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US College Students Fare Better Than UK Students On Key Health Measures

Provided by Rebecca Basu, American University U.S. college students do better than their counterparts in the United Kingdom when it comes to physical activity, a healthy diet and less smoking, according to new research published in the latest...

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2014-10-20 16:25:16

Luncheon featuring former Seattle School Board President Don Nielsen, Oct. 23rd at Discovery Institute SEATTLE, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After decades of testing hundreds of public school reforms and spending trillions of dollars: -- We have 7000 students a day dropping out of school. -- We rank 23rd in the world in math achievement and 17th in the world in reading. Poverty is at an all-time high, our prison population continues to grow (particularly...

2014-10-20 16:20:57

State Farm® Celebrate My Drive® program promotes responsible driving practices ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Safety Council is encouraging support for 74 Minnesota high schools that are participating in the State Farm® Celebrate My Drive® program. The program encourages safe driving practices among teens and offers an opportunity for schools to win grants and a private concert with Grammy-nominated The Band Perry, by competing to gain the most...

2014-10-20 12:35:58

One-year Postgraduate Certificate in Psychology also added to online portfolio LIVERPOOL, England, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Liverpool's School of Psychology has announced the launch of fully online MSc programmes in Psychology, Mental Health Psychology and Organisational and Business Psychology. All three programmes feature a cross-cultural international approach that allows students to learn collaboratively with other working professionals from across the world, share...

2014-10-20 12:35:41

Trojan(TM) Brand Condoms' recent study finds only 41 percent of college aged adults report always using a condom EWING, N.J., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oregon State University tops the Trojan(TM) Sexual Health Report Card for the first time in the history of the rankings, making an unprecedented jump from No. 26 to the No. 1 spot in the 2014 rankings. The 9(th) annual study sponsored by the makers of Trojan(TM) Brand Condoms and conducted by Sperling's BestPlaces, calls attention to the...

2014-10-20 12:32:51

LONGMONT, Colo., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today launched the new "First Nations Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program" to encourage more Native American college students to enter the agricultural sector in Native communities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140212/DC63440LOGO First Nations will award six $1,000 scholarships annually to Native American college students majoring in agriculture and...

2014-10-20 12:32:47

4-H educators from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to drive new mentoring initiative, My Brother's Keeper CHEVY CHASE, Md., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has awarded a $9.8 million grant to National 4-H Council in support of the 4-H National Mentoring Program. The grant comes as a part of the OJJDP's national effort to strengthen, expand and implement youth mentoring activities...

2014-10-20 12:28:13

Interactive program for Grades 2-5 that focuses on writing from sources to provide a new approach to teaching writing NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Curriculum Associates has expanded its family of Ready(®) programs with the launch of Ready Writing for grades 2-5. Built from scratch to support the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), this new research-based program provides educators with rigorous instructional materials as well as easy-to-use...

2014-10-20 12:27:16

Paper Shows Districts how to Design Programs for Impact DETROIT, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As school districts across the country confront the challenges of recruiting and retaining great teachers while trying to close persistent achievement gaps, two prominent nonprofit organizations today released a blueprint for building effective teacher leadership programs. The Aspen Institute Education & Society Program and Leading Educators, which partners with school...

2014-10-20 12:27:13

BOSTON, Oct. 20, 2014­ /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Television, film and stage actor Giancarlo Esposito launched Bunker Hill Community College's annual Compelling Conversations speaker series on October 16, delivering a dynamic, comprehensive and interactive talk to an enthusiastic audience. Before his talk, Esposito enjoyed a lunch prepared by Culinary Arts students and interacted with students at two Learning Community Seminars, "Telling our Stories" and "Do the Right Thing." After...

2014-10-20 12:26:25

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Miami School of Business Administration has developed a new Executive MBA program designed primarily for professional artists and athletes. The Miami Executive MBA for Professional Artists and Athletes, which begins in February 2015, will teach these accomplished individuals, many of whom have strong personal brands, how to leverage their current career success into business and social achievement....


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Wampus cat (cougar)
2014-01-28 15:10:48

The Wampus cat comes from American folklore as a variation of a fierce cougar. It also is compared to the Ewah of Cherokee mythology. In the myth a woman covers herself with the skin of a cougar and spies on the men of the tribe. While the men are telling sacred stories around a fire, she is caught and turned into a half-woman, half-cat by the tribe’s medicine man. The Wampus cat supposedly still haunts the forests of east Tennessee. Other legends state the Wampus cat is the spirit of...

Algebra
2014-01-02 11:06:39

Algebra, from the Arabic al-jebr, meaning “reunion of broken parts”, is one of the wide-ranging parts of mathematics, combined with number theory, geometry, and analysis. Algebra can basically be considered as doing computations much like that of arithmetic with non-numerical mathematical objects. Initially, these objects were variables that represented either numbers that weren’t yet known or unspecified numbers, permitting one to state and prove properties that are true no matter...

Geometry
2014-01-02 10:21:51

Geometry is a branch of mathematics that is concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. A mathematician who works in the geometry field is called a geometer. Geometry arose independently in numerous early cultures as a body of practical knowledge concerning areas, lengths, and volumes, with elements of a formal mathematical science emerging in the West as early as Thales. By the 3rd century BC, geometry was put into an axiomatic form by...

Trigonometry
2014-01-02 10:09:07

Trigonometry, from the Greek trigonon, meaning triangle, and metron, meaning measure, is a branch of mathematics that studies the relationships involving lengths and angles of triangles. The field came about during the 3rd century BC from applications of geometry to astronomical studies. The 3rd century astronomers first noted that the lengths of the sides of a right triangle and the angles between those sides have fixed relationships: that is, if at least the length of one of those sides...

Applied Mathematics
2014-01-02 10:00:11

Applied mathematics is a branch of mathematics that focuses on mathematical methods that are usually used in science, engineering, business, and industry. Therefore, “applied mathematics” is a mathematical science with specialized knowledge. The term “applied mathematics” also explains the professional specialty in which mathematicians work on practical problems; as a profession focused on practical problems, applied mathematics focuses on the formulation and study of mathematical...

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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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