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2011-08-16 14:59:54

Sticking with an exercise routine means being able to overcome the obstacles that invariably arise. A key to success is having the confidence that you can do it, researchers report. A new study explores how some cognitive strategies and abilities increase this "situation-specific self-confidence," a quality the researchers call "self-efficacy." "You can apply the concept of self-efficacy to every single health behavior you can think of because in many ways that really is what gets us through...

2011-08-16 09:00:00

DALLAS, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Instruments Foundation has given a $413,000 grant to the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Education Foundation (NAPE-EF) to manage and expand the impact of the highly successful High-Tech High Heels (HTHH) program. Based in Dallas, HTHH has been effectively preparing girls to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) since 2003 by working with both educators and students, primarily in two North...

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2011-08-16 11:20:00

Mark Zuckerberg's attorneys say they have found new evidence on a New York man's computer proving he made up his claim that he signed with the Facebook founder in 2003 to make him part owner of the social network. Facebook attorney Orin Snyder said Paul Ceglia has not complied with a judge's order to hand over certain electronic documents and that he has improperly classified others as confidential. "He does not want the public to know what was discovered on his computers because it...

2011-08-15 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Camp Bow Wow, the nation's largest pet services company, announces today the winning pet/owner duo of its "Fitness Challenge," a nationwide call to action for owners and pets to lead a healthier lifestyle. Janelle Ruth and Charlie, a owner/pet duo from Clarkston, MI, has been named the winner of the contest, after losing 14.02% combined body weight (18.5 lbs - Janelle, 8 lbs - Charlie) and will be the recipient of a full-year's worth of Camp Bow...

2011-08-10 09:10:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Clearasil®, a leading brand of skin care products, launches the "Rock Your Skin" Guitar Sweepstakes, giving Facebook fans the chance to win an autographed Gibson® Melody Maker Les Paul guitar. The guitar was signed at the Clearasil Vibe+Revive Lounge within the Miami Express Yourself Oasis at the Hard Rock Hotel during Lollapalooza music festival. The guitar features autographs from celebrities and...

2011-08-10 05:15:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when the world economy is sputtering and stock market charts have more peaks and valleys than the Grand Canyon, domestic violence charity founder and filmmaker, Rich Tola, is seeking sponsors for his 30,000 mile, 100 Cities in 100 Days, fundraising tour. The Boulevard Zen Foundation (www.boulevardzen.com) teaches yoga to women and children living in domestic violence shelters. Tola, a fitness and yoga master with degrees from Wharton...

2011-08-09 12:24:31

A diet of flaxseed shows protective effects against radiation in animal models Flax has been part of human history for well over 30,000 years, used for weaving cloth, feeding people and animals, and even making paint. Now, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that it might have a new use for the 21st century: protecting healthy tissues and organs from the harmful effects of radiation. In a study just published in BMC Cancer,...

2011-08-09 12:09:26

Couples who are having trouble getting pregnant adjust how much information they share with friends and family, depending on whether it's the husband or the wife who feels stigmatized about their reproductive difficulties, a new study shows. Researchers at the University of Iowa and Penn State University found that when the woman is concerned about people's reactions to their infertility, both the husband and the wife disclose more to their social network. If the man is feeling stigmatized,...

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2011-08-09 09:35:00

Researchers found more evidence that meteorites can carry DNA components created in space. The latest research indicates that certain nucleobases reach the Earth on meteorites in greater diversity and quantity than previously thought. "People have been discovering components of DNA in meteorites since the 1960's, but researchers were unsure whether they were really created in space or if instead they came from contamination by terrestrial life," Dr. Michael Callahan of NASA's Goddard Space...

2011-08-09 08:05:43

Study finds stress boosts performance for confident students, but holds back those with more anxiety Knowing the right way to handle stress in the classroom and on the sports field can make the difference between success and failure for the millions of students going back to school this fall, new University of Chicago research shows. "We found that cortisol, a hormone released in response to stress, can either be tied to a student's poor performance on a math test or contribute to success,...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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