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Statewide Program About Risks of Early Sexual Behavior Proves Beneficial, Baylor Case Study Finds


Ohio students showed marked improvement in their understanding of the consequences of early sexual activity, the influence of peer pressure and other issues related to high-risk activities following statewide community-based programming during the...
19-Dec-2016 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Five Areas for Givers to ‘Look Within and Without’ When Choosing Charities, Causes to Support


As they choose charities or causes to support during the holiday season, givers should consider five key areas – Gratitude, Passion, Need, Impact and Resources – as they look “within and without” to assess who they are, what they have been...
12-Dec-2016 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Catholics More Committed to Workplaces Than Evangelicals Are, Baylor Study Finds


Catholics are more emotionally committed to their workplaces than are Evangelicals — and people with strong attachments to God, regardless of their faith group, are more committed to their jobs when they work for smaller companies, according to a...
12-Dec-2016 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Wives with a 'Soul Mate' View of Marriage Are Less Likely to Volunteer and May Deter Husbands From Doing So, Too


Wives who have a romantic view of marriage are less likely to do volunteer work, leading their husbands to volunteer less as well.
28-Nov-2016 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Hollywood Film Historian and Horror Film Expert Lists 10 Movies ‘Everyone Should See’


James Kendrick, Ph.D., associate professor of film and digital media in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, is a Hollywood film historian and an expert on cult and horror films. While horror is not everyone’s favorite genre, Kendrick...
18-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pleasant Family Leisure at Home May Satisfy Families More than Fun Together Elsewhere, Study Finds


While family fun often is associated with new and exciting activities, family leisure spent at home in familiar pastimes may be a more effective route to happiness, according to a Baylor University study.
5-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Good Relationships with Parents May Benefit Children’s Health Decades Later


Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child’s physical health even decades later — but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background, according to a Baylor University...
16-Sep-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

'Death Industry' in U.S. Has Ignored Growing Latino Population Too Long, Study Finds


Death research in the United States mostly overlooks bereavement customs of those who are not Anglo-Protestants, says a Baylor University researcher. She hopes to correct that — beginning with a study of Catholic Latino communities, who often hold...
13-Sep-2016 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

‘How Long Does Grief Last?’ Expert Shares Ways to Interact with Those Who’Ve Lost Loved Ones This Christmas


In this Q&A, grief expert Helen Harris, Ed.D., assistant professor in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, shares some insights about long-term grief and how we can approach others who are hurting during the holidays.
8-Dec-2016 5:05 PM EST

‘Low-Tech Terror’: Researcher Says Attack with Car and Butcher Knife at Ohio State Shows Evolving Forms of Terrorism

29-Nov-2016 10:30 AM EST

As the Holiday Shopping Season Begins, Online Security Expert Offers Tips for #CyberMonday and Beyond


Randal Vaughn, Ph.D., professor of information systems in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, said that while most online merchants he uses such as Jet.com and Amazon seem to have excellent consumer protections in place, he has a few...
22-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST

Baylor Author Discusses Art of the Short Story, Recommends Five Scary Tales for Halloween


This Halloween, a Baylor University creative writing professor is urging readers to resurrect their interest in short stories. Arna Hemenway, assistant professor of English in the College of Arts & Sciences, says short stories still have a lot to...
27-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT

Are You Addicted to Social Media? Expert Offers Six Questions to Ask Yourself


Yes, you spend a lot of time on social media. You might even check your phone every few minutes to see how many people have liked your latest Facebook post. But are you addicted? And even if you are, what’s the big deal?
27-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT

Hunger Expert Discusses USDA Report Showing Significant Drop in Household Food Insecurity


The USDA recently released its report, “Household Food Insecurity in the United States in 2015,” which shows a significant decline in the national food-insecurity rate, from 14 percent to 12.7 percent in one year. In this Q&A, Jeremy Everett,...
26-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Baylor Law School: ‘100 Million Americans Can’t Afford Legal Services. What Can We Do About It?’


More than 100 million poor and middle-income Americans cannot afford representation for basic human needs, according to the ABA. A new Baylor Law School program provides a business strategy to help the public find affordable legal services by...
16-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT

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