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Baylor Professor Urges Surgeon General to Improve Public Health by Fighting Poverty


Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and professor of medical humanities at Baylor University, wants the nation’s next surgeon general to spread awareness of the harmful impact of poverty on the...
10-Jul-2017 8:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Some Mannequins Are Turning Blue, Taking a Dive and Putting on Weight


Women have long griped about the pencil-thin mannequins in clothing displays, saying they bear little resemblance to real women’s bodies and make shopping frustrating and depressing. But criticism is beginning to make inroads, and some in the...
6-Jul-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Older People Who Feel Close to God Have a Sense of Well-Being -- and the More They Pray, the Better They Feel


As people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being — and the more frequently they pray, the greater that feeling, Baylor University sociologists have found. But those who feel more distant...
20-Jun-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

People Who Are “Phone Snubbed” by Others Often Turn to Their Own Phones, Social Media for Acceptance, Baylor Study Finds


People who are phone snubbed – or “phubbed” – by others are, themselves, often turning to their smartphones and social media to find acceptance, according to new research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.
13-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

People Called to Ministry — but Without Time or Money to Earn Divinity Degrees — Find an Answer at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary


Truett Seminary's ministry certificate program is designed for those called to the ministry but challenged by busy schedules and/or tight budgets. Among those who have earned certificates are an RV park chaplain, pastors of cowboy churches and a...
1-Jun-2017 3:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

When Your Spouse Calls and Interrupts Your Workday, Is That a Good Thing?


A new Baylor University study shows that interruptions during work and family time come with consequences and benefits. Researchers offer strategies to build on the benefits.
15-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Firsthand Accounts of Genocide Survivors Are Chronicled by Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History

As a boy, Albert Cheng thrived in the lush jungle of Cambodia, playing and hunting with slingshots and a bow and arrow. The lessons he learned helped him years later during imprisonment and interrogation by the Khmer Rouge. He is among survivors who...
1-May-2017 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Alternating Skimpy Sleep with Sleep Marathons Hurts Attention, Creativity in Young Adults


Skimping on sleep, followed by “catch-up” days with long snoozes, is tied to worse cognition — both in attention and creativity — in young adults, in particular those tackling major projects, Baylor University researchers have found.
24-Apr-2017 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Making the Most of ‘Home Away From Home’ — the Dorm Room


When it comes to decorating, organizing and personalizing a college dorm room — that pint-sized home away from home — a Baylor University interior design expert advises students to first study the space like they are studying for an exam, then...
31-Jul-2017 3:05 AM EDT

How to Identify Leadership Characteristics in Children


In this Q&A, Baylor University’s Karon LeCompte, Ph.D., associate professor of curriculum and instruction and an expert on civics education and leadership theory, discusses the importance of investing in student leaders and how parents and...
24-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT

What Zombies Can Tell Us About Ourselves: Baylor University Pop Culture Critic Talks About ‘Living with the Living Dead’


Quick, before it’s too late: May is Zombie Awareness Month — so it’s high time for people to prepare for a zombie pandemic. But that’s more than a heads-up for zombie enthusiasts. Those who yawn at the notion of the living dead also have...
23-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT

Baylor Recreation Expert Shares Four Tips to Help You Enjoy the Outdoors This Spring and Summer


Christopher Wynveen, Ph.D., associate professor of recreation and leisure services in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, shares four tips to help people enjoy and experience the great outdoors this spring and summer....
22-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT

Political Scientist and Author Of "Presidential Transitions" Available for Interviews


9-Feb-2017 1:05 AM EST

Fashion Forecasts for 2017: Less Cowhide, More Denim, Eye-Popping Sleeves -- and Consideration for the Planet


After years of wanting the cheapest prices possible for clothes, consumers are starting to consider how their clothes are made and their impact on the environment, says fashion forecaster/author Lorynn Divita, Ph.D., of Baylor University.
1-Feb-2017 10:25 AM EST

Four Tips to Help Communities and Churches Battle Human Trafficking: Baylor Expert


Baylor human trafficking expert Elizabeth Goatley, Ph.D., said large-scale national events like the Super Bowl draw attention to human trafficking, and it’s an appropriate time to make people aware of the epidemic, which victimizes hundreds of...
30-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST

Expert Available to Discuss Trump’s Pending Nomination of a New Supreme Court Justice

26-Jan-2017 10:30 AM EST

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