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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...

2010-08-18 11:15:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer Street Capital Partners LLC (www.summerstreetcapital.com), a private equity fund based in Buffalo, NY, announced today that it has completed an equity investment in Action Environmental Services, a leading provider of waste management services for the business community in the City of New York. The investment will support the acquisition of select New York City assets from Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG). "The addition of these assets,...

2010-08-16 13:59:00

Award-Winning Center for Consumer Freedom Site Explores Environmental "Worrying" Group's Junk Science Heritage WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today ActivistCash.com, a project of the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom, released a comprehensive profile of the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a green group best known for confusing science fiction with science fact. EWG's public-misinformation campaigns on issues related to food, cosmetics, and farming, have caused...

2010-06-23 12:51:00

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Starz Entertainment and DIRECTV announced that three new HD channels from Starz Entertainment launched today on DIRECTV, including the brand new Starz In Black HD and Starz Cinema HD offerings. DIRECTV is the first affiliate to launch the new Starz HD channels, and now offers every Starz premium channel in high definition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080522/LATH063LOGO-b) (Logo:...

2010-05-05 09:30:00

DALLAS, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack Black, pioneers in men's grooming, introduces what active skin needs: a natural break. A first in prestige skincare, Jack Black's revolutionary, new Performance Remedy(TM) line is comprised of naturally-based active body treatments and sun protection therapies that fight fatigue, speed recovery and promote peak sports performance. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100505/NY95119 ) The brand, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'