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2014-09-19 12:26:49

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the House and Senate yesterday each introduced legislation to authorize the Feed the Future Initiative. The House's Feed the Future Global Food Security Act of 2014 and the Senate's Global Food Security Act of 2014 were introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), respectively. The bills are cosponsored by Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) and Sens. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and...

2014-09-19 12:25:45

Sweden Joins as New Partner, Global Resilience Challenge Launches WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Rockefeller Foundation announced a $50 million commitment by the Swedish government to the Global Resilience Partnership and the launch of the Global Resilience Challenge at the USAID Frontiers in Development forum. The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) joins the Global...

2014-09-17 16:21:44

Announces Partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro today launched a $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition. He was joined by Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation, in announcing that eligible states and localities can now begin applying for funds. Representatives from eligible communities will have the opportunity to attend...

Study Ties Body Fat And Eating Habits To Differences In Brain Chemistry
2014-09-11 03:41:50

National Institutes of Health People who are obese may be more susceptible to environmental food cues than their lean counterparts due to differences in brain chemistry that make eating more habitual and less rewarding, according to a National Institutes of Health study published in Molecular Psychiatry. Researchers at the NIH Clinical Center found that, when examining 43 men and women with varying amounts of body fat, obese participants tended to have greater dopamine activity in the...

2014-09-08 23:07:28

Recovery from trauma is a concept that researchers are beginning to explore from a multidisciplinary approach. In a special issue of Interface Focus, a journal of the Royal Society, authors from several backgrounds discuss the impact of resilience from a military and civilian perspective. Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 What does it mean to be resilient in mind, body and spirit? Recovery from trauma is a concept that researchers are beginning to explore from a multidisciplinary...

2014-09-08 12:30:56

Bank's commitment to hunger relief exceeds $10 million through Give A Meal program CHICAGO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America and Bank of America today announced the kickoff of the highly successful Give A Meal program. The annual giving campaign that has resulted in more than 100 million meals for families and individuals in need across the country with over 40 million meals coming in just through last year's program. The initiative has proven to be one of...

2014-09-03 12:33:05

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its annual report, Household Food Security in the United States 2013. The report reveals that 14.3 percent of U.S. households were food-insecure in 2013. This number is a slight decline since 2011 but remains well above the rates of food insecurity recorded before the recession. "Our elected officials need to make ending hunger a national priority," said Rev. David...

2014-09-01 23:03:53

Allen Klein, author of Having the Time of Your Life, and David Mezzapelle, author of Contagious Optimism, show how optimism can make people happier. (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 In an article for the San Francisco Examiner, Allen Klein, whose most recent book is Having the Time of Your Life: Little Lessons to Live By (Viva Editions 2014), discussed how positivity and optimism really are contagious. "Another study, done by researchers at Harvard and the University of California, San...

2014-08-28 08:24:48

APA survey links employee recognition to satisfaction, motivation and work effort WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Labor Day is a celebration of American workers and the contributions they have made to the well-being of the country. As we mark Labor Day's 120(th) year as a federal holiday, only about half of the U.S. workforce (51 percent) say they feel valued by their employer, more than a third (36 percent) haven't received any form of recognition in the last year and...

health and fitness apps
2014-08-25 03:30:31

Brigham Young University Study breaks down prevalence of apps using game-like rewards to motivate For many people, finding motivation to exercise is a challenge. Thankfully, there are Zombies chasing you. At least that’s the approach of Zombies, Run! — one of more than 31,000 health and fitness apps on the market today, and one of the growing number of apps that use games to increase physical activity. Gamification is currently the popular trend for mobile fitness app makers...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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