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2011-06-02 22:53:53

Psychology researchers at the University of Alberta have found an interesting wrinkle in the decision- making process people use when gambling: People confronted with risky choices respond differently when they rely on past experiences, rather than when they just focus on the odds of winning or losing. The research team gave people two kinds of choices. One was a choice between a sure win versus a double-or-nothing win. The other choice was between a sure loss versus a double-or- nothing...

2011-01-18 07:30:00

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Successful entrepreneur and author, Vonda White, has released Success Against the Odds(TM), a book which shares her secret to success and offers readers a chance to win $10,000 for following their dreams. Success Against the Odds features the stories of several well-known people in addition to White, who have overcome great obstacles to achieve success. Through the One Year Challenge, White invites readers to work on their goals for one...

2010-04-12 10:41:00

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- After watching this week's practice session, Las Vegas gaming expert Anthony Curtis says comedian Adam Carolla has the best chance to lead a field of celebrities to challenge a gritty group of pro drivers in Saturday's world famous Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. It won't be a laughing matter as Carolla fights off a feisty field of Hollywood stars led by Zachary Levi, star of NBC's "Chuck," and Brian Austin Green of the original "Beverly Hills...

2009-05-07 13:08:41

U.S. organizers of an Odd Day contest Thursday said winners could earn $579 by orchestrating events commemorating the day. The operators of Oddday.net said individuals who organized or create the Oddest Parade of Odd Characters or the best Odd Celebrations could win the financial equivalent of Thursday's odd-numbered date of 5/7/2009. The date of three consecutive odd numbers is a rarity on calendars, occurring only six times during a century. For people not able to orchestrate parades or...


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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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