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2012-04-19 23:00:25

My Paper Shop.Com re-launch implements latest features, functionality of Miva Merchant software and includes new site look, feel, and faster load times. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 Leading ecommerce software and hosting company, Miva Merchant, recently partnered with bulk party supply seller My Paper Shop.Com, to launch a redesigned version of their ecommerce store. “Our product base has increased over the years as our business has grown, but our current site wasn´t...

2012-04-19 23:00:22

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "Because the typical age of a victim of mesothelioma in the United States is late 60's, or 70's, we fear most victims of mesothelioma will not thoroughly research mesothelioma attorneys, and as a result they will never find the best mesothelioma attorneys in the United States. Because compensation for mesothelioma does matter, the Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging the families of a just diagnosed victim of mesothelioma to call them for a free...

2012-04-19 21:06:21

Scientists have discovered proof that the evolution of intelligence and larger brain sizes can be driven by cooperation Scientists have discovered proof that the evolution of intelligence and larger brain sizes can be driven by cooperation and teamwork, shedding new light on the origins of what it means to be human. The study appears online in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B and was led by scientists at Trinity College Dublin: PhD student, Luke McNally and Assistant...

2012-04-19 20:23:27

Thinking about death can actually be a good thing. An awareness of mortality can improve physical health and help us re-prioritize our goals and values, according to a new analysis of recent scientific studies. Even non-conscious thinking about death — say walking by a cemetery — could prompt positive changes and promote helping others. Past research suggests that thinking about death is destructive and dangerous, fueling everything from prejudice and greed to violence. Such...

2012-04-19 20:19:43

Continuity of care in doctor's surgery is key to reducing non-emergency hospital admissions, says new research A University of Leicester study has provided clear evidence that allowing a patient to see a particular doctor in the GP surgery has an important impact on reducing hospital admissions. Between 1999-2000 and 2009-2010 elective (non-emergency) hospital admissions in England increased by 28% to 9.4 million. Over the same period, there was an increase of 35% in emergency...


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2009-06-17 12:33:16

The Chinese Prickly Ash or Flatspine Prickly Ash (Zanthoxylum simulans) is a species of flowering plant native to eastern China and Taiwan. It is one of several plants of Zanthoxylum from which Sichuan Pepper is produced. It is a small spreading tree that grows to 23 feet tall. Its leaves are 2.75 to 5 inches long and pinnate (having parts of a leaf arranged on both sides of the stem). Each leaf has 7 - 11 small leaflets that are each 1.25 to 2 inches long. There are numerous spines on the...

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2009-04-28 16:14:01

Buxus sempervirens or Boxwood is indigenous to western and southern Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Asia. This small slender evergreen tree grows from 3 - 30 feet in height with a narrow trunk reaching less than 8 inches in diameter. Yellowish green oval shaped leaves grow from just over half an inch to just under one and a quarter inches in length and less than half an inch wide. Unremarkable petaless flowers of the same yellowish green color are pollinated by insects and produce...

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2009-04-28 15:48:25

Buddleja davidii or Summer Lilac is an indigenous shrub of northwest China and Japan and is widely cultivated for use as an ornamental plant. However, in England and parts of the northwestern United States it is considered an invasive weed. Often referred to as the Butterfly Bush, it is food for several species of butterflies. It does not thrive well in harsh cold climates and will die in temperatures below 5°F. Photo Copyright and Credit

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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