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2014-07-30 12:28:56

Americans most likely to have lied to a parent, spouse or significant other; least likely to have lied to a sibling NEW YORK, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Perhaps it's a lie told to your parents about how you so didn't throw a party the weekend they went away. Could be you want that successful big brother or sister to think you're earning more than you are. Or maybe you just can't bring yourself to tell your best friend what you really think of his girlfriend. From white lies to whoppers,...

2014-07-28 23:02:54

Gravis Marketing conducted polls in Montana, Kentucky, and Florida. The polls were conducted with Human Events on the upcoming election. Winter Springs, Florida (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 New Montana Results Democratic US Senator John Walsh is losing ground in the Montana Senate race according to results from the latest Gravis Marketing/Human Events poll in Montana. Forty-five percent of the respondents to the survey said they would vote for Republican Representative Steve Daines while only...

2014-07-28 12:26:33

Over one-third of parents are worried their children might have to move back in with them NEW YORK, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The economy remains something of a paradox. As leading indicators continue to move into positive territory and the Dow Jones Industrial Index remains near 17,000, all should indicate a rosy situation. But this doesn't seem to translate into a rosy opinion of how the economy is actually doing. The American public remains concerned about many aspects of the...

2014-07-28 08:23:15

-- JetBlue Frequent Fliers Help Grow SSI's B2B inSSItes Panel -- SHELTON, Conn., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SSI recently partnered with JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) to allow members of the airline's TrueBlue(TM) loyalty program to join a new business research panel from SSI called the Points for Surveys(TM) panel (www.pointsforsurveys.com). Points for Surveys members, part of SSI's B2B inSSItes(TM) business sample will earn TrueBlue points for sharing their opinions....

2014-07-24 12:26:22

President Obama's job ratings and direction of country both down this month NEW YORK, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Normally, summer is a quiet time in Washington, D.C. Congress comes back to finish off a few things before heading out for summer recess and even the President gets to take a little time off with his family. This summer, however, is anything but quiet. In addition to the various crises the White House has to handle, they also have to deal with an unhappy nation. Just...

2014-07-24 04:21:05

Three-quarters of Americans were involved in some sort of music program while in school NEW YORK, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maybe it was flute lessons. Or, perhaps, it was just a few years of singing in the high school chorus. For some, it could have been just playing with some friends in the garage. Whatever it might have been, three-quarters of Americans (76%) have had some sort of music education during school with half (49%) being in a chorus and more than two in five (43%)...

2014-07-23 04:21:15

Second on the list would be a trip down under to Australia NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the dream many Americans have - to travel to another country for a vacation without worrying about the cost. Would you sit on the beaches in South America? Would you travel the historical roads in Europe? Or would it be an Asian adventure? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100517/NY06256LOGO When American adults were asked where they would choose, if they could spend a...

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....


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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