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Airline Quality Rating Researcher to Give Holiday Travel Forecast

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Dean Headley, Airline Quality Rating co-author from Wichita State University, will announce this year's holiday forecast for air travelers at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 10. Find out how you can participate in the virtual news conference.

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Children Exposed to Multiple Languages May Be Better Natural Communicators

Young children who hear more than one language spoken at home become better communicators, a new study from University of Chicago psychologists finds.

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Newlyweds Implicitly Know If Marriage Will Fail

A study by Michael Olson at UT finds that spouses' automatic attitudes, not their more thoughtfully held conscious attitudes, are a good predictor of marital satisfaction. It is the first study to look at the long-term implication of automatic attitudes—positive or negative thoughts, feelings or actions that one might not be aware of having toward an object or person.

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Olympian Kerri Strug Shares Tips for a Blissful Mother's Day

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Cancer Research, Environment and Climate Change, Nutrition, and Mental Health - Upcoming Newswise Theme Wires

Newswise invites press release submissions from new and current members for inclusion in our Theme Wires on a variety of topics, including; Cancer Research, Environment and Climate Change, Nutrition, and Mental Health. Each wire is also open for sponsorships to promote your organization’s campaign, product, service, or news.

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Loyola Launches New Master of Physiology Program

New courses will be taught by faculty at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

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New Book Sheds Fresh Light on World War I

In his new book, "World War I: The Global Revolution," Dr. Lawrence Sondhaus moves beyond dusty European history lessons to explore the war as a launching point for the political, social and technological forces that have shaped the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Risking One’s Neck for Better Grog: Mutinies Reveal Tipping Points for Collective Unrest

University of Washington sociologists are studying naval records of mutinies as a way to see how modern-day ill-treatment toward subordinates can lead to violence.

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U.S. 'Fast Fashion' Apparel Trend Is Losing Ground with Consumers According to New Study

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An Iowa State University study has found that the U.S. industry's "fast fashion" focus has resulted in diminishing returns on market share -- both at home, and abroad in Japan.

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Measuring Political Bias of Network News

Study validates new research method with implications in psychology, political science, business.

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The Case of the Missing “R’s”

Some students at Baylor University haven’t been minding their “P’s” and “Q’s.” Instead, they’ve been tending to “R’s” — and finding they crop up in Central Texas conversations much more than they did decades ago. The finding is significant because of pronunciation of "R" is a socioenomic indicator.

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New Books by Civil War Historian Shed New Light on Secret Societies and a “Lost” Campaign

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Two new Civil War histories by a UC Civil War historian are due out soon. They bring to light a vicious border state campaign and secret societies of the time.

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Background to the U.S. Census: Expert Available to Discuss Demographic Changes in the South

As figures from the 2010 census are released, political scientist Todd Shields of the University of Arkansas is available to discuss findings from the 2010 Blair-Rockefeller Poll that offer insight into changing U.S. demographics. The poll revealed uneven economic hardships across race and region and shifting support for the Democratic Party among American elderly.

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New Study Examines How Leaders Explain Unpopular Decisions

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Researchers found that when managers give an explanation for decisions that have caused loss, they need to be more specific in addressing the concerns of their followers and the reasons behind their decisions. Being vague or dismissive can actually make things worse. And the greater the loss incurred, the greater was the need for specificity.

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Cultural Sociologist Opens up on Oprah

Working on an Oprah Winfrey story? Consider sociologist Eleanor Townsley who can talk about the imminent end of Oprah's daytime talk show, and what it means for the larger media landscape.

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The “Independent Woman” — and Why She Gets a Bad Rap in Rap Music

“Oversexed Jezebels,” “asexual mammies” and “gold diggers” are among stereotypes of black women, with some dating back to slavery but persisting in today’s mass media, said Dr. Mia Moody, an assistant professor of journalism at Baylor. But these days, even the most positive image — that of an independent woman — often carries a negative message in popular rap music, she said.

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Instructor’s Book Analyzes ‘Chick Lit’ Genre

Without Carrie Bradshaw, women many never have discovered Manolo Blahniks. As one of the best-known characters in “Sex in the City,” Bradshaw encapsulates the typical postfeminist, career-minded, single gal, a gal who a University of New Hampshire instructor says is part of the explosive popularity of the genre “chick lit.”

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Library Binds 10,000-Page, Two-Foot-Thick Book of Poetry

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The University of Iowa Libraries now has a massive volume of poetry in its collection, a 100-volume work of 10,000 pages of poetry, measuring two feet thick. The book, “Poetry City Marathon” was written by Iowa City poet Dave Morice during a 100-day poetry marathon, and was made as part of the celebration of Iowa City being named a City of Literature by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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Cross-National Study Reveals Female Consumer Choices in Denim Driven by National Cultures

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January research news release from Ryerson University, study on how culture influences consumer choices.

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Death Conquers in the New Book by Art Historian

The encounter of skeletons mocking the living has haunted Case Western Reserve University art historian Elina Gertsman’s imagination. That fascination led to Gertsman’s newly published book, The Dance of Death in the Middle Ages: Image, Text, Performance (Brepols, 2010), a rare and long-awaited volume on this art from centuries ago.