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2012-12-18 16:43:45

Study first of several HAB-funded research studies to be published under the Board's new Nutrition Research Program The Hass Avocado Board (HAB) is supporting research to improve understanding of the unique, positive benefits of consuming fresh avocados to human health and nutrition. Clinical studies are currently underway to investigate the relationship between avocado consumption and risk factors for cardiovascular disease, avocados' potential positive role in weight management and...

Grilling Hamburgers Creates Big Pollution Problem
2012-09-24 10:09:40

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online If you needed another reason to steer clear of hamburgers for lunch, a group of scientists has concluded that America´s favorite sandwich cannot only be bad for the waist line, it can also be bad for our environment. Though it may not be shocking for anyone who has ever wondered about the impact of those billowing plumes pouring from the local burger shack, these scientists from the University of California in Riverside...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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