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Texas Tech University Research Facility Going to the Dogs

The Canine Olfaction Laboratory at the Texas Tech research farm near New Deal gives professors and students hands-on opportunities working with pooches

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New Yorkers Worried About Health Care Costs, Less About Quality of Care

High cost is by far the most important health care issue for New Yorkers, and their concern about it is growing. In a recent survey of a representative sample of New York state residents, 58 percent said the high cost of health care is their biggest concern. That’s a rise of 12.6 percentage points from last year, according to a new study from the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (CIHF).

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UGA Study of Same-Sex Couples Reveals Causes of Work, Family Stress

People in same-sex relationships can face considerable angst when deciding whether to disclose their sexual orientation at work, and that anxiety can affect their home life as well, according to a new University of Georgia study.

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To Understand Rohingya Crisis, Look to Darfur

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Team Builders Plus Launches New Website

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Team Builders Plus, (TBP) a division of Take Flight Learning, which offers creative and effective team building and personality style training programs for organizations worldwide, announced the launch of its newly revamped website today.

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Exclusive Analysis: College Student Voting Increased in 2016

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College and university students voted at a higher rate in 2016 than in 2012, according to a study from Tufts University’s Tisch College, which today released an analysis of the voting patterns of millions of students.

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Researchers Develop New Tool to Assess Individual’s Level of Wisdom

Researchers at University of San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new tool called the San Diego Wisdom Scale (SD-WISE) to assess an individual’s level of wisdom, based upon a conceptualization of wisdom as a trait with a neurobiological as well as psychosocial basis.

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Study Suggests You Can ‘Pick Up’ a Good or Bad Mood From Your Friends

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New research suggests that both good and bad moods can be ‘picked up’ from friends, but depression can’t. A team led by the University of Warwick has examined whether friends’ moods can affect an individual therefore implying that moods may spread across friendship networks.

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Managing Negative Emotions Can Help Pregnant Smokers Quit

A new study by scientists in the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions has shown that pregnant smokers are more likely to quit if they can learn to manage negative emotions that lead to smoking.







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