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Canadian Report Claims The World Is Becoming Happier
2013-09-10 10:35:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Given the current financial and political climate, it may be hard to believe that overall happiness is on the rise. This is the claim made by Canadian professor John F. Helliwell,  whose latest World Happiness Report details the corners of our globe where happiness prevails. This report, the second of its kind, has been released in the weeks leading up to the United Nations General Assembly as a way to judge a type of well-being...

2013-08-27 23:27:02

H.E. Kelebone Maope, Ambassador and Permanent Representative for the Kingdom of Lesotho to the UN christen the Spirit of Malabo that will help bring the UN Slave Memorial into fruition. New York City, NY (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 With scenic East River as a backdrop and The United Nations International School (UNIS) as its nearest neighbor, the Skyport Marina located on 23rd Street and the Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Drive played host for the christening of the Spirit of Malabo on...


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Earth Day
2012-04-23 12:12:49

Earth Day is a day early each year on which events are held to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. It is now coordinated worldwide through the Earth Day Network, founded by Dennis Hayes, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. The United Nations designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day in 2009, and will continue to be held each year on April 22 through at least 2015. The name and concept of Earth Day was allegedly...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'