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Horror movies manipulate brain activity expertly to enhance excitement

University of Turku (Turun yliopisto)

Finnish research team maps neural activity in response to watching horror movies. A study conducted by the University of Turku shows the top horror movies of the past 100 years, and how they manipulate brain activity.

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24-Jan-2020 4:05 PM EST
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Study: Commercial air travel is safer than ever

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

It has never been safer to fly on commercial airlines, according to a new study by an MIT professor that tracks the continued decrease in passenger fatalities around the globe.

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24-Jan-2020 3:25 PM EST
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Newswise: Tick-tock! The countdown is on for back-to-school sleep routines

Tick-tock! The countdown is on for back-to-school sleep routines

University of South Australia

With less that a week to go until the start of a new school year, parents are preparing themselves for the inevitable back-to-school rush. But amid the dash for backpacks, books and last-minute haircuts, children’s sleep routines must also be high on the agenda if parents want to start kids off on the right foot.

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23-Jan-2020 2:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Medical Minute: Trying to quit smoking? Don’t go it alone.

Medical Minute: Trying to quit smoking? Don’t go it alone.

Penn State Health

We live in an era of self-empowerment. But when it comes to quitting smoking, going it alone isn’t the best approach. Read on for effective strategies from Penn State Health experts.

Channels: Addiction, Behavioral Science, Cancer, Cardiovascular Health, Heart Disease, Public Health, Smoking,

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22-Jan-2020 1:05 PM EST
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The color of your clothing can impact wildlife

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Your choice of clothing could affect the behavioral habits of wildlife around you, according to a study conducted by a team of researchers, including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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22-Jan-2020 9:40 AM EST
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Dr. Francine Conway, Dean of Rutgers University’s GSAPP, prepares the next generation of socially responsive psychologists to lead social change

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

On Monday, January 20th, Dr. Francine Conway, Dean and Distinguished Professor for Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) and President of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) will host psychology professionals from across the country at the NCSPP Mid-Winter Conference.

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21-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST
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Women in leadership positions face more sexual harassment

Stockholm University

Power in the workplace does not stop women's exposure to sexual harassment. On the contrary, women with supervisory positions are harassed more than women employees.

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17-Jan-2020 1:35 AM EST
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Police platform patrols create 'phantom effect' that cuts crime in London Underground

University of Cambridge

A massive experiment that deployed regular police patrols on platforms in the London Underground has shown that four 15-minute patrols a day in some of the capital's most crime-ridden stations reduced reported crime and disorder by 21%.

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16-Jan-2020 11:20 AM EST
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#Stayathomeparents tweet anti-spanking beliefs but for some, their behaviors might differ

University of Michigan

Stay-at-home parents are likely to tweet anti-spanking beliefs and desires, but those 280-character messages may not always convey what's happening in homes.

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16-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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