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When It Rains It Pours: Facebook Feelings Can Spread Easily
2014-03-13 07:59:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Several studies have so far pointed out the positive and negative effects social networking has on people. While Facebook has offered millions of people a way to connect and interact in a way that may have not been otherwise possible, the social giant has also been a home for cyberbullying. In a new study, researchers from University of California, San Diego have found that feelings displayed on Facebook are contagious. Publishing...

The Psychology Behind Intervening In Bar Fights
2013-07-24 09:59:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the Wild West tales of old, cowboys and miners would routinely get into raucous bar brawls that often grew from the two original aggressors to include the entire saloon. Researchers from Penn State and the University of Ontario now say they understand bar fights and how they're able to swallow up more fighters as the scuffle continues. According to their research, bystanders are more likely to jump in to intervene when they believe...

Grassroots Women’s Groups Target Witch Hunts
2012-09-04 10:31:04

Witch hunts are common and sometimes deadly in the tea plantations of Jalpaiguri, India. But a surprising source — small groups of women who meet through a government loan program — has achieved some success in preventing the longstanding practice, a Michigan State University sociologist found. Soma Chaudhuri spent seven months studying witch hunts in her native India and discovered that the economic self-help groups have made it part of their agenda to defend their fellow...

2012-08-02 23:02:00

MADin15.org, recently launched by Adam Radly, now gives a voice to volunteers to help shape public opinion by participating in polls and surveys and by signing petitions. Santa Monica (PRWEB) August 02, 2012 MADin15 means Make a Difference in 15 minutes and was launched to enable anyone to Make A Difference in the world, primarily by connecting non-profits with volunteer resources. Public opinion polls and surveys have proven to be a powerful tool in shaping public policy and general...

2012-07-10 23:01:05

Glenn Neely is ranked in Timer Digest´s June 25 issue as a Top 5 S&P Timer and is showcased as the Featured Analyst, based on his consistently accurate stock market forecasts. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 10, 2012 Glenn Neely, founder of NEoWave Inc., is ranked in Timer Digest´s June 25 issue as a Top 5 S&P Timer and is showcased as the Featured Analyst, based on his consistently accurate stock market forecasts. For more than 15 years, Mr. Neely has consistently ranked as a...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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