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Beer, Beef and Politics: Findings at Viking Archaeological Site Show Power Trumping Practicality


Vikings are known for raiding and trading, but those who settled in Iceland centuries ago spent more time producing and feasting on booze and beef — in part to gain political clout in a place very different from their homeland, says a Baylor...
3-Dec-2014 3:45 PM EST

Entrepreneurs to Venture Capitalists: Don’t Be a Scrooge


A recently published study of more than 550 decisions and responses from 144 experienced entrepreneurs reveals that “knowledge of explicit ethical or unethical behavior (by venture capitalists) profoundly shapes the entrepreneurs’ willingness to...
25-Nov-2014 2:00 PM EST

Employees of Small, Locally Owned Businesses Have More Company Loyalty, Baylor Study Finds


Employees at small, locally owned businesses have the highest level of loyalty to their employers — and for rural workers, size and ownership of the company figure even more into their commitment than job satisfaction, a Baylor University study...
20-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

Successful Collaboration to Transform At-Risk West Dallas Could Serve as a National Model for Communities Fighting Urban Blight


A new model of ministry that empowers residents in at-risk West Dallas to transform their communities has resulted in crime reduction, better meeting of health needs, obtaining jobs and improved student academic performance, according to a study by...
6-Nov-2014 11:30 PM EST

Youth Pastors Feel Ill-Equipped to Help Young People Cope with Mental Health Issues, Baylor Study Finds


Many mental health disorders first surface during adolescence, and college and youth pastors are in a good position to offer help or steer youths elsewhere to find it. But many of those pastors feel ill-prepared to recognize and treat mental...
3-Nov-2014 3:40 PM EST

National Forgiveness Day on Oct. 25: Let Bygones Be Bygones for Your Emotional Health

Forgiving — and being forgiven — are good for your emotional health, research has shown, and Oct. 25, National Forgiveness Day, may be the time to let bygones be bygones and also to make amends.
22-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Memory Decline Among Menopausal Women Could Be Next Research Frontier for Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy


Memory decline — a frequent complaint of menopausal women — potentially could be lessened by hypnotic relaxation therapy, say Baylor University researchers, who already have done studies showing that such therapy eases hot flashes, improves...
21-Oct-2014 10:10 AM EDT

Celebration of Black Gospel Music Will Feature Musicians, Historians and Civil Rights Activists at Baylor’s 2014 Pruit Symposium

“Marching to Zion: Celebrating and Preserving Black Sacred Music” — Baylor University’s 2014 Pruit Symposium — will bring together leading voices in black gospel music for conversation, celebration and music on Thursday, Oct. 23, through...
17-Oct-2014 9:00 AM EDT

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Being Nice, Not Naughty: Christmas Cheer and New Year's Resolutions


17-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

Resolving to Be More Generous in the New Year


Instead of always receiving, how can we resolve to be more generous in the New Year? Baylor University philanthropy expert Andy Hogue offers four ways individuals and families can develop a spirit of generosity in the New Year.
16-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST

Baylor University Experts Available to Comment on Holiday Topics

Baylor University experts are available to comment on a number of topics during the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and holiday season.
21-Nov-2014 4:00 PM EST

The Empty Chair at the Holiday Table

Baylor University School of Social Work professor and grief expert, Helen Harris, Ed.D., offers tips on helpful ways to interact with someone grieving the loss of a loved one during the holidays.
20-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST

U2’s Freebie for iTunes Users: Invasion of Privacy, or Worth a Listen? Baylor Prof/Pop Culture Critic Suggests Folks Try It Before They Delete It


17-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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

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