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Grip Strength of Children Gives Clues about Their Future Health

Adolescents with a strong hand grip — an indicator of overall muscle strength — have better odds of being healthy over time, according to a two-year study of 368 elementary school children. A simple, non-invasive measure of grip strength can...
9-Aug-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Stop, Look and Listen -- Maybe Even Taste -- Before Posting Adventures on Social Media

Quick! Snap a selfie and share the sensations! Or not. If you want to preserve the memories, process before you post, says a Baylor University psychologist.
23-Jul-2018 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Are Birth Mothers Satisfied with Their Decisions to Place Children for Adoption? Time Will Tell, Study Says

There is consensus among adoption researchers that for many birth mothers the experience of placing their children for adoption brings feelings of grief, loss, shame, guilt, remorse and isolation. Any level of satisfaction (or lack thereof) in such...
8-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Baylor University’s Truett Seminary Announces 12 Most Effective Preachers in English-Speaking World

The 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world have been identified in a survey by the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Scholars of homiletics made the selections...
2-May-2018 1:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Feelings of Ethical Superiority Can Lead to Workplace Ostracism, Social Undermining, Baylor Study Says

A new Baylor study published in the Journal of Business Ethics suggests that feelings of ethical superiority can cause a chain reaction that is detrimental to you, your coworkers and your organization.
24-Apr-2018 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Where People Live Is More Influential than Where They Worship in Shaping Racial Attitudes

Whites in multiracial congregations have more diverse friendship networks and are more comfortable with minorities — but that is more because of the impact of neighbors and friends of other races than due to congregations’ influence, a Baylor...
23-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Who Are the Best Gift-givers? Not Who You’d Think, Says Baylor University Marketing Research

People who are “secure” in interpersonal settings are most likely to engage in social projection (making choices on behalf of others based on their own preferences). Those who are “anxious” are less likely to assume that others share their...
6-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Making a Leap from a High-Ability High School to a College of Lesser Academic Status Can Be a Real Downer

Making the transition from high school to college may be stressful — but it can be downright depressing for students who graduate from a school with peers of high academic ability and wind up at a college with students of lesser ability, according...
29-Mar-2018 12:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Baylor Expert Shares 11 Tips to Negotiate the Best Retail Price

10-May-2018 3:40 PM EDT


Hallucinations, Full Moons and Coffee? Baylor Sleep Expert Debunks Common Sleep Myths

On average, you will spend about a third of your life sleeping or attempting to sleep. For many, this means more than 25 years of your life will be spent in bed. Given this startling proportion, wouldn’t you like to know more about what helps,...
9-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EST


True Public Health Reform Must Address Poverty, Baylor University Epidemiologist Says

Despite the debate over the Affordable Care Act — “Obamacare” — and the perception that it transformed the nation’s public health system, the legislation did little to impact or advance public health, according to Baylor University...
26-Feb-2018 11:10 AM EST


#OscarNoms: "Positive Strides" & Missed Opportunities, Says #Baylor Entertainment Marketing #Expert

23-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST


Considering a New Year’s Resolution for 2018? Baylor University Experts Can Help

As 2018 approaches, many Americans are considering ways to improve themselves via New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s personal, like losing weight or clearing clutter, or it’s professional, such as being a better manager or breaking away from...
20-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST


Black Gospel Music Expert Discusses Timelessness of Christmas Spirituals and How They Differ From Christmas Carols

A cherished parts of the holiday season is gathering to sing and listen to such Christmas carols as Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing and The First Noel. But a Baylor University expert in black gospel music loves another Christmas tradition:...
8-Dec-2017 8:05 AM EST


Something to Chew On: Baylor University Nutrition Expert Exposes Five Myths About Food

When it comes to food, don’t swallow all that information online and on social media. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, nutrition experts are busting a lot of the myths with science-based...
20-Nov-2017 1:05 AM EST


Is Trump Addicted to Twitter? A Baylor Social Media and Smartphone Addiction Expert Has the Answer

President Donald Trump has said that Twitter is his way of communicating his thoughts directly with the world, bypassing the more traditional means of using the news media, which he tends to distrust. The president’s daily use of social media begs...
24-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT

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