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2014-06-24 00:20:44

Paris is Still the World's Best Place to Visit WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for summer vacation, U.S. News & World Report today released its annual rankings of the World's Best Places to Visit. The new list features 25 of the most recommended vacation destinations by travel experts and consumers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100603/PH13717LOGO For the second year in a row Paris held tight to the No. 1 spot, with a 79 percent approval rating among voters....

2014-04-23 08:28:06

- New Index Shows America's STEM Talent Pool Too Shallow to Meet Demand - WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite multiple initiatives to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States, America is still not producing enough workers to fill current and future STEM jobs, according to the new U.S. News/ Raytheon STEM Index, unveiled today at www.usnews.com/news/stem-index. The new index was developed exclusively by U.S. News & World...

2014-04-22 00:21:04

-- School for Talented and Gifted in Dallas No. 1 for third straight year; Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is the new Best STEM School - WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of education news and information, today announced the 2014 Best High Schools, available exclusively at usnews.com. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100603/PH13717LOGO The U.S. News Best High Schools rankings and...

2014-04-08 12:30:39

NORCROSS, Ga., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As a testament to its focus on quality, PruittHealth announced that twenty-two of its five-star healthcare centers were named to the U.S. News & World Report's Best Nursing Homes list for 2014. Now in its sixth year, the list of U.S. News' Best Nursing Homes is designed to help the millions of Americans who will spend time in such a setting this year. And according to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about 60 percent of individuals...

2014-03-13 04:20:19

- Brand Earns Best Compact, Hatchback, Mid-Size and Compact SUV Vehicle Category Titles - IRVINE, Calif., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 Mazda3 compact car (four- and five-door), Mazda6 mid-size sedan and CX-5 compact SUV were today named to U.S. News & World Report's annual list of "Best Cars for Families," earning the top spot in their respective categories. With the three vehicles tallying four total awards, Mazda earned the most category distinctions of any...

2014-03-12 00:21:19

Mazda takes home the most awards of any brand; Honda Odyssey wins Best Minivan for Families for fourth consecutive year WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, today announced the 2014 Best Cars for Families awards on its popular Best Cars website, www.usnews.com/cars. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100603/PH13717LOGO The 2014 Best Cars for Families awards highlight cars,...

2014-03-11 00:22:30

-- New edition includes rankings of programs in business, law, STEM and more -- WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, publisher of the Best Colleges rankings, today released highlights of the 2015 Best Graduate Schools online at www.usnews.com/grad. The 2015 edition includes rankings for five of the largest professional graduate school disciplines - business, law, education, engineering and medicine - as well as specialty rankings within each...

2014-02-26 00:22:16

--The Most Complete Information on America's Nursing Facilities-- WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals and Best Children's Hospitals, today released its Best Nursing Homes 2014, highlighting the top nursing homes in every state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas. The ratings cover almost 16,000 nursing homes nationwide and are freely available at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes. (Logo:...

2014-02-12 12:22:13

- Mazda Vehicles Ranked First in Compact, Minivan Categories - IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 Mazda3 and 2014 Mazda5 were today named to U.S. News & World Report's annual list of "Best Cars for the Money." The redesigned Mazda3 topped the Compact Car category while the award-winning Mazda5 outshined its competitors in the Minivan segment - for the third year in a row. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131205/MM28870LOGO "We are honored to receive...

2014-02-12 00:20:08

Toyota and Ford brands take home the most awards WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, today announced the 2014 Best Cars for the Money on its popular Best Cars website, www.usnews.com/cars. The awards highlight cars in 21 automotive categories - from subcompact cars to full size pickup trucks - that offer great value and receive critical acclaim. (Logo:...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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