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Newswise: 'Sex Tech' Study Finds Technology Facilitates Sexual and Emotional Interactions

'Sex Tech' Study Finds Technology Facilitates Sexual and Emotional Interactions

Indiana University

Advances in technology have allowed us to interact with others across the globe, and a new study of adults who engage with "sex tech"—innovative technologies used to enhance sexuality—announced by the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University reveals that technology increasingly connects people at their most intimate moments.

Channels: Apps, Internet Trends, Psychology and Psychiatry, Sex and Relationships, Technology, Staff Picks,

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23-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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CROWN Conference: Can Public Policy End Hair Discrimination?

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy will host the CROWN Conference: Can Public Policy End Hair Discrimination to discuss a New Jersey bill known as the CROWN Act (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Naturals). The bill would protect people’s right to wear natural hairstyles, such as Afros, braids, twists or and locs, which are often worn by African-Americans.

Channels: Civil Liberties, Government/Law,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Queen’s Research Develop Tool to Tackle Diet Epidemic in India
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23-Jan-2020 6:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Tick-tock! The countdown is on for back-to-school sleep routines

Tick-tock! The countdown is on for back-to-school sleep routines

University of South Australia

With less that a week to go until the start of a new school year, parents are preparing themselves for the inevitable back-to-school rush. But amid the dash for backpacks, books and last-minute haircuts, children’s sleep routines must also be high on the agenda if parents want to start kids off on the right foot.

Channels: Back to School, Behavioral Science, Children's Health, Mental Health, Sleep, Family and Parenting,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 2:05 AM EST
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Peer-Reviewed journal, Public Culture, Has New Home at NYU

New York University

Public Culture, the award winning interdisciplinary social sciences and humanities journal, has a new editorial home in the Steinhardt Department of Media, Culture and Communication (MCC) at New York University. Duke University Press will continue to oversee its print production.

Channels: In the Workplace, Media and Journalism, All Journal News,

Released:
22-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Traces of the European Enlightenment Found in the DNA of Western Sign Languages

Traces of the European Enlightenment Found in the DNA of Western Sign Languages

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Sign languages throughout North and South America and Europe have centuries-long roots in five European locations, a finding that gives new insight into the influence of the European Enlightenment on many of the world's signing communities and the evolution of their languages.

Channels: History, Genetics, All Journal News,

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22-Jan-2020 3:35 PM EST
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Newswise: Community-based counselors help mitigate grief, stress among children orphaned in East Africa

Community-based counselors help mitigate grief, stress among children orphaned in East Africa

University of Washington

A University of Washington-led clinical trial involving more than 600 children in Kenya and Tanzania, in which community members were trained to deliver mental health treatment, showed improvement in participants’ trauma-related symptoms up to a year after receiving therapy.

Channels: Children's Health, Clinical Trials, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Trauma, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), African News, Healthcare, JAMA, All Journal News,

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22-Jan-2020 12:20 PM EST
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Newswise: Public distrust in media, helping the public understand how news works
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22-Jan-2020 12:05 PM EST
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Newswise: UND Aerospace and Petroleum Engineering teaming up to study whether aviation safety concepts can be applied to offshore drilling

UND Aerospace and Petroleum Engineering teaming up to study whether aviation safety concepts can be applied to offshore drilling

University of North Dakota

“Better safe than sorry” is an overused credo in life. But in the world of aviation and oil-and-gas exploration, as much as anywhere, it can be the fine line between life and death. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recognizes this sobering reality and is betting that proven successes in one of those industries – aviation—can be applied to the other, specifically on offshore drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. And the Academies has turned to the University of North Dakota, which has expertise in both disciplines, for what could be a first-of-a-kind such study.

Channels: Aviation and Aeronautics, Engineering, In the Workplace,

Released:
22-Jan-2020 11:20 AM EST
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