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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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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