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Mentor Programs Harm, More Than Help First-Year Teachers

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New teachers face challenges in the classroom, which is why schools develop mentoring programs. But a new Iowa State University study found that instead of helping, these programs can make it difficult for teachers to be effective in the classroom.
4/21/2014 11:00 AM EDT

Book Early and After Work if You Want to Enjoy Your Next Hotel Stay

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If you’re planning a summer vacation or weekend getaway, when you book your hotel room can make a big difference. A new Iowa State University study found you’ll be happier with your hotel stay if you book your room after business hours.
4/16/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Time for Marketing Campaigns to Reflect Cultural Differences Within Families

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A cereal commercial intended to tout the health benefits of Cheerios, instead sparked a debate about the interracial family featured in the ad. But for an Iowa State University marketing professor the family in the ad represented a change that is...
4/14/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Iowa State Materials Scientist Developing Materials, Electronics That Dissolve When Triggered

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An Iowa State research team is developing "transient materials" and "transient electronics" that can quickly and completely melt away when a trigger is activated. That could mean that one day you could send out a signal to destroy a lost credit card.
4/3/2014 5:45 PM EDT

Why We Think We’re Good at Something When We’re Not

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An Iowa State University professor says reality TV shows, like American Idol, are a good example of how we all have a hard time accurately evaluating our abilities.
4/2/2014 9:00 AM EDT

Limiting Screen Time Improves Sleep, Academics and Behavior, Iowa State University Study Finds

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Parents may not always see it, but efforts to limit their children’s screen time can make a difference. A new Iowa State University study found children get more sleep, do better in school and see other health benefits when parents monitor screen...
3/31/2014 4:25 PM EDT

Iowa State Engineer Builds Instrument to Study Effects of Genes, Environment on Plant Traits

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Iowa State University's Liang Dong is leading a research team that's developing an accessible instrument with the scale, flexibility and resolution needed to study how genes and environmental conditions affect plant traits.
3/25/2014 3:00 PM EDT

Life Lessons: Children Learn Aggressive Ways of Thinking and Behaving From Violent Video Games

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Children who repeatedly play violent video games are learning thought patterns that will stick with them and influence behaviors as they grow older, according to a new study by Iowa State University researchers.
3/24/2014 4:20 PM EDT

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Crime Rate Likely to Increase with Changes to Clemency Rules

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4/23/2014 1:00 PM EDT

Misconceptions About Energy Drinks Could Have Health Consequences, Says Iowa State Professor

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Many popular energy drinks contain five times the caffeine in a cup of coffee, but you won’t find the amount listed on the can. An Iowa State professor says the omission could explain why a CDC study found some young people think energy drinks are...
4/8/2014 1:00 PM EDT

Most Americans Won’t Support This Type of ‘Free Speech’

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4/2/2014 12:00 PM EDT

Bold New Calorie Counts Will Draw Attention to No. 1 Health Problem

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2/28/2014 12:00 PM EST

Minimum Wage Increase Will Do Little to Help Those Who Need It Most

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2/17/2014 1:00 PM EST

Iowa State Professor Says Privacy Concerns with New Facial Recognition Apps Like a War on Terror

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2/3/2014 11:00 AM EST

Iowa State Professors Weigh Impact of Dodd-Frank on Banking and Business

U.S. banking regulators recently approved rules for a key component of the Dodd-Frank Act more than three years after the law was initially enacted. Iowa State professors look at the impact of the law on banking and business.
12/17/2013 10:00 AM EST

Iowa State Professor Testifies to the Societal Costs of Cutting Costs in Federal Prison System

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Matt DeLisi says it would be a mistake to change federal sentencing guidelines to reduce prison overcrowding. The Iowa State University professor told the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee that cutting prison sentences would increase the crime rate.
11/12/2013 11:00 AM EST

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