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2010-11-22 00:00:40

The Calming Face Wrap (tm) helps lessen/end a dog's unwanted barking just in time for the busy holiday season. It's a gentle, easy-to-use and drug free option from the makers of The Original Anxiety Wrap (tm). Huntington, Indiana (PRWEB) November 20, 2010 The Calming Face Wrap (tm) is a gentle, non-pharmacological way to lessen/end anxious, constant barking. It's made by Animals Plus, LLC, manufacturers of The Anxiety Wrap(tm); the product that invented the category of Pressure Wraps in...

2010-11-16 00:00:55

Is it possible that dogs are wonderful teachers of mindfulness practice? According to psychologist Jonathan Kaplan dogs demonstrate an enviable level of concentration and focus on the present moment, and emulating these characteristics can help us feel more grounded and joyful, and less stressed. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) November 15, 2010 "Have you ever tried to eat lunch in front of a hungry dog?" asks Jonathan Kaplan, Ph.D., author of Urban Mindfulness: Cultivating Peace, Presence, and Purpose...

2010-10-25 13:25:38

A popular cancer drug could be produced cheaply and sustainably using stem cells derived from trees, a study suggests A popular cancer drug could be produced cheaply and sustainably using stem cells derived from trees, a study suggests. Researchers have isolated and grown stem cells from a yew tree whose bark is a natural source of the anticancer compound paclitaxel. The development could enable the compound to be produced on a commercial scale at low cost, with no harmful by-products....

2010-09-11 15:37:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour is heading south to Austin, Texas, for the 8th annual Barktoberfest festival and 3K Pledge Walk for Homeless Pets, hosted by The Central Texas SPCA. The Mobile Dog Heart Health Unit will be performing free heart health examinations during the September 18 festival at the Lakeview Pavilion in Old Settlers Park. Barktoberfest will also feature music, food, costume contests and more, all benefiting the Central Texas...

2010-09-08 07:00:00

ST. HELENA, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Rutherford Wine Company, a leading purveyor of sustainably grown wines, today became the first winery to endorse a rapidly growing movement to educate wine drinkers about the societal, technical and environmental advantages of real cork wine stoppers, 100% Cork announced. The Napa Valley-based company crafts quality white and red varietal wines under the Rutherford Ranch, Round Hill, Scott Family Estate, Lander Jenkins and Predator labels. All...

2010-06-09 15:05:00

MONTEREY, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- 100PercentCork.org launched a pledge drive at the Sustainable Brands 2010 conference today to reinforce Americans' overwhelming preference for natural cork for their wine because of cork's environmental, technical and societal benefits. "Natural cork embodies sustainability like few other products, so this conference is the ideal venue to launch the campaign," said Peter Weber, executive director of the Cork Quality Council, one of the campaign's...

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2010-04-16 10:45:54

Native grass fares well as alternative growing medium Loblolly pine bark is the primary component of nursery container substrates in the eastern United States, but a shortage of the widely used organic material is prompting researchers to investigate new materials as potential alternatives. A recent study by James E. Altland and Charles Krause of the USDA Agricultural Research Service at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center was designed to determine if ground switchgrass can...

2009-11-04 14:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan tackles the five most common issues faced by dog owners in the fifth edition of his Mastering Leadership DVD series, Common Canine Misbehaviors. Here are a few tips for each of these problems: 5.) Aggression towards other dogs - Watch your temper! If you are tense, frustrated, or angry, your dog will mirror that energy right back at you, so it's especially important to remain calm when dealing with an aggressive dog. But...

2009-08-14 08:59:34

An elderly Canadian woman in Nova Scotia says she owes her life to her neighbor's dogs who alerted their owner she was choking on her backyard deck. Gert Mombourquette, 76, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. she was alone late Saturday night eating some homemade chocolate squares when she choked and couldn't breathe or make a sound. Her neighbor Kevin Murphy, a sergeant with the Halifax Regional Police, was using his break to return home to walk his two dogs as the woman was choking. The...

2009-08-06 13:41:31

A 26-year-old Michigan man was arrested for allegedly barking at a police dog, authorities said. The Three Rivers Police Department said in the statement that, Anija, a police K-9, had been left in a patrol car by its handler and the officer returned to find the suspect had started to torment the police dog by barking and shouting at the animal, the Kalamazoo (Mich.) Gazette reported Thursday. The shouting caused the canine to become excited and very aggressive, the report said. The man was...


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2007-12-27 09:16:35

The Par Rubber Tree (Hevea brasiliensis), is a tree belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae. It is the most economically important member of the genus Hevea. It is of major economic importance because its sap-like extract (latex) can be collected and is the primary source of natural rubber. The Pará rubber tree initially grew only in the Amazon Rainforest. Now most rubber tree plantations are in southeast Asia and tropical Africa. Attempts to cultivate the tree in other areas in South...

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2007-01-21 19:37:02

The gray wolf also known as timber wolf or wolf is a mammal in the order Carnivora. The gray wolf shares a common ancestry with the domestic dog. Gray wolves were once abundant and distributed over much of North America, Eurasia, and the Middle East. Today, for a variety of human-related reasons including widespread habitat destruction and excessive hunting, wolves inhabit only a very limited portion of their former range. It is listed as a species of least concern for extinction worldwide....

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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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