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2014-09-24 12:25:46

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY Sports Media Group announced today that Josh Barnett has been named Director of Content for USA TODAY High School Sports, the nation's leading source for high school sports news and information. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121205/DC24496LOGO Barnett, who has served as the Assistant Managing Editor for USA TODAY Sports Weekly, special publications and glossy magazines since July 2012, will continue in that role as he...

2014-09-10 23:13:02

Celebrating College Savings Month, New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author, Sanjay Jain, M.D. MBA publishes a video on investing in tax-advantaged 529 college savings plans. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 In 2013, the average cost of college tuition came in at just over $38,000 for four years at a public university, according to statistics at the Saving For College website. For a young child who doesn't start college for nearly two more decades, the price is...

2014-09-10 23:11:45

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in every six Americans has high cholesterol. New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author, Sanjay Jain, M.D. MBA explains how to identify signs of high cholesterol and reduce cholesterol levels without the use of expensive medications. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Recent statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention show that 17% of Americans--one out of every six adults--have...

2014-09-02 16:24:46

Oct. 9 Presentation at the University of South Dakota WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veteran journalist Peter S. Prichard, former editor of USA Today and former president of the Newseum, is the recipient of the 2014 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in Media, to be presented Oct. 9, 2014, at the University of South Dakota, Neuharth's alma mater. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140902/142168 The award, which honors lifetime achievement in media, will be...

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2014-09-02 06:25:30

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the wake of the well-publicized publication of nude photographs of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars earlier this week, Apple is reportedly working to correct the iCloud vulnerabilities that allowed hackers to gain access to those images. In fact, according to Kevin McCoy of USA Today, the issue – which involved flaws in the Cupertino, California-based company’s Apple's Find My iPhone software – may have already been...

2014-08-28 23:14:44

Even with regular exercise, studies show too much sitting can create major problems. New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author, Sanjay Jain, M.D. MBA explains how to minimize these effects. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 It's no secret that regular exercise is one of the most valuable things for a person's physical and mental health. There are numerous studies to support the benefits of regular exercise. For example, based on the CDC government data for 2011, more...

2014-08-27 23:13:03

Honoring National Immunization Awareness Month, New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author, Sanjay Jain, M.D. MBA explains how to identify and stay on top of immunizations for every age group. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 The purpose behind vaccinations is to help "teach" the body how to effectively build up immunity for the future and fight off infectious agents that may cause disease. The immune system contains a diverse network of tissues, organs, and highly...

2014-08-27 12:27:09

Weekly Poll Powered by USA TODAY Sports Now Gives Voice to College Football Fans and Ranks Their Top 4 Teams ADA, Mich., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of the recent release of the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, college football fans by and large agreed with the coaches that Florida State should hold the top spot, according to voting results in the first-ever Amway Fan Poll powered by USA TODAY Sports. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140826/140061 The top five fan...

2014-08-26 08:38:07

New dynamic website will deliver comprehensive coverage for every SEC team MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY Sports today launched Spanning The SEC, a new dynamic website providing comprehensive coverage of all things SEC, showcasing the best of Gannett's local and national writers and reporters for all 14 SEC teams. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121009/DC89310LOGO Spanning The SEC will incorporate original coverage from markets throughout the SEC,...

2014-08-25 12:23:05

Fan Index, presented by Degree®, is a new fan-driven weekly index that will measure social media activity of fans as they "DO: MORE" in support of their favorite teams MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY Sports today launched the College Football Fan Index presented by Degree®, the only digital index that combines social media activity and online fan voting to determine the ultimate college football fan base....


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.'