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2011-10-31 07:00:00

Michael Pearl, author of the controversial "To Train Up a Child" just released his newest book, "Training Children to Be Strong in Spirit". Nashville Tennessee (PRWEB) October 31, 2011 On CNN, Anderson Cooper interviewed Mike on the CNN series entitled, âœUngodly Disciplineâ. Mike was questioned about the death of children whose parents owned or allegedly owned a copy of "To Train Up a Child". Mike was also interviewed on HLN last week. Mike responded...

2011-08-03 12:45:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent Visa Inc. survey discovered that even the Tooth Fairy is not immune from the country's lingering economic challenges, leaving an average of $2.60 per tooth, a 40 cent decrease from last year's $3 per tooth. Even with a diminished payout, the Tooth Fairy continues to loom large, with 90% of American children under the age of 12 getting a visit from the popular cuspid collector. When broken down by regions across the country, the...

2011-08-03 13:06:53

In the first nationwide study of stray-bullet shootings, Garen Wintemute, professor of emergency medicine and director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center, quantifies mortality and injury among victims of these unexpected events. His research is published as a letter in the August 3 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. "Stray-bullet shootings create fear and insecurity in many communities," said Wintemute. "People...

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2011-03-14 12:22:58

US researchers said Monday they have found that 40 percent of depressed men said they had spanked their kids in the last month, compared to only 13 percent of men without symptoms of depression, Reuters Health reports. "This finding is particularly concerning given that children were only 1 year of age in our study," Dr. R. Neal Davis, of Intermountain Healthcare in Murray, Utah, and colleagues write in the journal Pediatrics. More than 1,700 new fathers from 20 large cities in the US...

2011-02-27 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28: TOOTH FAIRY Profile America -- Monday, February 28th. In the minds of young children, probably the most recognized character after Santa Claus is being honored today -- it's National Tooth Fairy Day. Every child goes through the awkward time of losing baby teeth and the...

2010-04-19 15:00:00

FLEMINGTON, N.J., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A new media study among 1,378 Americans revealed that among political parties, more Republicans (73%) reported spanking their children compared to Democrats (60%) and Independents (61%). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071204/NYTU133LOGO) The study was conducted during April 15-19 by HCD Research using its MediaCurves.com® website, to obtain viewers' perceptions of a news clip discussing a recent study, which...

2010-04-13 10:23:00

CHICAGO, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- More Than Myth(TM) (MTM) kicked off their 'grand social experiment' 3/31 to capture and chronicle the most uninhibited and outrageous (but true) stories of a generation. Through a simple 3-step process MTM makes it easy for members to tell their greatest stories. People vote to determine what stories will be immortalized via guaranteed publishing in MTM's upcoming book. Michael Wekall and Ryan Leander know about wild stories. They're the guys behind 'A...

2009-12-17 06:45:00

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 1, more than 100 million Americans will make a New Year's resolution, according to a University of Washington survey. By March, however, most resolution-makers will already have broken their newly minted promises. In his new book, Achieve Anything in Just One Year: Be Inspired Daily to Live Your Dreams and Accomplish Your Goals (Amazing Life Press, $29.95, http://www.amazinglifepress.com/), Jason Harvey provides a blueprint for...

2009-09-16 12:59:30

Spanking 1-year-old children leads to more aggressive behavior and less sophisticated cognitive development in the next two years, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at Duke University, the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of South Carolina, Columbia University, Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill say verbal punishment is not associated with aggression, especially when accompanied by emotional support from mothers. The researchers interviewed...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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