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2011-07-28 18:08:58

How goods are traded, not just what is traded, is a principal consideration when deciding the legitimacy of a particular industry, according to a study recently published in Administrative Science Quarterly, a SAGE journal. This study examined commerce in human cadavers for medical education and research in the US to explore variations in trade legitimacy. The study's findings shed light on the micro-foundations of market legitimization and on the role of morals in sustaining professional...

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2009-05-13 16:18:31

A new report shows that while the birth rate among unmarried women in the US is on the rise, it is still far behind in comparison to trends witnessed in Northern European countries. The number of infants born out of wedlock in the US hit an historic high of 1,714,643 in 2007. Countries including France, Denmark, the United Kingdom and Iceland each have a higher rate of births to unwed mothers than in the US. Iceland has the most, with 6 in 10 births among unmarried women. In Sweden and...

2008-06-24 02:30:27

By MARGERY EAGAN Mothers Against Drunk Driving has managed to completely reverse a nation's attitude about drinking and driving, which used to be a joke, something to brag about, even cool. Today? We think it's horrible, shameful, cruel, a selfish who-gives-a-damn. What we need around here is a MADD-style reversal in attitude about unwed mothers and the who-gives-a-damn boys/men who bear zero responsibility for the life they made. Here are some possibilities: Mothers Against Deadbeat...

2008-06-22 06:00:25

By Margery Eagan, Boston Herald Jun. 22--Mothers Against Drunk Driving has managed to completely reverse a nation's attitude about drinking and driving, which used to be a joke, something to brag about, even cool. Today? We think it's horrible, shameful, cruel, a selfish who-gives-a-damn. What we need around here is a MADD-style reversal in attitude about unwed mothers and the who-gives-a-damn boys/men who bear zero responsibility for the life they made. Here are some possibilities:...

2005-07-04 17:27:08

PARIS (Reuters) - France abolished the legal terms"legitimate" and "illegitimate" for children Monday with adecree saying the distinction dating back to the NapoleonicCode of 1804 made no sense anymore. Abolishing the terms brings France's civil code in linewith laws passed in recent years banning discrimination --especially for inheritance -- between children born in oroutside of a marriage, a Justice Ministry communique said. About 46 percent of French babies are now born out ofwedlock,...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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