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2014-08-13 23:00:19

Although you’ve already had a child, getting pregnant again can be a very stressful and difficult experience, according to Dr. Kristen Wright and others who discuss the challenges of becoming pregnant at an older age. Bedford, NH (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Many women experience loneliness, shame, stress and sadness as they try over and over again to become pregnant when they are older, even after they have a child. They are dealing with secondary infertility. This is the focus of an...

2014-08-13 16:23:58

Estelle will Perform at the Face Forward Gala Sept. 13 Raising Money and Awareness to Provide Reconstructive Surgery to Domestic Violence Victims LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy Award-winning artist, Estelle will perform at Face Forward Foundation's Fifth Annual Gala, "A Venetian Masquerade" September 13, at The Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. When Estelle first burst onto the scene in 2008 with the #1, double-platinum hit song "American Boy"...

STEM careers for women
2014-08-13 12:23:24

Dawn Fuller, University of Cincinnati New research shows the importance of social support for women preparing for STEM careers. As a national push continues to recruit talented girls and young women into math- and science-related careers, a new study underlines the importance of mentoring and other social support systems for women pursuing those research professions Mary Jean Amon, a doctoral student in the University of Cincinnati’s psychology program, presented her findings at the...

bonobos and empathy yawning
2014-08-13 03:00:36

PeerJ An answer from the first direct comparison of yawn contagion in humans and bonobos Whether or not humans are the only empathic beings is still under debate. In a new study, researchers directly compared the 'yawn contagion' effect between humans and bonobos (our closest evolutionary cousins). By doing so they were able to directly compare the empathic abilities of ourselves with another species, and found that a close relationship between individuals is more important to their...

Businesswomen in meeting
2014-08-13 10:48:42

Gerry Everding, Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School study finds gender stereotypes continue to affect workplace behavior Recent research has suggested that women play better with others in small working groups, and that adding women to a group is a surefire way to boost team collaboration and creativity. But a new study from Washington University in St. Louis finds that this is only true when women work on teams that aren’t competing against each other. Force...

2014-08-13 08:35:02

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- School districts across the country are beginning to adopt a new tool that will make it easier for educators to help students overcome behavioral challenges -- an impediment to academic progress for students. Rethink, an education technology company that puts cutting-edge tools to support students with special needs in the hands of educators and parents, announced today a new management and tracking platform that helps teachers improve student...

2014-08-12 23:11:39

The latest figures show that incidents of self-harm and self-injury are on the rise. With almost 30 years of experience in clinical psychology, Dr. Joanne Wendt is offering timely coping tips for those who suffer with this disorder. San Diego, California (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 The latest research on incidents of self-harm and self-injury shows that they are on the rise around the world. Experts believe that some people turn to this behavior as a way to deal with depression, stress...

2014-08-12 23:11:14

Positive Business DC today announced that Shannon Polly will lead a discussion on the book Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being by Martin E. P. Seligman for the book discussion group sponsored by Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network (CBODN). Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Positive Business DC today announced that Shannon Polly will lead a discussion on the book Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being by Martin...

2014-08-12 08:35:59

Edtech Startup Champions Positive Reinforcement, Secures Attraction Partnerships to Advance Math Education ATLANTA, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edtech startup Great Parents Academy today announces the launch of its Motivate platform, which is integrated into the company's web-based educational math program LoveMath(TM). Motivate is the final feature released in LoveMath program and rounds out a three-tier designed to teach, engage and motivate children in kindergarten through fifth grades....

2014-08-12 08:26:14

Made just for kids, LeapBand(TM) combines fun and creative activity challenges with personalized virtual pet play to help children get more active and learn about healthy choices. EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in educational entertainment, today announced that their latest innovation, LeapBand(TM), is now available for sale online and at major retail locations across the U.S. LeapBand, a wearable activity tracker...


Latest Behavior Reference Libraries

Stegodyphus lineatus
2014-04-07 14:12:35

Stegodyphus lineatus is the only European species belonging to the spider genus Stegodyphus. The males of this species are up to 12 millimeters long, while the females are up to 15 millimeters long. The coloration can range from whitish to almost black. In the majority of individuals, the opisthosoma is whitish with two broad black longitudinal stripes. The males and females look similar, but the male is usually richer in contrast and has a bulbous forehead. The species name is in...

Copse Snail, Arianta arbustorum
2013-10-14 10:29:48

The Copse Snail (Arianta arbustorum) is a medium-sized species of land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk belonging to the family Helicidae. There are several subspecies that are recognized: A. a. alpicola, A. a. arbustorum, A. a. canigonensis, A. a. picea, A. a. pseudorudis, A. a. repellini, A. a. styriaca, and A. a. vareliensis. This species is native to Europe and can be found in the Netherlands, Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Switzerland, Norway,...

White-lipped Snail, Cepaea hortensis
2013-10-14 10:25:23

The White-lipped Snail (Cepaea hortensis) is a medium sized species of air breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk. It’s a close relative of the grove snail. The White-lipped Snail is fairly smaller than the grove snail, the shell usually being about 1 inch in maximum dimension. Like the grove snail, it has substantial variability in shell color and banding; although the shell of the white-lipped snail is perhaps most commonly yellow, with or without the brown...

Helicigona lapicida
2013-10-14 09:29:55

Helicigona lapicida is a species of medium-sized, air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk belonging to the family Helicidae, the typical snails. This species of snail constructs and utilizes love darts while mating. It is native to Europe, particularly central Europe. It can be found in west and central Europe, Great Britain, north England, Scotland, Latvia, Kaliningrad, north Italy, and it is isolated in south Ireland. It inhabits shady limestone rocks,...

Ethology
2013-09-30 13:43:45

Ethology, a sub-topic of zoology, is the study of animal behavior that focuses on behavior in natural settings, as opposed to behaviourism, which focuses on the behavior of animals in laboratory settings. The term “ethology” is based off the Greek word ethos, which means character. It was first made popular in 1902 by William Morton Wheeler, an American myrmecologist, but the term was actually suggested by John Stuart Mill in 1843 for use in associationistic psychology. Ethology can also...

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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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