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Can Climate Change Alter Vacation Plans?
2011-12-07 05:02:08

Plants´ and animals´ seasonal cycles, such as flowering dates and migration patterns, have shifted in recent decades due to climate change. Now a new study seems to indicate that some human weather-related behavior also is being influenced by global warming. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found peak attendance in U.S. national parks that have experienced climate change is happening earlier, compared to 30 years ago. According to the study...

Yoga And Stretching Most Effective At Controlling Back Pain
2011-10-25 08:10:17

Researchers have announced the results of a study to determine how effective yoga classes were at reducing chronic lower back pain. Results indicated that yoga classes were more effective at reducing pain and improving back function than following the instructions of a book with advice on preventing and managing pain, but was not as useful as simple stretching classes, Genevra Pittman of Reuters Health reports. The study, published online by the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that...

2011-08-03 15:42:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global health nonprofit IntraHealth International has named bioethicist and attorney Louise Winstanly to its Board of Directors. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110803/DC46826 ) Winstanly is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Gillings School of Global Public Health, an adjunct assistant professor in UNC's Department of Social Medicine, and an associate faculty member at UNC's...

2011-07-29 14:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of the Joint Staff Directorate for Logistics (J-4) and The Department of Defense's DCMO Expeditionary Business Operations Directorate, the Center for Stabilization and Economic Reconstruction (CSER) at the Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) conducted the third offering of its Seminar on Logistics Cooperation for Stabilization and Reconstruction in Chapel Hill, NC. The seminar, which ran from July 24 - July 29,...

2011-07-14 07:30:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) through its Center for Stabilization and Economic Reconstruction (CSER), continued its support of deploying units of the United States military when it recently conducted a governance and economics conference for the 82nd Airborne Division Headquarters as it prepares for a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. The conference, held in Fayetteville, NC from July 11-13, was chaired by...

2011-06-30 13:25:00

New research suggests that snacking and super-sizing are two of the worst enemies for dieters, as Americans consume an average of 570 calories more per day than they did in the 1970s, reaching a whopping 2.374 kilocalories. The influence of bigger portion sizes and excessive snacking outweighs the shift towards high-calorie foods. While super-size portions are part of the problem, steady snacking is a bigger culprit, experts say. The study, published in the journal PLoS Medicine, was...

2011-06-23 07:30:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Depot and Arsenal Executive Leadership Program (DAELP) recognized its eighth class of graduates on May 19, 2011 at The Kenan Institute, on the University of North Carolina Campus in Chapel Hill, N.C. Major General Larry Wyche, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5 of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, delivered the keynote address. The event was attended by senior military officials, N.C. Government officials, corporate leaders and...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.