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2014-02-17 08:24:12

CARNEGIE, Pa., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It can be easy to forget that homelessness is a daily reality for many people. As we are preparing for our own family dinners, many others are choosing between buying food and shivering in the cold. Too often, when we see a homeless person on the streets, we want to look the other way. The unfortunate truth is that there are many more families with no housing, who remain unseen. (Logo:...

2014-02-07 16:23:29

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to an Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the February employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), women lost 51,000 jobs on nonfarm payrolls in January, while men gained 164,000 for a net increase of 113,000 jobs. As of January, women have more than recovered all their jobs lost in the recession, while men have regained 81 percent (4.9 million) of the jobs they lost. In January,...

2014-02-04 16:30:11

Congress Cuts Food Assistance Even as Hunger Plagues More Than 1 in 9 Children WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Defense Fund strongly opposes the cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and points to its newly released The State of America's Children(®) 2014 showing more than 1 in 9 children lack access to adequate food - 23 percent higher than before the recession. With millions of poor children and families still struggling, federal...

2014-01-29 23:31:25

Reach Out and Read of Greater New York children’s literacy program expands to 200 health centers throughout New York. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 While Mayor DeBlasio and Governor Cuomo make access to preschool a priority for their administrations, hundreds of pediatricians across the region are already doing their part to prepare children for school. Through the organization Reach Out and Read of Greater New York, pediatricians empower parents to prep for kindergarten by...

2014-01-23 23:01:36

At the World Economic Forum, Key Partners Share “Achievement Roadmap” to Save at Least 2.2 Million At-Risk Children’s Lives in 2015 Davos, Switzerland (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 At an event at the World Economic Forum, key advocates for achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) presented a 700 day Achievement Roadmap to save the needed 2.2 million children’s lives to reach the global child health MDG by the December 31, 2015 deadline. This roadmap is in...

2014-01-23 08:34:02

WASHINGTON, January 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mambu, the microfinance and banking technology provider has joined the SEEP Network, the global network of international practitioner organizations dedicated to combating poverty through promoting inclusive markets and financial systems. SEEP is the largest and most diverse network of its kind, comprising international development organizations and global, regional, and country-level practitioner networks that promote market...

2014-01-23 08:28:00

Marian Wright Edelman Calls on the President to End Child Poverty WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) released a new report, The State of America's Children 2014, showing for the first time the majority of children in America under two are now children of color. One in three of them is poor. The youngest most vulnerable children of all races and ethnicities are the poorest age group. Over 1 in 4 infants, toddlers and preschoolers --...

2014-01-23 04:20:55

- One in four have not had enough money for food; one in ten have lost their homes CHICAGO, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While the job market is showing signs of improvement, one segment of the workforce is feeling the sting of a slower-than-expected recovery more so than others: the long-term unemployed. Thirty percent of workers who were previously employed full time and who have been out of work for 12 months or longer said they haven't had a single job interview since they became...

2014-01-17 23:03:11

Hound.com gives a compelling reason for the U.S economy to uphold positive hopes in 2014 by posting jobs directly from the employer websites. Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 The unemployment rate has dropped to lowest-ever at 6.7%, down from the previous rate of 7%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics report that U.S employers added only 74,000 jobs in December, this was published in a recent report by theblaze.com. The most noteworthy fact is that people, who have given up looking for...

2014-01-16 23:24:03

Literacy First, Catapult Learning’s comprehensive three-year literacy framework for schools and school districts, has been recognized for making a positive difference in education as a winner of District Administration magazine's "Readers' Choice Top 100 Products" for 2013. Camden, NJ (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Literacy First, Catapult Learning’s comprehensive three-year literacy framework for schools and school districts, has been recognized for making a positive...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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