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All Black Friday Deals Are Not Created Equal

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Spend $200 on a great Christmas gift at the big box store and get a $50 gift card. Sounds like a great offer. It may, in fact, entice you to spend more than you normally would, warned a marketing expert at Washington University in St. Louis.

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American Dream, Home Ownership, Real Estate, Housing, Wealth, Renting, Property Appreciation, Housing Market

American Dream Revised: New Study Says Homeowners Shouldn’t Count on Property Appreciation Creating Wealth

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The American Dream of homeownership as the path to creating wealth may be due for a revision. A new study finds that the property appreciation most homeowners expect when buying a home may be relatively meaningless in terms of building wealth.

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Don Juan Pond, University of Washington, Antarctica, polar science, Hydrology

Salt Pond in Antarctica, Among the Saltiest Waters on Earth, Is Fed From Beneath

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One of the saltiest bodies on Earth, an analog to how water might exist on Mars, shows signs of being one piece of a larger aquifer.

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Obesity, Genetics

Does this One Gene Fuel Obesity?

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New research from the Research Triangle suggests that variants in a gene called ankyrin-B – carried by millions of Americans – could cause people to put on pounds through no fault of their own.

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Social Psychology, Paranormal, paranormal belief, Conspiracy, Conspiracy Theories, Cognitive Ability, analytic cognitive style, Rationality, epistemic rationality, Psychology

High Cognitive Ability Not a Safeguard From Conspiracies, Paranormal Beliefs

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A University of Illinois at Chicago social psychologist reports on two studies that examined why some people are inclined to believe in various conspiracies and paranormal phenomena.

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Desire, Focus, Concentration, Psychology

New Research Finds People Will Desire Something Even More if You Increase Their Focus on It

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Study suggests ways marketing and clinical treatment can influence behavior

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implicit bias, Prejudice, Stereotyping

Measuring the Implicit Biases We May Not Even Be Aware Of

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Two UF Psychology Professors Examine the Prejudices and Stereotypes That Contribute to Social Inequality and Discuss the Tests Social Scientists Apply to Measure the Implicit Bias People Tend to Harbor

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Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Aging, Drug Target, Inflammation, Biomarker

Biomarker May Predict Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers at SBP have identified a peptide that could lead to the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The discovery, published in Nature Communications, may also provide a means of homing drugs to diseased areas of the brain to treat AD, Parkinson’s disease, as well as glioblastoma, brain injuries and stroke.

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Sleep Apnea, elderly adults, Alzheimer's, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Alzheimer's Disease, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Problems

Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may put elderly people at greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Malaria, Parasite, Infection

Parasites Suck It Up

Depletion of a fatty molecule in human blood propels malaria parasites to stop replicating and causing illness in people and instead to jump ship to mosquitoes to continue the transmission cycle, according to a new study by an international research team.







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