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Your Social Media Footprint: Friend or Foe?

First impressions matter, so keep your social media accounts and your reputation clean and classy when searching for a job.

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Aviation Expert Available to Discuss Germanwings Plane Crash

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Love the Cook, Love the Food: Attraction to Comfort Food Linked to Positive Social Connections

A big bowl of mashed potatoes. What about spaghetti and meatballs? Sushi? Regardless of what you identify as comfort food, it’s likely the attraction to that dish is based on having a good relationship with the person you remember first preparing it.

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Stereotypes Lower Math Performance in Women, but Effects Go Unrecognized

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A new study from Indiana University suggests that gender stereotypes about women's ability in mathematics negatively impact their performance. And in a significant twist, both men and women wrongly believe those stereotypes will not undermine women’s math performance -- but instead motivate them to perform better.

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Sleep Deprived? 4 Tips to Better #Sleep

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Rich Countries are Failing the Most Vulnerable, Says New Report by OECD

Donor countries are sending more than half of their aid to countries marked by conflict, but they are not keeping their promises to promote peace and build state institutions, according to a new report authored by NYU’s Center on International Cooperation for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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Sense of Smell May Reveal Weight Bias

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A new study suggests that a person’s sense of smell may reveal a weight bias, one that is likely more pervasive than previously believed.

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App in Development to Empower Domestic Violence Victims

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Two recent graduates are presenting their app, which they hope empowers domestic abuse victims, at the Microsoft Imagine Cup Finals in April.

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Just Slip Out the Back, Jack

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When it comes to romantic relationships, a research review article by a Saint Louis University faculty member suggests humans are wired to break up and move on.

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Sleep Loss Tied to Emotional Reactions

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A new book summarizes research on the interplay of sleep and various components of emotion and affect that are related to mood disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder and depression.