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2012-10-10 13:06:32

New research from North Carolina State University, Brigham Young University and the University of California, Irvine finds that parental involvement is a more significant factor in a child´s academic performance than the qualities of the school itself. “Our study shows that parents need to be aware of how important they are, and invest time in their children — checking homework, attending school events and letting  kids know school is important,” says Dr. Toby...

2012-08-12 23:00:33

Create Now thanks Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi and their charity No More Poverty for their support. Create Now is a youth creative arts and mentoring program in Southern California. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 12, 2012 Create Now, a creative arts and mentoring program for youth, is pleased to receive the support of the Omidi brothers, Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, through their charity No More Poverty (nmp.org). Create Now programs foster change in the lives of high-risk and...


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.'