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UK Information Communication Technology (ICT) Professors Explore Deception in Social Media

The explosion of the Internet and social media has literally put the world at our fingertips, revolutionizing the way people connect and share information. However, for all the positives social media provides, it can also open the door to deception, potentially wreaking havoc on people's lives both personally and professionally.

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No-Calorie Sweeteners May Lead to Diet-Sabotaging Choices

Do diet drinks help or hinder those trying to lose weight? New research from Texas Christian University (TCU) suggests that no-calorie sweeteners may lead to diet-sabotaging choices.

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Precarious Work Schedules Common Among Younger Workers

One wish many workers may have this Labor Day is for more control and predictability of their work schedules. A new report finds that unpredictability is widespread in many workers’ schedules—one reason why organized labor groups and policymakers are now focusing on work schedule reform.

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Gang Life Brings Deep Health Risks for Girls

Being involved in a gang poses considerable health-related risks for adolescent African American girls, including more casual sex partners and substance abuse combined with less testing for HIV and less knowledge about preventing sexually transmitted diseases, according to a new study.

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Parents, Listen Next Time Your Baby Babbles

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Parents who try to understand their baby's babbling let their infants know they can communicate, which leads to children forming complex sounds and using language more quickly. That’s according to a new study by the University of Iowa and Indiana University.

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Younger, College-Educated Consumers More Likely To Use Potentially Unreliable Online Health-Care Information

Consumers are increasingly turning to forums, video-sharing sites, and peer support groups to gather anecdotal health-care information and advice, which may distract them from more reliable and trustworthy sources. New research to be presented at the HFES 2014 Annual Meeting in Chicago studies the characteristics of consumers who use the Internet to collect health-care information.

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Shy People Use Facebook Longer but Disclose Less, Research Reveals

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It’s not the person posting 10,000 pictures a week of their cat who’s the big-time Facebook user. Instead, it’s the quiet ones who are logging in longer, says research from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).

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Swarthmore Expert on Syria's Bashar al-Assad, ISIS, and the Devil’s Gambit

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Study Finds Young Driver's Gender Linked to Crash Type, Injury Severity

A study finds that gender differences do exist in young drivers when it comes to safety. Gender is often related to what type of severe or fatal crash a young male or young female driver will be involved in.

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Study Finds Less Domestic Violence Among Married Couples Who Smoke Pot

New research findings from a study of 634 couples found that the more often they smoked marijuana, the less likely they were to engage in domestic violence.

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