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2009-09-01 15:25:00

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermos L.L.C., has announced the launch of Thermos(R) Foogo(R) Phases(TM), a new line of BPA-free drinkware for infants and toddlers that allows parents to easily customize the products to their child's changing developmental needs. In celebration of the drinkware line launch, Thermos has partnered with the new movie "MOTHERHOOD", starring Uma Thurman, offering a contest that will give one deserving mom the chance to walk the red carpet at the...

2009-08-11 17:15:31

A Russian woman was held in Paris Tuesday after tossing tea at Leonardo da Vinci's painting, the Mona Lisa, officials said. The woman heaved her ceramic mug of English Breakfast tea at the famous canvas in front of security guards at the Louvre Museum, The Daily Mail reported. The mug bounced off the bullet-proof glass and shattered on the floor in the incident that occurred Aug. 2, but only now was reported, a security guard said. There was no damage done to the painting whatsoever, a museum...

2009-06-12 12:04:05

We judge probability and make risk judgments all the time, such as when we try new products or consider which stocks to trade. It would seem that our decisions would be rational and based on concrete factors; however, we are not always so pragmatic. Some judgments are not based solely on relevant information but can be influenced by subjective beliefs. For example, most of us would probably cringe at the thought of drinking a sugar solution that was labeled "sodium cyanide," even if we knew...

2009-06-10 16:00:00

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Restaurants and foodservice operators who are looking for an environmentally preferable way to serve cold beverages now have a new option. Solo Cup Company has added compostable treated paper cold cups to its popular Bare(TM) by Solo(R) line of eco-forward(TM) single-use hot and cold cups. Made with 50 percent renewable resource materials, the treated paper cold cups, which are lined with wax, are the latest extension to the Bare by Solo line. The...

2009-05-20 12:00:00

One Billion ecotainer Milestone Surpassed MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To provide a commercially compostable cold cup option for environmentally conscious consumers, International Paper (NYSE: IP) announced today it is expanding its ecotainer(R) brand of foodservice packaging. A national launch of the product was announced in partnership with Coca-Cola at the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago last weekend. In conjunction with the launch of the new cold cup,...

2009-03-23 16:17:11

White House officials said despite the eco-benefits of the coffee cups used by the previous administration, they are seeking an even greener alternative. Christine Glunz, a spokeswoman for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, said President Barack Obama's administration is seeking to replace the current paper cups, which were adopted seven years ago and feature a biodegradable coating of insulation, with something even more environmentally friendly, the Chicago Tribune reported...

2009-03-13 15:54:09

A British researcher says a person's morning coffee or tea really does taste better when served from a favorite mug as part of a ritual. Dr. Tom Stafford, a psychologist from England's Sheffield University, said the brains of coffee and tea drinkers are trained to believe that maximum enjoyment of the beverage comes from following a specific ritual, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. Drinking tea and coffee is very ritualistic and people become very addictive to the way they want their brew...

2006-03-08 15:20:00

LONDON -- Researchers have come up with a novel way to keep long-distance lovers in touch -- high-tech wine glasses that glow warmly however far apart the pining couple are. When either person picks up a glass, red light-emitting diodes glow on their partner's glass. When one puts a glass to their lips, the other glass glows brightly. Distance is not a problem as liquid sensors and wireless links have been built in to the glasses. Jackie Lee and Hyemin Chung, researchers at the Massachusetts...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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