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Article ID: 5931

Experts on Lying

Colgate University

If liars really had pants on fire then there would be plenty of bonfires inside the beltway .If you ever examine topics relating to lying and corruption, here are some sources who can prove useful.

Released:
6-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 5926

Avon Calling: World's first 'Avon lady' was a man

University of Delaware

The predecessor of the Avon lady was a man, notes a University of Delaware historian currently completing a doctoral dissertation entitled, "Avon Ladies and Fuller Brush Men: The Gendered Construction of Door-to-Door Selling, 1886-1970.

Released:
6-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST

Pop Culture

Article ID: 5915

10th Annual National Snack Food Month Cures Winter Blues

Porter Novelli, DC

10th Annual National Snack Food Month Cures Winter Blues Nationwide Survey Shows Snacking Is One of America's Top Cures for Post-Holiday Doldrums

Released:
31-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Pop Culture

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Article ID: 5914

Type, Don't Talk--Get Intimate with E-Mail

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

ìUsers can achieve more intimacy on-line than they commonly do face-to-face,î according to research by Joseph Walther, assistant professor of communication at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

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31-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 5911

Study: Full-Day Kindergarten May Ease Stress on Students

Purdue University

Parents who think a half-day kindergarten will be easier for their children than a full day of school may want to think again. Today's kindergarten curriculums are more academic and a Purdue expert found that students were less-stressed in full day programs.

Released:
31-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Education

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Article ID: 5910

'He says - she says' sells books, but doesn't stand up to research

Purdue University

If there is life on Mars, it won't include those insensitive men popularized in best-selling books and on talk shows, a Purdue University communication expert says.

Released:
31-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 5905

The International Writing Program at the University of Iowa

University of Iowa (Main Campus)

The University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) is a one-of-a-kind residency program that brings together the writers of the world. In 1997 the IWP marked 30 years as a facilitator of intellectual interaction, a promoter of global understanding, an advocate of literary freedom and a celebrant of the importance of writers everywhere.

Released:
31-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 5902

Book features Ralph Ellison's unpublished work

Lewis & Clark College

John F. Callahan, Morgan S. Odell Professor of Humanities at Lewis & Clark College and literary executor of Ralph Ellison's estate, has published "Flying Home and Other Stories," a collection of 13 short stories by Ralph Ellison including stories never before published.

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31-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 5900

TCKs grow up world-wise in a global society

Lewis & Clark College

TCKs are young people who have spent their formative years outside their passport country--U.S. or otherwise. They gradually develop a cultural identity different from that of their parents and different from that of the country in which they live. Lewis & Clark College has formed a support group for these students.

Released:
31-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Pop Culture

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Article ID: 5898

Viewing white South African politics through literature

Lewis & Clark College

In "A Morbid Fascination: White Prose and Politics in Apartheid South Africa" (Greenwood Press), Richard Peck, professor of international affairs, uses the lens of literature to examine South Africa's political culture. He finds a dislike of politics at the same time he finds a preoccupation with political issues.

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31-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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