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Monday, December 18, 2017

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


How Much People Earn Is Associated with How They Experience Happiness

People who earn more money tend to experience more positive emotions focused on themselves, while people who earn less take greater pleasure in their relationships and ability to connect with others, according to research published by the American Ps...

– American Psychological Association (APA)


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Our Memory Shifts Into High Gear When We Think About Raising Our Children, New Study Shows

Human memory has evolved so people better recall events encountered while they are thinking about raising their offspring, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Cognition and Memory, Dec-2017

Embargo expired on 15-Dec-2017 at 12:00 ET

Turning ‘Give Me’ Into ‘Give Ye’

Ads for the latest toy or gadget captivate kids and pin parents between tight budgets and the desire to fulfill their children's wishes. Dr. Jennifer Caudle offers tips on helping to limit those wish lists and on reminding children this is also the s...

– Rowan University

Six Tips to Survive Holiday Stress

how to cope with stress over the holiday month.

Expert Available

– Loyola University Health System


Reddit Discussion Gives a Clearer Picture of What It’s Like to Be Poor

In a recently published study which drew its data from Reddit, a social media and discussion website, University of Georgia researchers got a clearer picture of what being poor in America is like.

– University of Georgia

Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work

Study Suggests Social Workers Lack Tools to Identify Potential Chronic Child Neglect

Neglect accounts for the majority of all child protection cases in the United States, yet child welfare workers lack effective assessment tools for identifying the associated risk and protective factors of chronic neglect. The ineffective assessments...

– University at Buffalo

Child & Family Social Work

SLU Researcher Leads Call for Action to Address Gambling Disorders

Scholars from more than 25 universities across the United States have issued a Gambling Call to Action Statement regarding the need for more research on gambling and its mental and physical health consequences.

– Saint Louis University



New Study: First Distance Education State Almanacs Published

The Distance Education State Almanac 2017, conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group and the Digital Learning Compass organization, reveals very different patterns of distance enrollments among the fifty states.

– Babson College

Law and Public Policy


Bail Reform Key Fix for Jail Overcrowding, New Research From University of Utah Law Professor Shows

Research by Shima Baughman, a professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, provides a concrete plan for safely reducing jail numbers as the nation continues to grapple with overcrowded jails.

– University of Utah

Embargo expired on 18-Dec-2017 at 08:00 ET


Will the FCC's Reversal of Net Neutrality Affect Your Internet Speed? Not So Fast

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 on Dec. 14 to overturn the net neutrality rule that was put in place in 2015 by the then-FCC. What does it mean for different stakeholders, including consumers, companies and communities?

Expert Available

– Texas A&M University


Vanderbilt Poll: Tennesseans Are More Moderate Than People Think

When polled about a variety of state and national issues, registered Tennessee voters revealed policy preferences that are much more moderate than one would expect.

– Vanderbilt University

LifeWire Announcements

Tufts University School of Medicine Unveils New Anatomy Lab, Kicks Off 125th Anniversary

Tufts University School of Medicine opens new gross anatomy lab, introducing a modern, enlarged space for students to learn essential anatomical training. The lab’s opening celebration also launched the school’s 125th anniversary.

– Tufts University

Tufts University School of Medicine 125th anniversary

Texas Tech Awarded McNair Postbaccalaureate Grant

Texas Tech University has been named a recipient of a five-year, $1,161,325 grant from the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, one of eight educational opportunity programs within the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal TRIO ...

– Texas Tech University

Danforth Center Receives Significant Support From Boeing for Science Education and Outreach

Boeing is providing the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center with a $85,000 grant in support of Green Means Grow, a centerpiece of the Danforth Center’s STEM education and outreach program.

– Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project Returns for 13th Year

The Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) and the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University are seeking the nation’s most talented young songwriters and writing teams for the 13th annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project....

– Northwestern University

Pacific University (Ore.) Receives $200,000 From W.M. Keck Foundation for Undergraduate Research Initiative

Grant will fund Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Inquiry curriculum featuring methodologies unique to the arts and humanities.

– Pacific University (Ore.)





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