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Grandfathers Get Better With Age
2012-11-06 06:03:32

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A study from the University of Stavanger (UiS) in Norway recently revealed that, while Europeans spent a great amount of time with their grandchildren, grandfathers have greater involvement with grandkids after the age of 70. The research project was conducted by Knud Knudsen, a Norwegian sociologist who has four grandchildren between the ages of one and 11 years of age. “Europeans with grandchildren generally opt to...

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2010-03-22 09:38:45

More than a third of Ghana's population believe that AIDS is caused by witchcraft. But large-scale intervention programs for improving health standards have convinced people to trust medical explanations of the disease. Seen through western eyes, beliefs in supernatural forces are common in Ghana and other African countries. Death, suffering and diseases are often attributed to witchcraft. Over thirty percent of its inhabitants believe such evil forces could be responsible for the spread of...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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