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NSU Home to Expert on Middle East Politics, Islamic Fundamanetalism - Available to Media Working ISIS/ISIL Stories

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Sleepy College Students Stressed by Jobs

College students are typically more sleep deprived than the rest of us and often ignore the health benefits of adequate slumber, said a researcher who studies the topic.

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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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Study Finds Women Seek Anti-Aging Clinicians for Menopausal Symptoms

Feeling that conventional doctors did not take their suffering seriously, women instead sought out hormonal treatments for menopausal symptoms from anti-aging clinicians, according to a Case Western Reserve University study that investigated the appeal of anti-aging medicine.

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Nurses Driven Mainly by a Desire to Help Others Are More Likely to Burn Out

Nurses who are motivated primarily by the desire to help others, rather than by enjoyment of the work itself or the lifestyle it makes possible, are more likely to burn out on the job, University of Akron researchers say.

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In an Already Stressful Workplace, Great Recession’s Health Effects Hard to Find

The Great Recession of 2007-2009 had little direct effect on the health of workers who survived the waves of job cuts that took place during that period, according to a new University of Akron study.

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Unlike Less Educated People, College Grads More Active on Weekends Than Weekdays

People’s educational attainment influences their level of physical activity both during the week and on weekends, according to a study whose authors include two University of Kansas researchers.

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Daughters Provide as Much Elderly Parent Care as They Can, Sons Do as Little as Possible

Parents are better off having daughters if they want to be cared for in their old age suggests a new study, which finds that women appear to provide as much elderly parent care as they can, while men contribute as little as possible.

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Hand Gestures Improve Learning in Both Signers and Speakers

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Spontaneous gesture can help children learn, whether they use a spoken language or sign language, according to a new report.

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