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What will make grandma use her Fitbit longer?

For older adults, Fitbits and other activity trackers may be popular gifts, but they may not be used for very long. While counterintuitive, engaging in competition with family and friends decreases the odds of long-term use among older adults,...
18-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Smart people may learn music faster

Why do some people learn music more quickly than others? Intelligence could play a role, according to a Michigan State University study that investigated the early stages of learning to play piano.
14-Nov-2019 3:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Is opioid treatment available to those who need it most?

The U.S. opioid epidemic is still raging – it’s particularly pronounced in low-income areas and in those where people lack access to health care services, which includes cities in Michigan and across the Rust Belt. But the effectiveness of...
14-Nov-2019 2:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Nearly half of accused harassers can return to work

New research from Michigan State University revealed that almost half of accused harassers can go back to work when disputes are settled by arbitrators – or, third-parties who resolve disputes.
13-Nov-2019 3:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

How meditation can help you make fewer mistakes

New research from Michigan State University tested how open monitoring meditation – or, meditation that focuses awareness on feelings, thoughts or sensations as they unfold in one's mind and body – altered brain activity in a way that suggests...
11-Nov-2019 1:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

When Managing a Big Company, Less Is More

Research is the first to outline universal strategies for large companies to grow market share
5-Nov-2019 4:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Will college job market continue its decade-long growth?

Despite fears about a recession, the job market is strong for college graduates - for the 10th consecutive year, according to Michigan State University's Recruiting Trends, the largest annual survey of employers in the nation.
5-Nov-2019 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

Should preschool writing be more communication and less ABCs?

Writing instruction in early education should be about more than letter formation and penmanship, argue Michigan State University researchers who found preschool teachers don't often encourage writing for communication purposes.
29-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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