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Witches, Goblins and Ghosts -- Oh My! Why Some Children Fear Halloween

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Trick or treating: it’s a time-honoured tradition that thousands of young children look forward to every year. But some children may be a little uneasy, or even fearful, of people dressed up as strange-looking creatures wandering through their neighbourhood on All Hallows’ Eve asking for candy and treats. Professor Martin Antony, a leading expert on phobias and chair of Ryerson University’s psychology department, offers a few tips to parents to help ease their children’s anxieties -- and have some fun this Halloween.

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Halloween: Fun Or Fright for Young Children?

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Halloween is fun for a lot of people, but for some young children it can be terrifying. Wichita State school psychologist trainer Susan Unruh offers some tips for making Halloween a fun experience.

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Sociologists Available to Discuss ‘Occupy’ Movement

The American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss the “Occupy” movement, which began in New York and has spread around the world.

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Deliberations on Cyberattacks Against Libya Raise Legal Questions

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The Obama administration's consideration and rejection of cyberattacks against Libya underscore cyberspace's emergence as a military domain but also raise questions about domestic and international law, says an Indiana University cybersecurity expert.

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Halloween-Related Literature Makes Reading a Part of Trick-or-Treating

Not all Halloween treats have to be sweet. Children's literature experts at Kansas State University say the holiday is a great time to treat kids to scary or horror-related literary works written especially for them. Recommendations inside.

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Independent Media Fueling Rise in ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Attention

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As the Occupy Wall Street movement appears to be gaining steam across the country, a media expert notes that it was independent media outlets that drove the coverage of the protests until the major networks and newspapers finally took notice.

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Advertising Goes to the Dogs

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Nestlé Purina’s latest commercial for its Beneful dog food, aimed directly at canines by using high-frequency noises inaudible to humans, should serve to increase the bond owners feel with their pets, says a marketing expert at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Diabetes: the Tsunami of Diseases - Experts from Montefiore Medical Center Available for Interviews

More than Half of All Americans Will Have Diabetes by 2020 – Ranks Could Swell to 135 million Half of all American adults are destined to develop diabetes or pre-diabetes by 2020 if they don't make dramatic lifestyle changes, according to a dire new prediction from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If current trends continue, the ranks of American adults with excessive blood sugar levels would swell from 93.8 million this year (about 28 million diabetics and 66 million more with pre-diabetes) to 135 million in 2020 – and cost society $3.35 billion by decade’s end. In addition, diabetes is becoming one of the most common chronic diseases in children and adolescents. According to the American Diabetes Association, one in every four children is currently diagnosed with diabetes. Dr. Joel Zonszein believes that unless people improve their diet and exercise more regularly, diabetes could become an epidemic of tsunami-like proportions.

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Occupy Wall Street: Crowd Action Movements as American Tradition

On Oct. 6, a group of Philadelphians gathered at Dilworth Plaza by City Hall in the name of Occupy Philadelphia. The demonstration was organized in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, which began in September and has since gone national. Jeffrey Hyson, Ph.D., assistant professor of history and director of the American studies program at Saint Joseph’s University says that historically, a key component of revolution is the action of crowds taking to the streets.

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Expert Available to Discuss Slovakia and the European Crisis

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The already complex nature of European management is further complicated by inter-country politics. Therefore, it's not surprising to see a small country like Slovakia in a position to scuttle the euro zone plan.







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