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New Educational Strategy Focuses on Problem-Solving

New Educational Strategy Focuses on Problem-Solving

February 11th, 2015
Educational reform is an international concern as educators around the globe call for initiatives that support the teaching of problem-solving skills. This skill set is widely known as “intelligence” and is different from traditional approaches that relied primarily on the memorization of facts. In ...

Do Social Media Encourage Drinking?

February 10th, 2015
New research suggests the more a Facebook user views shares or comments in alcohol-related pages, the more likely that person will consider drinking alcohol. The findings come from a Michigan State University study which asked more than 400 participants their feelings after they ...
Many Insecure Folks Seek Facebook Feedback

Many Insecure Folks Seek Facebook Feedback

February 10th, 2015
New research suggests Facebook is a busy venue for those who are generally insecure in their relationships. Investigators found insecure people are often very active on the social media site, frequently posting on walls, commenting, updating their status or "liking" something, in hopes of ...

Big Data May Help Computers ID Emotions Tied to Images

February 9th, 2015
Popular sites such as Twitter and Facebook and other channels are now filled with pictures that help a person better express thoughts and feelings. New research suggests "big data" -- any collection of data sets so large or complex that it is difficult ...
Meditation May Slow Mental Aging

Meditation May Slow Mental Aging

February 6th, 2015
The good news is that people are living longer, the not so good news is that many people experience mental decline as they grow older. So although people might be living longer, the years they gain often come with increased risks ...

Texts Help Prevent Skin Cancer

February 6th, 2015
While most of North America is struggling with a cold winter, researchers from the land down under are studying how text messages can reduce the risk of skin cancer. A 12-month study by the Cancer Council of Queensland and University of Queensland ...

How Social Norms Suddenly Take Hold

February 4th, 2015
A new study offers a scientific explanation for how social norms can spontaneously emerge on the scene, seemingly out of nowhere, with no external forces driving their creation. The findings help explain several social occurrences, from why different regions of the country have distinct ...

How “SuperAgers’ Maintain Cognitive Abilities

February 4th, 2015
How “SuperAgers’  Maintain Cognitive AbilitiesNew research discovers the brains of some 80+ year old individuals look 30 years younger, a finding that is associated with higher social intelligence and 90 percent fewer tangles linked ...
Envy on Facebook May Trigger Depression

Envy on Facebook May Trigger Depression

February 4th, 2015
In a new study, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that Facebook use can lead to symptoms of depression if the social networking site triggers feelings of envy among its users. Margaret Duffy, Ph.D., a professor and chair of strategic communication ...

Smartphones Tied to Poor Sleep In Teens

February 3rd, 2015
A new Swiss study suggests teens with smartphones are more apt to use digital media, and have an increased risk of sleep problems and depressive symptoms. Due to wireless Internet connections and cheap flat rates, teenagers with smartphones are now able to spend ...