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Newswise: Time to Hibernate? 34% of U.S. Adults Say They Sleep More During Winter
Released: 6-Jan-2020 10:10 AM EST
Time to Hibernate? 34% of U.S. Adults Say They Sleep More During Winter
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

New survey results from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) show that more than one-third of Americans sleep more during the winter. The AASM provides tips and insights for using the winter to improve sleep habits year-round.

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Released: 27-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST
New Year's resolution: Wait until spring
Washington University in St. Louis

Tim Bono offers sound advice about where people go wrong when setting New Year’s resolutions.Wait a few months, said Bono, assistant dean for assessment in Student Affairs and lecturer in Psychological & Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.People tend to see resolutions a black or white, he said, forgetting that change is incremental; being “happier” is a better resolution than being “happy,” for instance.

Released: 23-Dec-2019 10:30 AM EST
5 Tips For Keeping New Year's Resolutions
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

The Ohio State University's Chief Wellness Officer shares advice for keeping those 2020 resolutions.

Newswise: The Surprising History of Christmas Traditions
Released: 19-Dec-2019 2:50 PM EST
The Surprising History of Christmas Traditions
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Did you know yuletide caroling began 1,000 years before Christmas existed? Or how about the fact that mistletoe was hung from doorways to ward off evil spirits? And before there was eggnog, the medieval English drank wassail made from mulled ale and roasted apples. Maria Kennedy, an instructor of folklore at Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s Department of American Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences, has researched the European holiday traditions that predate – and became an inseparable part of – Christmas.

Released: 19-Dec-2019 12:30 PM EST
New Tool Could Help Families Check on Older Loved Ones Over the Holidays
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

A new study shows a tool developed by Rutgers University’s Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research is able to accurately predict whether older adults living in the community might be neglecting themselves.

Released: 19-Dec-2019 10:35 AM EST
Tips to manage celiac disease in children during the holidays
University of Chicago Medical Center

if you’re traveling over the river and through the woods for the holiday, here are tips from Ritu Verma, MD, medical director of the University of Chicago Medicine Celiac Disease Center, to help keep your child who is living with celiac disease healthy and in the holiday spirit.

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Released: 19-Dec-2019 8:00 AM EST
A Very Merry App for Package Delivery at the Final 50 Feet
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Researchers at PNNL are contributing artificial intelligence, machine learning, and app development expertise to a U of W project that will ease challenges with urban freight delivery. The project will provide delivery drivers with a tool to identify open parking spots in congested areas where parking is typically at a premium.

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Released: 18-Dec-2019 12:45 PM EST
Cookie doctor makes gingerbread replica of the Kansas State University President's Residence
Kansas State University

Sugar and spice and everything nice: that's what the Kansas State University President's Residence is made of — or at least the miniature gingerbread version. It was designed, baked, constructed and decorated by Rebecca Miller Regan, assistant professor of bakery science, who understands the science behind making gingerbread houses.

Released: 17-Dec-2019 3:55 PM EST
4 Santa Approved Holiday Playlists From UK School of Music
University of Kentucky

The right soundtrack for the holiday season is a gift in and of itself. Music can set the mood, touch the soul, lift the spirit or bring about cheer whether hosting a dinner party, braving the crowds to shop for that special someone or wrapping gifts by an open fire.


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