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2012-04-22 23:01:32

The Albany Bliss Bridal Exhibition is set to be the country´s biggest bridal and wedding expo this year for those who are planning to get married in style. Denmark, Western Australia (PRWEB) April 23, 2012 It has been announced that the Bliss Bridal Exhibition 2012 will be held on April 28, 2012 in Albany, WA. The event is set to be attended by over 60 participants, including top names in wedding services, photography, and caterers among others, coupled with thousands of brides and...

2012-04-19 23:00:37

Taught by Eliot Cowan, the founder of The Blue Deer Center and author of Plant Spirit Medicine, this experiential week-long course in Plant Spirit Medicine is designed for anyone who´s interested in exploring the transformational properties of the natural world. Margaretville, NY (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 Since the beginning of time, shamans looked to nature to understand the realms of wisdom and healing. Drawing on that wisdom today, Plant Spirit Medicine and the ancient shamanic...

2012-04-19 23:00:07

This is the King of all baby shower gifts for dad. Fourteen fun and functional tools are included to assist in the shock and awe or "ewww" of the first diaper changing experience for the new daddy. A few patented items that adorn the dad-to-be are a Poop Poncho, Bio-hazard mask, Tongs, Gloves, and Goggles. Think of it as a diaper duty survival kit. (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 http://www.GiftsForDadToBe.com Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox Awarded Trifecta of Prestigious Positive Parenting Awards...

Body Art Equals Increased Alcohol Use: Study
2012-04-17 09:20:31

A French study of nearly 3,000 young men and women has found that people with tattoos and piercings tend to drink more than their body-art-deprived peers. Scientists of the study, which was conducted by France´s Universite de Bretagne-Sud, asked men and women exiting 21 different bars in four cities on four different Saturday nights if they would take a blood-alcohol breath test, and of those who agreed, the researchers found that people with tattoos consumed more alcohol than those...

2012-04-16 23:00:09

European Wax Center Lakewood offers All First Time Guests a free wax Lakewood, CO (PRWEB) April 15, 2012 European Wax Center Lakewood, recognized nationally as a premier waxing service provider, is proud to announce a free wax offer for their first time guests, making waxing in Arvada, Lakewood, Colorado easily available and affordable. Women can choose between a free eyebrow waxing, underarm waxing, or bikini waxing in Englewood, Lakewood, Colorado. Men are eligible for a free ear, nose,...

2012-04-16 22:02:06

Is John Lennon's line "imagine no possessions" not as idealistic as it once seemed? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, globalization has led to a new class of "global nomads" who are less attached to material objects. "No one has studied contemporary global nomads and their relationship to possessions, and we can learn so much about how deterritorialization affects consumer culture from this unique and growing group of people," write authors Fleura Bardhi...

2012-04-16 21:47:09

University of Cincinnati researchers are strongly represented at the upcoming Society for American Archaeology meeting. UC research presentations will include studies of one of the earliest farming sites in southern Europe, volcanic activity in pre-Columbian America, and what dogs are the best hunters. Among the research presented by University of Cincinnati faculty and students at the April 18-22 Society for American Archaeology meeting will be an examination of early agriculture in...

2012-04-12 21:12:33

In humans and chimpanzees knowledge is transmitted within a group by means of a majority principle The transmission of knowledge to the next generation is a key feature of human evolution. In particular, humans tend to copy behavior that is demonstrated by many other individuals. Chimpanzees and orangutans, two of our closest living relatives, also socially pass on traditional behavior and culture from one generation to another. Whether and how this process resembles the human one is still...

2012-04-10 12:14:00

Study explores how men's mental faculties continue to respond to their physical strength and fighting ability Fighting ability, largely determined by upper body strength, continues to rule the minds of modern men, according to a new study´ by Aaron Sell from Griffith University in Australia and colleagues. Their work explores the concept that human males are designed for fighting, and shows how this fighting ability drives both their behavior and attitudes to a range issues, including...

Latest Anthropology Reference Libraries

2013-10-02 13:00:50

Primatology is the study of primates that focuses on their behaviors and possible evolution. Those who practice this science, known as primatologists, focus on primates in the wild and in laboratory settings. There are many different sub-divisions of primatology that differ based on methodology and theory, but the two major branches are Western primatology and Japanese primatology. There share basic principles, but differ culturally and in many other regards. Western primatology originated...

2013-09-30 13:29:48

Zooarchaeology is the study of animal remains including shells, bones, hides, scales, DNA, chitin, and hair. Shells and bones are most frequently studied because these do not decay at a fast rate, but most remains do not survive because they break or decompose. In eastern areas of North America, Zooarchaeology developed over three periods. The first, known as the Formative period, occurred in the 1860s and was not a specific area of study at that time. The second period, known as the...

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Word of the Day
  • 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.