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To examine long-term associations between age at first intercourse and STD risk, analysts studied data from 9,844 sexually experienced Wave 3 Add Health respondents who provided a urine specimen to be tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichomoniasis.
I was over-whelmed with emotion; at first anger, then elation.
Here, I want to consider it from averyspecific perspective, but in my eyes a very important one--although my purpose at first runs the risk of appearing bizarre, if not perverse.
Detecting the afterglow of a distant gamma-ray burst isn't as daunting a task as it might at first appear.
Wachovial correctly figured out that they needed to get Ken Thompson -- who represented a new way of doing things at First Union -- out in front of as many shareholders as possible."
Perhaps a few reasons why some G's were not overly excited to engage in the mentoring at first might have been due to a lack of experience with mentoring.
At first an offshoot of a newsletter, the magazine goes national within three years.