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2010-12-27 08:06:54

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ The positive correlation between a person being religious and living a satisfactory life has long been known, but this study reveals religion's "secret ingredient" that makes people happier. "Our study offers compelling evidence that it is the social aspects of religion rather than theology or spirituality that leads to life satisfaction," Chaeyoon Lim, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who led the study, was quoted as...

2008-11-20 13:04:18

A U.S. study suggests that regular attendance at religious services reduces the risk of death by approximately 20 percent, researchers said. Researchers at Yeshiva University and its medical school, Albert Einstein College of Medicine evaluated the religious practices of 92,395 post-menopausal women participating in the Women's Health Initiative, a national, long-term study aimed at addressing women's health issues. Eliezer Schnall and Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller of Yeshiva College of...

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  • 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.'