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2013-11-01 23:03:40

Independent insurance agency, Ross Insurance, encourages its Massachusetts community to participate in the Great American Smokeout on November 21, 2013. Holyoke, MA (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Ross Insurance, a Massachusetts-based independent insurance agency, encourages all smokers in the Massachusetts community to take part in the Great American Smokeout this year. Dating back at least 38 years ago, the Great American Smokeout has been held on the third Thursday of November. The American...

Most Smokers Think About Quitting On Mondays
2013-10-29 10:12:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While many of us might think about breaking a bad habit on New Year’s Day, a new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine found that Mondays are actually when most smokers are likely to think about quitting. To reach their findings, researchers tracked global Google search records from 2008 to 2012 in English, French, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish and looked specifically for patterns of searches related to...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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