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Starting drinking young predicts hospital admission for acute intoxication

In studies, younger age at first alcohol use has been associated with later alcohol problems in adult life, including heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder. That is the reason why around the world, as in the Netherlands, a key aim of alcohol policy...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 29-Nov-2019 at 10:00 ET


How your drinking co-workers affect the workplace

Excessive drinking by workers can place a burden on colleagues, whether through absenteeism, reduced productivity or alcohol-related accidents in the workplace. Research in high-income countries has revealed the high economic cost of co-workers’ d...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 27-Nov-2019 at 10:00 ET

Arts and Humanities


Fluid Dynamics Taught Through Dance

A collaboration at University of Michigan is taking a unique approach to fluid mechanics by teaching it through dance, creating Kármán Vortex Street, a dance improvisation guided by physics properties.

– American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

Embargo expired on 25-Nov-2019 at 11:30 ET

Social and Behavioral Sciences


A method with roots in AI uncovers how humans make choices in groups and social media

Using a mathematical framework with roots in artificial intelligence and robotics, UW researchers were able to uncover the process for how a person makes choices in groups. And, they also found they were able to predict a person’s choice more often...

– University of Washington

Science Advances, Nov-2019


Research: Despite What You Might Think, Sexting Isn’t Just About Sex

A new analysis from the Texas Tech University Department of Psychological Sciences shows three different, equally prevalent purposes behind sexually based messages.

– Texas Tech University

Sexuality, Sexual Health & Sexual Behavior Lab

Prayers Can Crowd Out Donations for Disaster Victims

People who offer prayers for victims of natural disasters may be less likely to donate to those victims, according to research by a University of Wyoming economist.

– University of Wyoming

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty

Children of abused mothers 50% more likely to have low IQ

Children of women who reported domestic violence in pregnancy or during the first six years of the child's life are almost 50% more likely to have a low IQ at age 8, research finds.

– University of Manchester

Wellcome Open Research

Dads in prison can bring poverty, instability for families on the outside

A new University of Washington study finds that families with a father in prison tend to live in neighborhoods with higher poverty.

– University of Washington

Social Science Research

How to measure inequality as 'experienced difference'

Researchers propose a novel twist on the widely used Gini coefficient—a workhorse statistical measure for gauging the gap between haves and have-nots.

– Santa Fe Institute

Economics Letters

10 Steps to a More Sustainable Christmas

A consumer-friendly listicle.

– Furman University

New York Times

Holidays on the Spectrum

A short feature with a list of tips to help people with autism, and their loved ones, better navigate the holidays.

– Furman University

Bridging Climate Change Disconnects

There is overwhelming evidentiary support and consensus within the scientific community related to climate change, but an NMU professor says the keys to meaningful change include effective communication that recognizes the sources of resistance and c...

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– Northern Michigan University


Why women select college majors with lower earnings potentialWhy women select college majors with lower earnings potential

Even when both male and female college students say they want to pursue a major with the best earnings prospects, the majors men choose are higher paying than the majors women choose.

– Ohio State University

Sociology of Education

All the feels: Feeling loved in everyday life linked with improved well-being

In two studies, the researchers found that people who experienced higher “felt love” — brief experiences of love and connection in everyday life — also had significantly higher levels of psychological well-being, which includes feelings of pu...

– Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

Personality and Individual Differences



Training rehabilitation counselors

Counselors who are specially trained to provide adjustment services to people with disability help their clients find gainful employment.

Expert Available

– South Dakota State University


Why It Matters: STEMinism

Women and girls are excluded from career paths in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This gender gap is causing the world to lose out on “the genius of half the population,” according to former U.S. Chief Technology Officer...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

"STEMinism", Why It Matters

Pop Culture


Tips for healthy living during the holidays

UAB provides tips for healthy eating and staying active during the upcoming holidays.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

International Journal of Environmental Health Research

Law and Public Policy


Politically extreme counties may act as magnets, migration patterns suggest

It may not be just location, location, location that influences where people move to in the United States, but also politics, politics, politics, according to a team of researchers.

– Penn State University



U.S. Public Views on Climate and Energy

Majorities of Americans say the federal government is doing too little for key aspects of the environment. And most believe the U.S. should focus on development of alternative sources of energy over expansion of fossil fuels, according to a new Pew R...

– Pew Research Center

Public Views on Climate and Energy

Embargo expired on 25-Nov-2019 at 12:00 ET

LifeWire Announcement

New CUR White Paper Advocates Recognition of Undergraduate Researcher Mentoring in Faculty Advancement

A new white paper from the Council on Undergraduate Research advocates for proper acknowledgment of faculty mentoring of undergraduate researchers in workload, tenure, promotion, and award systems at higher education institutions.

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

University of Vermont's Green MBA Ranked No. 1 by Princeton Review for Third Year Straight

For the third consecutive year, the University of Vermont Grossman School of Business’ Sustainable Innovation MBA has been named the No. 1 “Best Green MBA” program by The Princeton Review.

– University of Vermont

Case Western Reserve part of $1 million grant to launch new domestic violence court

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded a $1 million grant to launch a special court docket for cases involving high-risk domestic offenders. The Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court is partnering with social sciences researchers at Case Western Reserve...

– Case Western Reserve University

UIC CHANCE STEM Academy students named inaugural ComEd Scholars

The students are members of the UIC CHANCE program’s STEM Academy and will receive the investment in their undergraduate careers as inaugural members of ComEd Scholars.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Susan Packard, Doug Meijer to speak at MSU commencement

The co-founder of HGTV and the co-chairperson of Meijer will speak at Michigan State University’s fall commencement ceremonies, which will take place Dec. 13-14 at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center.

– Michigan State University





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