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2011-04-01 12:50:00

By Meg Sullivan, UCLA When the unemployed complain of fighting an uphill battle to reenter the job market, believe them. Through a series of simple experiments, researchers from UCLA and the State University of New York"“Stony Brook found that out-of-work Americans face discrimination that is unrelated to their skills sets or to the conditions of departure from their previous jobs. "We were surprised to find that, all things being equal, unemployed applicants were viewed as less...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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