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Microlives Concept Illuminates Link Between Lifestyle And Longevity
2012-12-18 11:41:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While overindulgence is an almost inescapable part of the holiday season for even the strongest of wills, a new study uses a concept known as "microlives" to help understand how those gluttonous indiscretions can shave hours off of your life expectancy. In a Christmas article published online in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), researchers say that activities like smoking, having one too many drinks or gorging on red meat can...

2012-12-09 05:04:14

The Project for Natural Health Choices Inc. issues recommendations for a longer life, emphasizing the importance of the inclusion of simple physical activity. (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 West Palm Beach, FL: The Project for Natural Health Choices Inc. is recommending that individuals try doing simple physical activity for a longer life. This was proven by new research conducted at the U.S. National Cancer Institute and published Nov. 6 in the journal PLoS Medicine. The ground breaking study...

2012-04-09 13:30:54

Major life decisions such as marriage, divorce, abortion, having a child and attending university may be subconsciously influenced by how long people believe they will live, according to a Queen´s University study. “Life expectancy might be driving all of these major decisions,” says Daniel Krupp, a post doctoral fellow in the Queen´s math department who has a background in psychology and biology. The longer someone expects to live, the more time they will invest...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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