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2009-01-27 07:29:10

According to a report by MSNBC, a new survey found the love of a four-legged friend eases the pressure of tests and homework for college students. Ohio State University researchers found that students who lived with a pet were less likely to report feeling lonely or depressed. They also relied on the animal to help them through stressful times, says lead author Sara Staats, professor emeritus of psychology at OSU's Newark campus. When school gets overwhelming for college student Joanna...


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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