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Surprising Number of Older Adults Weathered ‘The Great Recession’ Without Financial Strain


The “Great Recession” may have put a dent in many older adults’ pocketbooks, but a new study by Baylor University found that more than 40 percent reported a decrease in “financial strain” between 2006 and 2010.
18-Aug-2014 1:50 PM EDT

Bigger Government Makes for More Satisfied People, Baylor Study Finds


People living in countries with governments that spend more on social services report being more contented, according to a Baylor University study.
15-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Baylor Professor’s New Research Geared to Keep Women from Fleeing IT Profession

Research by Baylor University professor shows employers and experts where to invest resources to reverse the exodus of women from the IT workforce.
13-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Anxiety and Amen: Prayer Doesn’t Ease Symptoms of Anxiety-Related Disorders for Everyone


Whether the problem is health, enemies, poverty or difficulty with aging, “Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there,” suggested the late gospel musician Charles A. Tindley. But when it comes to easing anxiety-related disorders, prayer...
12-Aug-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Wives and Whether to Work: Community Religious Beliefs Play a Part, Baylor Study Shows


Married women who live in communities in which more of the population belongs to conservative religious traditions are less likely to work outside the home, even if they do not belong to those faith groups, a Baylor study shows.
6-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Men’s Hot Flashes: Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy May Ease the Discomfort that Guys Don’t Talk About


Men who experience hot flashes are unlikely to talk much about it, but they may find relief from their silent suffering if they are willing to try an unusual treatment, according to findings from a Baylor University case study.
9-Jul-2014 2:10 PM EDT

God on the Job: Church Attendance Is Not Enough to Affect Job Satisfaction and Commitment


A congregation’s beliefs about work attitudes and practices affect a churchgoer on the job — but how much depends partly on how involved that person is in church, according to a Baylor study funded by the National Science Foundation.
20-Jun-2014 2:10 PM EDT

‘Smoking Gun’ Ancient Coins Are Being Looted from Excavations — and Too Few Coin Scholars Are Firing Back, Baylor Expert Says


Millions of ancient looted coins from archaeological excavations enter the black market yearly, and a Baylor University researcher who has seen plundered sites likens the thefts to stealing “smoking guns” from crime scenes. But those who collect...
16-Jun-2014 5:10 PM EDT

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Baylor Expert Available to Discuss Ukraine/Russia Issues

15-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Iran and the United States Must Cooperate — Now — Against Advancing Islamic Militants in Iraq, Says Baylor Expert on Religious Wars


Secretary of State John Kerry’s “no hurry” approach to United States-Iranian cooperation to combat advancing Islamic militants in Iraq is a “sensible, diplomatic one” – and the wrong one, says a Baylor University expert on religious...
17-Jun-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Baylor Anthropologist Chimes in on Humanitarian Crisis and Rising Death Toll on the U.S.-Mexico Border


16-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT

What's the Buzz on West Nile? Baylor Professor Can Share Expertise on Mosquitoes


16-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Gerontology Expert: Six Questions You Should Ask Before Choosing a Nursing Home

During this year’s National Nursing Home Week (May 11-17), Dr. James Ellor, Ph.D., professor in Baylor University’s School of Social Work and gerontology expert, offers six questions people should ask while investigating – and before choosing...
15-May-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Which Heaven is “for Real?”


“Heaven Is For Real” contends the current movie by that name. But which heaven? Several versions of heaven are depicted in art, literature, music and pop culture — many of which don’t mesh with faith doctrines, says pop culture critic Greg...
5-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Ukrainian Political Scientist Sergiy Kudelia of Baylor University Is Available to Comment Following Obama's Meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister

12-Mar-2014 3:00 PM EDT

On Valentine's Day -- and After -- Share the Power, Baylor Psychologist Advises

The most common thing that couples want from each other during a blowup is not a mea culpa but rather the willingness to bend a little and give up some power, according to a Baylor University study.
5-Feb-2014 5:00 AM EST

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