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2009-04-22 22:30:00

A U.S. study indicates chewing gum can have a positive effect on teenagers' academic performance. Previous research conducted in a laboratory setting showed gum chewing can help reduce stress, improve alertness and relieve anxiety. Study leader Craig A. Johnston of the Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston said the current study provides a possible role for chewing gum in helping to improve academic performance in a real life classroom setting. The...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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