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Newswise LifeWire
Monday, February 9, 2015

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Arts and Humanities


New Harper Lee Novel a Literary Event to Savor, Ponder

Creighton professor and novelist offers thoughts on the new Lee novel due in July.

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– Creighton University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


University of Utah Researchers: Federal Lands Takeover Would Harm the Public

The transfer of 31 million acres of land managed by the federal government to Utah would hinder public land management reforms and harm the state, according to a newly released analysis by researchers at the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and Environment at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law.

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– University of Utah


Settling for 'Mr. Right Now' Better Than Waiting for 'Mr. Right'

Evolutionary researchers have determined that settling for “Mr. Okay” is a better evolutionary strategy than waiting for “Mr. Perfect.” When studying the evolution of risk aversion Michigan State University researchers found that it is in our nature – traced back to the earliest humans – to take the safe bet when stakes are high, such as whether or not we will mate.

Scientific Reports

– Dick Jones Communications

Pop Culture


Valentine’s Day Warning to Companies: Extolling Love Extinguishes Sales

Research shows that by promoting relationships this Valentine's Day, companies may be conveying they “love you not...”

Journal of Marketing Research

– University of Southern California Marshall School of Business

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Elite College Athletes Should Be Paid: Economists

The NCAA recently voted to allow schools to begin compensating its student-athletes for their entire cost of attendance, but economists from Vanderbilt University and the University of Chicago say it’s not nearly enough.

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Journal of Economic Perspectives

– Vanderbilt University

LifeWire Announcements

UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business Announces Namesake Paul Merage as 2015 Distinguished Executive Commencement Speaker

Paul Merage, noted entrepreneur, chairman and CEO of MIG investment companies, and namesake of The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine, will give the commencement address at the 2015 business school graduation ceremony to be held Monday, June 15, 2015, in the Bren Events Center on the UC Irvine campus.

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– University of California, Irvine, The Paul Merage School of Business

Foundation Commits $500 Million Toward Kids' Healthy Weight

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation doubles its commitment toward reversing childhood obesity. [Original content available at and may be reproduced in whole or part without permission as long as you do not alter the text used and provide proper attribution to the American Heart Association.]

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– Voices for Healthy Kids

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