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2012-04-05 10:10:09

Your supermarket may affect your weight, according to a report published Apr. 4 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. The study, conducted in Paris from 2007 to 2008, found that participants who shop at discount supermarkets, in supermarkets in areas with poorly educated consumers, or in supermarkets far from their own neighborhood had higher body mass indices (BMI) and waste circumferences. As Basile Chaix indicates, "shopping at discount supermarkets was more strongly associated with...

2011-06-09 12:21:00

Before the School Year Ends, Children Can Honor Unsung Heroes and Win Laptop Computer HIGH POINT, N.C., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thomas Built Buses asks: Do you know school bus drivers who are making a difference? Do they stand up to bullies? Do they nurture a spirit of giving? Do they know your name or start each day with a friendly greeting? Do they work hard to keep you safe? These are just some examples of heartwarming and impactful actions by previous "Children's...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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