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Deck the Aisles: Expert Tips on Selecting the Perfect Gift

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‘How Long Does Grief Last?’ Expert Shares Ways to Interact with Those Who’Ve Lost Loved Ones This Christmas

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In this Q&A, grief expert Helen Harris, Ed.D., assistant professor in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, shares some insights about long-term grief and how we can approach others who are hurting during the holidays.

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Want Your New Year’s Resolution to Stick? Implement Immediate Rewards as You Pursue That Long-Term Goal

A new study from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, published recently in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, found that immediate rewards are strongly associated with persistence in a long-term goal, despite a delayed reward being the underlying motivation

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Research Explains Why Some Presents Are Great to Give but Not to Receive

New research from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business highlights common mistakes that people will make this holiday season, including thinking more about the moment they expect when giving a present than the many moments after when their recipients keep and use the gift.

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Observing Crystallization at the Molecular Level for the First Time

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We watch crystallization take place every winter when ice crystals form on our windows. But no one had ever seen it happen at the molecular level – until now. The Weizmann Institute’s Prof. Ronny Neumann and colleagues have created a way to observe this phase of crystallization, verifying long-held theories.

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Toy-Safety Research Started with Initiative to Protect Soldiers From Eye Injuries

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Research that helps protect soldiers from blast injuries on the battlefield can also prevent kids battling with foam swords in their basements from poking each others’ eyes out.

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Don’t Let Stress Make a Mess of Your Holidays

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Dr. Jennifer Caudle offers tips to beat holiday stress and a reminder of the only two things you absolutely need to remember to do this season.

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UF/IFAS Extension Offers Way to Avoid Post-Holiday Shopping ‘Sticker Shock’

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The key is to make a budget and stick to it. But UF/IFAS experts share numerous other tips.

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UF/IFAS Extension Agent: Baking Blunders to Avoid This Holiday

Heidi Copeland, family and consumer sciences agent with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Leon County, has these tips for avoiding common baking blunders during the holidays.

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When Good People Get Bad Gifts

New research from NYIT (New York Institute of Technology) details reasons why some people intentionally give bad gifts.

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The Medical Minute: Toy Safety Tips for the Holidays – and Year-Round

Pretty much all toys can look inviting to children. But it’s important for adults who are buying toys this holiday season look beyond the flashing lights and cool noises to make sure they are safe.

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’Tis the Season to Protect Yourself Against the Flu

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Flu cases are being reported in Maryland and across the country, and experts at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine expect to see numbers continue to rise. To prevent the flu, Johns Hopkins experts say everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated against the influenza virus every year.

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What if You Couldn't Taste Your Favorite Holiday Foods?

What, exactly, is Neurogastronomy? In this edition of "Behind the Blue," we meet with scientists and chefs who discuss brain and behavior in the context of food.

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NAU Ecologist Shares Permafrost Prediction

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An article by NAU researcher Ted Schuur discusses how the release of carbon stored in the soil of the thawing Arctic tundra has the potential for speeding up climate change.

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Researchers Discover Most Winter Boots Are Too Slippery to Walk Safely on Icy Surfaces

A team of researchers from the iDAPT labs at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network are dedicated to keeping Canadians safer this winter by offering evidence-based ratings on footwear that may reduce the risk of slips and falls on ice. The team has developed the first test of its kind in the world – the Maximum Achievable Angle (MAA) Testing Method – to validate slip resistant footwear on icy surfaces using real people in a simulated winter environment.

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As the Holiday Shopping Season Begins, Online Security Expert Offers Tips for #CyberMonday and Beyond

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Randal Vaughn, Ph.D., professor of information systems in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, said that while most online merchants he uses such as Jet.com and Amazon seem to have excellent consumer protections in place, he has a few tips to help consumers be smart online shoppers.

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Season’s Greetings From the UCLA Health Media Relations Team – and a Gift of 5 Holiday Story Ideas

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UCLA Health experts are available to discuss a wide variety of topics of interest during this holiday season.

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Texas A&M Retailing Studies Director Offers Insight Regarding Holiday Shopping Trends, Tips

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With the holiday shopping season fast-approaching, retailers around the country are preparing to put new and innovative sales strategies to the test and capture the attention of customers, notes Kelli Hollinger, director of the Center for Retailing Studies at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School.

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Scripps Florida Scientists Find Surprising Answers to ‘Food Coma’ Conundrum

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Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Florida Atlantic University and Bowling Green State University may have finally found a reason for the 'food coma' phenomenon.

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Keep Calm Through Communication During the Holiday Season







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