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2010-10-03 12:50:00

According to a study published on Friday, tennis players who grunt loudly when hitting a ball appear to have a competitive edge over their opponents. Canadian and American researchers said that the noise accompanying a hard shot makes an opponent slower to respond and more likely to misjudge exactly where the ball is, which makes it tougher to hit it back. "Conservatively, our findings suggest that a tennis ball traveling 50 miles per hour could appear 24 inches 2 feet closer to the...

2009-11-18 03:23:00

LOS ANGELES, LONDON, SINGAPORE and SAO PAULO, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), a global organization leading the way in promoting the development and sustainability of mobile marketing, announced the winners of its Fifth Annual Global Mobile Marketing Awards during the Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony on November 17 at the Mobile Marketing Forum in Los Angeles. As the MMA's highest honors, these awards recognize companies and their campaigns for spearheading...

2009-10-05 07:00:00

DALLAS, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether you are a gym expert or a fitness center novice, you've probably seen your share of interesting and sometimes amusing etiquette faux pas: the grunter, the space invader, the cell phone talker and the, ehem, "fragrant neighbor." With the seasons changing and gym-goers returning to their regular fitness schedules, Gold's Gym is working with its Facebook fans to issue a refresher on the ABC's of gym "Fitiquette." In a search to determine the top...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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