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Newswise: Leadership and the Power of Inspiration
Released: 20-Feb-2020 2:45 PM EST
Leadership and the Power of Inspiration
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Steven D. Cohen, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, is well known for helping leaders communicate with confidence, influence, and authority. Cohen studies the communication behaviors of effective leaders, with a particular focus on executive presence.

Released: 20-Feb-2020 12:50 PM EST
Getting children to eat their greens? Both parents need to set an example
University of Eastern Finland

A positive example set by both the mother and the father promotes the consumption of vegetables, fruit and berries among 3-5-year-old children, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.

Released: 20-Feb-2020 11:25 AM EST
How sleep helps teens deal with social stress
Michigan State University

A first-of-its-kind study from Michigan State found that a good night’s sleep does adolescents good – beyond helping them stay awake in class. Adequate sleep can help teens navigate challenging social situations.

Released: 17-Feb-2020 9:20 AM EST
Half of Transgender Youth Have Avoided Disclosing Gender Identity to a Health Care Provider, Study Shows
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Researchers surveyed 153 transgender youths receiving gender-affirming care at a specialty clinic, and even in this relatively "out" population, nearly half reported intentionally hiding their gender identity from a health care provider outside the clinic.

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Embargo will expire: 24-Feb-2020 1:00 AM EST Released to reporters: 19-Feb-2020 3:05 PM EST

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Released: 19-Feb-2020 10:40 AM EST
Cognitive experiments give a glimpse into the ancient mind
Aarhus University

Symbolic behaviour - such as language, account keeping, music, art, and narrative - constitutes a milestone in human cognitive evolution.

Newswise: Three of the Top 10 Autism Studies of 2019 come from UC Davis MIND Institute
Released: 18-Feb-2020 5:10 PM EST
Three of the Top 10 Autism Studies of 2019 come from UC Davis MIND Institute
UC Davis Health

The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Collaborative START Lab behind three of the top 10 autism studies of 2019. The studies explore early interventions and new school transitions for children on the autism spectrum.

Newswise: A prescription for the pain of rejection: Acetaminophen and forgiveness
Released: 13-Feb-2020 6:40 PM EST
A prescription for the pain of rejection: Acetaminophen and forgiveness
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The emotional distress that often accompanies a breakup is called social pain, and it may cause sadness, depression and loneliness, as well as actual physical pain, research has shown. A study, published recently in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine may have found an antidote – forgiveness combined with acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol.

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Released: 13-Feb-2020 10:25 AM EST
Reconnecting with nature key for the health of people and the planet
University of Plymouth

Individuals who visit natural spaces weekly, and feel psychologically connected to them, report better physical and mental wellbeing, new research has shown.