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Chapman University has initiated the first comprehensive nationwide study on what strikes fear in Americans in the first of what is a planned annual study. According to the Chapman poll, the number one fear in America today is walking alone...
Publicly traded corporations are increasingly publishing social responsibility reports for investors, who now consider such information alongside traditional financial data before investing in a company.
Few topics can prove more divisive than religion, with some insisting it promotes compassion, selflessness and generosity, and others arguing that it leads to intolerance, isolation and even violence.
As more and more high schools around the country drop home economics classes due to budget cuts or changes in educational priorities, many high school students are left without basic...
Even before he lost his right hand to an industrial accident 4 years ago, Igor Spetic had family open his medicine bottles. Cotton balls give him goose bumps.
Past research shows physical beauty can be detrimental to women applying for masculine jobs. But belles can put the brakes on discrimination by acknowledging their looks during an interview, according...
Undergoing an experience with another person -- even if we do it in silence, with someone we met just moments ago -- seems to intensify that experience, according to new...
Hardly a day passes without pundits crying for leadership in the NFL commissioner and team owners, among high-ranking government officials, and in other public figures. If University of Illinois experts...
Gender equality boosts a country's Olympic medal count for both women and men, shows a new study from the University of British Columbia.
People tend to perceive their dominant hand as staying relatively the same size even when it's magnified, lending support to the idea that we use our hand as a constant...
Recent studies showed that the color red tends increase our attraction toward others, feelings of jealousy, and even reaction times. Now, new research shows that female monkeys also respond to...
The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Gradual weight loss no better than rapid weight loss for long-term weight control
Contrary to current dietary recommendations, slow and steady weight loss does not reduce the amount or rate of weight regain compared with losing weight quickly, new research published in The...
It seems logical that a student who is interested in science as an academic subject would also know a lot about science, but new findings show that this link depends...
New research from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy found that states with a large minority population tend to incarcerate more people.
Managers can promote creativity in employees by "empowering leadership" and earning employees' trust, according to a new study by Rice University and American University.
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston say that sexting may be the new "normal" part of adolescent sexual development and is not strictly limited to at-risk...
Gender diversity in the workplace helps firms be more productive, according to a new study co-authored by an MIT researcher -- but it may also reduce satisfaction among employees.
The more curious we are about a topic, the easier it is to learn information about that topic. New research publishing online October 2 in the Cell Press journal Neuron...
Consuming an alcoholic beverage may make men more responsive to the smiles of others in their social group, according to new research in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the...
While antidepressants are the most commonly used treatment for social anxiety disorder, new research suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is more effective and, unlike medication, can have lasting effects...
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- 'Red effect' sparks interest in female monkeys
- The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Gradual weight loss no better than rapid weight loss for long-term weight control
- What americans fear most -- new poll from Chapman University
- Backpack physics: Smaller hikers carry heavier loads
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- Alcohol makes smiles more 'contagious,' but only for men