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2014-04-07 11:06:59

Indoor tanning may be marker of eating disorder-related behaviors, suggests study in Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics High school students who use indoor tanning also have higher rates of unhealthy weight control behaviors—such as taking diet pills or vomiting to lose weight, reports a study in the April Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. The journal is published by...

2014-04-04 23:35:50

Joint survey by The Nature Conservancy and Disney finds that in the U.S., lack of time outdoors is as concerning as bullying, obesity and education. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Today, the Nature Conservancy released the results of the first global survey to capture not only how much time kids spend outside, but also parents’ perspectives on the importance and benefits of time spent in nature. The survey, funded by Disney, included parents of children between the ages of three...

2014-04-01 23:29:07

The addition of new health care-related groups within MedMasters.com dynamically increases its members' access to opportunities, information and networking. Ponte Vedra, FL (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 MedMasters, the premier social networking site for medical and health care industry professionals, has just released its medical networking Groups platform. MedMasters, (http://www.medmasters.com) an industry specific, online medical community, has been online for about a year and is...

2014-04-01 13:22:59

Brain disconnect leaves teen brain less able to judge trustworthiness Making a snap decision usually means following your initial reaction -- going with your gut. That intuitive feeling sprouts from the limbic system, the evolutionarily older and simpler part of the brain that affects emotion, behavior and motivation. But during adolescence, the limbic system connects and communicates with the rest of the brain differently than it does during adulthood, leaving many adolescents...

2014-03-26 23:24:15

Transparency Market Research report added "Social Networking Market Research - Industry Analysis Trends and Forecasts 2010 - 2017" to its database. Browse full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/social-networking-market.html. Albany, New York USA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Social Networking helps in influencing public opinion and decisions, act as a bridge between individuals and businesses and provides an effective medium for reaching target audience with ease. The...

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2014-03-26 03:05:47

Iowa State University Children who repeatedly play violent video games are learning thought patterns that will stick with them and influence behaviors as they grow older, according to a new study by Iowa State University researchers. The effect is the same regardless of age, gender or culture. Douglas Gentile, an associate professor of psychology and lead author of the study published in JAMA Pediatrics, says it is really no different than learning math or to play the piano. “If you...

2014-03-25 08:27:40

NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Once just a popular term, the word "selfie" has made itself legitimate once it was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013 and it has legitimate benefits too! Research shows that taking a selfie has many positive effects. It is an empowering act that celebrates regular people and allows a person to control their image online. They take it, they post it, and they have the power to choose how they look. (Photo:...

2014-03-19 23:33:57

The Career Step programs are now available to graduating high school seniors, giving high school students the opportunity to start rewarding careers more quickly after graduation. Provo, Utah (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Career Step, an online school providing career-focused education, is pleased to announce that its programs are now available to graduating high school seniors. This new effort gives high school students the opportunity to start rewarding careers more quickly after graduation....

2014-03-18 23:34:32

The Saint Jude Retreats, a non-12 step substance use program, releases a radio show interview on the topic of adolescence and substance use with Dr. Robert Epstein. Amsterdam, NY (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 The Saint Jude Retreats is excited to announce that as of today Tuesday, March 18, 2014 the Saint Jude Retreats Radio’s latest radio show is live and ready for download or streaming. The radio show host and Executive Director of Saint Jude Retreats, Michelle Dunbar, opens the segment...

2014-03-05 08:33:49

Funds to be Used to Enhance Team and Grow New Social Network for Millennials SAN FRANCISCO, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blend, a new college-exclusive mobile app, announced today it has secured a $2.7 million seed funding round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with additional participation from Trinity Ventures, Foundation Capital, Lerer Ventures, Maveron, BoxGroup, XG Ventures, and SparkLabs Global Ventures. The funding from this round will be used to triple the size of...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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