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Smoking Cessation, Smoking, Tobacco, tobacco addiction, Health & Medicine, Addiction, Public Health, e-cigarette, e-cigarettes, Cessation

Americans are Quitting Smoking in Higher Numbers; Study Suggests E-cigarettes Help

University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center researchers performed a population-level analysis of national surveys conducted from 2001 to 2015 and found that in the United States the smoking cessation rate increased for the first time in 15 years. The study suggests e-cigarettes helped users of the electronic devices to quit smoking traditional cigarettes

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CEO dismissal, tarnished CEO, unconscious bias, merage school

New UCI Study Explains Why Some “Tarnished” CEOs Get the Boot, While Others Don’t

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A new study from the University of California, Irvine finds that when it comes to dismissing CEOs, corporate board evaluations of tarnished CEOs are murky. Personal perceptions and media attention may factor into board decisions and a CEO’s fate.

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Mental Health, Brain Activity

Talking to Yourself in the Third Person Can Help You Control Emotions

The simple act of silently talking to yourself in the third person during stressful times may help you control emotions without any additional mental effort than what you would use for first-person self-talk – the way people normally talk to themselves.  

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Penile Microbiome Study, Latent HIV, Autoimmune Disease Barrier, and More in the AIDS and HIV News Source

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Decision Making, alcohol use disorders, Antisocial Behaviors, Incentives, Disincentives, Responsibilities, Party fun

How Do People Decide: Should I Go, Stay, Drink?

Many studies of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) use tasks that involve monetary rewards or losses to examine individual decision-making vis-à-vis alcohol and other substance use. Yet drinking typically occurs in specific social and incentive contexts that do not involve economic decision-making. This study examined decisions about attending, and drinking in, hypothetical drinking/social contexts wherein several different incentive and disincentive options were provided to the individual.

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Pediatrics, Adolescent, adolescent athletes

Helping Your Children Navigate Activities of Interest

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Parents who listen to their children’s interests could help them be more successful and well-rounded in their extracurricular activities.

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Addication, Neurobiolgy, Behaivor

Pattern of Marijuana Use During Adolescence May Impact Psychosocial Outcomes in Adulthood

A pattern of escalating marijuana use in adolescents is linked to higher rates of depression and lower educational accomplishments in adulthood.

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Incarceration, School, Students, socio-economic barriers, Education, Cornell University, Sociology

Fearing Surveillance, Dads with a Record Avoid Kids’ Schools

A Cornell University sociologist and former elementary school teacher recently identified a mechanism that may explain why kids with fathers who have spent time behind bars, have worse educational outcomes – and strong, lasting, negative consequences that often span generations.

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Higher Cognitive Abilities Linked to Greater Risk of Stereotyping, New Study Finds

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People with higher cognitive abilities are more likely to learn and apply social stereotypes, finds a new study. The results, stemming from a series of experiments, show that those with higher cognitive abilities also more easily unlearn stereotypes when presented with new information.

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