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2014-05-20 05:30:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online How food tastes can influence healthy habits by encouraging or discouraging us from eating certain foods, but can taste do more? According to two new studies published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), taste may play a role in our longevity as well. Our taste buds control our longing for sweet, salty or bitter foods, but the research teams from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and...

2014-04-14 23:11:13

Wine-lovers reunite for the fourth annual day-long wine-tasting at each winery on the De Portola Wine Trail in Temecula, CA. A portion of the proceeds will help to find cures for Parkinson's Disease, Autism, and Diabetes for canines. Temecula, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Temecula Valley’s southern Wine Trail, DePortola Wine Trail announced that it has begun ticket sales for the 2014 Big Red Fest. DWT has selected to support three charities this year. Our Nicholas Foundation, whose...

2014-03-28 23:24:56

In response to an article published by Healthcanal.com, Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, says that the presence of added sugars and salts can jeopardize children’s future health. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, responds to an article published on March 18 by Healthcanal.com, which reports on the findings of a recent study that took a deep-seated look into...

Despite A Big Bamboo Diet, Giant Pandas Love The Taste Of Sugar
2014-03-27 07:26:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It’s no mystery that giant pandas have a voracious appetite for bamboo, but new research from the Monell Center also shows that these endangered mammals of the Ursidae family also have a taste for sugar. A combination of behavioral and genetic studies have revealed that giant pandas possess functional sweet taste receptors. Due to this receptor, it has been shown that the pandas have a strong preference for natural sweeteners,...

2014-03-20 23:03:07

VinoVisit.com, the first tasting room management and marketing solution built just for wineries, provides them with a free profile on http://www.VinoVisit.com, and a fast easy way to add tours, tastings and winery event registration functionality. Napa, California (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 VinoVisit.com today announced that it is offering all wineries a winery profile gratis on their website. No set-up fees, monthly or annual fees nor even reservation fees will be charged. VinoVisit will be...

Preference Of Sweeter And Saltier Tastes For Children Are Linked To Each Other
2014-03-18 11:28:14

Monell Chemical Senses Center Scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center have found that children who most prefer high levels of sweet tastes also most prefer high levels of salt taste and that, in general, children prefer sweeter and saltier tastes than do adults. These preferences relate not only to food intake but also to measures of growth and can have important implications for efforts to change children's diets. Many illnesses of modern society are related to poor food...

2014-03-07 23:01:56

VinoVisit.com, the first website for booking wine tasting and winery tour reservations, has just announced the addition of key members to the marketing and sales team, with a focus on driving more traffic to their client winery tasting rooms. Napa, California (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 VinoVisit.com today announced that it has grown its marketing and sales team with the acquisition of three new additions, a Client Services Manager, a Social Media Manager and a Search Engine Marketing...

2014-03-06 16:26:18

NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhone Valley Wines is launching an exciting campaign in the United States which reaches out to the media, trade and consumers - engaging all three categories with innovative events and outreach. The media and social media programs will be organized by Teuwen Communications, the event program by Sopexa and the trade program by Euroconsultants. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140306/NY78485LOGO -- Media Program: The media campaign for Rhone...

How Do Honeybees Taste?
2014-02-05 11:29:13

Frontiers New research on the ability of honeybees to taste with claws on their forelegs reveals details on how this information is processed, according to a study published in the open-access journal, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. Insects taste through sensilla, hair-like structures on the body that contain receptor nerve cells, each of which is sensitive to a particular substance. In many insects, for example the honeybee, sensilla are found on the mouthparts, antenna and the...

2014-01-29 23:34:46

Wine Club Members of Scott Harvey Wines are being treated to a new way of connecting with Napa Valley winemakers Jana and Scott Harvey through state-of-the-art marketing techniques. Announcing the introduction of Scott Harvey TV. Napa Valley, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Scott Harvey Wines' new state-of-the-art wine marketing techniques connect with Wine Club members through the introduction of Scott Harvey TV. The Napa Valley Winemaker may well offer the only Wine Club where the...


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.'