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2013-04-30 14:23:27

Participants of group riots have since the end of the 1960s been viewed as rational individuals driven by a sense of injustice. But in today´s world this is misleading, concludes sociologist and PhD Christian Borch in a newly published doctoral thesis, and he encourages the police to take the destructive behaviour of some participants into account when dealing with groups of rioters. During the so-called ´UK Riots´ in the summer of 2011, discontented young people set the...

2009-11-30 09:32:00

Based on THE BODY PROJECT by Joan Jacobs Brumberg, 8th graders learn to defend themselves against the barrage of media messages afflicting youth self-confidence and achievement. MILL VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ring Mountain Day School, in northern California, takes a proactive approach, incorporating positive body awareness as part of its school culture. As part of their science and nutrition curriculum this semester, eighth graders at this Mill Valley middle school...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.