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2011-05-10 05:04:00

NEW YORK, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Although professional football is America's favorite sport, there is some talk that the upcoming NFL season may be delayed or even cancelled because the current labor lockout will continue. The NFL did hold its annual draft recently in a somewhat modified and scaled-back format, producing lower viewership and ratings than in previous years. Is that a nod to future interest in the sport, or an anomaly based on the present situation? (Logo:...

2011-03-01 09:07:00

NEW YORK, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There may still be a great deal of uncertainty on where the job market is heading, but people seem to be feeling a little more positive overall on the economy. Looking ahead, one-third of Americans (34%) say they expect the economy to improve in the coming year, one-quarter (25%) say they expect it to get worse and two in five (42%) say they expect it to stay the same. In December, just three in ten (29%) said they expected the economy to improve in...

2011-02-24 15:40:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Financial Times/Harris Poll in the United States and the five largest European countries looks at the impact of rising prices and concerns over jobs, finding that rising prices are a concern and concerns are mixed over the possibility of losing jobs. This survey also examined perceptions of the media and their impartiality. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/NY06256LOGO ) These are some of the findings of a Financial...

2011-02-07 11:21:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the political unrest in Egypt continues, there is a question of how involved the United States should be in helping to solve the problems. Should the U.S. sit on the sidelines or is it more appropriate for U.S. diplomats to be front and center on this issue? Americans are clearly divided on how involved the United States should be. Just over two in five U.S. adults (43%) believe the U.S. should be involved, with 12% saying very involved and 31%...

2011-01-24 09:47:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- President Obama is finishing up his State of the Union address for Tuesday evening and one of the points he will discuss is the current state of the country. According to Americans, the union is not doing so well. Just 3% of U.S. adults say the state of the country is excellent and 14% say it is good. More than two in five (43%) say that it is fair while 40% say it is poor. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/NY06256LOGO) With the...

2010-12-27 05:04:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Holiday shopping is over and the New Year's Eve plans are made. It's also the time of year when people look back and look forward and, this year many are probably thinking more of the economic year that was and the one that will be. President Obama is also probably thinking ahead to the economic future and his handling of the economy. At the end of his second year in office, just three in ten Americans (30%) give him positive ratings on the job he is...

2010-12-23 11:48:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday season, online sales have been setting records - sales on Cyber Monday topped $1 billion for the first time ever. However, a recent study released by FairWinds Partners found that online retailers could be reaching even more customers and achieving even higher sales. The study revealed that a total of 90,320,336 visitors are diverted from 25 of the top U.S. retail websites annually as a result of typographical errors made when typing...

2010-11-12 11:45:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In order to connect with their audience, some advertisers use humor, others use startling facts, and others still use images or themes that might elicit an emotional response. When asked about a few images often used in advertising to elicit a reaction from viewers, two in five Americans (41%) say that given the options of "a puppy", "a baby", "a sweet old lady" and "a sweet old man", a puppy is most likely to tug at their heart-strings when they...

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2010-11-01 08:50:00

Typing test reveals key information about cognitive illusions New research published October 28 in the journal Science says people think about things they think they don't think about. Vanderbilt University psychologists Gordon Logan and Matthew Crump say when highly skilled people such as surgeons, carpenters, or pilots perform actions without thinking, those actions are highly controlled. The finding adds key information to a debate on whether people consciously perform actions in which...

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2010-10-28 14:25:04

Expert typists are able to zoom across the keyboard without ever thinking about which fingers are pressing the keys. New research from Vanderbilt University reveals that this skill is managed by an autopilot, one that is able to catch errors that can fool our conscious brain. The research was published in the Oct. 29 issue of Science. "We all know we do some things on autopilot, from walking to doing familiar tasks like making coffee and, in this study, typing. What we don't know as...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.