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The ‘Clean Plate’ Mentality Drives US to Overeat--So Much That We Lie to Ourselves About How Unhealthy It Is. ‘to-Go’ Bags Can Help

We’re more likely to overeat when we only have a little bit of food left over, and we justify it by convincing ourselves it’s not as unhealthy as it is, according to new research by Vanderbilt's Kelly Haws.
27-Nov-2018 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Take a Lot of Sick Days? Who You Know and Where You Live Might Be Partly to Blame

New research by Lijun Song suggests that knowing high-status people may not always be good for your health--but it depends on how economically unequal your country is.
1-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lifespan and Sexual Maturity Depends on Your Brain More Than Your Body

New Vanderbilt research finds how long humans and other warm-blooded animals live—and when they reach sexual maturity— may have more to do with their brain than their body. More specifically, it is not animals with larger bodies or slower...
31-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New model of polarization sheds light on today’s politics

When voters go to the polls, they aren't just voting for the candidate who best represents their views--they're also voting strategically to shape the balance of power between parties in the legislature.
3-Oct-2018 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Want to restore faith in Congress? Elect more women

New research shows that Americans have more faith in legislatures where women are equally represented--both in the kinds of decisions they make and in the decision-making process itself.
21-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Labor Unions Help Employees Take More Paid Maternity Leave

Labor unions help working mothers take greater advantage of paid maternity leave benefits than non-union mothers, but unions could do more to mitigate the earnings penalty that typically follows leave-taking.
20-Sep-2018 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Crime, Not Money, Drives Migration From El Salvador and Honduras

A new analysis of data from the Latin American Public Opinion Project's AmericasBarometer survey shows that immigration policies designed to deter economic migrants do not dissuade migrants fleeing crime from seeking asylum.
19-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Age, Race and Gender Split in Political Parties Could Lead to Voter Discrimination

A vastly expanding gap in age, gender and diversity is creating an even deeper divide between the Republican and Democratic parties. And a Vanderbilt University law expert on the 26th Amendment says this chasm between the nation’s largest...
14-Sep-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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