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Landscape, Homeowner, lawn, Horticulture, Purdue

Be Kind to Yourself and Your Yard

A Purdue University Extension specialist in landscaping, urges homeowners to try something a little different. He suggests creative alternatives to grass for the front yard.

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Education

School, k-12, After School, At Risk, Hopkins

Hopkins Expert on After-School Programs

The federal government has just awarded $40 million in grants for after-school centers aimed at improving the academic success of at-risk students. A Johns Hopkins University researcher says there is, as yet, little good evidence as to which, if any, after-school programs really work. She has, however, identified 25 that she concludes are promising.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Pyschology, Children, Mothers, Violence, Touch, Adolescent

Massage Therapy Reduces Aggession in Children

Adolescent violence is becoming a commonplace and alarming trend. Before we blame television, the Internet, or working parents, multiple studies conducted by Dr. Tiffany Field indicate that the groundwork for adolescent violence is laid in infancy.

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Information, Technology, Research, Businss, Corporation, Consumer, Workplace

NSF Designation Recognizes Business School

National Science Foundation Research Center at UCI to Form Industry-University Alliances With Unique Focus on Social, Economic Impact of Information Technology

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Arts and Humanities

Mozart, Koechel, Zaslaw, Cornell, Music, Breitkopf, Ha Ertel

Revising Koechel Catalog of Mozart's Works

Cornell professor Neal Zaslaw is the first American to edit the Koechel catalogue that lists Mozart's works, compiled by Ludwig Ritter von Koechel and first published in 1862. Zaslaw's edition, the fifth or the ninth, depending on how one counts, will be the first to be published in both German and English. He expects it to be controversial.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Women, Emotions, Psychology, Feelings

Women More Likely than Men to Put Emotions in Motion

Men and women experience the same level of sadness while watching a tearjerker at the movies, but women are more likely to reach for a box of tissues, according to a Vanderbilt University psychologist. Research by Associate Professor of Psychology Ann Kring found that women aren't more emotional than men, they are just more expressive of their emotions.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Drugs, Innercity, Gangs, drug, Sales, Entrepreneurship, Hagedorn, Crime

Entrepreneurship of Drug Selling

Inner-city drug dealing is a good example of what management guru Peter Drucker would call entrepreneurship, says a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Women, Rights, History, Susan, Anthony, Rochester

Forum 98 Sets a Course for Women in 21st Century

What have women accomplished since the first Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls 150 years ago and what remains to be done? National leaders will answer these questions July 13 to 16 in upstate New York during a rare opportunity to continue the legacy of that first convention.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Women, men, car, Accidents, Fatal

Women Not Necessarily Better Drivers than Men

Although men are three times more likely than women to be killed in car crashes, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health have found that, when the total numbers of crashes are considered, female drivers are involved in slightly more crashes than men.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Motivation, Behavior, Goals, Desires, Values, Mental, Illness

People Guided By 15 Fundamental Desires And Values, Study Finds

A new study by researchers at Ohio State University has concluded that people have 15 fundamental desires and values that guide their behavior. These desires include basic needs, such as food, as well as social desires such as prestige, social contact and honor.







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