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2014-09-25 23:10:22

The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) has developed a Volunteer Management System that offers volunteers a standardized orientation, scheduling, and training process as well as twelve new volunteer position descriptions that contain professional responsibilities volunteers can apply to personal career advancement. Hartford, CT (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) has developed a Volunteer Management System that offers...

2014-09-16 23:14:44

Fertility Centers of New England is pleased to offer patients the option of frozen donor eggs through Fairfax Egg Bank, the trusted choice for donor eggs. Reading, MA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 The Fertility Centers of New England is proud to announce its partnership with Fairfax Egg Bank. The collaboration will give patients access to high-quality frozen donor eggs and expand the donor egg offering at the Fertility Centers of New England. Fairfax Egg Bank has operated since 2006 and...

2014-09-08 12:33:51

'Healthy Gifts that Keep on Giving' LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Tasteful Pantry, the ultimate service for healthy and customizable snack boxes, is offering unique holiday gift box options available for purchase online. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140906/143652 The holidays offer a perfect opportunity for enjoying the company of loved ones, celebrating life, being grateful and reflecting on what's important. It's the season for giving, and...

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2014-09-01 03:00:57

Kelly Connelly, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Systematic review of 73 published studies yields promising evidence and a call for new research to investigate if volunteering reduces dementia risk Older adults who stay active by volunteering are getting more out of it than just an altruistic feeling – they are receiving a health boost! A new study, led by the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences and published online in Psychological Bulletin, is the first to...

2014-08-31 23:01:47

Now Giftster members can choose which groups to share a list with. The feature is accessed at giftster.com and the mobile apps also respect the permission settings. MInneapolis, MN (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Giftster, already known for the way it uses groups to create a central place for families to share wish lists, now makes groups even better. Announcing the "list permissions by group" feature, now live for all members at giftster.com. Previously, all lists with...

2014-08-26 08:31:22

DENVER, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Project Helping (http://www.projecthelping.org) wants to give people with depression an opportunity to feel more empowered and purposeful in their lives. The nonprofit organization's founder, Justin Kruger, has battled depression his entire life; the experience of helping others through volunteering proved to be a turning point in his recovery. Now, through Project Helping, he hopes to share that cathartic experience with the world. "People with...

2014-08-20 23:10:46

Guests will enjoy luxury lifestyle gifts and an opportunity to participate in creative fundraising, while celebrating one of Hollywood’s most glamorous events. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, will honor the 2014 Emmy Award Nominees and Presenters at the annual GBK Gift Lounge. This year’s event will take place on August 22nd and 23rd in Beverly Hills from 11am – 6pm. GBK will offer guests an opportunity to...

2014-08-04 12:33:48

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Food Gifting in the U.S. http://www.reportbuyer.com/food_drink/foodservice/food_gifting_u_s.html Buoyed by continued purchase and purchase frequency among higher-income consumers and growing food gifting strength among middle-income consumers, the food gifting market is on track for a 4.9% gain in 2014 and healthy growth through 2016. Across food gifting categories, food gifting marketers...

2014-07-24 08:43:35

Overstock Launches Wedding and Baby Registries to Celebrate Life's Milestone Moments SALT LAKE CITY, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Online shopping site, Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSTK), today announced that it has augmented its wish list feature with wedding, baby and special occasion registries, allowing customers to receive the exact gifts they want when celebrating some of life's biggest moments. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120110/LA33954LOGO "Getting married or...

2014-07-16 08:33:35

Companies take the hassle out of gifting by allowing guests to purchase a thoughtful present in seconds LOS ANGELES, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Evite, the leading digital invitation and party/event planning service, today announced a partnership with Jifiti, a digital gifting pioneer, to create an advanced event planning experience for both hosts and guests. This first-of-its-kind collaboration allows Evite birthday invitees to easily select a gift and send it to the recipient in...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'