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Does Simultaneous Use of Marijuana Affect Alcohol Intake and Consequences Among Young Adults?

Simultaneous use of alcohol and marijuana (SAM) is common among young people, and is sometimes a deliberate choice to enhance the effects of intoxication. However, compared with alcohol use alone, SAM has been linked to a greater risk of interpersona...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 05-Feb-2020 at 10:00 ET


One-Stop Addiction Support Services: Study Highlights Value of Recovery Community Centers

A new service model for addiction recovery support combines voluntary peer-led initiatives with professional support, providing flexible community-based options to address barriers to sustained recovery. Recovery Community Centers (RCCs) are one of ...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 03-Feb-2020 at 10:00 ET

Arts and Humanities


Hollywood's dirtiest secret? Its environmental toll

Just in time for Academy Awards, new book sheds light on ecological impact of filmmaking

– University of Colorado Boulder

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Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center and Montclair Public Library Create a Space for Nursing Mothers

Nursing mothers who frequent Montclair Public Library will now benefit from the ease and comfort offered by a new private room. Sponsored by Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center, the new Nursing Mother’s Room at the Montclair Public Lib...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

“The Reckoning is Real”: On Slavery, the Church, and How Some 21st-Century Institutions Are (Finally) Starting to Talk About Reparations

Journalism professor and New York Times contributing writer Rachel L. Swarns sparks new conversations in the wake of her reporting and research on the Catholic Church and its ties to the American slave trade.

Expert Available

– New York University


Social and Behavioral Sciences


Religious, Moral Beliefs May Exacerbate Concerns About Porn Addiction

Moral or religious beliefs may lead some people to believe they are addicted to pornography even when their porn use is low or average, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychological Association

Embargo expired on 06-Feb-2020 at 00:05 ET

Latest Health Matters Poll: By Wide Margins, New Jerseyans Turn to and Trust Physicians, Nurses Most for Health-Related Information

Though they’re able to seek healthcare information from more places than ever before, New Jersey residents still turn to — and trust —doctors and nurses more than any other source. Nine in ten report being likely to ask a doctor for information...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Health Matters


Thwarting Hacks by Thinking Like the Humans Behind Them

Research from Michigan State University reveals the importance of factoring in a hacker’s motive for predicting, identifying and preventing cyberattacks.

– Michigan State University

Criminal Justice and Behavior

How to talk to your child about coronavirus

With stories about coronavirus plastering almost every news site, it can be more than a little daunting to sort through the information without freaking out. And if adults are worried, you can bet your kids probably are too.

Expert Available

– University of Georgia


Altruistic babies? Study shows infants are willing to give up food, help others

New research by the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences finds that altruism may begin in infancy. In a study of nearly 100 19-month-olds, researchers found that children, even when hungry, gave a tasty snack to a stra...

– University of Washington

Scientific Reports

Embargo expired on 04-Feb-2020 at 05:00 ET

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Publicly sharing a goal could help you persist after hitting failure

Publicly sharing a goal may help you persist after hitting a failure, but only if you care about what others think of you, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of Consumer Behaviour, Jan-2020

New National Survey Shows that 73% of people making New Year’s resolutions agree that recommitting every Monday can help them stay on track

DDG (Data Decisions Group) and the Monday Campaigns, a public health initiative, conducted research that showed that 20% of people that make New Year’s resolutions fall off in January and by July, 43% have given up on some of their top resolutions...

– Monday Campaigns

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Warnings can alert consumers to ‘fake’ news

Being reminded about the existence of misinformation disguised as legitimate news can boost news readers’ ability to identify articles that are “fake” or false.

– University of Georgia

UGA Today

‘Spring forward’ to daylight saving time brings surge in fatal car crashes

A new analysis of nearly 733,000 fatal car accidents found they rise 6% in the week following the switch to daylight saving time. The authors say abolishing time changes would improve public health.

– University of Colorado Boulder

Current Biology Jan. 20, 2020


Not Just ‘Baby Talk’: Parentese Helps Parents, Babies Make ‘Conversation’ and Boosts Language Development

A study by the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences at the University of Washington finds the value of using "parentese," an exaggerated speaking style that conveys total engagement with a child.

– University of Washington


Embargo expired on 03-Feb-2020 at 15:00 ET

Occupational Gender Bias Prevalent in Online Images, Rutgers Study Finds

Rutgers researchers say gender bias and stereotypes corresponding to certain occupations are prevalent on digital and social media platforms.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology

More grocery stores means less food waste — and a big carbon cut

One strategy for reducing food waste’s environmental impact is as counterintuitive as it is straightforward: Open more grocery stores.

– Cornell University

Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Jan. 2020

Researchers study the intricate link between climate and conflict

New research from the University of Notre Dame is shedding light on the unexpected effects climate change could have on regional instability and violent conflict.

– University of Notre Dame

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences



Winter is right time to start pondering … summer camp for kids. Educational psychologist can provide tips for parents.

It's the season for parents to sign their kids up for summer camp. Chris Lawson, who teaches human development through childhood, can help parents figure out the right program for their child.

Expert Available

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


African Hotel Group CEO Spotlights Continent’s Promise During Africa Business Week at UVA Darden

Mossadeck Bally, CEO and chairman of Azalaï Hotels Group, speaks at UVA Darden

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


University of North Dakota’s Petroleum Engineering Department to host world’s largest oil drilling simulator

The University of North Dakota will soon host the world’s largest – and only – full scale oil drilling and completion lab. Petroleum engineering students will be able to simulate general drilling and deep drilling, along with testing different ...

– University of North Dakota

Pop Culture


The Hidden History of Valentine's Day

UNLV history professor Elizabeth Nelson separates facts about the effects of marketing, consumerism, and social media on the holiday's evolution from fiction about love's golden age.

Expert Available

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Law and Public Policy


Solitary Confinement Significantly Increases Post-Prison Death Risk

Even just a few days of solitary confinement may significantly increase inmates’ risk of death after serving their sentences.

– Cornell University

The Lancet Public Health


MD Who Volunteers as Reserve Officer Saves a Life on Duty

Two years ago, Dr. Paul Strauss began living a double life -- working both as a reserve police officer at LAPD's Southwest station and as an anesthesiologist at Cedars-Sinai. Recently, those two careers converged to save the life of a military vetera...

– Cedars-Sinai

Is Lebanon Becoming A Real Nation?

Amir Asmar is a Department of Defense analyst and CFR’s national intelligence fellow. Throughout his intelligence career, his primary area of focus has been the Middle East. He held a wide range of analytic, senior analytic, and leadership position...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

"Is Lebannon Becoming A Real Nation?"

The U.S. Presidential Nominating Process

Every four years, U.S. presidential candidates compete in a series of state contests to gain their party’s nomination. The political process is one of the most complex and expensive in the world.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Editorial Staff,, January 13, 2020

The Road Ahead With Iran: A Conversation With Tony Blair

Against the backdrop of the recent U.S. strike that killed Qasem Soleimani, Tony Blair discusses the current tensions with Iran and the implications for international policymakers. Mr. Blair discusses the critical role of Iran’s Islamic Revolution...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Tony Blair, "The Road Ahead with Iran: A Conversation with Tony Blair,", February, 4, 2020

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CFR-UNH Election 2020 U.S. Foreign Policy Forum

Watch an in-depth, nonpartisan conversation on critical foreign policy challenges facing the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Former government officials from Republican and Democratic administrations discuss issues central to our national s...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Council on Foreign Relations, Election 2020 Series, Foreign Policy Forum, January 30, 2020.

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Political TV Ads Referencing Guns Increased Eightfold Over Four Election Cycles

The number of political candidate television advertisements that refer to guns increased significantly across four election cycles in U.S. media markets, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Heal...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Health Affairs

Embargo expired on 03-Feb-2020 at 16:00 ET

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Restorative Justice in Education is Working, but Smart Implementation is Crucial

Restorative justice practices are proactive and responsive in nurturing healthy relationships, repairing harm, transforming conflict, and promoting justice and equity.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Starts and Stumbles of Restorative Justice in Education: Where Do We Go from Here?

LifeWire Announcement

NYU Launches Alliance for Public Interest Technology

New York University has launched the Alliance for Public Interest Technology, a group of NYU faculty focused on the responsible and ethical creation, use, and governance of technology that will support new research, develop pipelines for diverse stud...

– New York University

UVA Darden Capital Management Reveals Top Stock Picks That Led Investments to Surpass $20M

After another quarter of impressive returns, Darden Capital Management’s (DCM) assets under management have hit a new milestone, surpassing $20 million at the close of 2019. The assets are managed entirely by students at the University of Virginia ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians awards $5.9 million to support Native student programs at University of Redlands

Building upon its long-established leadership commitment to Native students in the region, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians recently awarded the University of Redlands a six-year, $5.9 million grant to support Native student scholarships, progr...

– University of Redlands

University of Redlands and Corona-Norco Unified School District partner to increase degree attainment in Inland Empire

Officials from the University of Redlands and the Corona-Norco Unified School District (CNUSD) recently signed an agreement that guarantees admission to the University of Redlands for all CNUSD graduates who meet specific requirements.

– University of Redlands

UVA Darden Executive MBA Graduates Report Major Salary Increases Over Course of Program

Newly released employment outcomes for the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Executive MBA Class of 2019 prove that recent graduates’ impressive employment success extends across the School’s cadre of MBA degree formats.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UCI again receives most applications in UC system from state’s high school seniors

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 4, 2020 — For the second year in a row, the University of California, Irvine is the most popular UC campus for the state’s college-bound high school seniors. A total of 72,391 aspiring in-state freshmen applied to attend UCI ...

– University of California, Irvine

St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Board of Trustees Freeze Tuition and Fees for 2020-2021 Academic Year

St. Mary’s College of Maryland announced a freeze in tuition, fees, and room and board costs for the 2020-2021 academic year. The decision was made after a review of recommendations from a Board of Trustees Task Force, formed in 2019 at the request...

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

Tulane University acquires archives of renowned New Orleans author Anne Rice

Tulane University’s Howard-Tilton Memorial Library has acquired the complete archives of famed best-selling New Orleans author Anne Rice thanks to a gift from Stuart Rose and the Stuart Rose Family Foundation.

– Tulane University

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Oslo Accords Diplomat Beilin on “Between Oslo and Trump: A Review of the Peace Process”—Feb. 11

NYU's Taub Center for Israel Studies will host Israeli diplomat Yossi Beilin for “Between Oslo and Trump: A Review of the Peace Process,” a public lecture, on Tues., Feb. 11.

– New York University





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