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2014-04-22 12:21:49

Majority of Millennials would consider moving for better transit options, aspire to be less reliant on a car to get around NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A large majority of Millennials want access to better transit options and the ability to be less reliant on a car, according to a new survey of Millennials in 10 major U.S. cities, released today by The Rockefeller Foundation and Transportation for America. More than half (54%) of Millennials surveyed say they would consider...

2014-04-15 20:23:06

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent changes to the Current Population Survey's questions related to health insurance coverage is the culmination of 14 years of research and two national tests in 2010 and 2013 clearly showing the revised questions provide more precise measures of health insurance through improved respondent recall. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO This change was announced in September 2013 and implemented...

2014-04-09 12:27:09

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Centenarians have lower education levels, are overwhelmingly women and are more likely to live in poverty than the 65-and-older population, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released today. The report, "The Centenarian Population: 2007-2011," analyzes characteristics of centenarians and how they compare with those 65 years and older. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140409/DC01743-INFO "Centenarians are a small group who are a...

2014-04-04 12:25:58

Married and single moms suffer higher rates of depression living with parents Does living with grandparents ease or worsen a mothers' baby blues? The answer may depend on the mother's marital status, a new study from Duke University suggests. Married and single mothers suffer higher rates of depression when they live in multi-generational households in their baby's first year of life, the study found. But for moms who live with their romantic partners but aren't married, having one or...

2014-04-01 00:21:43

Millennial Parents Are Happiest With Work-Life Choices and Proudest of Their Own Mom's Decision To Work, Show Surprising Ambivalence on Whether Today's Families Should Have One Parent Home With the Kids NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey of 2,163 moms and dads about the impact their generational status has on their own work life choices and satisfaction was released today by the Working Mother Research Institute. The study, which examines attitudes of Millennials, Generation...

2014-02-24 16:23:02

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The world's first St. Patrick's Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military. This parade became an annual event, with President Truman attending in 1948. Congress proclaimed March...

2014-02-10 12:26:17

OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Marist Poll sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care revealed more than half (56 percent) of Americans 68 and older, the Greatest Generation, say it would be more difficult to start dating than to stay single (44 percent). Americans of all ages were asked if, at age 65, it would be more difficult to start dating than to remain single. Sixty-six (66) percent of Americans thought it would be more difficult to start dating. Regardless of age, when...

2014-02-06 12:24:58

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About 16.8 million people moved into a different county within a year in the U.S., between 2007 and 2011, with the most common county-to-county moves being from Los Angeles to San Bernardino, Calif. (41,764 people) and Los Angeles to Orange, Calif. (an estimated 40,764), according to U. S. Census Bureau data released today. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140206/DC60435-INFO) (Logo:...

2014-02-05 04:20:55

Vast majority at least somewhat concerned about food health and/or safety recalls NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Food recall announcements have become something of a news cycle staple in the past few years. From spinach and peanut butter to chicken and pet foods, there seems to be little left in the U.S. food supply that should not be viewed with at least a modicum of suspicion. As such, it's likely not surprising that strong majorities of U.S. adults say food recalls have them at...

2014-02-01 00:20:40

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) BLACK HISTORY MONTH Profile America -- Saturday, February 1st.( )February is Black History Month, a time to honor the many contributions to our nation's history made by people of African descent. Started as a special week in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson, the observance is now a full...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.