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Sleep Tight and Stay Bright? Invest Now, Baylor Researcher Says

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Sound sleep in young and middle-aged people helps memory and learning, but as they hit their seventh, eighth and ninth decades — and generally don’t sleep as much or as well — sleep is not linked so much to memory, a Baylor University...
22-Jan-2015 7:00 AM EST

Former U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf Named Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor University

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Retired U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (VA) has been named The Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor University. Wolf will lead Baylor’s efforts on Capitol Hill and throughout the world to address issues of freedom of conscience and...
19-Jan-2015 9:00 AM EST

Jewish Americans Who Attend Synagogue Enjoy Better Health, Baylor University Study Finds

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For Jewish Americans, going to synagogue makes a difference for health, according to a study of five large Jewish urban communities by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR).
13-Jan-2015 8:00 AM EST

Portly Pastors Make Up More than a Third of American Clergy

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More than a third of American clergy members are obese, with stress, longer hours, being underpaid and lack of self-care among the reasons, according to a Baylor University study. But the pastoral profession has some built-in prevention methods that...
12-Jan-2015 7:30 AM EST

Couples’ Conflicts: Withdrawal or Expecting Your Romantic Partner to Mind-Read Hurts Relationships, But in Different Ways

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When you have a conflict with your significant other, do you withdraw like a turtle into its shell? Or do you expect your partner to be a mind reader about what ticks you off? Both of those can be harmful, but in different ways and for different...
7-Jan-2015 12:20 PM EST

Baylor President Ken Starr Announces Appointment of Dr. Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H., as Executive Vice President and Provost

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Baylor President Ken Starr has appointed Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H., dean and professor of epidemiology in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University and professor of neurology and pediatrics at SLU’s School of...
23-Dec-2014 9:25 AM EST

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

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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

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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

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Religion Can Help College Women Who are Sexual Victims Deal with Emotional Damage and Distrust, Study Finds

29-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

Is the Customer Always Right? Workplace Deviance Expert Tackles Age-Old Question

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As long as there are servers in restaurants, there will be disagreeable customers who give them a hard time. Are those customers always right? And how should a server respond? Employers and managers can take preemptive steps to help their...
12-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

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

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17-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

Resolving to Be More Generous in the New Year

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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

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17-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Baylor Expert Available to Discuss Ukraine/Russia Issues

15-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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