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sleep loss affects memory
2014-07-22 04:38:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Going without sleep over a long period of time can be detrimental to your health in many ways, including depression, heart disease, high blood pressure, weight gain and even a lack of sex drive. WebMD cites sleeplessness as a mitigating factor in some of the largest disasters in recent history, including Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and the Exxon Valdez oil spill. So many people suffer from a chronic lack of sleep that it is...

2014-07-21 23:11:20

Free to Breastfeed: Voices of Black Women, a new book by Jeanine Valrie Logan and Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka, shares the raw, inspiring and triumphant experiences of Black women who breastfeed their babies. Praeclarus Press is proud to share this book as a new and valuable resource in preparation for World Breastfeeding Month awareness celebrations and campaigns. Amarillo, TX (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 In recent years there has been an increased awareness about the disparities in breastfeeding...

2014-07-21 23:10:50

The best backyard games and over 200 learning-to-read activities have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Play fun games in the yard with the entire family. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Backyard games are perfect for summertime. The best backyard games and over 200 learning-to-read activities have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Have a blast this summer outdoors with family and friends. Backyard games are fun for a group of kids or even adults. The games include a...

2014-07-21 23:06:01

In the wake of recent figures from the American Pet Products Association (APPA), Aquarium Software says lower insurance premiums could now be two shakes of a dog’s tail away, thanks to doting ‘pet parents’ pampering their pooches properly. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Anglo American pet insurance industry specialists, Aquarium Software, say lower insurance premiums could now be two shakes of a dog’s tail away, thanks to doting ‘pet parents’ pampering their pooches...

2014-07-21 23:01:34

NoBullying.com releases a guide to the newly formed trend of Transgender Bullying - http://nobullying.com/transgender-bullying/. London, UK (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 It goes without saying that Bullying affects the entire student population in the United States in one way or another. But members of the LGBTQ community take the brunt of the abuse. Among them, transsexual people are routinely victimized. NoBullying releases today a guide to what is Transgender Bullying. On the subject of...

2014-07-20 23:00:43

Over 200 learning to read games and the best backyard games have been released on Kids Activities Blog. The activities are great for kids of all ages starting with the early pre-readers. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 20, 2014 Learning to read can be challenging for kids. Over 200 learning to read games and the best backyard games have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Learning through play is the best way to acquire new skills. The activities are great for kids of all ages. Make a...

2014-07-19 23:03:16

The ultimate stop thumb sucking wisdom and amazing s'mores recipes have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Everyone seems to have an option about thumb sucking and pacifiers. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 19, 2014 Everyone has an option about thumb sucking. The ultimate stop thumb sucking wisdom and amazing s'mores recipes have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Everyone seems to have an opinion about thumb sucking. Children and parents will react differently once weaning...

2014-07-18 23:01:24

NoBullying releases an article defining indirect bullying at http://nobullying.com/indirect-bullying/. London, UK (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 The typical notion of the public on bullying involves images of one child hitting another. However, this is direct bullying and it is not the only way that bullying can occur. There is a difference between direct and indirect bullying, each of which is detrimental to children and adults alike. Nobullying releases today a guide to define indirect...

2014-07-18 23:00:46

Datingfactory.com, the leader in online dating white labeling services, introduces the HIV lifestyle niche to their award winning platform. Atlanta, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2014 Dating Factory, the international leader in online dating white labeling services, has successfully launched their new HIV Dating niche. According to the most recent reports by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS (the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS), an estimated 35.3 million people worldwide...

2014-07-18 11:56:40

University of California - San Francisco New research from UC San Francisco found that 60 percent of the city's homeless and unstably housed women who are HIV-infected or at high risk to become infected have endured a recent experience of some form of violence New research from UC San Francisco found that 60 percent of the city's homeless and unstably housed women who are HIV-infected or at high risk to become infected have endured a recent experience of some form of violence. "We...


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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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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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