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2013-07-16 23:04:51

The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) is celebrating a 10 year history of generous support totaling nearly $540,000 from the Limited Brands Foundation. (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) is celebrating a 10 year history of generous support totaling nearly $540,000 from the Limited Brands Foundation. This year’s gift of $50,000 to NDVH will allow the non-profit organization to facilitate The Giving Tree program and to answer calls from domestic...

2013-07-03 23:19:58

Female combat service members are a relatively new concept in the American Military and although our wives, sisters and daughters may be ready and willing to fight for their country, is the military ready and willing to accept them as equal members? Can women fight alongside their male counterparts without the fear that the enemy may be closer than they think? Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 From data compiled by the 2012 Workplace and Gender Relations Survey of 22,792 Active Duty...

WHO Reports Violence Against Women A Global Epidemic
2013-06-21 08:01:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More than one-third of all women around the world are victims of physical or sexual violence. The World Health Organization (WHO) released a new report this week, in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), calling this problem a public health epidemic. Two companion papers were also published in The Lancet and Science. The report, which is...

2013-06-18 23:01:16

Primitive will feature a collection of rare pre-Columbian stone votives called Canopa as part of an exhibition of Ancient Stone from Around the World opening June 21. The votives may contain a message about our stewardship of earth. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 Primitive, the well-known Chicago gallery, unveiled a collection of pre-Columbian stone votives from the farmlands of Peru known as Canopa. These small hand-chiseled containers are considered exceptionally rare and usually seen...

2013-04-15 11:34:51

College athletes are not the only ones who sometimes suffer at the hands of higher ups. A new report brings to light a more hidden and pernicious problem — the psychological, physical and sexual abuse of students in the field of biological anthropology working in field studies far from home. The report is based on an online survey and telephone interviews that, in a period of less than two months, elicited accounts of abuse from dozens of women and men working in the field of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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