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Presidential Debate: Expert Panel Gives Scientific Analysis of Candidates' Performances

Four expert panelists each day will present their analyses and answer your questions live and face-to-face. This event will be virtual. You can attend with any device -- PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device (with a webcam) – anywhere with good bandwidth. To participate (ask questions) in the meeting, you must be on video, just as a normal news conference. Register below for guaranteed seating; there is limited seating in the virtual room. Eight experts (four at each event) will present their analyses. The diverse expert team (7 universities and an institute) will analyze both candidates during the debates for their gestures, facial expressions (including smiles--number, type, appropriateness, etc.), posture, language, including sentiment, tone, inflammatory language, repetition, vocabulary, sentence structure, metaphors, framing, themes, suggestions, subtlety, nuance, honesty (deceit/lies—explicit and implicit), transparency, gender issues, and more...

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Survey: Half of Kids in Families Studied Spend Time in Households with Firearms

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A study of parents by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that about half of the children whose parents were surveyed spend time in homes that have firearms.

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UofL Research Shows Presence of Children in the Home Did Not Motivate Parents to Test for Radon, Secondhand Smoke

Luz Huntington-Moskos, Ph.D., R.N., C.P.N., UofL School of Nursing assistant professor, recently published findings in the journal Public Health Nursing that show the presence of children in the home did not motivate parents to test and mitigate for radon and secondhand tobacco smoke, both of which cause lung cancer.

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Biofuels Are Not Carbon Neutral, Predicting Jellyfish, Health Issues From Fracking, and More in the Environment News Source

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Is Divorce Seasonal? UW Research Shows Biannual Spike in Divorce Filings

University of Washington sociologists have found what is believed to be the first quantitative evidence of a seasonal, biannual pattern of divorce filings. The researchers analyzed filings in Washington state over a 14-year period and found that filing consistently peaked in March and August, the periods following winter and summer holidays.

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What’s Easier: Turning Off Water Indoors or Outside?

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Apparently, it’s more convenient to Florida residents to save water while brushing their teeth than to cut back on lawn irrigation, according to a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences report.

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What “Cover Crops” Could Home Gardeners Consider in the Fall?

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Cover crops offer many choices, many benefits

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Life in the Empty Nest: Four Tips to Help Parents Make the Adjustment

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Change will come as students move from their homes to college campuses across the nation these next few weeks. For the parents left behind, that pivot to the “empty nest” and a new stage in life can spark myriad emotions and some challenging moments, said Becky Scott, M.S.W, lecturer in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. She offers four tips to help parents adjust when their children transition to college.

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Recording Selfies While Brushing Teeth Can Improve Oral Health Care Skills

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Recording smart phone video “selfies” of tooth-brushing can help people learn to improve their oral health care techniques, according to a new study.

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CMS Releases the News: Independence at Home Improves Care and Lowers Cost in Second Year Performance Results

The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) is pleased that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the exceptionally good news: The Independence at Home (IAH) Medicare Demonstration practices continued to improve care and lower costs in Year 2 of its second performance year.

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Health Tips to Have Your Best Summer Yet

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The lazy, hazy days of summer are here! Barbecues, swimming, pool parties, what’s not to love? The only downside: A few environmental hazards follow our fun in the sun, but, don’t sweat it; we’ve got your back. Here’s a few common problems to look out for while you’re out with family and friends.

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As Hazard Warnings Increase, Experts Urge Better Decisions on Who and When to Warn

Effective warnings are a growing need as expanding global populations confront a wide range of hazards, such as a hurricane, wildfire, toxic chemical spill or any other environmental hazard threatens safety.

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Study Finds Couples’ Division of Paid and Unpaid Labor Linked to Risk of Divorce

A new study suggests that financial factors, including couples’ overall resources and wives’ ability to support themselves in the event of a divorce, are not predictive of whether marriages last. Rather, it is couples’ division of labor — paid and unpaid — that is associated with the risk of divorce.

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Cutting Through the Clutter: Study Examines 'Dark Side of Home'

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The phrase “make yourself at home” seems innocuous but there is a significant psychological element to it that few may consider. The concept implies that a conscious effort must be employed in the endeavor. For some it’s as easy as good people in a good location. But according to a recent study, the most common method of “making oneself at home” is by identifying with the objects that are kept in the home — and that kind of attachment can have significant consequences if left unchecked.

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To Save Water on Lawns, Throw Some Shade

How much water does your lawn really need? A University of Utah study re-evaluated lawn watering recommendations by measuring water use by lawns in Los Angeles. The standard model of turfgrass water needs, they found, lacked precision in some common urban southern California conditions, like the Santa Ana winds, or in the shade.

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Study Finds Broad Range of ‘Independence’ For U.S. Young Adults

The idea of what it means to become “independent” has evolved significantly in recent generations, and new research finds that the concept of being wholly dependent or independent doesn’t apply to almost half of young adults in the United States.

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Testing for Malaria—or Cancer—at Home, via Cheap Paper Strips

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Chemists at The Ohio State University are developing paper strips that detect diseases including cancer and malaria—for a cost of 50 cents per strip.

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How to Remove Unwanted Body Hair with at-Home Waxing

With beach season just around the corner, you might be thinking about waxing to achieve a hair-free body before summer. Unlike shaving, waxing can leave skin feeling smooth and soft for many weeks, but only if you do it properly, say dermatologists.

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Some Asian-Americans Are Predisposed to Want More Carbs; Breakthrough Toward Fish-Free Aquaculture Feed; Genetically Modified Golden Rice Falls Short, and More in the Food Science News Source

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Marriage Could Improve Heart Attack Survival and Reduce Hospital Stay

Being married could improve your likelihood of surviving a heart attack and is associated with reduced length of hospital stay, according to research presented at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Conference in Manchester today.







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