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Building a Research Base for Sustainability Management

Steven Cohen | Posted 09.14.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

The practice of sustainability management requires rigorous analysis, the development of more effective public policies and the evolution of new organizational routines.

Solar Offers Hope in Fight Against Climate Change

Rhone Resch | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green
Rhone Resch

Despite what some critics say, this isn't a choice between clean energy and a robust economy. We can have both, and solar is showing how to make that possible.

Top 10 Tips for Translating Research Into Fiction

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 09.01.2013 | Books
Patricia Leavy, PhD

Writers have long been blurring fiction and nonfiction, for example, in genres such as historical fiction and creative nonfiction. There is a new movement with scholars across disciplines using fiction as a research practice in order to show their knowledge and make their findings accessible.

What Lessons Can Business Teach Criminal Justice? Invest in Research

Aubrey Fox | Posted 08.31.2013 | Crime
Aubrey Fox

After two decades of sustained crime reduction, violent crime rates increased in 2012. If we hope to reverse this trend, we can't simply replicate yesterday's strategies -- we must continue to innovate.

Interviewing Users: An Interview with Steve Portigal

Phil Simon | Posted 08.26.2013 | Books
Phil Simon

I've done hundreds of interviews in my life. I've interviewed people as part of the recruiting process and a bunch as they walked out the door. I've i...

Lunch Date Dilemma: Little Black Book of Scientists or Little Colorful Book of Sci-lit?

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 08.25.2013 | Science
Dr Layla McCay

Is science literature an essential tool for democratizing research, or is it a relic of a pre-internet age?

Is Sibling 'Bullying' As Harmful As Peer Bullying?

Deborah Temkin | Posted 08.20.2013 | Parents
Deborah Temkin

Defining all aggression as bullying becomes problematic in trying to fully understand the behavior and find effective ways to prevent it.

Finding the Right Senior Housing Fit

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Dwayne J. Clark

When you are shopping for assistance and care for your aging parent(s), it shouldn't matter if a senior housing company owns 20,000 buildings or 50. All that matters is your family member finds the best fit for their individual personal and care needs.

Lost and Found for Humans

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 08.15.2013 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

As much as I love traditional genealogy, I also enjoy playing at the fringes to discover new applications for our research skills, and that's how I fi...

A Step Forward for the GOP With Young People

Karin Agness | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Karin Agness

From a Republican perspective, there seems to be a disconnect between the impact of Democratic policies on the lives of young people and which political party young people favor. Looking forward, the question is can Republicans make that connection? If so, how?

The People We Tend To Ignore Post-Divorce

Vicki Larson | Posted 08.12.2013 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Like many men of his generation, my father wasn't a very hands-on dad and so for many children of my generation, our fathers were somewhat of a mystery. Even now, we don't focus as much on dads as we do on moms.

My Unexpected Research Partner Was My Daughter

Jeffrey W. Rubin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents
Jeffrey W. Rubin

Only glimmers of light showed through the hotel windows. "This will make a great story," Emma suggested gamely. Where had I brought my daughter, I worried, and how could I keep her safe?

Why Study the Learning Process If the Data Isn't Used?

Dr. Lennie Scott-Webber | Posted 08.10.2013 | College
Dr. Lennie Scott-Webber

One would think the world of education-Including educators, decision makers and government education policy generators -- would base decisions on grounded research. Why then is there such a gap between what we know (through research) and what we do (practice/make decisions)?

Are We Fatter Than We Think We Are?

John Dick | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
John Dick

Over the past year, we asked more than 130,000 Americans a simple question -- "Do you consider yourself to be overweight?" -- with a super-simple yes/no response set. We then queried thousands of other respondent attributes in our database and flagged some of the more fascinating and quirky cross tabs.

New Rules and Research Mark a Coming of Age for Workplace Health

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Derek Yach

For CEOs this presents an opportunity to re-examine and elevate the standards for workplace programs, choosing the ones based on science-based evidence of measurable impact.

5 Important Facts About Kidney Cancer

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

When used to treat small kidney tumors, radical nephrectomy has been shown to increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular complications, while partial nephrectomy has less risk of progressive kidney disease and has equal cancer-free survival.

My Winter As a Hospital Intern: How Non-Medical Professionals Will Change Healthcare

Eduardo Garcia | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Eduardo Garcia

Spending six months at a world-renowned hospital institution has been an incredibly insightful and uplifting experience for me. As part of the Master'...

Scientists Fight Back Against 'Witch Hunt' By Animal Rights Activists

Posted 06.04.2013 | Science

By Tiziana Moriconi About 300 researchers and students from around Italy demonstrated in Milan on 1 June to increase awareness of the need for lab an...

CoQ & A

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The current study, which thus far has only been presented at a conference, albeit a prestigious one, and not yet published in full in the peer-reviewed literature, appears to be a game-changer.

An Over-worked Scientist and a Sweaty Social Worker

Ambar Mehta | Posted 07.31.2013 | Science
Ambar Mehta

If we're talking about how they approach a problem, then everything. But Priya and the rest of us in development need to place a greater focus on conducting impact assessments and rigorous studies on our interventions to stay true to our cause.

Why Most Diet Research Sucks

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

What happens is that these observational studies become the basis of health policy. They don't generate hypothesis that can be tested and either proven or disproven, they generate the assumption of cause and effect, which is reinforced by the media, and becomes the basis of public health policy.

In Hoops, Is a Hot Hand Hot?

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.27.2013 | Sports
Michael Sigman

Anyone who's played a fair amount of basketball knows the thrill of the "hot hand." You hit two or three in a row and soon even the longest of long sh...

How To Crank Out An Extra Dose Of Courage

Polly Campbell | Posted 07.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

This kind of "psychological courage" is essential to our health and happiness because it allows us to face up to our lives. To acknowledge and even confront the addictions and lies, fears and mistakes we make so that we can move into them and beyond them.

Fool's Gold

Charles Mojkowski | Posted 07.13.2013 | Business
Charles Mojkowski

A lot of what passes for high quality research and evaluation is found upon closer inspection to be much closer to tungsten than gold. Education, although a most flagrant violator, is not the only one.

Congress and Peer Review of Science

James M. Gentile | Posted 07.10.2013 | Science
James M. Gentile

The peer review system, even with its innate imperfections, is an essential arbiter of scientific quality and integrity.