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2013-12-16 23:23:25

Harvard Assets logistically will be in a better position to serve customers' needs and fill orders quickly. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 Harvard Assets is pleased to announce that it has moved to the US Steel Tower located at 600 Grant Street in downtown Pittsburgh, PA. Harvard Assets also has a processing center in Deerfield, FL. John Tucker, director of compliance at Harvard Assets has said, "Due to the increase in purchasing volume, this move is just what we...

2013-12-12 23:23:11

Utilizing time in front of a TV by exercising during commercial breaks can help improve health. Simple exercises can help strengthen quads, calves, and grip and protect mobility. Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Many people have trouble finding the motivation to get off the couch and exercise. For them, couchersizing is one way to get moving, reports the December 2013 Harvard Health Letter. That means staying on or near the couch and exercising while watching television. "A...

2013-12-11 23:03:38

Transient ischemic attacks are strokes that "clear up" within a few hours. They should be treated with the same urgency as a longer-lasting stroke. Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 It's important to recognize the signs of a stroke and get to a hospital fast. Time is brain: the longer the gap between the start of stroke symptoms and treatment, the more brain cells die, reports the December 2013 issue of the Harvard Men's Health Watch. Experts have developed the FAST...

2013-12-11 11:59:25

Important new findings reveal promise and peril of land-use decisions A groundbreaking study by Harvard University's Harvard Forest and the Smithsonian Institution reveals that, if left unchecked, recent trends in the loss of forests to development will undermine significant land conservation gains in Massachusetts, jeopardize water quality, and limit the natural landscape's ability to protect against climate change. The scientists researched and analyzed four plausible scenarios for...

2013-12-09 23:21:35

The link between everyday stress and heart disease may result from stress-related behaviors-such as eating an unhealthy diet, smoking, and excess drinking. Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 Ongoing stress, whether it's from a traffic-choked daily commute, unhappy marriage, or overbearing boss, has been linked to a wide range of harmful health effects. But can stress cause heart disease? The December 2013 issue of the Harvard Women's Health Watch looks into the connection....

Measuring Life's Tugs And Nudges
2013-12-09 19:12:18

Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard Tiny oil droplets help measure mechanical forces produced by living cells that shape tissues and organs; new method could improve diagnosis of cancer, hypertension, and many other diseases As embryonic tissue develops, cells push and pull on each other, and they must do so correctly for the tissue to develop properly. Now scientists at Harvard University have devised the first method to measure these forces in...

2013-12-05 23:22:48

Depression is common in people with heart disease. It puts them at higher risk of death-yet it's often unrecognized. People with heart disease should be aware of depression warning signs. Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Heart disease triples a person's risk of depression. At the same time, people who have from depression are at greatly increased risk of heart disease. Untreated depression makes it more likely that a person will die of heart disease, yet it's often...

iPads Boost Learning In The Classroom
2013-12-05 04:36:27

[ Watch the Video: iPads Can Be A Useful Classroom Tool ] Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There’s not exactly an app for it, but according to researchers, the iPad can actually help some students learn science. The tablet computer apparently helps students better grasp some nuances of science better than traditional classroom instruction. This is according to a new study by researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. One example of how the...

2013-11-29 23:03:52

Tampa-based agency expands portfolio with education industry clients. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 Sparxoo announced today the addition of two new clients to the agency’s portfolio – Florida Polytechnic University and the Harvard Business Law Review. Sparxoo, a Tampa-based agency, will lead website design and development projects for both Florida Polytechnic University and the Harvard Business Law Review. "Our vision for Florida Polytechnic is to develop a reputation as...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.