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2014-07-22 04:21:08

Americans see both undirected play and "keeping children busy" as important NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What's the ideal mix of scheduled and free time for a developing mind? Is there one? And what sort of mix today's children experiencing? Well, with parents of K-12 students reporting their children spend an average of 38.4 hours per week on scheduled activities during the school year (including school time, extra-curricular school activities and other scheduled commitments),...

2014-07-17 04:21:01

Large majorities of the public give very high marks to physicians, nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants for quality of care but are somewhat less confident in their medical advice NEW YORK, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The public has a high regard for physicians and for the growing number of nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants. On a scale of A to F, very large majorities of adults who have been to a health care provider within the past year give each an A or a B...

2014-07-16 04:21:10

Serena Williams continues to dominate as America's Favorite Female Sports Star NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The battle for number one continues with a change on top. As many have asked the LeBron James versus Michael Jordan question, we may not know how they would compare on the basketball court, but this year, James overthrows Jordan and is America's favorite sports star. Last year, the reverse was true and Michael Jordon was number one while LeBron James was number two....

2014-07-08 04:21:04

Execs are less inclined than the general population to see inequality as a major problem but more likely to feel increasing taxes on the very rich is the right thing to do NEW YORK, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent Harris Poll found a strong majority of Americans believing economic inequality in the U.S. today is a problem (79%), with over half believing more specifically that it's a major problem (54%). New findings further reveal that U.S. executives are even more likely than...

2014-07-02 04:20:59

Key consumer cutbacks show year-over-year drops NEW YORK, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At 2014's halfway point, Americans are loosening their purse strings in several key areas, backing off of several key efficiencies and cutbacks in comparison to a year ago, indicating Americans may be a bit more confident in their financial prospects for the near future. Looking further back, American financial attitudes continue to show great improvement over a few years ago....

2014-06-25 12:28:04

Generations have different attitudes on how the economy and their household's financial condition will be NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dow Jones is flirting with a new magical number, 17,000 and there has been job growth for over 50 months in a row according to the White House. But Americans are still not all that confident about the state of the American economy. Just one-third (32%) of U.S. adults give President Obama positive ratings for his handling of the economy...

2014-06-23 12:26:56

Economy and Jobs top two issues for government to address NEW YORK, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The summer is upon us, and with it the air in Washington, D.C. becomes heavy and oppressive. And, this is just the perfect climate for another month of low approval ratings for government officials. After making some gains last month, President Obama holds steady with the same numbers this month with almost two in five (38%) giving the overall job he is doing positive ratings and 62%...

2014-06-20 04:20:41

New Poll Uncovers What Americans Would Do With An Extra Hour In Their Day WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Multitasking is the norm of American culture, over scheduling is rampant in households and businesses alike, and the phrase "there are just not enough hours in a day" is a common sentiment for Americans in all walks of life. While the day will remain 24 hours, June 21 marks this year's summer solstice--the longest day of the year, in terms of daylight. A new poll released today...

2014-06-19 04:20:21

Three in 10 Americans say they're more likely to drive after a few drinks when only going a short distance NEW YORK, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All over the country, grills are heating, drinks cooling and long-ago-planned vacations are fast approaching. For those reading these annual touchstones like so many iced tea leaves, all signs point to summer - even if its official start date isn't until June 21. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100517/NY06256LOGO While summer brings with it...

2014-06-18 12:28:42

Streaming gaining on traditional TV viewership modes as a preferred way of watching, particularly among Millennials NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you still call it "watching TV" when you're not actually using a TV to do it? That's a question that may be coming up more and more today, given the increasing use of streaming as a viewership option. While over three-fourths of U.S. adults (77%) say they regularly watch television shows via either cable (55%) or satellite TV (23%),...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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