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Welcome to your first job: Expect to be underpaid, bullied, harassed or exploited in some way

5 days ago from Physorg

A teenager's first job can be deeply rewarding, a step towards independence and building skills. But that job may also involve an early taste of exploitative workplace behaviours, including abuse,...

Read aloud to your children to boost their vocabulary

5 days ago from Physorg

Words are powerful, and a rich vocabulary can provide young people with significant advantages. Successful vocabulary development is associated with better vocational, academic and health outcomes.

Children who eat lunch score 18 percent higher in reading tests, new study shows

5 days ago from Physorg

The powerful connection between nutrition and education has been revealed by new research from ESMT Berlin. Primary school children who attended a public free lunch program over an extended period...

App aims to make ride sharing easier

5 days ago from Physorg

College students looking to share a ride for a weekend getaway, a trip home or a spring break vacation now have a new option from a Purdue University-affiliated startup.

App aims to make ride sharing easier

5 days ago from Physorg

College students looking to share a ride for a weekend getaway, a trip home or a spring break vacation now have a new option from a Purdue University-affiliated startup.

Does having a gun at home really make you safer?

5 days ago from Physorg

Keeping a gun in your home is supposed to keep you safe. Matthew Miller's research suggests that the opposite is true.

Brain clock ticks differently in autism

5 days ago from Science Daily

The neural 'time windows' in certain small brain areas contribute to the complex cognitive symptoms of autism, new research suggests. In a brain imaging study of adults, the severity of...

'I'm in shock': Toronto police rule out charges after 30 women accuse former RCMP doctor of sexual assault

5 days ago from CBC: Health

Toronto police sex crimes investigators say there are “no grounds” to lay criminal charges against a former RCMP doctor. That’s despite 30 women alleging they were sexually assaulted during mandatory...

Interview: Rosa Salazar calls ‘Alita’ relevant in current political climate

5 days ago from UPI

Rosa Salazar says the cyborg heroine she plays in "Alita: Battle Angel" could be a role model for those feeling insignificant.

Parkland report card: Accountability mixed a year after mass shooting

5 days ago from UPI

In the year since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., parents and survivors have demanded accountability at every level.

Ex-boyfriend arrested in connection to Valerie Reyes's death

5 days ago from UPI

An ex-boyfriend has been arrested in connection to the killing of Valerie Reyes whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase last week in Connecticut, police said.

Ex-boyfriend arrested in connection to Valerie Reyes's death

5 days ago from UPI

An ex-boyfriend has been arrested in connection to the killing of Valerie Reyes whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase last week in Connecticut, police said.

Testosterone limits for female athletes based on 'flawed' research

6 days ago from Science Daily

New rules governing international track and field competitions would require some women to medically reduce their testosterone levels to compete. A new study suggests the regulations are rooted in flawed...

Women scarce in the one percent

6 days ago from Science Daily

Looking at income inequality reveals vast gender inequality as well, according to a new study. While the families earning in the top one percent of American household incomes receive nearly...

Why bribery works and what changes its effectiveness

6 days ago from Science Daily

A new study suggests that greed, and not the willingness to return the favor, is the main reason people give in to bribery. But the research also finds there are...

Female students sue Yale, fraternities for culture that enables harassment

6 days ago from UPI

Thee female Yale students filed a lawsuit against the university and nine of its fraternities, seeking to force fraternities to accept women as members.

Manfred Eigen, who measured the speed of fast reactions, dies at 91

6 days ago from C&EN

Colleagues remember a visionary who had to choose science over a career as a pianist

Women scarce in the one percent: Glass ceiling is more extensive than previously thought, study shows

6 days ago from Physorg

Men hold nearly all primary breadwinning positions in top income households, and the glass ceiling that has hindered women's advancement in the workplace is more extensive than previously thought, a...

IRS watchdog: Government shutdown hurt taxpayers

6 days ago from UPI

The recent government shutdown hurt taxpayers because IRS employees have been unable to offer enough help during filing season, a watchdog said.

Look: Woman wanders university campus seeking date for her son

6 days ago from UPI

Police at a Maryland university said they have received complaints about a woman wandering the campus seeking a date for her son.

Tracking love among the Ivies

6 days ago from Harvard Science

The dating scene can be overwhelming and unsettling, including for Ivy League men and women who have achieved success in their professional lives but not in their romantic lives. Yet they should fear...

Kim Yong Nam sends congratulatory message to Iran’s Rouhani

6 days ago from UPI

North Korea's titular head of state Kim Yong Nam sent a message of congratulations to President Hassan Rouhani.

With age comes hearing loss and a greater risk of cognitive decline

6 days ago from Science Daily

In a new study, researchers report that hearing impairment is associated with accelerated cognitive decline with age, though the impact of mild hearing loss may be lessened by higher education.

Pitch perfect: Strategic language use maximizes the chances of influencing an audience

6 days ago from Physorg

For even the most stoic entrepreneur, facing a panel of potential investors can be like walking onto the set of 'Dragon's Den'.

Walking simulation games signal a new literary genre

6 days ago from Science Daily

Walking simulation games signal a new literary genre Research has revealed that walking simulations are blurring the boundaries of different art forms to create a new literary genre. Walking simulations...

A Distant Husband Becomes Caretaker and Falls Madly in Love Again

6 days ago from NY Times Health

“I felt humility for the first time in my life,” he said, “my heart and soul opened up, and I could just feel that the special connection we once had...

Consciousness rests on the brain's ability to sustain rich dynamics of neural activity

6 days ago from Science Daily

Consciousness, from the moment we go to sleep until we wake up, seems to come and go every day. Consciousness can be temporarily abolished by pharmacological agents or more permanently...

Drug lord Juan 'El Chapo' Guzman convicted of trafficking, conspiracy

6 days ago from UPI

A federal jury in Brooklyn found Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman guilty Tuesday on murder conspiracy, drug trafficking and money laundering charges.