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Peak Age of Binge Drinking is on the Rise with Higher Levels Later into Young Adulthood, Particularly for Women

Binge drinking, frequently defined as consuming five or more drinks per occasion, is associated with a host of societal and health risks. Young adults have higher risk for negative consequences of binge drinking (e.g. health and psychosocial consequ...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 14-Jan-2019 at 10:00 ET

Arts and Humanities


Cop voice: Jay-Z, Public Enemy songs highlight police tactic to frighten people of color

What do songs by artists like Jay-Z and Public Enemy have in common? They feature representations of ‘cop voice,’ a racialized way of speaking that police use to weaponize their voices around people of color, according to faculty at Binghamton Un...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies, Nov-2018

Michiko Itatani’s cosmic paintings focus of online exhibition

DePaul University professor Laura Kina considers Michiko Itatani an ‘artistic mother’ and recently curated an online exhibition that explores Itatani’s work through essays, audio interviews and dynamic visual displays.

– DePaul University


National Geographic spotlights Tulane professor’s work

Article provides much more detail about the findings than had previously been revealed.

– Tulane University

National Geographic

includes video

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Martin Luther King III Inspires Hope, Respect at Commemoration for His Father

On what would have been his father’s 90th birthday, Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of the celebrated civil rights leader, addressed a capacity crowd in Cedars-Sinai's Harvey Morse Auditorium, taking them on a stirring journey through his ch...

– Cedars-Sinai

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Wearable sensor can detect hidden anxiety, depression in young children

Anxiety and depression in young children are hard to detect and often go untreated, potentially leading to anxiety disorders and increased risk of suicide and drug abuse later. In a PLOS ONE study, researchers showed a wearable sensor detected these ...

– University of Vermont

Embargo expired on 16-Jan-2019 at 14:00 ET

Most Parents Say Hands-on, Intensive Parenting Is Best

Most parents say a child-centered, time-intensive approach to parenting is the best way to raise their kids, regardless of education, income or race.

– Cornell University

Social Forces


Personality Type Could Shape Attitudes Toward Body Weight of Others, Researchers Say

Researchers found that personality traits have a significant bearing on a person’s attitudes toward obesity, their implicit theories of weight and their willingness to engage in derisive fat talk or weight discrimination.

– Florida State University

Personality and Individual Differences

Difficulties with audiovisual processing contributes to dyslexia in children

A University at Buffalo psychologist has published a neuroimaging study that could help develop tests for early identification of dyslexia.

– University at Buffalo


Study: Despite Progress, Gay Fathers and Their Children Still Structurally Stigmatized

A study published in the February 2019 “Pediatrics” journal suggests the majority of gay fathers and their children continue to experience stigma with potentially harmful physical and psychological effects, despite legal, media and social advance...

– University of Vermont



Sexual Minorities More Likely to Suffer Severe Substance Use Disorders

Researchers know that lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals are more likely than heterosexuals to use alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, but until now they didn't know to what degree.

– University of Michigan

LGBT Health

Demi Lovato’s Overdose Causes Surge in Media, but Few Mentions of Lifesaving Hotline

A recent celebrity suicide and another celebrity's drug overdose point to differences in the way that toll-free helplines are publicized when such major news stories occur.

– Johns Hopkins University

JAMA Internal Medicine, Jan-2019

Studying Total Worker Health—Research Methods and Measures

Total Worker Health (TWH) is a holistic approach to improving well-being in the American workforce. Recommendations from an expert workshop seeking to strengthen the evidence supporting TWH interventions are presented in a special article in the Nove...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Technology use explains at most 0.4 percent of adolescent wellbeing, new study finds

Researchers at the University of Oxford have performed the most definitive study to date on the relationship between technology use and adolescent mental health, examining data from over 300,000 teenagers and parents in the UK and USA. At most, only ...

– University of Oxford

Nature Human Behaviour

Love connection: Joint bank accounts prompt romantic partners to spend more wisely, study finds

New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that people who share money from a joint account are less likely to wastefully spend for fear of having to justify the expenses.

– University of Notre Dame

Journal of Consumer Psychology (JCP)

Seattle Bike Share Programs Show Infrequent Helmet Use, Little Disparity in Access to Bikes Among Neighborhoods

People riding free-floating bike share rentals in Seattle are wearing helmets infrequently, according to a new analysis conducted by University of Washington researchers. Only 20 percent of bike share riders wore helmets in the study, while more tha...

– University of Washington

Journal of Community Health, Dec-2018; Journal of Transport Geography



Student Turns Microorganisms Into Art, Becomes Vital Part of Genome Research

Julia Van Etten’s Couch Microscopy Instagram page has attracted 17,700 followers in a year and a half, thanks to her breathtakingly detailed videos and photos of diatoms, algae, plankton, insect larvae and other microorganisms collected from New J...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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Researchers Pioneer Microfluidics-Enabled Manufacturing of Macroscopic Graphene Fibers

A team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a new microfluidics-assisted technique for developing high-performance macroscopic graphene fibers. Graphene fiber, a recently discovered member of the carbon fiber family, has p...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Nature Nanotechnology; Science

Embargo expired on 15-Jan-2019 at 13:00 ET

Sustainability: More Than a Buzzword at RU’s New Sustainable Facilities Center

Rowan University researchers are interested in keeping things green and cost-effective – not only on campus, but also in readiness centers (formerly known as armories) and other sites across New Jersey.

– Rowan University

Fellowship Program at Rutgers Aims to Improve Access to Surgical Care in Colombia—and Closer to Home

Global surgery is often referred to as the neglected stepchild of global health, but Gregory Peck, DO, assistant professor of surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is trying to change that through a global surgery fellowship program ...

– Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

CSU Online Programs Wired for Success

Online programs at California State University campuses are among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2019 Best Online Programs rankings released January 15.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

LifeWire Announcements

Innovative New Degree in Business Analytics Announced

A new undergraduate degree program in business analytics is coming to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this year. The major, approved by the New York State Education Department last month, will be offered through the Lally School of Management beginn...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 17-Jan-2019 at 09:00 ET

UIC ranked among top 5 in the nation for online degree programs

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s online bachelor’s degree program rankings continue to rise. According to the latest rankings in U.S. News & World Report, UIC’s online programs — in health information management, business administrat...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Olin College Announces Call for Participation in Tenth Session of the Collaboratory Summer Institute

In June 2019, Olin College will host the tenth session of the Collaboratory Summer Institute: Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences. This weeklong interactive workshop provides institutional teams of educators with the opportunity to concei...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Path to 2060: UVA Darden Report Examines Prospects for Industrials Sector

A new report from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business explores new and emerging technologies that may hold promise for decarbonizing the world’s industrials sector.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

APA Names First Chief Advocacy Officer

The American Psychological Association has named Katherine B. McGuire its first chief advocacy officer, responsible for implementing a unified, strategic vision for the association’s government relations efforts and coordinating APA’s broader adv...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Eccles School MBA Online program ranked No. 17 in the nation

The MBA Online program at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business has been ranked top 20 in the nation in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Online MBA rankings, landing at No. 17 overall and No. 4 in the West.

– University of Utah

Embargo expired on 15-Jan-2019 at 00:05 ET

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Ranks No.1 for Online Nursing Education by U.S. News & World Report

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has the No. 1 online nursing program in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report Best Online Program 2019 rankings. The school advanced from its previous No. 5 ranking marking a significant move in ...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Architectural teams named finalists in design competition for new performing arts center at UIC

Three finalists chosen to compete to design a proposed $94.5M performing arts center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Finance Expert Prabhala Joins Faculty of Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Nagpurnanand Prabhala, an expert in empirical corporate finance and financial intermediation, has joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s full-time faculty as a professor in the research track.

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

ASU engineering ranks in U.S. News’ top 10 best online programs

Innovative technology and award-winning faculty propel Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering to #9 among online graduate engineering programs nationwide

– Arizona State University (ASU)

ASU Online undergraduate degrees ranked No. 2 in the nation by US News & World Report

The online undergraduate program at Arizona State University has been ranked No. 2 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, earning a score of 98 out of 100. Four online master’s degree programs at ASU also were ranked in the top 10 in the countr...

– Arizona State University (ASU)

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Four Universities, One Day of Service for New Orleans

Students from Dillard University, Loyola University, University of New Orleans (UNO) and Tulane University will participate in the annual day of service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, January 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The students wi...

– Tulane University





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