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What People REALLY Want In A Dating Partner

Renee Fisher | Posted 10.08.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Twenty-eight thousand people answered a questionnaire about heterosexual mate preferences. As with any research, researchers found that one long-held belief was supported: People with desirable traits have a stronger 'bargaining hand' and can be more selective when choosing a partner.

Milking Dietary Discord: Who Holds the Bucket?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

For now, the cow can be dietary guidelines. In fact, the placement of cows, and milk for that matter, in dietary guidance is at the heart of current discord- and we are all well advised to wonder: who holds the bucket?

Expanding Social Security May Pay for Itself! Higher Benefits May Decrease Alzheimer's and Dementia

Nancy Altman | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
Nancy Altman

This new research provides one more compelling argument in favor of expanding Social Security. In addition to its possible impact in reducing or delaying Alzheimer's and other dementia in some seniors, expanding those modest benefits addresses other serious challenges facing our country.

Most Australian Think Tanks Keep Their Funding Secret, New Data Shows

Till Bruckner | Posted 10.07.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

Australian think tanks are among the least financially transparent in the world, according to data compiled by Transparify.

How USAID's Secret Think Tank Funding Hurts the Poor

Till Bruckner | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Till Bruckner

Over the past two decades, support by USAID and other Western donors has led to an explosion in the number of think tanks in developing countries. However, much of this money is still being given and taken behind closed doors, threatening to hurt rather than help the world's poor.

The Truth About How Marijuana Affects Male Sexual Performance | Posted 10.02.2015 | Science

If you're anything like me, you've heard different things from different guys about how marijuana affects sexual performance. Some say it helps; others say it hurts. So what does the research say? What effect, if any, does weed have on your, uh, joint?

Nassau Grouper: A Beautiful Fish at Risk

Kristine Stump | Posted 10.01.2015 | Science
Kristine Stump

The Nassau Grouper, a strikingly colored, large iconic Caribbean reef fish, was once one of the mostly heavily fished species in the region. Due to unsustainable exploitation practices, however, it is now scarce in many coral reef ecosystems throughout its native range.

In Greece, a Little Goes a Long Way

Marilyn Harding | Posted 09.29.2015 | Small Business
Marilyn Harding

"A little goes a long way" is usually the mantra of the travel companies encouraging clients to take advantage of Greece, this economically-beleague...

Outrage of the Month: Editors of Prestigious Journal Sacrifice Standards to Defend an Unethical Clinical Trial

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 09.29.2015 | Science
Michael Carome, M.D.

Recently, NEJM Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Drazen and his senior editors have shown a disturbing disregard for the journal's traditionally high standards. This became most apparent when, in 2013, they published a series of pieces that provided a misleading and unbalanced assessment of an unethical clinical trial involving more than 1,300 premature babies.

Millennials Are Consuming More News Than You Might Think

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

Millennials are often pegged as the generation least likely to keep up with news and current events, but a new study by the Media Insight Project&nbs...

Grant Awards Mark the Launch of Landmark Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study

Nora Volkow | Posted 09.25.2015 | Science
Nora Volkow

Today the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study officially gets underway, as the National Institutes of Health award 13 five-year grants to U.S. research institutions that will spearhead the landmark project over the first half of its roughly 10-year duration.

Corruption's Cost to Health in Rural Uganda

Orrin Tiberi | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
Orrin Tiberi

Throughout history there have always been dishonest people. It will always be so. As our numbers increase to more than 7 billion people on our planet, we have to find ways to do better.

10 Ways To Go From Good To Great

Rana Florida | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Rana Florida

In our age of Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, "discipline" takes a backseat to celebrity. Greatness, it seems, is whatever gets you re-Tweeted or Liked; whatever racks up the most clicks or followers.

Pasadena Startups Bridge Design and Technology

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Soren Petersen

Pasadena, known for the Rose Parade and its quaint Old Town, is fast becoming a vibrant center of entrepreneurship and innovation in Southern California.

3 Unconventional Ways to Research Financial Products

Amanda Abella | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
Amanda Abella

Personal finance resources may be lacking in the conventional sense, but there is certainly a wealth of information available online.

Six Problems With Media Coverage on the Sex Trade

Katherine Koster | Posted 09.22.2015 | Media
Katherine Koster

Look -- we get that you're under time pressure and for last minute news overviews, it's easier to just cut and paste from press releases. But if repeated research and in-depth features indicate that the press release is not a complete or accurate description of what happened, this becomes dishonest reporting.

Closing the Funding Gap, Promoting the Innovation Chain

Joseph Klafter | Posted 09.22.2015 | College
Joseph Klafter

Leading universities are responding to an increasingly competitive environment for both public and private sector funding by doing what they do best: utilizing their entrepreneurial know-how and implementing novel strategies to reinvent themselves as centers of innovation.

Content, Distribution, Discovery: The Royal Family

David Kleeman | Posted 09.17.2015 | Media
David Kleeman

There's good news, if you're lucky enough to get found and adopted. Kids engage more deeply than ever with favorite characters, stories and brands. They'll follow you across platforms, consume your content voraciously and share it with others.

Psychology, Grief and African Americans

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 09.08.2015 | Science
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

Despite persistent calls for researchers to be more inclusive of ethnic minorities in their studies, our review found that little has changed over the last twenty years at great detriment to the field of Psychology as a whole.

The Vulnerability Box: An Interview With Dr. Phaik Yeong Cheah

Cameron Conaway | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

Pregnant women with malaria are not given the most effective drugs during their first trimester. Why? It's contraindicated.

Stop Looking Only at Dr. Jekyll. The Real Insight Lies With Mr. Hyde

Ujwal Arkalgud | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Ujwal Arkalgud

Most research out there tells people that they're being observed. Heck, most research out there goes and blatantly asks people why they make the decisions they make.

Antarctica -- Diplomats at the End of the World

ADST | Posted 09.03.2015 | World

The Antarctic Treaty, signed in 1959, stipulates that Antarctica shall be used for peaceful purposes and that "no new claim, or enlargement of an existing claim to territorial sovereignty in Antarctica shall be asserted while the present Treaty is in force."

Social Impact Education: Business Strategy for Emergent Economies

Julia M. Satov | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Julia M. Satov

Businesses have become big players in the production of knowledge. Deloitte and PriceWaterhouse Coopers are exemplar powerhouses of social impact research.

Lung Cancer: Why You Should Care

Bonnie J. Addario | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Bonnie J. Addario

A major reason for the dramatic lack of funding for lung cancer care and research is that it is misrepresented as a smoker's disease -- however, there are more than 100 types of cancer and "NEVER-smoker" lung cancer is ranked as number five.

Buddy, Can You Spare a Trillion Dollars? The Cost of Veteran Health Care

Dawson Church | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawson Church

"Are you a Vietnam veteran?" I asked "Stan," an auto mechanic I'd met a few minutes earlier in the course of a routine car checkup. He nodded affirm...