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2013-03-27 23:01:55

Award-winning short film maker releases newest documentary "Quicksand" which tackles the heart-wrenching experiences associated with the loss of a loved one to Alzheimer´s disease. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) March 27, 2013 Although just 17 years old, Lance Oppenheim, a Pine Crest Upper School student and recognized short film maker, tackles the heart-wrenching experiences in this documentary associated with the loss of a loved one to Alzheimer´s disease. This disease is now the...

2012-03-15 23:15:47

Does it matter which toothbrush or breakfast cereal you buy? A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research explains why consumers get stuck in store aisles contemplating the dizzying array of options. "Why do people get mired in seemingly trivial decisions? Why do we agonize over what toothbrush to buy, struggle with what sandwich to pick, and labor over which shade of white to paint the kitchen?" ask authors Aner Sela (University of Florida) and Jonah Berger (University of...

2005-09-28 12:05:00

LONDON -- Quicksand is not the bottomless pit portrayed in Hollywood films that sucks in unsuspecting victims and swallows them whole. It is true the more people struggle, the deeper they will sink into the soupy mixture but its buoyancy makes it impossible to be completely submerged, scientists said on Wednesday. "Everybody thinks, thanks to Hollywood, that you can drown in quicksand. Basically if you do a simple buoyancy calculation, the Archimedes force, it is immediately evident that you...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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