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September 15, 2011

Black White Marriages Increased Rapidly Since 1980s, Study Finds

A new study of interracial marriages in the United States since the 1980s suggests that the racial boundary between blacks and whites continues to break down, but is not yet close to disappearing.

September 15, 2011

Small Group Homes are Better For Many Dementia Patients and their Families

Small group homes for people with dementia provide good quality care and a domestic environment where people can live as individuals and families can get involved. But tension can arise when it comes to deciding who takes responsibilities for certain practical and caring tasks.

September 14, 2011

Older Women Lack Important Information about Sexual Health

A study in the new special issue of the Journal of Consumer Affairs on older consumers found a critical need for improving communication between older women and their physicians about sexual health and for providing these women with tools on how to negotiate with partners about safe sex practices.

September 14, 2011

TV Found to Have Negative Impact on Parent-Child Communication and Early Literacy Compared to Books and Toys

Since the first television screens lit up our living rooms scientists have been studying its affect on young children. Now scientists in Ohio have compared mother-child communication while watching TV to reading books or playing with Toys to reveal the impact on children’s development. The results, published in Human Communication Research, show that watching TV can lead to less interaction between parents and children, with a detrimental impact on literacy and language skills.

September 07, 2011

Intoxication Important in Determining When Some Men Commit Sexual Aggression

A new review article published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review assesses the extent to which alcohol plays a causal role in sexual assault perpetration.

August 03, 2011


A new and proven way to cope with loved ones who are suffering through dementia -- without destroying your own sanity or health. Dr. Boss presents a method for managing caring for patients with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, when a person you love both "is" and "is increasingly not" the person you once knew.

August 03, 2011

Nowhere to Hide

Jerome Schultz, an expert at Harvard Medical School and sought-after speaker, reveals the real reason kids with ADHD and LD hate school and aren’t achieving at their potential—they’re under constant stress. Offers guidance for parents and teachers to help kids manage stress in ways that will improve learning, behavior, and self-esteem.

July 14, 2011

FREE-RANGE KIDS: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry)

In a child-rearing culture that warns parents they can never be too cautious, Lenore Skenazy uses reliable statistics and entertaining anecdotes to encourage parents to stop worrying about the one in a million dangers their kids could face – from being abducted by a stranger to drowning in a toilet  --  and start letting them enjoy the adventures of childhood.

June 21, 2011

Creating Your Perfect Family Size

This groundbreaking book offers answers to crucial questions that have a large impact on family success and well-being. The author has been researching and treating couples for more than twenty years, addressing such critical issues as: When should you have kids? How many and why? Can you afford a family? What's the best interval between children's birth in a family? How does your work life influence how many kids to have? What's the impact of divorce, remarriage and blended families on the decision to have more kids?

June 17, 2011

The Way You Relate To Your Partner Can Affect Your Long-Term Mental and Physical Health, Study Shows

The potentially lasting implications of day-to-day couple conflict on physical and mental well-being are revealed in a study published today in the journal Personal Relationships.

June 16, 2011

Good Kids, Tough Choices: How Parents Can Help Their Children Do the Right Thing

A must-have program for teaching your kids essential ethical fitness, using the latest psychological and neuroscience research to identify the most practical ways parents can help 3-7 year olds, pre-teens, teenagers, and young adults build character and be good people.

June 03, 2011

Letters from home may help prevent post-traumatic stress disorder in happily married soldiers

A new study from the Journal of Traumatic Stress finds that for active-duty male soldiers in the U.S. Army who are happily married, communicating frequently with one's spouse through letters and emails during deployment may protect against the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms after returning home.

May 24, 2011

MAMARAZZI: Every Mom’s Guide to Photographing Kids

Mamarazzi [mah-muh-raht-tsee] (noun, plural): Mothers who doggedly pursue opportunities to take, share and display photographs of their children.

May 23, 2011

Break Up of New Orleans Households after Katrina

How well a family recovers from a natural catastrophe may be tied to the household’s pre-disaster make up and socio-economic status, reports the Journal of Marriage and Family.

May 18, 2011

The Seed

In his new book, The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work, Jon Gordon, the international and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Energy Bus, takes readers on an enlightening and life-changing quest to finding passion, purpose, and happiness in one’s life and work.

May 12, 2011

Trust a Large Factor in the Emotional Process of Family Business Succession

A new study from Family Process shows that passing down a family business is an emotional process, and key factors need to be in place in order for the transition to prove successful.

May 04, 2011

Beyond Wealth; The Road Map to a Rich Life

In Green’s insightful and inspiring new book, Beyond Wealth; The Road Map to a Rich Life he shares a blueprint for personal prosperity that explores the unique relationship between money, wealth and personal fulfillment.

April 25, 2011

Chasing Youth Culture and Getting it Right

Whether for a business professional trying to decode the $43 billion youth market, a marketer looking for a message that connects, an entrepreneur trying to develop youth-oriented products, or a parent or an educator eager for a ground-level look at today's kids, youth marketing expert and CEO of Buzz Marketing Group, Tina Wells and her book Chasing Youth Culture and Getting It Right: How Your Business Can Profit by Tapping Today's Most Powerful Trendsetters and Tastemakers, can deliver a unparalleled field guide to the newest wave of Millennials and their mindsets.

April 20, 2011

Breastfeeding Tied to Stronger Maternal Response to Baby’s Cry

A new study from The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry finds that mothers who feed their babies breast milk exclusively, as opposed to formula, are more likely to bond emotionally with their child during the first few months after delivery. The breastfeeding mothers surveyed for the study showed greater responses to their infant’s cry in brain regions related to caregiving behavior and empathy than mothers who relied upon formula as the baby’s main food source. This is the first paper to examine the underlying neurobiological mechanisms as a function of breastfeeding, and to connect brain activity with maternal behaviors among human mothers.

April 18, 2011

The following authors are available to comment as resources on stories about the tragedy in Japan

Click through to get a list of our author experts available to discuss the nuclear situation, structural engineering, environmental impacts, business and finance, the geography of the region as well as lifestyle topics including grief, depression, parenting, and giving back