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2010-12-03 22:47:30

It's nice to have success"”but it can also make you worry that the jealous people will try to bring you down. New research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, has found that the fear of being the target of malicious envy makes people act more helpfully toward people who they think might be jealous of them. In previous research, Niels van de Ven of Tilburg University and his colleagues Marcel Zeelenberg and Rik Pieters had figured out that...

2007-06-09 03:00:12

By Tokman, Mert Richey, R Glenn; Marino, Louis D; Weaver, K Mark INTRODUCTION Building cooperative relationships has become a core strategy in supply chain management (Andraski 1998; Stank, Keller, and Daugherty 2001). In fact, Wal-Mart, attributes a major part of its success to the relationships with its suppliers (Schaffner 1996). However, growing end-user expectations, technological advancements, and changing market dynamics all cause environmental uncertainties that need to be managed...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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