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7 Reasons Cats Aren't The Best Pets

Renee Fisher | Posted 10.25.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Research has been piling up to show that cats, like the people you meet on Match.com, are not quite what they appear to be.

Death by a Thousand Cuts

William T. Talman, MD | Posted 10.24.2014 | Science
William T. Talman, MD

With the fall in federal grant support through NIH, fewer and fewer scientists are getting the funding they need to continue research. As a result, too many are closing their laboratory doors forever. If you think that a laboratory's closing does not affect you, think again.

A Silent Struggle

Migraine Research Foundation | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Migraine Research Foundation

In my mind, I went from being a "normal," healthy person who was typically busy from early in the morning to late at night -- to someone who had to reconcile that I was living with a chronic, neurological illness that put the brakes on all that activity I had taken for granted.

Research Ethics and Ebola

Ruth Macklin | Posted 10.23.2014 | Science
Ruth Macklin

A letter published online in the Lancet on Oct. 10, by a distinguished group of scientists, ethicists and physicians from all over the world, makes an urgent plea for embarking on research for experimental Ebola treatments that would not randomize patients to a control arm that provides only conventional care or conventional care along with a placebo.

Hot Topics in Work and Family Research

Judi Casey | Posted 10.23.2014 | Education
Judi Casey

As we celebrate National Work and Family Month, here's my view of the topic areas that are getting the most attention from the global community of work and family scholars.

Being a Couch Potato Could Harm You in Ways You Don't Even Know

OZY | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
OZY

Is your sofa bad for your health? A host of scientists and advocacy groups say the answer may be yes -- and some government officials may slowly be agreeing with them. The problem lies with fire-retardant chemicals in foam sofa cushions.

The Real Orange Is The New Black: Six Experts Speak Out About Women in Prison

Ravishly | Posted 10.22.2014 | Women
Ravishly

Six experts entrenched in the system -- from the executive director of a prison reform organization, to a forensic psychologist, to a prison arts teacher -- were asked this question: What can we do to affect systemic change for women in prison? Here's what they had to say...

What Would An All-Female Supreme Court Bench Look Like?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Is this a radical notion? Considering how male-dominated the Supreme Court has long been, yes. Is this an outlandish notion? It shouldn't be.

How Do Anti-Bullying Laws Translate to School Policies?

Deborah Temkin | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Deborah Temkin

For the last year and a half, I have worked closely with the DC Office of Human Rights to conduct an audit of school bullying prevention policies following the passage of Washington DC's Youth Bullying Prevention Act of 2012 (YBPA).

Why It's Time to Banish Dessert Guilt

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 10.16.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Apparently, women should feel so guilty about eating cheesecake and donuts, sneaking around to do so is a must. And from what, pray tell, are we sneaking from? The world's judgment? Ourselves?

Atonement

Thomas R. Insel | Posted 10.16.2014 | Science
Thomas R. Insel

This year on Mental Illness Awareness Week, my call is for humility. We need to be aware that mental disorders are immensely complex--too complex for scientists, clinicians, patients, or families to solve alone.

Your First Job Interview: How to Nail It

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Put your best foot forward, because it's all about the first impression. Remember: You only have one shot!

Back to Basics

Renee Fisher | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Life in the Boomer Lane has been spending so much time wallowing in the TWO HUGE SCARY news items that are consuming the entire planet right now, that she has had little time to direct her attention to the normal drivel that readers have come to depend on from her.

Rosenstiel School: The Leader in Atmospheric and Ocean Research

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 10.15.2014 | Education
Chris Komisarjevsky

On October 2, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami further solidified its academic and research leader...

What I Learned As a Start-Up Business Owner

Scott MacFarland | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

It wasn't that long ago when I started my business and was so looking forward to the challenges ahead of me. Little did I know that every day would be a challenge and new ones popped-up all the time that I didn't expect.

Touring New York Arts and Culture

Lane Harwell | Posted 10.15.2014 | Arts
Lane Harwell

As these data demonstrate touring need and opportunity along the continuums of organizational budget sizes and lives in dance, some, such as American Dance Abroad, are already developing solutions for New York.

Research and Innovation: The U.S. Risks Getting Left Behind

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 10.15.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

"Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and...

What Every Woman Really Wants Out Of A Relationship

Renee Fisher | Posted 10.14.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

I have my own theory as to why many women are attracted to bad/elusive/unapproachable men. It's simple. The ultimate coup isn't getting a nice, sweet guy to like you. He likes everyone, right The brass ring is getting someone to like you who is not available or approachable.

Assessing the Pervasiveness of Sexual Assault on College Campuses: The Importance of Data

Kevin Eagan | Posted 10.13.2014 | College
Kevin Eagan

The increased media attention and new regulations raining down on institutions from local, state and federal policymakers necessitate that colleges and universities better realize the prevalence of the issue on their campuses.

We Need the Humanities As Much As Science to Solve the World's Problems

Paul_Smith | Posted 10.22.2014 | Education
Paul_Smith

Scientists and artists -- there are no two cultures. There's one human culture with myriad manifestations. Let's get it together, approach the world as one and see that world in a grain of sand once more.

October is Family History Month!

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 10.10.2014 | Parents
Minnesota Historical Society

October is Family History month! In honor of that, we thought we'd take a look at a sample of family photos over time. This is an early carte-de-vi...

Rules of Engagement

David Kleeman | Posted 10.10.2014 | Media
David Kleeman

This past week, three colleagues and I prepared an article pitch, on historical and other reasons why research scientists and industry content creator...

Social Media Research Ethics Clarity Needed

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 10.08.2014 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Facebook now says it will apply greater internal review to research projects, but it misses the ethical point by rejecting external review. With more than one billion users worldwide, the stakes are high for social media users.

State Tests Help to Make What Works in Education an Open Book

Todd Grindal | Posted 10.06.2014 | Education
Todd Grindal

The introduction of the Common Core standards and the subsequent redesign of many state tests have created an opportunity to rethink the purpose of large-scale assessments.

New National Study: Five Things You Should Know About Aging and LGBT People

Robert Espinoza | Posted 10.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Espinoza

Much has been written about the growing number of older people in this country, as well as the incremental shift in favorable policies and attitudes toward certain segments of the LGBT population. However, less public attention has been placed on how LGBT people experience aging, beginning in midlife all the way through later life.