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2009-04-20 14:39:00

Book analyzing the emerging Millennial Generation wins coveted award for its illuminating political and social analysis. NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Eric Hoffer Book Award committee has announced Eric Greenberg's book Generation WE: How Millennial Youth Are Taking Over America and Changing Our World Forever as a 2009 winner of the prestigious Montaigne Medal. Each year, the Montaigne Medal is given to the most thought-provoking titles - books that illuminate progress or redirect...

2009-04-02 15:25:00

Book analyzing the emerging Millennial Generation recognized for its illuminating political and social analysis. NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Eric Hoffer Book Award committee has nominated Eric Greenberg's book Generation WE: How Millennial Youth Are Taking Over America and Changing Our World Forever as a 2009 finalist for the Montaigne Medal. Each year, the Montaigne Medal is given to the most thought-provoking titles - books that illuminate progress or redirect thought. The...

2008-09-16 00:00:09

By Shannon Warren Perfectly nice, honest people can pass along some of the nastiest rumors. It's not out of malicious boredom, for there are plenty of interesting headlines to discuss. After all, this past week, there were accusations about an alleged sex scandal at the Mineral Management Service. And, of course, who didn't have a comment about the colorful political analogies of pit bulls and pigs wearing lipstick? Despite having truth-is-stranger-than-fiction issues to discuss, we...

2008-06-17 18:00:12

The following appeared Friday in the Chicago Tribune. News from the e-mail inbox: Jobless women in Germany can't collect unemployment benefits if they decline to work at brothels. Black citizens will lose the right to vote unless 38 states ratify an extension of the Civil Rights Act. Rapper 50 Cent's hand was surgically reattached after being slammed in a car door. A Philadelphia woman sued her pharmacy after becoming pregnant despite eating contraceptive jelly on toast. All false,...

2007-06-13 03:00:15

By Massey, Anne P Khatri, Vijay; Montoya-Weiss, Mitzi M ABSTRACT An important prerequisite for the success of any online service is ensuring that customers' experience-via the interface- satisfies both sensory and functional needs. Developing interfaces that are responsive to customers' needs requires a perspective on interface design as well as a deep understanding of the customers themselves. Drawing upon research in consumer behavior concerning consumer beliefs about technology, we...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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