during social interactions so they will use skin sensors to measure things like heart rate and blood flow. In addition, a set of questionnaires will be completed, at your convenience, prior to the lab visit.

For completing the study, you'll get $80 and your child will receive a $10 Target gift card. Also, you will be contributing to the knowledge of child development while engaging in new experiences with your child! If you are interested in participating, please email or call: Sara Waters (650) 380-6835 or

Boost by Mercedes-Benz
I got a lot of positive comments from readers when I posted about the Boost by Mercedes-Benz after school transportation service (user review here). With school getting closer, they're running the Boost Back-to-School Shopping Spree Promotion, and giving away a $100 Target gift card. If you need rides to/from camp, they are doing summer rides as well.

As for their promotion, from now through Friday August 8, every person who registers and/or makes a Boost purchase will automatically be entered into the promotion. They'll announce the winner on Monday, August 11 by email blast and on the website.

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