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Newswise: Time to Hibernate? 34% of U.S. Adults Say They Sleep More During Winter

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.

Channels: Mental Health, Public Health, Sleep, Winter Holidays,

6-Jan-2020 10:10 AM EST
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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.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Mindfulness, Psychology and Psychiatry, Winter Holidays, Staff Picks,

27-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST

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23-Dec-2019 10:30 AM EST
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Newswise: The Surprising History of Christmas Traditions

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.

Channels: Arts and Entertainment, History, Winter Holidays, Religion, Staff Picks,

19-Dec-2019 2:50 PM EST
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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.

Channels: Winter Holidays, All Journal News, Aging, Seniors, Technology, Staff Picks,

19-Dec-2019 12:30 PM EST
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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.

Channels: All Journal News, Autoimmune Diseases, Children's Health, Digestive Disorders, Food and Water Safety, Winter Holidays,

19-Dec-2019 10:35 AM EST
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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.

Channels: Apps, Artificial Intelligence, Energy, Technology, Travel and Transportation, Winter Holidays, DOE Science News,

19-Dec-2019 8:00 AM EST
Newswise: Cookie doctor makes gingerbread replica of the Kansas State University President's Residence

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.

Channels: All Journal News, Food Science, Winter Holidays,

18-Dec-2019 12:45 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.

Channels: Arts and Entertainment, Winter Holidays,

17-Dec-2019 3:55 PM EST

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