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Overworked Couples Have Worst Life Quality

Couples who wish they could work less, who have demanding jobs or both work more than 45 hours a week report the lowest quality of life among working couples, according to a Cornell University sociologist. Couples in which both partners work regular full-time hours -- especially when the wives are in nonprofessional jobs -- report the highest quality of life, even higher than when one partner works part-time.

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Shakespeare Folio Finds Permanent Home at Rice's Library

Scholars may never know the details of William Shakespeare's love life, but they do know that the authoritative text for the bard's plays is the 1623 "First Folio," which is now available to scholars and students through Rice's Fondren Library.

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Symposium to Examine Cultures in the 21st Century

A group of scholars from around the world are gathering next month at Colorado College to address globalization and intercultural dynamics in the next century in a three-day series of lectures, debates, and open discussions.

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Smart New Ads Feature Academic 'Superstars'

A New TV advertising campaign uses the national reputation of Temple University's men's basketball team to tout its academic 'stars." The spots feature Temple Honors students racing onto the floor of The Apollo of Temple while courtside announcers give their 'stats'--GPA's and academic achievements.

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Connecting with Students Live from China Dinosaur Site

On Thursday, Jan. 21, science students at two Indiana schools will communicate live via internet with a Purdue University researcher, who is on a scientific expedition to a dinosaur site in southwest China.

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Book on Race Relations, Middle-Ground Approach

As the United States enters a new millennium, a Purdue University sociologist says we must move beyond simple rhetoric to really understand race relations. In his recently released book, "Diversity and Unity," a professor of sociology, takes a look at different approaches to handling racial and ethnic diversity.

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Parents "Clueless" About Teen Suicides

Teens who commit suicide often leave many telltale warnings -- including signs of depression and alcohol abuse -- that parents miss, says a Ball State University study.

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Get Intimate with E-Mail

Research by a social scientist at Rensselaer confirms that online relationships can lead to face-to-face romance as in the scenario in You've Got Mail, the hit movie starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

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"Feminine Mystique" Author No Conventional Housewife

Smith historian's new book overturns image of "Feminine Mystique" author as conventional suburban housewife. Documents locate Betty Friedan's radical roots in her Smith College days--and even earlier.

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Many Middle School Boys Carry Weapons To School

Three percent of North Carolina middle school students had carried a gun onto school property and 14.1 percent had carried a knife or club to school, a research team from Brenner Children's Hospital and the Brenner Center for Child and Adolescent Health report in the January issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.







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