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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%),...

2014-06-11 04:21:30

Younger generations' interest put soccer and World Cup in likely growth position NEW YORK, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first matches are only hours away, and over the course of the month-long tournament billions (with a "b") of fans will look to catch some of the action, whether on TV, on the radio, via other assorted media or even on-site. But while most of the world is getting ready for the event, here in the U.S. neither the tournament nor soccer itself have reached mainstream...

2014-06-10 04:22:21

Salt and sugar are the top suspects; gluten restrictions on the rise NEW YORK, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Most Americans (87%) say they're making an effort to eat healthy - and with good reason, as a majority say they or someone in their household monitor or restrict their intake of a nutritional component like gluten or sugar, according to a new Harris Poll. Six in ten American adults (60%, a slight uptick from 57% in 2011) say they restrict at least one nutritional component from their...

2014-06-03 04:21:02

More than three in five say U.S. government is right to speak out about possible human rights abuses in Russia, China, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East NEW YORK, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to the United States being the "world's policeman" there are certain things that can trigger the U.S. getting involved in another country. In the not-too-distant past, the stories about what might be occurring inside another country were just that - stories. But now, with...

2014-06-02 04:20:42

With rules loosening for electronic devices on flights, a majority of Americans draw the line at allowing passengers to make calls from the air NEW YORK, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two-thirds of Americans (66%) have at least one leisure trip planned for the summer of 2014 (May through August), a slight increase from 64% last year and a more notable growth when compared to the 60% who were planning a summer leisure trip two years ago. Whether it's a reflection of an improving...

2014-05-29 04:21:11

President Obama and Pope Francis seen as most influential at the international level NEW YORK, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In this interconnected global world, the leaders of other countries are more of a known entity then they were just a decade ago. In looking at how Americans feel about 16 leaders, the most striking thing is that the only two leaders whom a majority of U.S. adults have good opinions of are not leaders of countries, per se, but rather spiritual leaders....

2014-05-28 12:28:06

ANTWERP and TURNHOUT, Belgium, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile lead generation tool uses on-pack QR code campaign for interactive real-time data collection Survey Anyplace, the app-free lead generation mobile survey tool provider, and Astra Sweets, a major European candy company, are collaborating on creating a brand community for its UFO candies, available at Carrefour stores in France and Belgium. 97% of respondents provided...

2014-05-27 12:29:11

Congress, however, stays mired in historic lows NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After months of dreariness, the unofficial arrival of summer brings sunshine and thoughts of better times. And this overall attitude seems to hold true not just for the weather and season, but in regards to the state of the country as well. First, President Obama seems to be making some headway with the American public, as almost two in five (38%) give the overall job he is doing positive ratings...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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