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2014-07-21 23:07:02

Lifeinsuranceelderly.com (http://lifeinsuranceelderly.com/) announces a new blog post, “No Exam Life Insurance - How to Find Coverage If You Have Diabetes!” (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Lifeinsuranceelderly.com has released a new blog post explaining how to find life insurance for clients who have diabetes. Clients who have been diagnosed with type I or type II diabetes can now find affordable life insurance by comparing quotes. It is recommended to find a life insurance policy that offers a...

2014-07-21 23:06:36

National Non-Profit Partners with Local Business to Offer State’s First Free-to-Low-Cost Pop.UP Holistic Services Boulder, CO (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Pop.Earth, a New York-based non-profit providing free or low cost holistic services to children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities, today announced the launch of their first out of state mobile Pop.UP Yoga classes in partnership with Colorado business Root Health. The first day of the...

2014-07-21 23:05:55

STAR (Sensory Therapies And Research) Center, the premier treatment center for children with sensory challenges launches two new programs for children who would benefit from therapeutic activities geared to improve social cognition and awareness. Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 STAR (Sensory Therapies And Research) Center, the premier treatment center for children with sensory challenges launches two new programs for children who would benefit from therapeutic activities geared to...

2014-07-21 23:05:02

Joseph F. Cvitkovic, Ph.D., of Jefferson Hospital, was selected by the American Psychological Association to testify on legislation that would give behavioral health facilities access to Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments. PITTSBURGH, Pa. (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 An Allegheny Health Network psychologist is one of three behavioral health specialists invited by the American Psychological Association (APA) to participate as panelists in a Senate staff briefing sponsored by the Behavioral...

2014-07-21 23:04:52

Invidasys’ VIDAFlow Workflow Management system streamlines operations for health insurance providers. Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Invidasys, a software engineering firm that develops component solutions for health insurance plans, announced the release of its VIDAFlow™ Workflow Management system. VIDAFlow™, when combined with Invidasys’ components and a health insurance plan’s core administrative platform, offers an alternative to the costly and time consuming “rip and...

2014-07-21 23:02:47

CBBC's Affordable Care Act Survey asked employers how the new healthcare reform affected their business decisions. (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Receiving hundreds of responses, Cherry Bekaert Benefits Consulting LLC (“CBBC”) is pleased to announce the results from its 2014 Affordable Care Act Survey (“ACA Survey”). Evaluating how the ACA is impacting employers and their business decisions, the survey was issued in May 2014. Questions covered topics such as hiring practices, cost...

2014-07-21 23:02:03

The War on Drugs continues to be a divisive topic for many Americans. As softer drug laws begin to unfold around the country, rehab centers such as The River Source of Arizona are chiming in on why treatment works, what it means for the user, and why it's ultimately a better choice than incarceration. Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 The results of a 2014 nationwide survey by Washington D.C. think tank Pew Research conclude that approximately 67% of Americans believe treatment is a...

2014-07-21 23:01:34

NoBullying.com releases a guide to the newly formed trend of Transgender Bullying - http://nobullying.com/transgender-bullying/. London, UK (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 It goes without saying that Bullying affects the entire student population in the United States in one way or another. But members of the LGBTQ community take the brunt of the abuse. Among them, transsexual people are routinely victimized. NoBullying releases today a guide to what is Transgender Bullying. On the subject of...

2014-07-21 23:00:25

Harbor Village Florida comments on 100 people climbing down a a building to raise drug addiction awareness in Philadelphia. USA (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 As reported by CBS Local Pittsburgh in the article Dozens Rappel Down Westin Hotel to Raise Addiction Awareness (7/15), thrill-seeking participants raised $100,000 to raise drug abuse awareness by rappelling down a 27-story building in Downtown Philly. 100 people, including some well-known local news reporters, participated in the event at...

2014-07-21 20:22:24

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today environmental activist and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich announced her support for Prop 46, the November ballot initiative that will protect patient safety and save lives. Brockovich is best known for the work she did to build a case against PG&E on their groundwater contamination in Hinkley, CA, in 1993. The case, which settled in 1996, is one of many anti-pollution cases that Brockovich participated in over the...


Latest Social Issues Reference Libraries

Jaca Navarra
2014-06-17 06:16:19

The Jaca Navarra is a breed of horse from Navarre, Spain. It is a small horse in danger of extinction. In 1997 there were 240 horses and the population  slowly increased to 350 in 1999. Since then the population has increased steadily to a total of 899 horses as of April 2011, all of which were in Navarre. The breed is listed as endangered by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). In 1999 a breeders association (JACANA) was formed and the breed register for the Jaca Navarra was...

Migrant Spreadwing, Lestes barbarous
2014-04-04 11:57:49

The migrant spreadwing (Lestes barbarous), also known as the southern emerald damselfly, is a species of damselfly that can be found in Asia, Europe, and North Africa. Its rage includes Barbary in North Africa and the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Greece, India, and Mongolia. It is most often seen near still water that is brackish or stagnant. This species is similar in appearance to other members of its genus, having a metallic green color on most of its body and a tendency to hold its wings...

Pukwudgie, (Korrigan)
2014-02-17 15:15:28

The Pukwudgie is a small humanoid from Wampanoag folklore. The legend of this creature began in connection with the Wampanoag people's first beliefs that a creation giant had created most of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Pukwudgies were jealous of the way the Natives adored the creation giant, but still tried to help them, though their efforts were in vein. So the Pukwudgies decided to torment the Wampanoag people instead. Because of this, the Pukwudgie was best to be left alone, or bad...

Community garden
2013-08-21 07:25:44

Community gardens are plots of land that are tended by a community of gardeners. In the UK they are knows as allotment gardens where local officials will rent a piece of land for their growing needs. Community gardens come in all sizes and functionality from the small planters found hanging around town, to the large plantings to help preserve natural habitats. Community gardens may be privately owned as well as publicly. One plot of land can be used as a whole, with everybody working...

Black Marsh Trotter, Tramea limbata
2013-07-25 12:26:32

The black marsh trotter (Tramea limbata), also known as the voyaging glider or the ferruginous glider, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in many areas including Botswana, Ethiopia, Gambia, Kenya, Madagascar, Senegal, South Africa, India, and Sri-Lanka. It can be found in many habitats including tropical and subtropical moist forests at low elevations and wetlands, swamps, and freshwater lakes with abundant vegetation. This species is active throughout the year and is typically seen...

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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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