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2013-01-25 09:31:34

In one of three studies, Pia Rosander carried out personality tests on 200 pupils in southern Sweden when they entered upper secondary school at 16. Three years later, when they received their final grades, she was able to observe a strong link between personality and grades. In personality psychology one talks of "the big five" — the five most common personality traits: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. These qualities influence how a person...

2010-04-30 12:53:00

WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) has unveiled a series of 25 Spanish radio advertisements as the latest phase of its award-winning branding program, Local Agents Serving Main Street America(SM). PIA's new Spanish radio ads complement the 28 English radio ads and 251 English print ads already available to PIA members as part of PIA's Main Street branding campaign. PIA members across the country have run the...

2010-03-08 16:41:00

Summit of Professional Insurance Agents Brings Main Street to Capitol Hill WASHINGTON, March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents will bring Main Street to Capitol Hill when they convene March 17-18 in Washington, D.C. for their 2010 PIA Federal Legislative Summit. "This year's summit occurs as many issues with the potential to affect agents' bottom lines are in focus on Capitol Hill," said PIA National President Jon D....

2009-11-09 15:54:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) today announced its partnership with MobileSecure, Inc. and the rollout of MobileSecure's Laptop Protective Services(TM) program for insurance agents from coast-to-coast. Today's announcement builds on the continuing efforts of PIA to provide its members with relevant technological solutions to address the growing data security needs and demands faced by their members...

2006-07-11 06:02:54

By Aamir Ashraf KARACHI (Reuters) - Investigators have recovered the flight data and cockpit voice recorders of a Pakistan International Airlines' (PIA) plane that crashed killing all 45 people on board, a senior official said on Tuesday. The Fokker F-27 turboprop, built in 1964, crashed on Monday on the outskirts of the central city of Multan two minutes after take off. Shahnawaz Dara, head of PIA's flight safety wing, said the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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