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2013-04-18 21:53:15

When faced with impossible circumstances beyond their control, animals, including humans, often hunker down as they develop sleep or eating disorders, ulcers, and other physical manifestations of depression. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 18 show that the same kind of thing happens to flies. The study is a step toward understanding the biological basis for depression and presents a new way for testing antidepressant drugs, the researchers say....

2011-01-06 13:39:00

Students Opt for Education to Strengthen Marketability for Jobs and Gain Self-Esteem WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the U.S. economy continues to recover with unemployment lingering near 10 percent according to the U.S. Department of Labor, the chronic unemployed seek alternatives to remain marketable to employers while keeping their spirits high. One way these job seekers are staying engaged is through education. Touro University Worldwide (TUW), an...

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2008-04-22 09:10:00

There's no such thing as 'stress', argues Angela Patmore - in fact, a bit of pressure can be good for us. So why have we become obsessed with curing it? Feeling "stressed"? Problems everywhere you look? Stuck in the traffic again and late for work? Congratulations - you're human. There's nothing abnormal about having problems or a lot to do. They are not clinical conditions. Yet when we say we are "stressed" we assume that we are suffering from some medical malaise about which there is huge...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.