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2010-07-12 13:26:00

WASHINGTON, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The following was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) Grandparents Day 2010: Sept. 12 In 1970, Marian McQuade began a campaign to set aside a special day just for grandparents. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed the first presidential proclamation, designating the first Sunday after Labor Day as National...

2009-11-24 07:25:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, A Story Before Bed (http://www.astorybeforebed.com) became the first (and still only) service on the Internet to let parents and grandparents separated from their kids record video of themselves reading children's stories synchronized to the pages of a book onscreen. All Thanksgiving weekend, stories on A Story Before Bed will be on sale for only $4.99 per recording. Since launch, parents on business trips, grandparents who live far away, and...

2009-09-08 09:33:00

CLEVELAND, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As the celebration of Grandparent's Day marks its 30th anniversary, American Greetings Corp. (NYSE: AM) has introduced a fun, memorable and innovative way to say thanks with the new recordable photo frame card. These displayable cards allow the sender to not only add a photo of the recipient's adorable grandchildren, but also add their voices, which can be played back with the push of a button. The new offering is particularly appropriate for the...

2009-08-05 21:35:44

The presence of a grandparent living in the home of a single parent reduces the likelihood of a child living in poverty by 80 percent, a U.S. researcher says. Researchers at the University of Southern California and the University of Massachusetts say living in a three-generation household can significantly enhance the economic well-being of children. The implications of this research are particularly salient as we are facing an unprecedented economic crisis in the United States, study...

2009-08-03 12:35:15

Living in a three-generation household can significantly enhance the economic well-being of children, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Southern California and the University of Massachusetts, Boston.Their findings, to appear in the November 2009 Journal of Family Issues and now available online, indicate children living in single-mother families that also include a grandparent are substantially less likely to be living below or near the poverty line compared to...

2009-03-04 07:20:00

Humorous Adventures Based on True Events of Fun-Loving Grandma and Grandchildren Shared NEW LONDON, Wis., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- To say that you're only as old as you feel can be true to a fault. Based on her own experiences, Jeanette S. Eggers shares the story of a carefree grandma who tries to relive her rollerskating youth in her humorous new children's book, "Grandmas Don't Rollerskate" (published by AuthorHouse), accompanied by playful, full-color illustrations on every page. Marisa...

2009-03-03 11:42:00

- Results Reflect Impact of Down Economy - WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Americans of all ages feeling the effects of the economic crisis and the plummeting housing market, mutigenerational households may become more prevalent in the coming years. AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for 50+ America, today released the results of an exclusive new survey that looks at housing trends and how the economy may be impacting adults' living situations. More than 1,000 people...

2009-02-24 07:54:07

 Spending time with a grandparent is linked with better social skills and fewer behavior problems among adolescents, especially those living in single-parent or stepfamily households, according to a new study.This study, appearing in the February Journal of Family Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association, found that children and adolescents whose parents have separated or divorced see their grandparents as confidants and sources of comfort."Grandparents are a...

2009-01-14 09:04:00

77% of grandparents surveyed say Obama will be a more effective president as a result. 83% say her presence will redefine the importance of grandparents in the American family. 65% believe more families will follow the Obamas' expanded family structure based on current economic challenges. NEW YORK, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new poll released today by Grandparents.com, three-quarters of those surveyed say incoming...

2008-08-14 06:00:29

By Alice Wyllie THUMB through any glossy magazine and before long you'll be confronted by an array of expensively dressed - and often expansively drunk - bright young things. Actor or model, musician or socialite, they're always publicity-hungry, usually beautiful and occasionally truly talented. Nepotism has always fed the pages of the glossy magazines, where the jeunesse d'oree are constantly name-checked, with or without reference to their famous parents. Think Nicole Richie (adopted...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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