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2010-01-25 17:08:12

Here's a piece of research that might leave you tickled: laughter is a universal language, according to new research. The study, conducted with people from Britain and Namibia, suggests that basic emotions such as amusement, anger, fear and sadness are shared by all humans. Everybody shares the vast majority of their genetic makeup with each other, meaning that most of our physical characteristics are similar. We all share other attributes, too, such as having complex systems of communication...

2009-12-22 09:00:00

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- It's been one of the warmest holiday seasons on record in New Jersey, thanks to the many Garden State residents who shared their fun holiday moments with the Palisades "What Drives Your Holiday Smile?" online photo contest. Now, New Jersey's Nice Car Insurance Company is proud to announce and congratulate the winners in the Holiday Fun, Kid Photo, and Pet Photo categories. Over the last month, New Jersey residents of all ages submitted...

2009-12-17 07:30:00

NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Operation Smile, a worldwide children's medical charity, has announced that international artist Charice has been named an official Smile Ambassador and will support the organization's global efforts of providing free surgeries to children born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. Charice will use her growing fan base to raise awareness and funds for children in need and share how Operation Smile helps transform lives with a...

2009-11-19 00:00:00

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, November 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd., (NASDAQ Global Market and TASE: IGLD) today reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2009. Highlights - Strong operating cash flow of NIS 62 million - NIS 141 million decrease in net outstanding financial debt compared to year-end 2008 - Smile.Media continues to achieve positive cash flow and bottom line profitability - Share buy-back program...

2009-11-16 10:55:00

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, November 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Internet Gold - Golden Lines Ltd. (NASDAQ Global Market and TASE: IGLD), a leading Israeli communications group, today announced that its 75.3% owned subsidiary, 012 Smile.Communications Ltd. has signed an agreement with a wholly owned subsidiary of Ampal-American Israel Corporation (Nasdaq: AMPL) to sell it 012 Smile's current telecom business for NIS 1.2 billion, or approximately $318 million. The transaction is subject to...

2009-10-27 06:33:00

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, October 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Internet Gold - Golden Lines Ltd. (NASDAQ Global Market and TASE: IGLD), a leading Israeli communications group, invites the public to participate in a conference call to discuss the acquisition by Smile.Communications Ltd., Internet Gold's 75.3%-owned subsidiary, of the controlling stake of Bezeq [1] , Israel's largest telecommunications provider (TASE:BZEQ), as announced on Sunday, October 25th . The conference call has...

2009-10-05 22:33:00

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Dental offices now have a better alternative for their in-office music. Custom Channels, a company that creates custom on-line and on-premise radio stations for nationally known brands, has unveiled Smile Radio -- a music service specifically designed for dental practices. Smile Radio includes multiple channels of professionally programmed, continuously updated music handpicked to enhance the sound and atmosphere of dental offices. Smile Radio...

2009-10-05 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- By Dr. Michael Apa, DDS, PC People often connect a dull smile with age. Chips, cracks, and stains on your teeth can add years to your face. However, a bright smile gives the impression of good health, good habits and youth. What you might not know is that many of the external causes of an aging smile are determined by health and lifestyle decisions you make everyday. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:...

2009-10-05 02:06:00

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, October 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Internet Gold (NASDAQ: IGLD) today announced that it's wholly owned subsidiary, Smile.Media, has acquired the remaining 48% interest in Hype Active Media Ltd . Hype is the owner and operator of TIPO (tipo.co.il), Israel's leading children's portal. In September 2009, TIPO achieved approximately 700,000 unique users, making it Israel's highest rated portal targeting children aged 8 -15. Launched in 2003, TIPO offers a broad...

2009-10-01 17:48:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Operation Smile, a worldwide children's medical charity, will honor Jessica, Ashlee, Tina and Joe Simpson, Stephen Berman of JAKKS Pacific, the Honorable Richard J. Riordan, Roselyn Sanchez and Eric Winter at its 8th Annual Smile Gala, October 2, 2009, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Access Hollywood's Billy Bush will host and international teen singing sensation Charice Pempengco will perform. Operation Smile Co-founders, Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee,...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'