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Finding Flaws in Social Media Research

December 1st, 2014
Researchers need to be wary of serious pitfalls of working with huge social media data sets, according to computer scientists at McGill University in Montreal and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Flawed results can have huge implications: Thousands of research papers each year ...

Complex Job May Lead to Better Long-Term Memory, Thinking Skills

November 30th, 2014
If you work at a job that requires complex work with other people (such as a social worker or lawyer) or with data (architect or graphic designer), you may end up having a better long-term memory and thinking skills compared to people ...

Older Brains Can Still Learn — Maybe Too Much

November 29th, 2014
Older people can actually take in and learn from visual information more readily than younger people, according to a new study. This surprising discovery is explained by a decline in the ability to filter out irrelevant information as we get older, according to ...

Arterial Plaque Can Lead to Cognitive Impairment

November 27th, 2014
While it is well known that plaque buildup in the arteries can increase the risk of heart disease, new research discovers the condition can also compromise mental acuity. In a study of nearly 2,000 adults, researchers found that a buildup of plaque in ...

Sound of Voice Linked to Position of Power

November 26th, 2014
New research finds that being in a position of power can fundamentally change the way a person sounds when they speak. San Diego State University researchers discovered that being in power is associated with the alteration of basic acoustic properties of the voice. ...

Early Exposure to Verbal Conflict Can Aid in Coping with Adult Stress

November 25th, 2014
While the holiday season is a time to reconnect with family and friends, it can also be a time of stress. Although the opportunity to be in close contact with family and friends is welcomed, the environment may result in heated debates, or ...

Jogging Beats Walking for Older Adults

November 24th, 2014
A new study suggests that jogging helps older adults maintain their muscular efficiency more so than walking. Researchers at Humboldt State University and the University of Colorado, Boulder discovered the unexpected benefit of jogging in older adults by physiological testing adults while they ...

Workplace Bullying a Taboo Problem

November 23rd, 2014
Approximately 35 percent of employees in the United States report being the target of a bully at work, and they tend to keep it to themselves, according to new research at Iowa State University. “Many of the participants felt no one would believe ...

Don’t Like Your Boss? Don’t Fake It

November 22nd, 2014
Don’t particularly like your boss? A new study shows that it’s counterproductive to “fake it.” In fact, your job performance can actually improve once you and your boss see eye-to-eye about your relationship. “Seeing eye-to-eye about the employee-supervisor relationship is equally -- if ...

Hiring Authority Influences Gender-Related Depression

November 21st, 2014
A job description that includes hiring and firing authority appears to affect women and men differently. In a new study, researchers discovered that having job authority increases symptoms of depression among women, but decreases them among men. "Women with job authority -- the ...