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Arts and Humanities


Walmart, as Channeled Through the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Proves Fertile Ground for Fiction

Like its Egyptian namesake, The Walmart Book of the Dead contains spells and illustrations (albeit as descriptive passages), using them to craft a loose narrative in short chapters centered around a different character; there's a shoplifter, circuit ...

– Case Western Reserve University


Why Do People in New Democracies Stop Voting?

An exhaustive study of legislative elections in all 91 democracies that were born around the world from 1939 to 2015 finds that in half of them, there was a substantial decline in voter turnout. But what actually caused people to stay home depended o...

– Universite de Montreal

American Political Science Review

Are You Happy You Voted – or Didn't?

An analysis of 22 election-period surveys in five countries shows that people who cast a ballot are much more glad they did than people who abstain.

– Universite de Montreal

Party Politics


In the Middle East, Two-Thirds Get News on Social Media; Less Than Half Trust it

Trust in the news media is high across the Middle East, but significantly less so on social media, according to the fifth annual survey of media use and public opinion by Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q).

– Northwestern University

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


For a Better 'I,' There Needs to Be a Supportive 'We'

If you're one of those lucky individuals with high motivation and who actively pursues personal growth goals, thank your family and friends who support you.

– University of Michigan


Can Gardening Prevent Cancer?

Public health researchers, armed with a $1 million American Cancer Society grant, have launched one of the first randomized controlled trials ever to study the physical and psychological benefits of community gardening.

– University of Colorado Boulder


New Yorkers Worried About Health Care Costs, Less About Quality of Care

High cost is by far the most important health care issue for New Yorkers, and their concern about it is growing. In a recent survey of a representative sample of New York state residents, 58 percent said the high cost of health care is their biggest ...

– Cornell University

Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures

Texas Tech University Research Facility Going to the Dogs

The Canine Olfaction Laboratory at the Texas Tech research farm near New Deal gives professors and students hands-on opportunities working with pooches

– Texas Tech University



Fitbits Could Lead to Negative Impact on Pupils’ Well-Being, Study Finds

Pupils in secondary schools are reluctant to see fitness and health tracking devices such as Fitbits introduced into Physical Exercise lessons in schools and the device could potentially cause a negative impact on students’ overall well-being, rese...

– University of Birmingham

Sport, Education and Society, Sept-2017

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Studies Inconsistent on When Concussed Students Should Return to Learn, Policies and Protocols May Be Needed

Reintegration into school has been a noticeably neglected area of focus in concussion research, particularly in comparison to research on return-to-play. When and how a student should be fully integrated into the classroom are just two questions UAB ...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Rehabilitation Psychology, Sept-2017

Standing Tall: UVA Darden First Year Launches Mission-Driven Sock Business

Dan and Mike Friedman launched their business, Tall Order, which offers fashionable socks for plus-sized feet. The other, more somber impetus behind the launch is the desire to commemorate the legacy of their father, Andrew, who was working at the Wo...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

From Science to Finance: SLAC Summer Interns Forge New Paths in STEM

Internships at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have a way of opening surprising doors to the future.

– SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Law and Public Policy


Latest Efforts of ACA Repeal, College Student Voting, Voter Rewards, and More in the U.S. Politics News Source

Go here for the latest political experts, features and research in U.S. Politics

– Newswise


UChicago Medicine research finds gaps in measures screening for hunger in hospitals

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines for screening hospital patients or their caregivers to see if they have enough food missed a quarter of people living in “food insecure” households, according to research by the University of Chicag...

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Law School Podcast: Cannabis and the Law

In the 14th episode of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Planet Lex podcast series, host Dean Daniel Rodriguez talks to Charlie Bachtell, CEO of Cresco Labs, and Northwestern Law alumna Dina Rollman, chief counsel at Green Thumb Industries (GTI...

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– Northwestern University

LifeWire Announcements

Princeton Review Names University of North Florida ‘Best in the Southeast’ College

For the ninth consecutive year, the University of North Florida is one of the best colleges in the Southeast, according to The Princeton Review. The nationally-known education services company recommends UNF in its “Best in the Southeast” list fo...

– University of North Florida

Susan and Stephen Wilson Establish Engagement Fund at Block Museum of Art

Northwestern University Trustee Stephen R. Wilson ’70, ’74 MBA and Susan K. Wilson ’70 have established the Wilson Fund at the Block Museum of Art to support community outreach efforts.

– Northwestern University

National Endowment for Humanities Awards Professor Laurie Arnold $138,662 Grant

SPOKANE, Wash. – The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Laurie Arnold, assistant professor of history and director of Gonzaga University’s Native American Studies program, a $138,662 grant to host a Summer Institute for faculty dev...

– Gonzaga University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Showcasing Innovative Architectural Design

New work from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture that explores sustainable building practices, new design and fabrication strategies, architectural acoustics, and the integration of new technologies will be showcased at the W...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)





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