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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

People Afraid of Robots Are Much More Likely to Fear Losing Their Jobs and Suffer Anxiety-Related Mental Health Issues, Baylor Study Finds


“Technophobes” — people who fear robots, artificial intelligence and new technology that they don’t understand — are much more likely to be afraid of losing their jobs due to technology and to suffer anxiety-related mental health issues, a...
21-Mar-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Texas Hunger Initiative Receives $3 Million Grant From the Walmart Foundation

The Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University has received a $3 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to continue its work to end hunger in Texas, including conducting university-based research and expanding projects to find long-term,...
20-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Baylor Professor’s Research Sparks Calls for Change in Adoption, Options Counseling Process


A new study by a Baylor University researcher gives voice to women who have placed a child for adoption and suggests changes to the options counseling process and policies that guide agencies and other adoption professionals.
8-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Millennials in PR Feel Unprepared to Give Companies Advice on Ethical Dilemmas at Work, Study Finds


Millennials pursuing careers in public relations don’t feel ready to give advice on moral dilemmas to their companies. In fact, they don’t expect to face ethical dilemmas at work, according to a Baylor University study.
27-Feb-2017 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Love and War: Digitized Letters Preserve the Tale of a Texas Girl, Her Confederate Sweetheart and Their Secret Engagement


Feb. 14 was coming up quickly, and the two young lovers’ emotions were heating up the hundreds of miles between them. Their Civil War letters tell of their secret engagement during a tumultuous time in history.
10-Feb-2017 12:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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

Baylor Expert Available to Discuss Human Trafficking in Relation to Super Bowl Festivities


23-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST

Consumer Behavior Expert Shares Four Savings Goals, Financial Tips for the New Year


A Baylor University consumer behavior expert shares four savings goals and offers a few tips to get in good financial shape in the coming year.
22-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST

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