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Cerebellum and cognition: Impact of co-use of alcohol and cigarettes

There is consistent evidence that having an alcohol use disorder is associated with abnormalities in the cerebellum, a structure attached to the bottom of the brain that is involved in coordinating posture and balance but also in supporting some cogn...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 15-Nov-2019 at 10:00 ET

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Personality Traits Affect Retirement Spending

How quickly you spend your savings in retirement may have as much or more to do with your personality than whether you have a lot of debt or want to leave an inheritance.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Psychology and Aging

Embargo expired on 18-Nov-2019 at 09:00 ET

Platforms Can’t Settle on “Appropriate” Engagement-Boosting Practices

Researchers at Rutgers University say more consistent standards are needed for advertisers, journalists, influencers and marketers seeking to boost their visibility on platforms such as Google, Facebook and Instagram.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Social Media & Society

Quit on The Great American Smokeout and Stay Quit with Monday

On November 21, people from across the country will participate in this year’s Great American Smokeout, “Day 1” of their journey toward a smoke-free life. Deciding to quit is a major step forward, but research shows that it may take current smo...

– Monday Campaigns

Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine (JAMA)


Color, culture or cousin: FSU researcher explores interracial dating

A new study from Florida State University researcher Shantel G. Buggs examined how the growing population of multiracial women view interracial relationships and what that illustrates about American’s broader views about race.

– Florida State University

Marriage and Family

Countdown to Iowa: The U.S. and Iran

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Robert Malley and Ray Takeyh join host James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. policy toward Iran.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

James M. Lindsay, "Should the United States Maintain Maximum Pressure on Iran", The President's Inbox, November 12, 2019.


The Invisible US Hispanic/Latino HIV Crisis: Addressing Gaps in the National Response

American Journal of Public Health article sees heightened dangers for Hispanics/Latinos, and an urgent need for enhanced public-health response.

– New York University

American Journal of Public Health

Embargo expired on 14-Nov-2019 at 16:15 ET

Study dissects attitudes on short-term vacation rentals

Feelings of neighborhood pride, interactions with tourists and a community’s laws can all influence how neighbors feel about short-term vacation rentals.

– University of Georgia

Travel Research

Researchers Identify Seven Types of Fake News, Aiding Better Detection

To help people spot fake news, or create technology that can automatically detect misleading content, scholars first need to know exactly what fake news is, according to a team of Penn State researchers. However, they add, that’s not as simple as i...

– Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

American Behavioral Scientist

Americans maintain high levels of trust in science

A new report analyzing decades of public opinion surveys reveals that the public’s trust in scientists has remained stable and high over decades.

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Smart people may learn music faster

Why do some people learn music more quickly than others? Intelligence could play a role, according to a Michigan State University study that investigated the early stages of learning to play piano.

– Michigan State University


Can a Cat Improve Your Grandma’s Life?

Research is looking at how having a pet can help seniors

– University of Georgia



U-M research shows how wealth begets educational disparity

It's no secret that students whose families have more money typically perform better in school than those who come from homes with fewer financial resources.

– University of Michigan

Entrepreneur Exits Successful Startup Helping Latin American Artisans to Explore Future Through UVA Darden

Sophie Eckrich (Class of 2021) has had an acute curiosity regarding the disparity in global opportunity for as long as she can remember. Growing up in the cultural crossroads of Austin, Texas, with a mother from Mexico and a father from the United St...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

St. Mary's College Students McPhillips and Welles Attend Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference; McPhillips Presents Poster

St. Mary’s College environmental studies major Erin McPhillips '20 and chemistry major Coleman Welles '20 attended the ninth annual Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference in Annapolis, Maryland. McPhillips presented a poster titled “Eff...

– St. Mary's College of Maryland


Here's how you help kids crack the reading code

To help children learn to read earlier, one thing appears to be key: Learn the letters and sounds associated with the letters as early as possible. This may sound obvious, but another theory has suggested that children should first learn to read the ...

– Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

New Ideas in Psychology

Pop Culture


'Throwaway' social profiles may have a place on some platforms, with some topics

Temporary social media profiles

– University of Michigan

A Scent-sitive Subject – Essential Oil Diffusers and Your Cat

Essential oils are often presented as a naturalistic approach to personal care and home fragrance. However, just because these oils are derived from plants doesn’t make them healthy, or even safe, for your cat.

– Texas A&M University

Law and Public Policy


Expert: Citizen diplomats necessary to address rise of nationalism in Europe

DePaul University associate professor David Wellman, an expert in the relationship between diplomacy, interreligious engagement and ecological ethics in building bridges across boundaries of difference, believes that transprofessional diplomacy — ...

Expert Available

– DePaul University


Toward a more civil discourse

In our current climate of sometimes intense vitriol, reappropriation — by which a group of people reclaims words or artifacts that were previously used in a way disparaging of that group — can tame uncivil discourse, finds a new study by politica...

– Washington University in St. Louis

“Taming Uncivil Discourse”, Political Psychology

LifeWire Announcement

UIC to host WBEZ panel discussion on Asian Americans and politics

The event is being presented in partnership with UIC’s Asian American Resource and Cultural Center.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Enter the BirdSpotter Photo Contest

Calling all shutterbug bird lovers: The BirdSpotter Photo Contest is back—always a popular feature of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Project FeederWatch. The contest runs through March 12, with many great prizes available for biweekly winners and...

– Cornell University

In ‘Find Your Path,’ Leading Scientists Offer Career and Life Lessons

In “Find Your Path: Lessons from 36 Leading Scientists and Engineers,” author and Hertz Fellow Daniel Goodman presents personal accounts of the challenges, struggles, successes, U-turns, and satisfactions encountered by leaders in industry, acade...

– The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

Find Your Path: Lessons from 36 Leading Scientists and Engineers

South African ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo to hold master class at UIC

The ensemble will take part in course, “Music and Career Forum,” to increase students’ perspectives on the way music and musicians operate.

– University of Illinois at Chicago





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