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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

April 11, 2011

Finding the Uncommon Deal

Finding the Uncommon Deal by New York lawyer Adam Leitman Bailey explains how homebuyers can take advantage of the new rules of real estate.

April 06, 2011

Progesterone reduces rate of early preterm birth in at risk women

A new study published online in the journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology has found that progesterone, a naturally occurring hormone, reduced the rate of preterm birth before the 33rd week of pregnancy by 45 percent among one category of at risk women.

March 30, 2011

Educational Development Stunted by Teenage Fatherhood

Public interest in the issue of teenage childbearing has recently increased, largely due to increases in both the teen pregnancy rate and the teen birth rate. A new study from Economic Inquiry examines the negative educational and economic outcomes of teenage fatherhood, a topic far less researched than teenage motherhood.

March 23, 2011

Interest in Toys Predicts Effectiveness of Autism Treatment in Toddlers

New study shows that toddlers diagnosed with autism who played with a limited number of toys showed more improvement in their communication skills following parent-guided treatment than those receiving other community-based treatments

March 15, 2011

The New Adulthood: Extended Parental Support as a Safety Net

Minneapolis, MN —March 15, 2011—A new study from the Journal of Marriage and Family shows that contrary to popular anxieties about slacker young adults who refuse to grow up, or indulgent parents who stifle their adult children’s development by continuing to support them, there is evidence that parental assistance in early adulthood promotes progress toward autonomy and self-reliance.

March 10, 2011

Early Male Friendship as a Precursor to Substance Abuse in Girls

Montreal, QC —March 10, 2011 —In childhood, boys and girls tend to form friendships almost exclusively with same-sex peers. Around early adolescence, they gradually begin to include other-sex friends in their network. A new study published in Journal of Research on Adolescence suggests that girls and boys experience this transition very differently. The findings show that girls tend to initiate the transition to a mixed-gender friendship network earlier than boys, and continue this transition at a faster pace during adolescence. As a result girls who experienced this transition early and fast were more likely to develop substance abuse problems during late adolescence.

March 07, 2011

Less than One Third of Children Aged Five to 15 Will Wake Up To Home Smoke Alarms

An Australian study to determine the likelihood of school-aged children waking up to their home smoke alarm found that 78% of children slept through a smoke alarm sounding for 30 seconds. The outcomes of the study are published today in the journal Fire and Materials.

March 03, 2011

Sperm Quality and Counts Worsening in Finland

A new study published in the International Journal of Andrology reveals that semen quality has significantly deteriorated during the last ten years in Finland, a country that previously was a region with high sperm counts. At the same time, the incidence of testis cancer in the Finnish population showed a remarkable increase, following the worrying trends observed in several countries in Europe and the Americas.

February 22, 2011

The Hidden Gifts of Helping

Author Stephen Post talking about the importance and benefits of helping others.

February 01, 2011

Arranged Unions and Distrust: The Influence of Parental Choice on Mate Guarding

Groningen, The Netherlands —February 1, 2011— Mate guarding is classified as excessive or unwarranted jealous or protective behavior towards a spouse or mate. This is common among many different species and can be useful to defend territory, guarantee paternity, or prevent disease. The authors of a new study published in Personal Relationships have discovered that this behavior is more common in societies which practice arranged marriages or in cultures that place a high value on parental influence in the choice of mate for their children. Furthermore, the authors comment on the fact that mate guarding is not an exclusively male phenomenon, and women can be just as forceful in protecting their monogamous relationships.

January 31, 2011

Would You Be Mine?

Get guidance on meeting Ms. or Mr. Right—just in time for Valentine’s Day!