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Where There Are More Local Community Banks, Rural Entrepreneurs Are More Likely to Obtain Conventional Business Loans


The greater the proportion of local banks in a nonmetropolitan area, the better the chances that a conventional business loan helped start or expand a business, according to a Baylor University study. The finding suggests that a locally oriented...
22-Jan-2018 11:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

Using the Internet May Prompt Religious ‘Tinkering’ Rather Than Belief in Only One Religion


Internet use may decrease the likelihood of a person affiliating with a religious tradition or believing that only one religion is true, according to a Baylor University study. The research is published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of...
16-Jan-2018 8:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Can Writing Your ‘To-Do’s’ Help You to Doze? Baylor Study Suggests Jotting Down Pending Tasks Can Speed the Trip to Dreamland


Writing a “to-do” list at bedtime may aid in falling asleep, according to a Baylor University study. Research compared sleep patterns of participants who took five minutes to write down upcoming duties versus participants who chronicled...
11-Jan-2018 11:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

Oversimplifying Beliefs About Causes of Mental Illness May Hinder Social Acceptance

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Belief that mental illness is biological has increased among both health experts and the public in recent years. But campaigns to treat it as a disease and remove stigma may be lacking because other factors, such as bad character and upbringing,...
9-Jan-2018 11:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Bosses Who “Phone Snub” Their Employees Risk Losing Trust and Engagement, Baylor Researchers Say


Supervisors who cannot tear themselves away from their smartphones while meeting with employees risk losing their employees’ trust and, ultimately, their engagement, according to a new research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of...
13-Dec-2017 4:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

‘Safe’ Tanners Who Use Sprays and Lotions Less Likely to Get Tattoos and Piercings than Frequent Sunbathers and Tanning Bed Users


People who often sunbathe or use tanning beds are more likely to try risky weight-loss methods and have cosmetic surgery, as well as get tattoos and piercings. But while people who seldom tan also may try unsafe diets and cosmetic surgery, they...
4-Dec-2017 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

White Male Gun Owners Who Have Felt Economic Stress Are More Likely to Feel Morally and Emotionally Attached to Guns


White male gun owners who have lost, or fear losing, their economic footing tend to feel morally and emotionally attached to their guns, according to a Baylor University study. This segment of the population also is most likely to say that violence...
27-Nov-2017 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Protecting the Wild: Baylor Professor Helps to Minimize Recreation Disturbance to Wildlife


In a cover story published this week in the Ecological Society of America’s premier journal, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Kevin J. Gutzwiller, Ph.D., professor of biology in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, and...
2-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Considering a New Year’s Resolution for 2018? Baylor University Experts Can Help


As 2018 approaches, many Americans are considering ways to improve themselves via New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s personal, like losing weight or clearing clutter, or it’s professional, such as being a better manager or breaking away from...
20-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST

Black Gospel Music Expert Discusses Timelessness of Christmas Spirituals and How They Differ From Christmas Carols


A cherished parts of the holiday season is gathering to sing and listen to such Christmas carols as Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing and The First Noel. But a Baylor University expert in black gospel music loves another Christmas tradition:...
8-Dec-2017 8:05 AM EST

Something to Chew On: Baylor University Nutrition Expert Exposes Five Myths About Food


When it comes to food, don’t swallow all that information online and on social media. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, nutrition experts are busting a lot of the myths with science-based...
20-Nov-2017 1:05 AM EST

Is Trump Addicted to Twitter? A Baylor Social Media and Smartphone Addiction Expert Has the Answer


President Donald Trump has said that Twitter is his way of communicating his thoughts directly with the world, bypassing the more traditional means of using the news media, which he tends to distrust. The president’s daily use of social media begs...
24-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT

What Makes Horror Movies Scary? “We do,” Says Baylor Film Expert


The best scary movies adapt to society’s current fears and turn current cultural, social and political preoccupations into elements of horror, says James Kendrick, a Baylor University film historian and an expert on the horror film genre.
24-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT

Hollywood Leaves ‘Great Deal of Money on the Table’ Regarding Movies Featuring Actors of Color, Baylor Expert Says


Movies like “Marshall” that are built around actors of color and have appeal to consumers of color historically see a significant surge in ticket sales in weeks five through eight – if producers are willing to keep them in theaters that long...
17-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT

Impact of Protests on NFL Brand? Baylor Sports Sales Expert is Watching How 'Generations,' Millennials Respond


25-Sep-2017 3:45 PM EDT

Baylor Water Quality & Environmental Health Expert Can Speak on Water Contamination Challenges Post Hurricane Harvey


1-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT

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