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Feeling Older Increases Risk of Hospitalization, Study Says

People who feel older than their peers are more likely to be hospitalized as they age, regardless of their actual age or other demographic factors, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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What 'Tainted' Engagement Rings Reveal About Consumer Expectations

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Thinking about buying an engagement ring for Valentine's Day?

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Male Biology Students Consistently Underestimate Female Peers, Study Finds

New University of Washington research shows consistent gender bias among male biology undergraduate students, suggesting that they could be undermining the confidence of female students as they embark on studies in STEM disciplines.

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Learning About Struggles of Famous Scientists May Help Students Succeed in Science

High school students may improve their science grades by learning about the personal struggles and failed experiments of great scientists such as Albert Einstein and Marie Curie, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

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8 Secrets for Valentine’s Day Love

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WFU Expert: Presidential Candidates Engaging Young Voters

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I Want Her to Want Me: Where Men, Sex and Personality Meet

New research by Union College professor suggests that a man’s attachment style - a personality trait reflecting his romantic relationship tendencies - may actually influence his perceptions of whether a woman is interested in him sexually

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Ability to Navigate Between Cultures Is Good for Mexican-American Youth

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Biculturalism is positively associated with prosocial behaviors such as helping others and self-esteem.

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Why You May Skimp on Your Valentine's Day Gift

Just as people are more likely to give more to close friends than to strangers, people may be more likely to give less to close friends than to strangers if there is a mutual overall benefit for doing so. Call it altruistic selfishness. The gift-giver may see himself and a close friend as a unit—and choose the best total gift for the unit rather than for either individual. The total gift could end up including the gift purchased, a free gift, and any money saved.

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Your Brain May Be What Interests That Guy Checking You Out

Modern men increasingly value brains over beauty when choosing long-term mates.

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Hold On! The Ability to Hold a Grip Predicts Who Has the Willpower Finish Their Schoolwork

Researchers at McMaster University have established a connection between a person’s ability to maintain a firm grip and having the self-control to finish their schoolwork.

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2-1-1 Counts Provides Snapshot of Daily Needs of Vulnerable American Families

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As the residents of Flint, Mich., responded to the growing crisis of their contaminated water supply, researchers at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis were able to pinpoint their calls for aid to the 2-1-1 telephone helpline through a unique website called 2-1-1 Counts.

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Smart Cities Better Defined by New Research

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified a handful of key elements that define ‘smart cities’– cities like Singapore and Copenhagen, which are both at the top of their game in using technology to enable their citizens to enjoy a better quality of life, but in different ways.

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New Study Reveals Visual Working Memory May Provide Clues to Autism’s Social Struggles

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Poor visual working memory can play an important role in the struggles experienced by autistic children, according to a new study conducted by Dr. Tracy Alloway, associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Florida.

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Paper: Homeownership a 'Dream Deferred' for Millennial Generation

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For previous generations of Americans, homeownership was seen as one of the final rites of passage into adulthood and financial independence.

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Americans Recognize 'Past Presidents' Who Never Were, Study Finds

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Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, Hubert Humphrey and some guy named "Thomas Moore" are among the names that many Americans mistakenly identify as belonging to a past president of the United States, finds a news study by memory researchers at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Social Hormone Promotes Cooperation in Risky Situations

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A hormone implicated in monogamy and aggression in animals also promotes trust and cooperation in humans in risky situations, Caltech researchers say.

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Find a Partner Who Marches to the Beat of Your Own Drum

Everyone marches to the beat of their own drum: From walking to talking to producing music, different people’s movements occur at different speeds. But do these differences influence coordination of group actions? The answer is yes, according to McGill University researchers. The finding has the potential to help us predict for each person how successful they will be in a group task, depending on how similar their partners are to them in their internal rhythms.

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‘A Word's Worth More Than a Thousand Pictures’ According to New FAU Study on Young Children

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Children play an important role in ensuring that they are cared for by adults by using physical and cognitive cues. But what’s more important in how they influence adults and elicit their nurturing spirit? Is it their physical features or what they say?

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Whistle While You Work

What is the key to being happy? More specifically, what is the key to being happy at work? More money, more time off, family benefits? University of Alabama professors at the Culverhouse College of Commerce may have just found the answers.