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2012-06-11 23:03:03

Parents have often struggled to motivate children to do chores, but when vacationing at Feather Down Farms in New York, Illinois and (coming soon) in California, kids line up joyfully to collect fresh eggs, feed farm animals and pick vegetables. (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 Chores seem to be an unlikely thing children would want to do while on vacation, but at Feather Down farms, children joyfully line up to collect fresh eggs, feed farm animals and pick vegetables. Feather Down Farm Days has...

2012-05-03 16:19:15

How do changed living conditions in rural regions affect people's health and lifestyles? This is the question that Thomas Elkeles and colleagues from the Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences investigate, using rural communities in north-eastern Germany as their study populations. In the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, the authors present the results of their Landesgesundheitsstudie (LGS, Rural Health Study) (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2012; 109(16): 285-92)....

2012-04-11 23:02:41

RuralRefined.com is a new web site targeted to people who choose to live in smaller towns. Because they live in smaller towns, they miss some of the options in bigger cities. http://RuralRefined.com offers big-city shopping for men, women and children, with discounted stores offering everything from Art and Books to Weddings and Wireless. The site also offers a community conversation forum that currently includes Rural Rants and Raves by town and state, an advice column, and a General Forum...

2012-03-20 09:23:33

The new political appetite for 'localism' in town planning has triggered anxiety within local communities and amongst those charged with making it work, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). A study led by Professor Nick Gallent of the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, looked at how communities in Kent have sought to influence the policies of local authorities and service providers and how, in the recent past, they have...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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