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2014-06-19 23:09:12

New Orthotic Features 100& Merino Wool, Offers Year-Round Support Roanoke, Virginia (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Footmaxx, a leading provider of hand crafted custom orthotics, has released its newest orthotic: ComfortmaxxTM, featuring 100% merino wool. Designed with premium comfort in mind, Comfortmaxx offers temperature and moisture control for year-round support. Merino wool helps keep feet warm in cold months, cool in hot months, and helps eliminate odor, all of which provides year-round...

Faces Are More Attractive When Ambient Odors Are Pleasant: Study
2014-05-30 14:16:54

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online Unilever, the multinational corporation behind such personal care products as Axe body spray, Dove soap and Surf laundry detergents, has funded a research study conducted by the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, PA. In the study, it was determined that a subject was deemed more or less attractive dependent upon the quality of the ambient odor. The study actually tested two hypotheses in relation to the relative...

Fruit Flies Take Time To Think Before Making Difficult Decisions
2014-05-23 06:58:38

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is common knowledge that most humans think before they act. A new study, published in the journal Science, makes the case that this cognitive ability can also be found in the fruit fly, and it seems these tiny insects take longer to make more difficult decisions, just like humans do. In the study, researchers from the University of Oxford's Centre for Circuits and Behaviour asked fruit flies to distinguish between ever closer...

depressed mother
2014-05-16 06:36:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A mother's job, and joy, is taking care of her children, but motherhood has its challenges, however rewarding it is. And for a mother suffering from depression, there can be even more daunting challenges. A new study from The University of Texas at Austin reveals that mothers suffering from depressive symptoms tend to focus on minimizing their own distress, which leads them to miss the impact their responses have on their children....

2014-04-25 23:04:24

Body Mint is now providing Body Mint Sport, a chlorophyll supplement that fights strong odors throughout the body for athletes. Oahu, HI (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Athletes at all levels are some of the most active people around, and this activity often produces some of the worst body odors. For athletes on the go there is good news now that Body Mint USA has introduced Body Mint Sport. Body Mint USA is the maker of the popular Body Mint all-natural odor fighting supplement that works to...

Blowing Bubbles Just Went High-Tech With Images And Scents
2014-04-24 08:39:02

[ Watch the Video: SensaBubble - A Chrono-Sensory Mid-Air Display Of Sight And Smell ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Surely everyone remembers blowing bubbles as a child, one of the simplest forms of pleasure for kids everywhere. Even today, the stressors of modern technology can seem so distant when in the presence of simple, spherical pockets of soapy air. However, one group of scientists is taking simplicity out of the equation and adding technological...

Lemurs Match Scent To Sound Of Voice
2014-04-16 13:42:11

[ Watch The Video: Lemurs Match Scent Of A Friend To Sound Of Her Voice ] Duke University If scent and sound match, that animal may be nearby Humans aren't alone in their ability to match a voice to a face -- animals such as dogs, horses, crows and monkeys are able to recognize familiar individuals this way too, a growing body of research shows. Now a study has found that some animals also can match a voice to a scent. Researchers at Princeton and Duke report that ring-tailed...

2014-04-15 23:03:36

Eco-Friendly Product Lineup Chosen as a Favorite of Distributors’ Polled Long Grove, Ill. (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Fresh Wave® IAQ commercial-grade odor eliminating products have been named a winner of the Distributor’s Choice Product Award by Sanitary Maintenance magazine for their unmatched effectiveness, coupled with their eco-friendly nature. Earlier in the year, Sanitary Maintenance sent out products that had been published in 2013 to all of its distributor readers asking them...

Rat Study Shows Memory Storage During Sleep Can Be Manipulated
2014-04-09 11:21:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research has shown that the brain strengthens and maintains recently acquired memories during sleep and a new study has found that introducing new memories to a sleeping brain disrupts these natural cognitive processes. During sleep, the brain shuffles information from short-term to long-term memory. Studies have shown that the "replay" of freshly learned data while asleep plays an essential role in memory. However, it was...

Toxic Emissions From Crib Matresses May Be Harming Infants
2014-04-02 13:39:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology has revealed that parents may be unknowingly exposing their infant children to toxic chemicals being emitted from the foam padding in crib mattresses. Conducted by a team of researchers from Texas and Finland, the new study said crib mattresses release noteworthy amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), potentially unsafe chemicals also found in household...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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