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What Motivates College Students to Get the Flu Shot? Sometimes, It's as Little as $10

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The preliminary findings from a new study conducted by a team of Swarthmore College researchers indicates that a combination of financial incentives – even as little as $10 – and an endorsement from close friends might by the best way to increase flu vaccinations among college students.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio Proclaims Oct. 22 “Columbia University School of Nursing Day” in New York City

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Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared Oct. 22 “Columbia University School of Nursing Day” in New York City. The official proclamation celebrates Columbia Nursing breaking ground on its new state-of-the-art facility in Washington Heights.

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Davidson Next Initiative Launches Pilot in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

The Davidson Next initiative, a collaboration between Davidson College, edX, the College Board and 2Revolutions, has partnered with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System (CMS) to launch a pilot program to test a suite of online instructional units designed to improve educational outcomes in Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The units focus on calculus, physics and macroeconomics—AP topics identified as among the most challenging for teachers and students. The project recently was awarded nearly $2 million in grant funding from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.

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7 Tips for Parents with a Selfie-Obsessed Child

Hollywood starlets, heads of state and just about every tween, teen and young adult has snapped a selfie at one time or another. While self-portraits have been around since the 1800s, the phenomenon of “selfies” has taken on a life of its own in recent years.

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Early Intervention Could Boost Education Levels

Taking steps from an early age to improve childhood education skills could raise overall population levels of academic achievement by as much as 5%, and reduce socioeconomic inequality in education by 15%, according to international research led by the University of Adelaide.

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National Forgiveness Day on Oct. 25: Let Bygones Be Bygones for Your Emotional Health

Forgiving — and being forgiven — are good for your emotional health, research has shown, and Oct. 25, National Forgiveness Day, may be the time to let bygones be bygones and also to make amends.

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No Silver Bullet: Iowa State Study Identifies Risk Factors of Youth Charged with Murder

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News of a school shooting or a homicide involving a teenage suspect always leads to the question of why? It is human nature to want an explanation, but too often, the rush to judgment clouds reality, said Matt DeLisi, a professor of sociology at Iowa State.

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Overweight Women Lose in the Labor Market: Vanderbilt Study Finds

Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage positions that include interaction with the public; and make less money in either case compared to average size women and all men, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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Immersed in Violence: How 3-D Gaming Affects Video Game Players

Playing violent video games in 3-D makes everything seem more real – and that may have troubling consequences for players, a new study reveals.

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