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2011-06-24 13:13:00

CANNES, France, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mediabrands' IPG Media Lab and Affectiva today announced, at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, the results of the first annual Neuromarketing Awards. Utilizing technology derived by MIT, Affectiva is able to record and measure viewers' tacit, non-verbal response to content. Feature points, correlating to an individual's facial features are established and are then measured and analyzed. The following categories were tested...

2011-06-15 16:10:00

NEW YORK, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Daytime Emmy® Awards will present the Daytime Cares segment showcasing Smile Train, the world's largest cleft repair charity, featuring Dean Cain, Erik Estrada and Tatyana Ali. The three stars recently visited a Smile Train center in Mexico to experience firsthand the work that the organization does every day around the world in over 75 countries. The telecast will broadcast live from the Las Vegas Hilton, Sunday, June 19...

2011-05-26 15:41:00

NEW YORK and VARANASI, India, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today in Varanasi, one of Smile Train's oldest and highest performing partners, G S Memorial Plastic Surgery Hospital, will reach a new milestone - 20,000 Smile Train sponsored free cleft surgeries. G S Memorial, under the leadership of Dr. Subodh Kumar Singh runs one of the largest cleft centers in the world. G S Memorial has been a Smile Train partner since April 2004 and is featured in the 2008 Academy Award®...

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2011-05-25 10:35:00

For guys looking to catch the eye of a female, research suggests that you don't smile too much and show a bit of brooding. Canadian researchers have discovered that women find men less attractive if they appear happy and smiling, Reuters reports. "Men who smile were considered fairly unattractive by women," said Jessica Tracy, a University of British Columbia psychology professor who directed the study. Men's reaction to what is attractive about women is the opposite, "Women who smile are...

2011-04-25 12:26:00

NEW YORK, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week in Hyderabad, India, Smile Train hosted the Smile Train Anesthesiologists and Reconstructive Surgeons (STARS) Conference, an event with more than 250 cleft surgeons and pediatric anesthesiologists, including Smile Train's Indian Medical Advisory Board members and global Medical Advisory Board members. Charles B. Wang, co-founder and Chairman of Smile Train, led a delegation of senior staff to the conference and addressed the assembled...

2011-03-14 08:00:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Between the summer of 1966 and early 1967, The Beach Boys recorded, in several sessions, a bounty of songs and drafts for an album, SMiLE, that was intended to follow the band's 1966 masterpiece, Pet Sounds. The sessions were ultimately shelved, and The Beach Boys' SMiLE has never been released. With the full participation of original Beach Boys Al Jardine, Mike Love, and Brian Wilson, Capitol/EMI has collected and compiled the...

2011-03-07 16:23:00

NORFOLK, Va., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Operation Smile today voted to discontinue the proposed merger with Smile Train. The Board of Directors of Smile Train also has voted to discontinue the proposed merger. William R. Fox, Chairman of the Board of Operation Smile, released the following statement on behalf of the Board of Directors: "We have thoughtfully and carefully pursued combining our two organizations with the goal of treating more children in more...

2011-02-24 08:00:00

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Queen's 40th anniversary is now upon us, and the band plans to pull out all the stops to celebrate this historic occasion. "2011 is an important year for Queen," said Brian May "and there will be a lot of activity." Adds Roger Taylor, "I can't believe it's been that long and that we are still around in such a big way. I'm amazed and grateful!" This yearlong event will be marked by a series of releases, re-releases, special limited-edition...

2011-02-22 21:22:37

Want to keep your boss happy? Smile at your customers. Want to keep yourself happy and productive? Smile like you mean it. A new study led by a Michigan State University business scholar suggests customer-service workers who fake smile throughout the day worsen their mood and withdraw from work, affecting productivity. But workers who smile as a result of cultivating positive thoughts "“ such as a tropical vacation or a child's recital "“ improve their mood and withdraw less....


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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