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2010-12-16 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA named Richard Keegan as the agency's associate deputy administrator on Thursday. He replaces Charles Scales, who has held the position since April 2007. Scales is retiring. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The associate deputy administrator assists and supports NASA's administrator and deputy administrator during day-to-day agency operations, across the broad scope of institutional and workforce issues,...

2008-07-20 00:00:14

It may not feel like it while you are completing a gruelling work out at the gym but exercise makes you happy. Of course, it is a proven fact that exercise is good for you. Just a 30 minute brisk walk every day can benefit the circulatory system, help to remove toxins from the body and reduce the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure. But regular physical activity promotes a sense of wellbeing beyond these effects too. "There are a two main ways in which exercise can directly...


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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