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Use a Rule of Thumb to Control How Much You Drink

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Sticking to a general rule of pouring just a half glass of wine limits the likelihood of overconsumption. That’s the finding of a new Iowa State and Cornell University study to be published in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Drug Policy.

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Growing Up Poor Affects Adults' Sense of Control, Impulsiveness When Faced with Economic Uncertainty

Growing up poor can influence people's sense of control and in turn may lead them to more impulsive decision-making and quickly give up on challenging tasks in uncertain situations, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Study: Bigger Weddings, Fewer Partners, Less ‘Sliding’ Linked to Better Marriages

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The more people who attend your wedding and the fewer relationships you had prior to marriage, the more likely you are to report a high-quality marriage.

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Men Viewed More Favorably Than Women When Seeking Work-Life Balance

While some suggest that flexible work arrangements have the potential to reduce workplace inequality, a new study finds these arrangements may exacerbate discrimination based on parental status and gender.

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Middle-Aged Women Missing Passion (and Sex) Seek Affairs, Not Divorce

When middle-aged women seek extra-marital affairs, they are looking for more romantic passion, which includes sex — and don’t want to divorce their husbands, suggests new research to be presented at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

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#Feeling Sick: Can Twitter Help Better Identify Foodborne Illness Cases?

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An estimated 55 million to 105 million people in the United States suffer from foodborne illnesses each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), resulting in costs of $2-$4 billion annually. What if Twitter could be used to track those cases and more quickly identify the source of the problem? A new analysis by a researcher at Washington University in St. Louis’ Brown School and colleagues shows that new technology might better allow health departments to engage with the public to improve foodborne illness surveillance.

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Bigger Government Makes for More Satisfied People, Baylor Study Finds

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People living in countries with governments that spend more on social services report being more contented, according to a Baylor University study.

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Sharing Housework Doesn't Mean Less Sex, Research Finds

A research study by Georgia State University sociologists has found an equal division of labor in the home does not lead to a decrease in sexual frequency and satisfaction.

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Are Lovey-Dovey Facebook Couples All They Seem?

Research shows connection between relationship-contingent self-esteem and Facebook activity.

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Study Finds Differing Interests of Psychology Students and Their Professors Could Impact Retention

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What is the best way to keep psychology students from switching majors? According to a study published in the journal Teaching of Psychology, putting off intensive science courses may help. The study was conducted by Jeffrey Holmes, associate professor of psychology at Ithaca College, and is available at top.sagepub.com/content/41/2/104.

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