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‘Safe’ Tanners Who Use Sprays and Lotions Less Likely to Get Tattoos and Piercings than Frequent Sunbathers and Tanning Bed Users

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People who often sunbathe or use tanning beds are more likely to try risky weight-loss methods and have cosmetic surgery, as well as get tattoos and piercings. But while people who seldom tan also may try unsafe diets and cosmetic surgery, they...
4-Dec-2017 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

White Male Gun Owners Who Have Felt Economic Stress Are More Likely to Feel Morally and Emotionally Attached to Guns

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White male gun owners who have lost, or fear losing, their economic footing tend to feel morally and emotionally attached to their guns, according to a Baylor University study. This segment of the population also is most likely to say that violence...
27-Nov-2017 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Protecting the Wild: Baylor Professor Helps to Minimize Recreation Disturbance to Wildlife

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In a cover story published this week in the Ecological Society of America’s premier journal, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Kevin J. Gutzwiller, Ph.D., professor of biology in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, and...
2-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Voters Reward — or Punish — Incumbent School Board Members Based on White Students’ Achievement, Not That of Hispanics and African-Americans

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Voters reward or punish incumbent school board members based on the achievement of white students in their district, while outcomes for African-American and Hispanic students get relatively little attention at the ballot box, according to a study...
20-Sep-2017 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Internet May Be Secular, but Religious Americans Aren’t Worried, Baylor Religion Survey Finds

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Despite the pervasive use of the Internet in everyday life, most Americans report they never use it to find religious or spiritual content, and most never use it to share religious views, according to the Baylor Religion Survey.
13-Sep-2017 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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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

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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

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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

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Black Gospel Music Expert Discusses Timelessness of Christmas Spirituals and How They Differ From Christmas Carols

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A cherished parts of the holiday season is gathering to sing and listen to such Christmas carols as Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing and The First Noel. But a Baylor University expert in black gospel music loves another Christmas tradition:...
8-Dec-2017 8:05 AM EST

Something to Chew On: Baylor University Nutrition Expert Exposes Five Myths About Food

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When it comes to food, don’t swallow all that information online and on social media. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, nutrition experts are busting a lot of the myths with science-based...
20-Nov-2017 1:05 AM EST

Is Trump Addicted to Twitter? A Baylor Social Media and Smartphone Addiction Expert Has the Answer

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President Donald Trump has said that Twitter is his way of communicating his thoughts directly with the world, bypassing the more traditional means of using the news media, which he tends to distrust. The president’s daily use of social media begs...
24-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT

What Makes Horror Movies Scary? “We do,” Says Baylor Film Expert

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The best scary movies adapt to society’s current fears and turn current cultural, social and political preoccupations into elements of horror, says James Kendrick, a Baylor University film historian and an expert on the horror film genre.
24-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT

Hollywood Leaves ‘Great Deal of Money on the Table’ Regarding Movies Featuring Actors of Color, Baylor Expert Says

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Movies like “Marshall” that are built around actors of color and have appeal to consumers of color historically see a significant surge in ticket sales in weeks five through eight – if producers are willing to keep them in theaters that long...
17-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT

Impact of Protests on NFL Brand? Baylor Sports Sales Expert is Watching How 'Generations,' Millennials Respond

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25-Sep-2017 3:45 PM EDT

Baylor Water Quality & Environmental Health Expert Can Speak on Water Contamination Challenges Post Hurricane Harvey

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1-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT

MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Inspired Response from Black Gospel Artists

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On Aug. 28, 1963, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered “I Have a Dream” – one of the most iconic speeches in American history and a defining moment of the Civil Rights Movement. For...
23-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT

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