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Thursday, July 9, 2015

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Study Finds It’s Not What You Do, but How You Get Yourself to Exercise That Matters

Developing any habit starts with a routine. The trick is making exercise a habit that is hard to break. A new Iowa State University study shows that... (more)

– Iowa State University

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In Tight Money Times, Parents Favor Daughters Over Sons

When a family finds itself in tough economic times, parents are likely to be more financially generous to a daughter than to a son. And the reason... (more)

– Rutgers University

Science News

09-Jul-2015

Women Inventors, Treating Anorexia, 3D Models of the Intestine, and More Top Stories 9 July 2015

Other topics include the importance of nursing in medicine, more efficient drug development, studying the arts improves medical care, and more...

– Newswise Trends

08-Jul-2015

Exercise for Arthritis, Summer Weight Loss, ACA and Lower Drug Costs, and More Top Stories 8 July 2015

Other topics include autism research, biofuel sources, nutrition supplements, and more...

– Newswise Trends

07-Jul-2015

Dementia Predictors, Autonomous Taxis, Extra Heartbeats, and More Top Stories 7 July 2015

Other topics include repairing injured nerves, busted heart attack treatment, decorative brain molecules, and more...

– Newswise Trends

Arts and Humanities

06-Jul-2015

‘Here Comes the Sun’: Does Pop Music Have a ‘Rhythm of the Rain?’

Weather is frequently portrayed in popular music, with a new scientific study finding over 750 popular music songs referring to weather, the most common being sun and rain, and blizzards being the least common.

(Embargo expired on 06-Jul-2015 at 19:05 ET)

Weather, July 2015, Vol.70, No. 7, doi:10.1002/wea.2464

– University of Southampton

Social and Behavioral Sciences

09-Jul-2015

Study Finds It’s Not What You Do, but How You Get Yourself to Exercise That Matters

Developing any habit starts with a routine. The trick is making exercise a habit that is hard to break. A new Iowa State University study shows that may be easier to accomplish by focusing on cues that make going to the gym automatic.

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Health Psychology

– Iowa State University

08-Jul-2015

Study: Why Social Workers Aren’t Discussing Religion and Spirituality with Clients

New research by a Baylor University professor shows that licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), who account for the largest number of clinically trained helping professionals, believe that discussions about their clients’ religion and spirituality can often lead to improved health and mental health, but practitioners are not integrating these conversations into their counseling sessions.

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– Baylor University

The Fascination with Selfies and Why Industry Will Follow Disney’s Lead on Selfie Sticks

Technology has fueled the fascination with selfies. Two Iowa State professors talk about the selfie trend and why more entertainment venues will follow Disney's lead to ban selfie sticks.

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– Iowa State University

07-Jul-2015

Continued Development of Natural Gas Resources at the Current Rate Might Incur the “Dutch Disease” Over the Israeli Economy

The study, which presents an economic model of the effects of the development of the country’s natural gas resources on the entire Israeli economy, points to an increase in the overall GDP, but also harm to the competitiveness of other sectors of the economy

Natural Gas and the Israeli Society

– University of Haifa

In Tight Money Times, Parents Favor Daughters Over Sons

When a family finds itself in tough economic times, parents are likely to be more financially generous to a daughter than to a son. And the reason has to do with something parents often tell their adult children – they really want grandchildren. And researchers led by Kristina Durante of Rutgers Business School have found that evolution have made this urge instinctual - based on the higher statistical probability that a daughter will produce offspring than a son.

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Journal of Consumer Research DOI: 10.1093/jcr/ucv023

– Rutgers University

Adolescent Exposure to E-Cigarette TV Ads Increases Likelihood of Future Use

Adolescents who are exposed to e-cigarette TV advertising are more likely to try e-cigarettes in the future, according to a groundbreaking experiment from researchers at RTI International.

American Journal of Preventative Medicine , July-2015

– RTI International

Longtime Wichita State University Professors Discuss Politics, Change

Wichita State University's Kenneth Ciboski has taught political science at WSU for 47 years. Melvin Kahn has taught political science for 45 years. Ciboski is an avowed Republican and Kahn is a staunch Democrat. But the two men prefer to handle their political differences old-school -- with mutual respect and intellectual integrity.

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– Wichita State University

LifeWire Announcements

Actor Haley Ramm and Cast of ABC Family’s Chasing Life Take the #Pajama Challenge for #AARDA and #Autoimmune Awareness

Actress Haley Ramm and the cast of ABC Family's "Chasing Life" accept the pajama challenge for the Autoimmune Disease Association and autoimmune disease awareness.

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– American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)

Chicago Harris Launches Executive Education Program for Women in Public Leadership

The University of Chicago is launching an executive education program designed to give participants the tools they need to take on leadership roles in the public square.

– University of Chicago

New One-of-a-Kind Rowan University VR Center Expands Research, Partnership Opportunities

Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, opened a one-of-a-kind Virtual Reality Center, poised to support R&D and find solutions to real-world problems in New Jersey and around the world.

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– Rowan University

John Longbrake Appointed Vice President for Communications

John Longbrake, an accomplished leader in higher education communications, has been appointed Vice President for Communications at the University of Chicago after a national search. His appointment is effective August 24, 2015.

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– University of Chicago

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