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Hand Size Appears To Stay Constant Providing Natural Ruler

Hand Size Appears To Stay Constant, Providing Natural 'Ruler'

Anna Mikulak, Association for Psychological Science People tend to perceive their dominant hand as staying relatively the same size even when it’s magnified, lending support to the idea that we use our hand as a constant perceptual...

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2014-09-30 23:09:29

In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is focusing on 5 reasons why relapse shouldn’t stand in the way of a successful, lasting recovery. (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab...

2014-09-24 23:13:25

Best will serve as a Junior Business Development Manager with a focus on the marketing and sale of MHF’s extensive line of standard and custom metal and flexible packaging systems for environmentally sensitive materials. Wexford, PA (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 MHF Services (MHF), a leading provider of packaging, transportation and logistics services, recently welcomed Thomas Best to its business development team. Best will serve as a Junior Business Development Manager with a focus on...

2014-09-22 23:02:30

Manufacturer of Prevagen memory supplement celebrates National Self-Improvement Month by offering techniques to age optimally and live a healthy lifestyle. Madison, WI (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Quincy Bioscience, one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, promotes National Self-Improvement Month this September. The Wisconsin-based biotech company believes that all individuals should have access to self-improvement resources, especially for maintaining healthy...

2014-09-18 12:31:41

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Liqui-Box Corporation, a global leader in flexible packaging solutions for liquid and semi-liquid products, has announced a key addition within their sales and business development team to support the Company's growth strategies. Dan Proper has joined Liqui-Box as National Account Manager and will focus specifically on new market development. Dan has a successful track record in his 20+ years in the packaging industry - both in flexibles...

2014-09-18 12:28:02

Helps bar patrons in the USA and Brazil plan their night. BOSTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The barKing app launched today, allowing bar patrons to plan their nights out and their social life involving bars and taverns. barKing, the "night out expert," makes the bar scene more interactive and more FUN. barKing was born when founder Jake Shea was visiting New York City and decided to go to a bar. When he and friends "landed" at an East Village so-called hot spot, they...

work burnout
2014-09-18 03:00:17

Cléa Desjardins, University of Montreal New research from the University of Montreal and Concordia and confirms there are other factors at play Impossible deadlines, demanding bosses, abusive colleagues, unpaid overtime — all these factors can lead to a burnout. When it comes to mental health in the workplace, we often forget to consider the influence of home life. That’s about to change, thanks to new research from Concordia University and the University of Montreal, which...

2014-09-17 23:01:22

Arizona’s Children Association kinship service providers were one of only seven kinship programs throughout the nation invited by Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) to present at the National Kinship Care Conference. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 As kinship care continues to be a primary and valuable option for children who cannot live with their parents, emphasis on kinship care policy, practice, and research is necessary to continue to enhance services and supports...

2014-09-16 23:03:48

Austin, Texas-based event will feature Moravia exhibit at Booth #434. Newbury Park, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Moravia’s Life Sciences Division is heading to the Lone Star State for the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) Regulatory Convergence. The event, which takes place Sept. 27-Oct. 1 in Austin, Texas, will feature some of the most prominent leaders in the life sciences industry, including an extensive display by Moravia in Booth #434. RAPS is the largest global...

happy wife happy life
2014-09-16 05:19:13

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Rutgers study has found that when it comes to how satisfied a man is with his life, a wife who is happy in their marriage is more important than how the man feels about any other aspect of the union. The researchers looked at 394 couples who were married for an average of 39 years and with at least one of the spouses being 60 or older. Those involved in the study mostly gave a high rating for their general life satisfaction,...

2014-09-09 23:13:06

Monterey, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 George Keremedjiev, Director of the American Computer & Robotics Museum, announced that this year’s recipient of the Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Pioneer Award is American sociobiologist and author, Rebecca D. Costa. Costa is being honored for exemplary writing and public outreach regarding human evolution and sociobiology. The awards ceremony will take place on October 1, 2014, in Bozeman, Montana, in conjunction with Montana...


Latest Ethology Reference Libraries

Spectrophobia
2013-12-24 12:23:34

Spectrophobia is a kind of specific phobia involving a morbid fear of mirrors. Catoptrophobia is the fear of mirrors. This phobia is distinct from Eisoptrophobia, which is the fear of your own reflection. In general, an individual suffering from this phobia has been traumatized in an event where they believe they have seen or heard apparitions or ghosts. The individual could also become traumatized by television shows, nightmares, or horror films. This fear could be the result of a trauma...

Technophobia
2013-12-24 11:45:54

Technophobia, from Greek techne, meaning art, skill, or craft, and phobos, meaning fear, is the fear or the dislike of advanced technology or complex devices, particularly computers. Although there are a number of interpretations of technophobia, they appear to become more complex as technology continues to evolve. The term is usually used in the sense of irrational fear, but others contend that their fears are justified. It is related to cyber phobia and it is the opposite of technophilia....

Ethology
2013-09-30 13:43:45

Ethology, a sub-topic of zoology, is the study of animal behavior that focuses on behavior in natural settings, as opposed to behaviourism, which focuses on the behavior of animals in laboratory settings. The term “ethology” is based off the Greek word ethos, which means character. It was first made popular in 1902 by William Morton Wheeler, an American myrmecologist, but the term was actually suggested by John Stuart Mill in 1843 for use in associationistic psychology. Ethology can also...

Common Noctule, Nyctalus noctula
2013-09-17 13:48:36

The common noctule bat is commonly found in Europe, Asia, and North Africa. This bat has a body length of three inches with a wingspan of approximately 14 inches. It is the largest bat found in Europe. It commonly lives in forests but due to human growth there have been populations found in towns dwelling in buildings such as church steeples. The common noctule starts to hunt and fly at dusk which is earlier than other members of the species. These bats fly at speeds up to 31 miles per...

New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat, Mystacina tuberculata
2013-09-17 13:41:27

The lesser short-tailed bat is only found in New Zealand and is the only living species of bat in the Mystacinidae Family. The short-tail is commonly located on the North Island of New Zealand using the forests as its habitat. Roosting is done primarily alone but there have been known colonies of over 100 bats. It prefers to use already hollowed trees or crevices but will chew out a burrow in the wood using its sharp incisor teeth. These roosting locations are only used for a few weeks...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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