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bicycle commuters are happiest
2014-05-30 05:04:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Transportation, no matter what mode you use, is part of our daily lives. We ride our bikes for exercise, ride the train or bus to work, or drive our cars on vacation. Researchers at Clemson University wanted to know how our different modes of transportation affect our moods, and which would make us the happiest. The study, published in the journal Transportation, examined how emotions like happiness, pain, stress, sadness and fatigue...

2014-05-29 23:20:26

The Secret Society of Happy People is offering a happiness counter that helps people focus on things that provide feelings of happiness every day. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 An article published Tuesday on Time.com entitled "Why Some People Get Depressed And Others Get Resilient" shared the results of a new study by The Journal of Neuroscience showing why some people get depressed while others get resilient pointed to brain neurons as the trigger of the respective outlooks....

2014-05-29 23:14:37

Integrated marketing communications professional to provide public relations and marketing support to a growing list of business and technology clients Germantown, Md. (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 DPR Group, Inc., a full-service public relations and marketing agency serving a broad range of business and technology companies, today announced the hiring of Alan Fleming as an account executive. In this position, Fleming will manage public relations and marketing activities for several of the...

2014-05-29 23:13:00

Having already helped more than a thousand gay men to become parents, this Father's Day CT Fertility is inviting aspiring dads to learn how they too can build their families with the most innovative technologies, broadest egg donation and IVF options, and best financial assistance plans and medical insurance strategies ever available (in part due to Obamacare). In addition, a reception will honor many other local gay dads, as well as dozens of others whose surrogates are currently...

2014-05-29 23:12:24

Men and women have always been very different, however some masculine women exist along with feminine men. In a new video by Conscious Counselor, Sead Pepic explains the differences of men and women and how to communicate with one another. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 For thousands of years, opposite genders have been trying to understand one another. Whether it is just trying to get along or having a meaningful and understanding relationship, men and women are biologically...

2014-05-29 23:11:41

The best chores charts and toy clutter control tips have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Fun ways to get the kids in charge of the chores is the key to get the job done. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Kids do not like chores. The best chore charts and fun toy clutter control tips have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Make chores fun and let them take charge. A chore chart for kids needs to work with the family not to work for the family. The 20 best chore charts for kids...

2014-05-29 23:07:26

The M.O.M. Method is an innovative Web-based program that empowers kids to become more self-reliant, so “helicopter parents” can stop hovering. It is the first comprehensive, parenting resource to offer a powerful combination – time and task management tools for kids with a practical, step-by-step parenting guide for moms and dads. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 The M.O.M. Method (Manage and Organize Myself) has launched nationwide with the first comprehensive, Web-based...

2014-05-29 23:02:48

Workplace Bullying, A Guide Released Today By NoBullying http://nobullying.com/workplace-bullying/ London, UK (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Bullying is not just an aspect of schools anymore; more adults are facing bullying in the workplace every day. NoBullying releases today a complete guide to workplace bullying. The guide mentions possible signs of workplace bullying such as verbal abuse to race, gender, sexual orientation or religion. Another possible sign is humiliation in front of other...

2014-05-29 23:02:36

Surrogacy in Canada is not just for those too posh to push, or the rich and famous. One in six couples are affected by various forms of infertility. (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 There are two types of surrogacy arrangements in Canada; Gestational and Traditional. A traditional surrogate arrangement is rare in Canada and equates to less than five percent of all Canadian surrogacy arrangements. A traditional surrogacy arrangement involves a woman who donates her own egg(s) and then acts as the...

2014-05-29 13:57:07

American Sociological Association A new study suggests that high-status female college students employ "slut discourse" — defining their styles of femininity and approaches to sexuality as classy rather than trashy or slutty — to assert class advantage and put themselves in a position where they can enjoy sexual exploration with few social consequences. "Viewing women only as victims of men's sexual dominance fails to hold women accountable for the roles they play in reproducing...

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,...

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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Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'