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Paper: Homeownership a 'Dream Deferred' for Millennial Generation

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For previous generations of Americans, homeownership was seen as one of the final rites of passage into adulthood and financial independence.

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Hallucinogen Use Could Protect Against Intimate Partner Violence

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Hallucinogen research gains traction, suggests class of substance could be therapeutic for problem behaviors, including intimate partner violence.

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Cluttered Kitchens Cause Over-Snacking

A cluttered and chaotic kitchen can often cause out-of-control stressful feelings. It might also cause something else — increased snacking of indulgent treats.

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The Big Game: Prevent TV Tip-Overs

The biggest national game of the year is less than one week away and many families across the country are gearing up for game day celebrations.

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Rough Discipline, in Black and White

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In a time when questions of racial inequality once again roil the nation, a UC Santa Barbara researcher has found striking evidence that “some aspects of the ‘bad old days’ are not fully behind us.” Dick Startz, a professor of economics at UCSB, reports in a blog post for the Brookings Institution that black children are twice as likely as white children to receive corporal punishment at school.

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Reboot Your New Year’s Resolutions with a Monday Health Reset

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Public health experts think the key to success to turn our New Year’s resolutions into reality is to bring the “fresh start” mindset of the beginning of the year to the beginning of every week. Research conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that Monday is akin to a “mini-New Year.” Reinforcing this “fresh start” Monday mindset with weekly cues and reminders can be a powerful tool in helping people sustain healthy behaviors over time.

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Expert Available to Discuss How Homeowners Can Reduce Energy Use

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Study Shows Racial Bias in Media Coverage of Celebrity Domestic Violence

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Athletes, musicians and actors who commit acts of domestic violence continue to face heightened scrutiny, and new research from the University of Maryland reveals that the news coverage of such cases is often racially biased.

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What Less Time on Social Media Means for Relationships in 2016

For all those who resolve to spend less time on social media in 2016, here is what that means, say experts from Purdue University.

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Research Finds Parents Can Play a Role in Preventing Teen Fighting

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Nearly one-fourth of all adolescents reported violent altercations in the past year.

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More Twins Being Born in the U.S. Than Ever Before

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According to a newly released report by the CDC, the birth of twins reached an all-time record number in 2014. 2014 saw 33.9 sets of twins per 1,000 births, versus 33.7 in 2013. It is believed that the increase is due to the increase in birth rates for older women. Scientist believe older women are actually more likely to have twins. They are also more likely to use IVF fertilization to conceive.

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Kansas State University Experts Share Five Guidelines for a Happy, Healthy 2016

Researchers with Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology share tips on making the new year a healthy and happy one.

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Long-term Effectiveness of Family-level Intervention for U.S. Military Children and Families Affected by Wartime Deployments

Family-level preventive intervention can lead to improved behavioral health outcomes for military families affected by wartime deployment, a new study published in the January 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) reports.

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Gerontologist Offers Suggestions for Families Coping with Dementia

A Kansas State University gerontologist offers tips on coping during the holidays with a family member who has dementia.

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The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Is Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for this round of proposals is January 15, 2016. Candidates will be notified of decisions by the end of February 2016. The Institute pays a competitive rate--and covers expenses--for investigative reporting that advances social and economic justice. All stories are published in In These Times magazine and on InTheseTimes.com.

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Study Reports Childhood Family Breakups Harder on Girls' Health

A childhood family breakup can have long-term negative consequences for the children. Recent University of Illinois research looks at overall health, depression, and smoking as a health-related behavior and finds that, for girls, all three are worse.

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For a Happier Holiday, Keep the Kids, Pets Safe From Certain Plants

Those plants you bought to beautify your home during the holidays may look lovely, but they can pose dangers to your pets and children, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences expert says.

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Four Tips to Surviving Thanksgiving with Your Family

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Emotionally Supportive Relationships Linked to Lower Testosterone

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Two University of Notre Dame anthropologists looked beyond the nuclear family for effects on testosterone levels in men and found that not only spouses, but also other relatives, good friends, colleagues, neighbors and fellow church members can play a role.