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The Type and Number of Drinker-related Harms Differ by Proximity and Gender

While many people consider drinking to be a pleasurable activity at home or in social venues with friends, it can result in harm to the user and to others who are affected by the user’s drinking. These harms can include inter-personal violence, fet...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 23-Jul-2018 at 10:00 ET

Arts and Humanities


ISU Lecturer Incorporates Three Ecosystems Into Sculpture for Jester Park Nature Center

Reinaldo Correa, architecture lecturer, is constructing “Whispers of Nature,” a 12-foot-tall, tree-like sculpture for the new Jester Park Nature Center in Granger. Correa was inspired by the prairie, woodlands and wetlands within Jester Park comb...

– Iowa State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Despite Negative Consequences, Benevolent Sexism Helps in Search for Mate

Some women may like it when a man opens the door on a first date or offers to pay the bill at dinner, while others may find the gestures insulting. New research provides an alternative explanation as to why some women respond positively.

– Iowa State University

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Artwork May Help Improve Patients’ Perceptions of Their Hospital Experience

Patients’ perceptions of the hospital they’re being treated in may be improved by the type of artwork hanging in hospital rooms, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

– Penn State College of Medicine

The Journal of Hospital Medicine


Averting Toxic Chats: Computer Model Predicts When Online Conversations Turn Sour

The internet offers the potential for constructive dialogue and cooperation, but online conversations too often degenerate into personal attacks. In hopes that those attacks can be averted, Cornell University researchers have created a model to predi...

– Cornell University


Unless We Spot Changes, Most Life Experiences Are Fabricated From Memories

We may not be able to change recent events in our lives, but how well we remember them plays a key role in how our brains model what’s happening in the present and predict what is likely to occur in the future, finds new research in the Journal of ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General; T32AG000030 and R21AG05231401

Concept Using ‘Reference Prices’ Offers Another Way of Looking at How Consumers Make Their Choices, Johns Hopkins Researcher Says

A new study by a Johns Hopkins University researcher presents a broader model using “reference prices,” which he says may better account for how consumers make their choices.

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management


How We See Others’ Emotions Depends on Our Pre-Conceived Beliefs

How we see emotions on another person’s face depends on our pre-conceived views of how we understand these emotions. The study makes new insights into how we recognize facial expressions of emotion, which is critical for successful interactions in ...

– New York University

Nature Human Behaviour

Embargo expired on 23-Jul-2018 at 11:00 ET

Paying Parents to Read to Their Children Boosts Literacy Skills

Researchers have found a surprising way to help boost the skills of children with language impairment: Pay their parents to read to them.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Study: Caregivers Should Understand Possible Adverse Effects on Well-being

Although it may be difficult to imagine refusing to care for a loved one when they’re in need, it’s important to understand the toll such caretaking may have before agreeing to take it on. That’s where Texas Tech University professor Charlene K...

– Texas Tech University

Slacking on Your Savings? Cognitive Bias Could Be to Blame

A new study by Cornell University neuroscientists suggests that, to some degree, we can blame limited savings on our brains in addition to our bills. According to the study, humans have a cognitive bias toward earning, which makes us unconsciously sp...

– Cornell University

Nature Communications

Habitat For Humanity To Implement Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Program for Aging-in-Place

More communities nationwide will have an opportunity to improve the lives of low-income, older adults through the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s innovative CAPABLE program, which will be implemented by Habitat for Humanity in six new areas acros...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

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UVA Darden Professors Tell the ‘New Story of Business’

University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professors Ed Freeman and Bobby Parmar presented their talk, The New Story Business, to a standing room-only crowd in San Francisco on 17 July.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

This UVA Darden Alumna May Have Solved Shoppers’ ‘Generic Vs. Brand Name’ Dilemma

Darden alumna Meg Greenhalgh creates Brandefy, an app that helps consumers decide between generic and name-brand products through ingredient comparisons and user reviews, and closed an initial funding round.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


UTEP Pharmacy Program Closer to Full Accreditation

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) has elevated The University of Texas at El Paso's School of Pharmacy to "candidate" status, taking the school one step closer to earning full accreditation in 2021. Candidate status provides ...

– University of Texas at El Paso

Building a Better Bilingual Classroom

Across the state, the CSU is leading the way in creating dual-language immersion programs. The result: confident students who are both bilingual and biliterate.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


How Students View Intelligence May Affect How They Internalize Academic Stress, Study Finds

As students transition into high school, many see their grades drop. And while some students are resilient in the midst of this challenge, others succumb to the pressure. How they think about themselves and their abilities could make the difference, ...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Child Development

How a Frog Puppet and an Amateur Chef are Helping Kids Eat Healthier in NYC’s “Urban Food Desert”

Rutgers public health expert Christopher Ackerman teams up with a frog puppet to improve nutrition education in the South Bronx

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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Pop Culture


Stop, Look and Listen -- Maybe Even Taste -- Before Posting Adventures on Social Media

Quick! Snap a selfie and share the sensations! Or not. If you want to preserve the memories, process before you post, says a Baylor University psychologist.

– Baylor University

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Law and Public Policy


Why People Vote Against Their Interests: The Government-Citizen Disconnect

For decades, Americans' anger at government has been growing, despite the increase in benefits people receive from that same government. Suzanne Mettler explores this growing gulf between people’s perceptions of government and the actual role it pl...

– Cornell University


New Study Finds Police-Related Fatalities May Occur Twice as Often as Reported

According to a new study led by a Cornell University researchers, an average of nearly three men in the United States are killed by police use of deadly force every day. This accounts for 8 percent of all homicides with adult male victims – twice a...

– Cornell University

American Journal of Public Health, July 2018


States Boost Renewable Energy and Economic Development When Utilities Adopt Renewable Standards

A group of researchers led by Sanya Carley of Indiana University closely examined the history and evolution of state renewable portfolio standards and interviewed more than 40 experts about renewable portfolio standards implementation. The researcher...

– University of Utah

Nature Energy

Embargo expired on 23-Jul-2018 at 11:00 ET

Red-Light Cameras Don’t Reduce Traffic Accidents or Improve Public Safety: Analysis

Red-light cameras don’t reduce the number of traffic accidents or injuries at intersections where the devices are installed, according a new analysis by Case Western Reserve University.

– Case Western Reserve University

Social Science Research Network

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

ACSM-Backed PHIT Bill Passes House of Representatives

U.S. House approved bill that would provides Americans with the ability to invest in active, healthy activities that promote improved health. The legislation now moves to the Senate for consideration.

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Endocrine Disruptors – Put Exposure Reduction at the Centre of EU Action Now, Urge Health Groups

As the European Commission’s consultation on a roadmap for a framework on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) comes to a close, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) urges the European Commission to ensure that meaningful reduction of citize...

– Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

LifeWire Announcements

US Department of State, UVA Darden and Concordia Announce Finalists for 2018 P3 Impact Award

Finalists for the 2018 P3 Impact Award were announced by the Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society and Concordia. The award recognizes exe...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing's Jacquelyn Campbell Named Nursing Edge Runner

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Professor Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named an American Academy of Nursing Edge Runner for her program, Danger Assessment: An Instrument to Help Abused Women Assess Their Risk of Homicide.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

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Alumna J. Meejin Yoon to return as first female dean of Cornell’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning

J. Meejin Yoon, B.Arch. ’95, will return to Cornell as the next dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced July 24. Yoon is the first woman named to the position since the college was formed in 1896. ...

– Cornell University

Ron Anderson Appointed Interim Dean of the Fox School of Business

At Temple since 2012, he will also oversee the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management.

– Temple University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

New York Autoimmune Weekend to Educate & Inspire

AARDA will host an "Autoimmune Weekend" to include a free Public Forum at NYU ("What Every American Needs to Know About Autoimmune Disease") and the New York Autoimmune Walk at Pier 45 in Greenwich Village, September 15-16.

– American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)

Embargo expired on 25-Jul-2018 at 18:00 ET

High School Students Work with DFA to Design Solutions for Social Problems

At least 20 high school students from Chicago and Evanston will join more than 100 college students from all over the country at Design for America’s annual summit, where they will design solutions for problems in their communities.

– Northwestern University

LifeWire Marketplace

UC San Diego and Spin Showcase Strong Bikeshare Pilot Program Results

The University of California San Diego and Spin, the dockless personal mobility company, are announcing the results of a bikeshare partnership pilot program which was created to provide more than 36,000 students, faculty and staff with an affordable,...

– University of California San Diego





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