Saturday, December 15 2018

Life

10 Tips for a More Sustainable Holiday Season

Dec. 12, 2018 - Did you know Americans throw away about 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve? (CDC 2018). Statistics like...

JHU Survey: Americans Don’t Know Much About State Government

Dec. 12, 2018 - Americans trust their state governments to handle issues as important as education and health care and pay them more than...

Study: We Are Not Hardwired to Go to War

Dec. 7, 2018 - Is it in our nature to go to war? Should we just accept the fact that humans have this innate...

“Misinformation” is Dictionary.com’s Word of the Year

December 10, 2018 - The rampant spread of misinformation poses new challenges for navigating life in 2018. As a dictionary, we believe understanding the...

Hang in there. As couples age, humor replaces bickering

Dec. 3, 2018 - Honeymoon long over? Hang in there. A new UC Berkeley study shows those prickly disagreements that can mark the early...

Documentary “Paris to Pittsburgh”sends the message that America is not walking away from climate...

New York, NY, December 43, 2018  – On the heels of the alarming federal report on climate change, mayors, activists and environmentally conscious celebrities...

Worried you are dating a psychopath? Signs to look for, according to science

The often come with superficial charm. 4 PM production/Shutterstock Calli Tzani Pepelasi, University of Huddersfield December 3, 2018 - It may sound like a scene straight out...

Teens’ Social Media Habits and Experiences

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 28, 2018) – Teens credit social media with helping them build stronger friendships and exposing them to a more diverse world,...

Late Payment? A ‘Kill Switch’ Can Strand You and Your Car

Nov. 27, 2018 - About a decade ago, when Erin Hayes was in her late teens, she bought a used car with a subprime...

Where Americans Find Meaning in Life

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 20, 2018) – To tackle the complex question of where Americans find meaning in life, Pew Research Center conducted two separate...

Beware Holiday Shoppers: Deferred Interest Promotions Promise No Interest Now, but Can Cost Big...

BOSTON, Nov. 15, 2018 - As Black Friday approaches, the National Consumer Law Center warns holiday shoppers of a lurking danger in the local...

Polar Bears International Launches Sixth Annual Polar Bear Week This November

CHURCHILL, MB, CANADA, Nov. 5, 2018 – Snow, cold, polar bears:Polar Bear Week is here, November 4 - 10, 2018! Every year,...

Help FeederWatch Survey the Health & Behavior of Backyard Birds

Ithaca, NY, Oct. 30, 2018 - It’s amazing what we can learn when tens of thousands of eyes are focused on one thing. Those...

Here’s What Happens When NASA Has a Pumpkin-Carving Contest

October 26, 2018 - While it may not be your typical Halloween fare, a pumpkin held aloft by a parachute and an air blower...

Yes, your pet can tell time

October 24, 2018 - Are you taking your time when feeding your pet? Fluffy and Fido are on to you — and they can...

Auto Fuel Efficiency Saves Consumers Almost Four Times Its Technology Cost

Washington, D.C. October 24, 2018 - In advance of comments being submitted on Friday, opposing the government’s rollback of fuel economy standards, the Consumer...

Roundup for Breakfast, Part 2: In New Tests, Weed Killer Found in All Kids’...

WASHINGTON October 24, 2018 - A second round of tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group found the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed...

New Stanford research reexamines the story of the U.S. Constitution’s creation

Oct. 22, 2018 - How to interpret and apply the U.S. Constitution – a frequently debated issue – didn’t begin after the document’s framers...

Americans are not financially prepared for living longer lives, Stanford study finds

October 22, 2018 - Americans are living longer than past generations, and for many that means working longer, too. While for some this might...