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Newswise: Comparing Your House to Your Neighbors’ Can Lead to Dissatisfaction

Article ID: 717673

Comparing Your House to Your Neighbors’ Can Lead to Dissatisfaction

Iowa State University

Satisfaction with your home can depend on its size compared to your neighbors’ homes, according to new Iowa State University research. Daniel Kuhlmann, assistant professor of community and regional planning, found that people are more likely to be dissatisfied with their house if it is smaller than their neighbors’.

Released:
19-Aug-2019 3:20 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 717511

New Tools Help Detect Digital Domestic Abuse

Cornell University

A new clinical model developed by Cornell Tech researchers aims to respond systematically and effectively to the growing array of digital threats against victims of intimate partner violence. Working with the New York City Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence, the researchers created and piloted a questionnaire, a spyware scanning tool and a diagram for assessing clients’ digital footprints.

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15-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Financial Abuse of Older Adults by Family Members More Common Than Scams by Strangers

Article ID: 717476

Financial Abuse of Older Adults by Family Members More Common Than Scams by Strangers

University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers identified financial abuse of older adults by family members as the more common than scams by strangers

Released:
15-Aug-2019 6:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 716943

Four Ways Binge-Watching Hurts Your Brain

Houston Methodist

Binge-watching your favorite television show might seem like a great way to relax after a long week, but spending hours on the couch can actually hurt your brain.

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5-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Get the Dirt: ACI Launches ‘Exploration Clean’ 
Game to Teach Cleaning Chemistry

Article ID: 716643

Get the Dirt: ACI Launches ‘Exploration Clean’ Game to Teach Cleaning Chemistry

American Cleaning Institute

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) has enhanced and expanded its “Exploration Clean” online experience to further help teach middle-school students the science and chemistry behind cleaning.

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30-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Education

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Article ID: 716424

Home Renovations Linked to Diminished Lung Function

University at Albany, State University of New York

A study by UAlbany’s School of Public Health and international colleagues found that home renovations, particularly with vinyl flooring, cause impaired lung function during childhood

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25-Jul-2019 4:55 PM EDT
Newswise: Danbury Hospital’s Most Vulnerable Patients Are Getting Healing Hugs

Article ID: 715902

Danbury Hospital’s Most Vulnerable Patients Are Getting Healing Hugs

Western Connecticut Health Network

Danbury Hospital launched Healing Hugs, a new service where trained volunteer cuddlers provide comfort to babies in the Danbury Hospital Spratt Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Studies have shown that NICU babies who are cuddled experience immediate benefits, like lowered heart rate and reduced stress, and also long-term cognitive, neurological, and social benefits. A local woman is paying it forward by volunteering as a cuddler, nearly 30 years after her son’s life was saved in the Danbury Hospital NICU.

Released:
18-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 715506

Credit Counseling Can Lead to Significant Reduction in Consumer Debt

Washington University in St. Louis

People who take advantage of nonprofit credit counseling services have statistically significant reductions in consumer debt, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“We followed the credit records of counseled consumers and a comparison group for a year and a half following counseling, and found that counseling was associated with a large reduction in revolving debt, which includes credit card debt,” said Stephen Roll, research assistant professor at the Brown School and an expert on asset building and debt management.

Released:
9-Jul-2019 4:30 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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