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2014-10-23 16:30:43

In his ground-breaking and controversial upcoming book, 'Socialcide: How America is Loving Itself to Death', Leo J. Battenhausen shows the other side of the American Dream - one where individuals are so obsessed with themselves that emotional and social problems have taken on a destructive new aggression. By exposing the problem through a unique fusion of social and psychological observations, Battenhausen hopes that citizens will stop committing 'Socialcide' and rebuild themselves into a...

2014-10-23 12:30:04

America's No. 1 Apparel Brand Partners with National Breast Cancer Foundation To Help Raise the Comfort Level Surrounding Mammograms WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Hanes is again partnering with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to raise awareness for early detection and testing for breast cancer. Additionally, Hanes has joined forces with influential bloggers to reignite their successful "Mammogram...

2014-10-23 08:31:28

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new book based on years of research by former Guardian ad Litem volunteers, Robert and Miriam Fertig, answers key questions that state governments, social workers, parents and taxpayers have been asking: -- Why do parents abuse and neglect their children? Why are there so many repeat parental offenders? -- Why must children be "damaged" before effective action is taken? -- What causes so many caseworkers and good...

2014-10-23 00:21:12

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO CRIME PREVENTION MONTH Profile America -- Thursday, October 23(rd). Everyone is a potential crime victim, and October is when government agencies, civic groups, schools, businesses, and youth organizations join in trying to reduce the threat. This is National Crime Prevention Month, with special...

2014-10-22 23:01:52

Calling solar "critical to the United States" when it comes to meeting its future carbon reduction goals, Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today delivered the keynote address at Solar Power International (SPI), the largest solar trade show in America, co-sponsored by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Calling solar "critical to the United States" when it comes to meeting its future carbon reduction goals,...

2014-10-22 00:21:23

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO THE FIRST OF BILLIONSProfile America -- Wednesday, October 22(nd. )( )"10 - 22 - 38 Astoria." That cryptic sequence indicating date and place was the very first photocopied image, created on this date in 1938 in Astoria, New York. A man named Chester Carlson developed a method of making dry copies...

2014-10-21 23:15:25

Calling it "critically important to America's future," the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today launched a national campaign to extend the 30 percent solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) past 2016 by emphasizing tax fairness. LAS VEGAS, NV (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Calling it "critically important to America's future," the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today launched a national campaign to extend the 30 percent solar Investment Tax Credit...

2014-10-21 23:15:20

Smile for a Lifetime Scholars---given opportunity to share oral health presentations with grade school students through America's ToothFairy youth mentoring program "My Smile Matters: Youth Movement"! Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 The Smile for a Lifetime Foundation (S4L), an international nonprofit organization that provides orthodontic care and free braces to under-served children with financial challenges and special orthodontic needs, announced today that...

2014-10-21 12:28:29

Annual ranking showcases the 100 fastest-growing urban businesses in America CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and FORTUNE announced that Rise Interactive was selected for the 2014 Inner City 100 for the second, consecutive year, recognizing the fastest-growing inner city businesses in the U.S. This year, for the first time in the list's 16-year history, the Inner City 100 consists of 10 fast-growing businesses from 10 industry...

2014-10-21 12:28:24

The Investigative Series Also Features 'Underground Sounds' on November 25, and the Two-Hour Special Examining the Shameful Side of International Adoption in 'Unwanted In America' on December 2 LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AXS TV closes out the 2014 season with premieres of three brand new episodes of the award-winning investigative journalism series Dan Rather Presents, airing Tuesdays at 8pE from November 18 through December 2. With his trademark candor, Rather...


Latest America Reference Libraries

York Chocolate
2013-06-11 13:15:07

The York chocolate cat, also known as the York, is a breed of domestic cat that originated in America in 1983 and is used as a show cat. It was developed by Janet Chiefari, who bred kittens that were descendants of Siamese cats. The York can be medium or large with a slightly long nose, a round head, and large round eyes that are gold or green in color. Its feet are sometimes tufted and it has a fluffy tail. Its body is covered in semi-long, soft fur that can vary in color. Preferred colors...

Yosemite National Park
2013-04-17 14:20:47

Yosemite National Park is located in eastern California in the United States in the central area of Sierra Nevada, extending to the western slopes of the range. The park holds 761,268 acres of protected land. The area became very popular after Thomas Ayres, the artist who was responsible for much of the publicity of the area, and an entrepreneur named James Mason Hutchings visited in 1855. Early tourists that visited Yosemite before it was a national park could enjoy passing over the Wawona...

Grand Canyon National Park
2013-03-19 15:03:05

Grand Canyon National Park is located in the American state of Arizona and is the country’s fifteenth established park. The main feature of the park is the Grand Canyon, which is a gorge of the Colorado River, and is often thought of as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The park contains 1,217,262 acres of land. It was established as an official national park in 1919, but the area was already well known as a landmark for thirty years. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt...

Ronald Evans Jr.
2012-10-25 11:30:42

Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr. was an astronaut that worked with NASA on the Apollo missions and served as a Captain in the United States Navy. Evans is one of the twenty-four astronauts to fly to the moon. . Evans was born on November 10, 1933 in St. Francis, Kansas. He graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. Boy Scouts of America played a huge role in Evans youth as he attained the highest level of Life Scout. Evans then went on to study at the University of Kansas...

Plain Chachalaca, Ortalis vetula
2012-03-22 23:28:04

The Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula) is a large species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found in tropical and subtropical environments from mezquital thickets in the Rio Grande Valley in southeastern Texas to northernmost Costa Rica. In Central America, this species occurs in the Pacific lowlands from Chiapas, Mexico to northern Nicaragua. It occurs solely as a separate population in Costa Rica. Its habitat is dry and moist forests, especially where interspersed with scrub and savanna....

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