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socarxiv is launched

Over the summer, SocArXiv announced its development. What is SocArXiv, you ask? It’s a free, open source, open access depository for prepublication versions of papers — a way to get your work out there faster, and to more people. Think SSRN or Academia or ResearchGate, but not-for-profit (SSRN is now owned by Elsevier) and fundamentally committed to […]

Do thoughts of death change our shopping habits?

(Concordia University) new research from the John Molson School of Business (JMSB) and HEC Montréal shows that, for people with certain world views, thoughts of death can actually trigger the buying impulse.

Study explores companies' strategies in expanding globally

(University of Texas at Dallas) A new study from The University of Texas at Dallas examines why and how multinational enterprises decide to internationalize.

Social work professor's domestic violence project wins major national award

(University of Huddersfield) A project which aims to prevent domestic violence in the Caribbean has won a national award for public engagement. The EU funded None-in-Three project, directed by the University of Huddersfield's Professor...Show More Summary

Tribalism and the Progressive Alliance

As promised, let's talk about the so-called progressive alliance, that Labour, the LibDems, Greens, SNP, and Plaid should come to a non-aggression arrangement to maximise the anti-Conservative vote in upcoming by-elections and the next general election (now most unlikely to be next year). Show More Summary

Helping children achieve more in school

(Frontiers) Researchers show that secondary school children with normal intellectual ability but poor grades are also less effective in their learning strategies. This discovery guides teachers and parents on how to enable students to fulfil their potential, and may help reduce school drop-out rates.

Dad's exposure to phthalates in plastics may affect embryonic development

(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) A new study led by environmental health scientist Richard Pilsner at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, one of the first to investigate whether preconception exposures to phthalates in fathers...Show More Summary

Dietary magnesium associated with reduced risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes

(BioMed Central) A diet rich in magnesium may reduce the risk of diseases including coronary heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes according to a new meta-analysis published in the open-access journal BMC Medicine. This analysisShow More Summary

The Diner Decline

New York City is known for its diners and coffee shops. One might assume that this is because the population shares a caffeine addiction, but a recent New York Times article on the changes in New York’s diner scene presents a more nuanced perspective with the The Great Good Place by sociologist Ray Oldenburg. Work […]

Perceived long-term job insecurity puts pressure on older workers

(University of Michigan) The long-term threat of getting a pink slip is giving some older workers the blues.

Heart disease protein linked to brain damage

(Radiological Society of North America) Levels of a protein in the blood associated with heart disease are also linked to early-stage brain damage, according to a new study.

Rhythm of breathing affects memory and fear

(Northwestern University) Scientists have discovered for the first time that the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory recall. These effects on behavior depend critically on whether you inhale or exhale and whether you breathe through the nose or mouth.

Cancer's deadly toll grows in less developed countries as new cases increase globally

(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) While cancer is the world's second leading cause of death after cardiovascular diseases, the chances of getting cancer and dying from it look radically different depending on where you live, according to a new analysis of 32 cancer groups in 195 countries or territories.

The role of spirituality in treating postpartum depression in mothers of color

(University at Buffalo) Churches and other faith-based communities are an untapped resource that health-care providers should consider when suggesting treatment options for African-American and Latina mothers who have histories of postpartum depression (PPD), according to the findings of a newly published study by a University at Buffalo-led research team.

Motherhood Penalty Costs More for High Earning Women

Previous research shows that women experience a “motherhood penalty” at work when they have children, while having children actually helps men’s careers. New research shows that the motherhood penalty may actually be worse for women who make more money. This is because, in terms of dollars and some career paths, taking time off or switching […]

Praise for polymer science

(University of California - Santa Barbara) Engineer Glenn Fredrickson receives the William H. Walker Award for Excellence in Contributions to Chemical Engineering Literature.

Put people at the center of conservation, new study advises

(University of Washington) People must be part of the equation in conservation projects to increase local support and effectiveness, according to a new study by the University of Washington and other institutions.

telluride thoughts 1: what i learned from dr. abegunde

This past summer, I had the opportunity to teach a six week long seminar called “The Black Struggle for Freedom,” sponsored by the Telluride Association. The seminar is aimed at gifted high school students who want to immerse themselves in a particular topic. I taught a seminar that was an interdisciplinary exploration of how African Americans […]

Study: Autism brain response theory a dead end

(University of Rochester Medical Center) A new study out today in the journal Cerebral Cortex challenges the hypothesis that nerve cells in the brains of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders do not reliably and consistently respond to external stimuli.

SAGE partners with UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business to publish its premier journal

(SAGE) SAGE Publishing announces that it will begin publishing California Management Review (CMR), a quarterly journal affiliated with the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. The articles published in CMR address current issues of concern to managers across a range of industries and outline practical advice to help managers in their roles.

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