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Mom Was Wrong: You Should Talk to Strangers

Epley and co-author Juliana Schroder found that participants in the experiments not only underestimated others’ interest in connecting, but also reported positive experiences by both being spoken to and to speaking with a stranger.

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Study Shows How, When Consumers Remember Brands in Celebrity Advertisements

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A marketing researcher at the University of Arkansas found that consumers are more likely to forget information within advertisements in the same magazine that show a celebrity endorsing a neutral product.

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Student Entrepreneur Develops Pet Pita to Handle Pet Dogs & Cats with Ease

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A desire to help pets and pet owners has inspired a Clarkson University student to develop the Pet Pita, a safe and inexpensive way to immobilize a pet cat or dog. Made of canvas and fleece, the Pet Pita allows pet owners to comfortably medicate, treat and handle their pets at home or on the go.

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High Earners in a Stock Market Game Have Brain Patterns That Can Predict Market Bubbles

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If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? It may be that, when it comes to stock market success, your brain is heeding the wrong neural signals, according to a multi-institutional team of researchers.

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Taking a Short Smartphone Break Improves Employee Well-Being, Research Finds

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A Kansas State University researcher has found that short smartphone breaks throughout the workday can improve workplace productivity, make employees happier and benefit businesses.

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Is It Moral to Laugh When Innocent People Die?

New study finds decades-old psychological “sacrificial dilemma” experiments may have outlived their usefulness.

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Poor Physical, Financial Health Driven by Same Factors

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Poor physical health and financial health are driven by the same underlying psychological factors, finds a new study out of the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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No Paid Leave for Families Is Shameful

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Greedy CEOS Bad for Business

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The pursuit of extreme wealth by top managers can lead to lower performance and loss of shareholder value, a new study finds. But, a powerful board or long CEO tenure can moderate the impact.

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Marriage Legalization Could Lead to Dissolution of Same-Sex Relationships, New Study Shows

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A new study by economists at the University of Arkansas shows that relationship hazard rates – the threat of dissolution – among same-sex daters and cohabiters will likely increase with the probability of legalization.

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