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Facebook Changes May Mask Personality of Strangers

September 12th, 2014
New research finds that many people can accurately detect the personality traits of strangers through Facebook activity. However, researchers also believe changes made by Facebook over the past three years makes this a much more difficult task. University of Kansas researchers sampled 100 Facebook ...

Bullying Methods Change as Students Age

September 11th, 2014
New research suggests the way students are bullied changes as students’ age with verbal and physical bullying decreasing and cyberbullying increasing. Investigators also discovered non-native English speakers are not bullied more often than native English speakers and bullying increases as students transition from ...

Weekly Health Text Could Improve Diet & Health

September 10th, 2014
Improved public knowledge of nutritional labeling and dietary recommendations can help people improve their food choices. A new study suggests people are often unaware that a 2,000 calorie-a-day diet is recommended by experts and that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's mandated nutrition ...

Desire for Connection Fuels Ties with Inanimate Objects

September 9th, 2014
New research suggests that feeling socially disconnected is often associated with modern relationships with pets, online avatars, and even pieces of technology, such as computers, robots, and cell phones. Experts believe the void in social connections may lead us to lower our threshold ...

Enlisting Social Networks in Fight Against Obesity

September 9th, 2014
New research from the UK finds that social networking programs designed to help people lose weight could play a role in the global fight against obesity. Researchers from Imperial College London combined the results of 12 previous studies to show that such programs ...

Study Finds Fast-Paced TV OK for Young Kids

September 8th, 2014
New research may help to dispel the fear that watching fast-paced television programs adversely affects young children’s ability to concentrate. In fact, the research suggests the programs may give children some additional benefit in performing other tasks. The study was presented at the British ...

Parental Sleep Aids for School Kids

September 5th, 2014
Now that school has resumed for most school-aged children, parents face the challenge of overcoming summer sleep habits. Sleep, or lack thereof, and technology often go hand in hand when it comes to such kids, say researchers. Nearly three out of four children (72 ...

Twitter Is Go-To Source for News

September 5th, 2014
Twitter appears to be the new information channel of choice for the U.S. government, especially when communicating with people in sensitive areas. The new study, co-authored by a University of Georgia researcher, looked at the U.S. State Department's use of social media to ...

Perception of Control Helps Determine Resiliency

September 5th, 2014
Discovering why some bad news makes one person work harder while other disappointing news causes someone else to quit or give up is the topic of a new research study. In the new study, researchers found different outcomes may result from how much control we ...

Musical Training Improves Youth Brain Functions

September 4th, 2014
New research provides hard evidence that community music programs can enhance brain function in at-risk children. The Northwestern University study provides the first direct evidence that a community music program for at-risk youth has a biological effect on children's developing nervous systems. Researchers discovered ...