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2012-07-19 23:01:41

Gloria Steinem, the iconic leader of the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s and 1970s, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the 2013 WTS Annual Conference in Philadelphia. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 19, 2012 Gloria Steinem, the iconic leader of the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s and 1970s, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the 2013 annual conference of WTS International, the association for the professional advancement of women in...

2012-06-13 12:58:19

We've all seen them in the waiting room of the doctor's office–pens, notepads, magnets, and clipboards adorned with the logos of brand-name drugs. These freebies may seem inconsequential, but a large and compelling body of evidence shows that even these small gifts may influence which drug a doctor prescribes. "What most people haven't seen is many of the other giveaways that pharmaceutical and medical-device companies routinely provide to doctors, ranging from elaborate meals in...

2012-04-19 23:00:40

"CISPA outsources spying to American corporations and circumvents the 4th Amendment, which gives the people the right not to be searched in their persons, houses, papers, and effects without probable cause and a search warrant," stated Evelyn Castillo-Bach, Founder and CEO of UmeNow and known to her followers as Privacy Mom. Pembroke Pines, Fl (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 Evelyn Castillo-Bach, Founder and CEO of UmeNow, announced today, in conjunction with her Occupy Privacy campaign, that U.S....

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2012-03-13 09:10:05

In order to gain access to comments a 12-year old student allegedly made on Facebook, a school in Minnewaska, Minnesota ordered the student to reveal her username and password for the social networking site.  The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit on behalf of the student against the Minnewaska Area Schools and Pope County, claiming administrators "violated a middle school student's constitutional rights in two incidents involving Facebook." Facebook comments in question...

2011-11-30 15:01:10

New research shows how support for a generally liked policy can be significantly lowered, simply by associating it with a group seen as “radical” or “extreme.” In one experiment, researchers found that people expressed higher levels of support for a gender equality policy when the supporters were not specified than when the exact same policy was attributed to “radical feminist” supporters. These findings show why attacking political opponents as...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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