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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...

2012-02-22 08:00:00

Timer Digest recognized NEoWave Institute´s Glenn Neely as a Top 10 S&P Timer for the past 10 years, due to his consistently accurate stock market forecasts. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 22, 2012 In its January 30 Special Report, Timer Digest recognized NEoWave Institute´s Glenn Neely as a Top 10 S&P Timer for the past 10 years, due to his consistently accurate stock market forecasts. In total, Timer Digest´s Special Report recognized Mr. Neely with 12 performance...

2012-02-21 10:47:26

Every generation has its James Dean: the rebel who refuses to follow the path beaten by their peers. Now, a new study in Current Biology has found a link between the amount of grey matter in one specific brain region and an individual's likelihood of conforming to social pressures. Individuals are presented with many choices in life, from political alignments through to choosing which sandwich to eat for lunch. Their eventual decisions can be influenced by the options chosen by those...

2011-10-25 19:56:26

Children as young as four years of age conform their public opinion to the majority Adults and adolescents often adjust their behavior and opinions to peer groups, even when they themselves know better. Researchers from the Max Planck Institutes for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, Netherlands, studied this phenomenon in four-year-olds and found that preschool children are already subject to peer pressure. In the current study, the...

2011-08-17 00:00:31

On April 1, 2011, in his Forecasting newsletter to NEoWave subscribers, Glenn Neely clearly warned his customers the S&P 500 was about to peak and was ready for a serious decline. Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 On April 1, 2011, in his Forecasting newsletter to NEoWave subscribers, Glenn Neely (Wave theory expert and founder of NEoWave Institute), clearly warned his customers the S&P 500 was about to peak and was ready for a serious decline. An expert trader and forecaster...

2011-08-01 15:35:19

If you follow the pack are you more likely to co-operate with others in it? Not necessarily according to research into social behaviour by academics at the University of East Anglia. The study, published in the August issue of the journal Personality and Individual Differences, shows that people who do not conform are most likely to work together for the greater good, while conforming to social norms can actually make people less likely to co-operate "“ a finding which surprised the...

2011-05-26 08:00:00

LONDON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Operations Europe's agenda has been released and the main focus for this year will be the lessons learned in Afghanistan, counter-piracy and HOA operations. In addition, the UK MoD, French and US DoD strategic policy will also discussed by the most senior personnel including ISAF's Brigadier Iain Harrison, Director of Influence and Outreach will deliver front line reports at the summit. Furthermore, there will be numerous tactical and...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.