Latest Incentive Stories

2012-03-28 10:50:25

It is fairly common for clinical research participants to receive payment for expenses such as travel and parking. What has raised ethical questions are payments or incentives given to encourage people to participate in research or to use a specific health intervention or care plan as part of the research. In a paper published in PLoS Medicine, Carnegie Mellon University's Alex John London argues that when incentives are used to encourage people to engage in healthy activities from which...

2012-03-15 13:00:00

There are two new ways for Avista customers to save money when installing Evluma LED Retrofits. Evluma 50W LED Clearlights qualify for Avista's 2012 Commercial Lighting Incentives and also qualify for Custom Project Proposals. Avista customers can swap out an existing 250 Watt HID bulb for a 50W Evluma Clearlight and receive a $200.00 incentive per unit after filling out the Commercial Lighting Incentive Agreement for the Interior and Exterior Lighting Program. Avista customers that want to...

Word of the Day
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'