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2014-09-03 12:28:36

The Bully Text campaign uses an SMS text message experience to encourage young people to step up to bullying NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DoSomething.org, the largest organization for young people and social change, and Be a STAR, an anti-bullying initiative co-founded in 2011 by The Creative Coalition and global entertainment company WWE, are teaming up for The Bully Text: Superstar Edition, a campaign that uses an SMS text message game to get young people to...

2014-09-03 08:39:33

Authority will focus on government, higher education and business customers. BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaggle announced today that it has created a new division called Authority, which will focus on the company's expansion into new markets. Authority will provide cloud-based products to government, higher education and commercial customers. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140902/142241 "Our experience working with school districts provides us a great...

2014-09-03 08:38:32

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the biggest concerns facing parents today is helping their children deal with bullying and the increased pressure of social media and cyberbullying. Children spend an average of 45 hours per week online, much less time than they spend with both teachers and parents combined. "I've been asking myself: why are so many negative comments posted online every day, and how are kids affected by seeing all this negativity?" says producer...

2014-09-03 08:33:32

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: CVS Health's announcement today that it has ended tobacco sales sends a resounding message to the entire retail industry: Responsible retailers - especially those that provide health care through pharmacies and clinics - should not be in the business of selling cigarettes and other tobacco products. There is a fundamental conflict between...

2014-09-02 23:01:23

Can one learn how to be a bully at school? NoBullying releases an expose on how school bullying works for the bully http://nobullying.com/how-to-be-a-bully-at-school/ London, UK (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Learning how to be a bully at school can be tough. Sometimes it’s really difficult for one to know when and how to assert dominance over another human being in a public setting. With a big percentage of schools turning to look the other way when it comes to school bullying, maybe...

2014-09-02 08:35:57

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kidpower International (kidpower.org) has launched an initiative to establish September as International Child Protection Month in celebration of its 25-year anniversary. Kidpower is a global nonprofit leader dedicated to child protection advocacy to keep kids safe from bullying, abuse, kidnapping, and other dangers -- and to empowering people of all ages and abilities with life skills for safety and success. Photo -...

2014-09-02 08:25:45

Sept./Oct. issue celebrates undeniable link between creativity and happiness DALLAS, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Singer, actress and positive-emotion advocate, Olivia Newton-John graces the cover of the September/October issue of Live Happy magazine, a first-of-its-kind publication that combines the science of happiness with engaging and informative content to help readers live fuller and more productive lives. In this anniversary issue, on newsstands today, the songstress shares recent...

family dinner and cyberbullying
2014-09-02 05:26:02

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Regularly eating meals together as a family can provide the social support necessary to help reduce the negative impact that cyberbullying can have on a youngster, according to new research published online Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Lead author Frank Elgar, a professor in the McGill University Institute for Health and Social Policy, and his colleagues explained that the exchanges which occur during family meal times can...

2014-09-01 23:00:39

NoBullying releases today a comprehensive guide to School Bullying and what bullying could lead to for children - http://nobullying.com/what-can-bullying-lead-to/ London, UK (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 The new school year is upon us and for every parent a new school year could also mean brushing back in with school bullying. It is time for parents and educators to understand what bullying could lead to for children before it is too late, all with NoBullying’s guide to school bullying...

2014-08-31 23:00:17

FlexJobs, a leading job service to help job-seekers find telecommute, part-time, and flexible employment, has won 2014 When Work Works Award for fostering a healthy workplace environment and work flexibility in its own company. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 FlexJobs has been honored with the 2014 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies for creating a work environment dedicated to both increasing business success as well as employee success. When Work...


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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'