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Released: 7-Dec-2023 2:15 PM EST
Looking for unique stories about the winter holidays? Check out the Winter Holidays channel
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It's the moooost wonderful time...of the year! Are you looking for new story ideas that are focused on the winter holiday season? Perhaps you're working on a story on on managing stress and anxiety? Perhaps you're working on a story on seasonal affective disorder? Or perhaps your editor asked you to write a story on tracking Santa? Look no further. Check out the Winter Holidays channel.

       
Released: 29-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Workplace culture is very different these days. Find out how different by exploring the "In the Workplace" channel
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The latest articles on occupational medicine, workplace culture, and the labor market are in the "In the Workplace" channel on Newswise.

       
Released: 10-Aug-2023 11:05 AM EDT
"Get back to where you once belonged!" Back-to-School stories for media
Newswise

It's that time of year again. For media working on stories about the seasonal return to school, here are the latest features and experts in the Back-To-School channel on Newswise.

     
Released: 31-Jul-2023 11:05 AM EDT
That’s Funny – but AI Models Don’t Get the Joke
Cornell University

Using hundreds of entries from the New Yorker magazine’s Cartoon Caption Contest as a testbed, researchers challenged AI models and humans with three tasks: matching a joke to a cartoon; identifying a winning caption; and explaining why a winning caption is funny.

Released: 20-Jul-2023 12:30 PM EDT
Tell us how you really feel -- keep up with the latest research in Psychology and Psychiatry
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The latest research in psychology and psychiatry on Newswise.

       
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Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins
Newswise

Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

       
Newswise: Death Positive Scholar Brings a New Angle to Grief
Released: 28-Feb-2023 2:55 PM EST
Death Positive Scholar Brings a New Angle to Grief
California State University, Fullerton

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and other public health crises, death anxiety in the United States has significantly increased. Christian Seiter, assistant professor of human communication studies at Cal State Fullerton, analyzes how different emotions — such as worry and humor — impact people’s willingness to confront their mortality.

Released: 26-Jan-2023 4:15 PM EST
Tweets reveal where in cities people express different emotions and other behavioral studies in the Behavioral Science channel
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Below are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise, a free source for journalists.

       
Released: 21-Dec-2022 9:55 AM EST
Tis the season to manage stress: Winter holiday story ideas and expert commentary
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Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Winter Holidays channel on Newswise.

   
Released: 5-Dec-2022 4:05 PM EST
We ain't misbehavin' here. The latest news in Behavioral Science on Newswise
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Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise, a free source for journalists.

       
Newswise: Spreading Hope Through Humor — Markey Cancer Patient, Comedian Shares Her Story
Released: 28-Oct-2022 11:55 AM EDT
Spreading Hope Through Humor — Markey Cancer Patient, Comedian Shares Her Story
University of Kentucky

As a stand-up comedian, Debra Faulk is an expert at transforming the most difficult and uncomfortable moments of her life into something that lifts others. Active in the local comedy scene, the 54-year-old Lexington native uses standup as a platform to shine a light on serious health issues, with much of her routine inspired by her family’s experiences: one sister dealt with intellectual disabilities while another had breast cancer, her brother served in Desert Storm and came back with PTSD, her father had dementia, and her mother was on dialysis.

Released: 12-Aug-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Humour used in English-language terrorist propaganda magazines to reinforce identity, study shows
University of Exeter

Humour is used in English-language jihadi terrorist magazines to reinforce identity and help groups bond, research suggests.

Released: 13-Jul-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Enhancing foreign language learning with humor: What does and does not work
Doshisha University

Humor has a large role to play when it comes to engaging students in a classroom environment.

Released: 14-Jun-2022 3:15 PM EDT
"Yes, optimists live longer" and more research news on Aging for media
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Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Aging channel on Newswise, a free source for journalists.

       
Released: 17-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Stress could make us more likable, and other Behavioral Science news tips
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Here are some of the latest articles added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise.

       
Released: 3-May-2022 3:00 PM EDT
The latest expert commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court
Newswise

Are you looking for expert commentary on the leaked opinion draft that appears to overturn Roe v. Wade? Newswise has you covered! Below are some of the latest headlines that have been added to the U.S. Supreme Court channel on Newswise.

       
Newswise: People spreading misinformation are ridiculed rather than met with facts
Released: 3-Mar-2022 6:05 AM EST
People spreading misinformation are ridiculed rather than met with facts
University of Copenhagen

Democracy is largely based on the idea that we as citizens can discuss matters openly with citizens aiming to be truthful.

Released: 11-Feb-2022 4:45 PM EST
The latest research news in Physics for the media
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Here are some of the latest articles we've posted in the Physical Science channel.

       
Released: 15-Dec-2021 4:45 PM EST
The Latest Mental Health Research and Feature News in the Mental Health Channel on Newswise
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The Latest Mental Health Research and Feature News in the Mental Health Channel on Newswise

       
Released: 19-Oct-2021 9:45 AM EDT
Lorne Michaels talks comedy, politics
University of Delaware

Lorne Michaels, creator of "Saturday Night Live," will visit the University of Delaware on Thursday, Oct. 21, for a chat about the intersection of politics and comedy, a place where the show has lived since its debut in 1975.

14-Oct-2021 11:20 AM EDT
Coping with COVID-19 Stress Easier with a Dose of Humor
American Psychological Association (APA)

Funny memes may help people cope with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, making viewers feel calmer and more content, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

   
Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021
Newswise

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

Released: 6-May-2021 11:45 AM EDT
Top prizes in ethics cartooning contest address COVID-19 and more
Morgridge Institute for Research

Five prizes were awarded in the fourth annual Morgridge Institute for Research Ethics Cartooning Competition, addressing the social impacts of scientific research, like issues on public health and communication during the COVID-19 pandemic.

   
Released: 29-Mar-2021 12:40 PM EDT
Public voting now open to select winners of the Morgridge Ethics Cartooning Competition
Morgridge Institute for Research

The Morgridge Institute for Research launched the fourth annual Ethics Cartooning Competition, and public voting is now open to select the winners out of 17 semi-finalists.

Released: 19-Mar-2021 10:15 AM EDT
Translation updates Cicero’s treatise on jokes as ‘weapons’
Cornell University

Michael Fontaine’s lively new translation of Cicero’s ancient text on humor, “How to Tell a Joke: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Humor,” amuses as well as instructs – as Cicero, called by his enemies “the stand-up Consul,” no doubt intended.

Released: 8-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Late-Breaking Science Announced for TVT Connect
Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced that TVT Connect will feature eight studies as Late-Breaking Clinical Science. They will be presented during episodes moderated by the editors of Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions and JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. Each late-breaking science episode will host a live wrap-up and Q&A session afterwards.

Released: 18-Feb-2020 11:15 AM EST
From breast cupcakes to breast surgery
Corewell Health

Angela used her experience with breast cancer treatment at Beaumont to help her family, friends and surgeons see the benefits of infusing treatment with humor.

Released: 18-Nov-2019 11:15 AM EST
Money spent on beer ads linked to underage drinking
Iowa State University

Advertising budgets and strategies used by beer companies appear to influence underage drinking, according to new research. The findings show that the amount of money spent on advertising strongly predicted the percentage of teens who had heard of, preferred and tried different beer brands.

Released: 8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species
Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

18-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
Alcohol, Anger and Genetics May Increase the Risk of Intimate Partner Violence
Research Society on Alcoholism

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is prevalent, affecting individuals from adolescence through adulthood. While alcohol is a known contributing cause of IPV, researchers are examining why some individuals who drink become violent but others who drink do not. These results and others will be shared at the 41st annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in San Diego June 17-21.

Released: 15-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Smithsonian Snapshot: Remembering James Joyce on Bloomsday
Smithsonian Institution

Echoing Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, James Joyce’s novel Ulysses follows the exploits of Dubliner Leopold Bloom during the course of a single day, June 16, 1904. Not long after the book’s publication in 1922, June 16 was rechristened Bloomsday, and it’s still celebrated in Dublin and around the world with readings of Ulysses, academic conferences, musical and theatrical performances, costume contests, pub crawls and more.

8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST
Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities
Newswise

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

       
Released: 24-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT
New Reports Provide Insights Into Role of Comedy in Social Change
American University

Politics and comedy. Although the two seem like night and day, comedy has proven itself as a powerful tool, prompting people to take action. An expert at American University is available to discuss the intersection between comedy and social justice, and the future of comedy as a change agent.

Released: 29-Mar-2017 4:45 PM EDT
Creator of The Onion to Present “The Real Story of Fake News”
St. Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland welcomes The Onion creator Scott Dikkers on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Michael P. O’Brien Athletics and Recreation Center, 19050 Hill Commons Drive. Dikkers will discuss “The Real Story of Fake News” in what promises to be a hilarious and insightful lecture.

Released: 9-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST
Prof Digs Up Truths About Zombies
Texas A&M University

Just like the flesh-eating creatures themselves, the zombie phenomenon is showing no signs of dying anytime soon. We asked Professor of Anthropology Vaughn Bryant, who has studied the real-life origins of zombies, to drop some knowledge on the “undead.”

Released: 19-Jan-2017 1:05 AM EST
Hip-Hop Artist Ryan Lewis Surprises, Delights Gonzaga Students in Conversation on Leadership in Arts
Gonzaga University

SPOKANE, Wash. – Some 200 Gonzaga University students erupted in applause Wednesday night when Ryan Lewis of the popular hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis appeared as the surprise guest for the Comprehensive Leadership Program’s Fishbowl conversation.

Released: 17-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT
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Released: 11-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT
The Rise of Trainwreck’s Amy Schumer
National Communication Association

Wildly popular comedienne Amy Schumer and her breakout performance at the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen is the subject of a new study published in the National Communication Association’s journal Text and Performance Quarterly.

Released: 30-Jul-2014 12:40 PM EDT
Appreciation for Fat Jokes, Belief in Obese Stereotypes Linked
Bowling Green State University

From movies to television, obesity is still considered “fair game” for jokes and ridicule. A new study from researchers at Bowling Green State University took a closer look at weight-related humor to see if anti-fat attitudes played into a person’s appreciation or distaste for fat humor in the media.

Released: 18-May-2014 2:00 PM EDT
Emmy-Winning Writer Chris Regan Tells Ithaca College Graduates to ‘Make People Laugh’
Ithaca College

Leaning more on the wit that helped him earn five Emmy Awards than the customary wisdom given to graduating seniors, comedic television writer Chris Regan suggested in his Ithaca College Commencement address that one of the most important things they could do in their lives is to try to make people laugh.


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