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2013-07-29 23:02:49

Ultimate Vocabulary™ developer eReflect released a statement today detailing the three main reasons why an advanced vocabulary increases literacy levels exponentially. eReflect stressed the significance of broadened vocabulary for people of all ages as a means to professional success. New York City, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 Building vocabulary is an important step in academic, personal, and professional success. With the 2013 release of Ultimate Vocabulary™ the noted e-learning...

2013-07-25 23:04:53

Ten-Year Partnership Has Raised Nearly $30 Million for Reading Is Fundamental and Kids in Need Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) and Macy’s Be Book Smart campaign achieved its biggest milestone to date – raising enough funds over the past decade to distribute 10 million books to children in underserved communities across America. This summer, the Be Book Smart campaign was held in Macy’s stores nationwide from June 21 through July 21 and raised more...

2013-07-22 23:16:16

The contest, a national competition to reward innovators in health literacy, seeks the nation's best health literacy practices in print, in practice, and in the media. Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), creator of the Health Literacy Advisor, the nation's first interactive health literacy software tool (in English and Spanish), today launches the 4th annual National Health Literacy Innovators Award. The contest, a national competition to...

2013-07-12 23:24:14

ACAP & HLI Announce New Preferred Vendor Relationship Betheda, Maryland (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), http://www.HealthLiteracyInnovations.com, a company that creates tools to eliminate confusion from low health literacy and the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), a national trade association , representing 58 nonprofit safety net health plans in 24 states, today announce a new preferred vendor relationship. As a preferred vendor, HLI,...

2013-07-09 23:29:06

AWE's Early Literacy Station Bilingual Spanish Edition Computers Provide Technology Exposure, Early Learning Skills, and School Readiness for Young Children Chester, PA (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 AWE announced today that Brooklyn Public Library will be adding eight of its Early Literacy Station™ Bilingual Spanish edition computers to its library system. The Early Literacy Station Bilingual Spanish edition is an all-in-one computer system designed for children ages 2-8. It features over...

2013-07-01 23:19:22

Nationwide trailer wraps manufacturer, JMR Graphics, comments on The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) ‘Wall of Hands’ campaign that is utilizing outdoor and digital advertising to spread awareness. Central Islip, NY (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 On July 1, nationwide trailer wraps manufacturer, JMR Graphics, comments on The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation’s ‘Wall of Hands’ campaign that is incorporating outdoor and digital advertising into their strategy to...

2013-06-29 23:01:26

eReflect software company, developer of Ultimate Vocabulary™ e-learning software, revealed today that the purpose for the software’s creation was not just improving vocabulary, but also enhancing literacy. New York City, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2013 Ultimate Vocabulary™ was developed by software company eReflect, and with their release of the 2013 upgraded version, the company's representative revealed today their ultimate purpose for developing this vocabulary improving software....


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'