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2014-08-14 23:06:11

Five young entrepreneurs, hailing from as far as Baghdad, create Tivvi – a network for "us" - launching August 14th, 2014 -- as featured in the Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kirkanthony-hamilton/against-all-odds-from-ira_b_5647005.html). San Francisco, California (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 While Facebook and similar networks ambitiously pursue a goal of “connecting the world,” an increasing number of studies highlight their dangers. Addictive voyeurism...

2013-02-21 23:01:13

An international coalition of book artists exhibit work responding to the 2007 car bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street, Baghdad´s street of booksellers. The exhibit consists of fifty-four artist books created by the letterpress and book arts community in response to the bombing. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 21, 2013 On March 5, 2007, during the States´ most recent war with Iraq, an unnamed group detonated a car bomb in al-Mutanabbi Street, Baghdad´s age-old center for...


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.'