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2014-09-17 08:24:28

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, HIV-Age.org today announced the addition of a first-person narrative by Olympian star Greg Louganis on his personal experience of aging with HIV. Louganis was diagnosed with HIV in 1988, just six months before his second triumphant appearance at the Olympic Games. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140916/146590 Mr. Louganis celebrates his unexpected longevity in his...

2014-09-17 00:20:51

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST FEDERAL LOAN Profile America -- Wednesday, September 17th. On this date in 1787, the Constitutional Convention wrapped up in Philadelphia with the delegates accepting the document and sending it on to the states for ratification. Less than two years later, the new U.S. government had to...

2014-09-17 00:20:37

Europe is the world leader in terms of billionaire population and billionaire wealth, Asia responsible for 30% of the net increase in global billionaire wealth SINGAPORE and ZURICH, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014, released today, shows that 155 new billionaires were minted this year, pushing the global population to a record 2,325 - a 7% rise from 2013. The combined wealth of the world's billionaires increased by 12% to US$7.3 trillion, which is...

2014-09-16 23:17:11

Teen addiction expert outlines key information about the second most popular drug among teenagers. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 With the variety of drugs passing through streets and schools today, it is difficult to know the details on each one. However, it is important that parents are aware of the potential substances falling into their teen’s hands. Synthetic marijuana is considered second in popularity to marijuana itself among high school students. With varied, misleading...

2014-09-16 23:13:30

Yoga lovers will gather in Washington, D.C. on September 27, 2014 to celebrate National Yoga Month, while raising funds and awareness for Women Veterans Interactive's "Operation Safety Net" Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 On Saturday September 27th, 2014, all yogis from advanced practitioners to beginners will come together for an hour of yoga to raise money for Women Veterans Interactive’s (WVI) Operation Safety Net (OSN). Operation Safety Net provides...

2014-09-16 23:09:29

Castlewood Treatment Center staff and clients share what makes treatment at Castlewood different ST. LOUIS, MO (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 In a new video released by Castlewood Treatment Center, staff members and clients offer a glimpse into the comprehensive and caring treatment for eating disorders available at Castlewood facilities. The video uses personal interviews to highlight aspects of the dynamic program Castlewood provides. From the personal admissions interview with clients and...

2014-09-16 23:06:13

Lifeinsuranceover65.info (http://www.lifeinsuranceover65.info/ ) announces a new blog post, “How to Find Life Insurance After 65 Years!” (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Lifeinsuranceover65.info has released a new blog post explaining how to find life insurance for senior citizens who are over 65 years old. Clients can now find life insurance during retirement. Some insurance agencies will sell plans to clients who are over 65 years old. Finding affordable coverage is also possible, as...

2014-09-16 23:06:08

Insuranceservicecompany.com (http://www.insuranceservicecompany.com/ ) announces a new blog post, “Can Whole Life Insurance Be Used As An Investment Tool?” (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Insuranceservicecompany.com has released a new blog post explaining how to use whole life insurance as an investment tool. Whole life insurance can provide financial security for vulnerable family members, but it can also be used as an investment tool. Clients can save money for retirement using the saved...

2014-09-16 23:06:00

Terminsurancevirginia.com announces a new blog post, “No Exam Term Life Insurance for Obesity!” (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Terminsurancevirginia.com has released a new blog post explaining how to find affordable no exam term life insurance for obese clients. Obese clients can find affordable life insurance plans by comparing online quotes. It is unlikely for applicants to be denied coverage because of their weight. However, obesity will increase life insurance costs. Having life...

2014-09-16 23:05:48

Our treatment laws are too often still outdated and ineffective, said the Treatment Advocacy Center Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Despite some progress at the state and federal levels in the year since the Navy Yard mass killing left 12 dead and 3 wounded, much more change is needed if the nation is to reduce the impacts of untreated severe mental illness on its families and communities, according to the Treatment Advocacy Center. "There is no question the cascade of...


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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'