Can’t be without your smartphone? You may be a nomophobe

Aug 27, 2015

AMES, IA, Aug. 26, 2015 - If you’re wondering how to respond to that question, an Iowa State University study can help you find the answer. ISU researchers have developed a questionnaire to help you determine if you suffer from nomophobia or a fear of being without your mobile phone.

Caglar Yildirim, lead author...

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Soda Industry Spending Against Public Health Tops $100 Million

Aug 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2015 - Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and the American Beverage Association have spent at least $106 million to defeat public health initiatives at the federal, state, and local levels since 2009, according to an analysis conducted by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest. The actual amount spent by...

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Ways to stay awake without caffeine, including one which involves cats! (video)

Aug 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2015 -- You're tired and you need an energy boost, but you don't want the jitters from caffeine. What to do? In this Reactions video, we give you some chemistry-backed tips -- one of which involves cats -- to boost your productivit...

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“The Brown Agenda: My Mission To Clean Up The World’s Most Life-Threatening Pollution,” Makes Amazon “Hot New Release” List

Aug 18, 2015
“The Brown Agenda: My Mission To Clean Up The World’s Most Life-Threatening Pollution,” Makes Amazon “Hot New Release” List


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How does Febreze work? (video)

Aug 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, August 17, 2015 -- Almost all of us have used some type of odor eliminator like Febreze to un-stink a room. These sprays can work wonders, but how do they actually work? Do they really remove the smell or just mask it? We explain the chemis...

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Sierra Magazine Announces 2015 Rankings of America’s Greenest Colleges and Universities

Aug 11, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11, 2015 – Today, Sierra magazine, the official publication of the Sierra Club, released its ninth annual “Cool Schools” ranking of America’s greenest colleges and universities. Each of the schools ranked in the top 20 have displayed a deep and thorough commitment to protecting the environment, addressing climate issues, and encouraging...

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Pregnancy Update – 36+ Weeks

Pregnancy Update – 36+ Weeks

It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? The third trimester has finally started to slow me down and slowly but surely, I’ve been noticing little signs that Jamie will be joining us...

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How do optical illusions work? (video)

Aug 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2015 - Optical illusions are deceptive and mind-boggling. What's going on inside our heads when we see things that appear to be moving but aren't, and when we view other, similar visual tricks? In this collaboration between the Ame...

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First-Of-Its-Kind Publication Provides Schools With Guidance to Ensure Safe and Supportive Environments for Transgender Students

Aug 3, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Aug. 3, 2015 - Today, five national organizations introduced Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools, a first-of-its-kind publication for school administrations, teachers, and parents about how to provide safe and supportive environments for all transgender students, kindergarten through twelfth grade.

The lead authors are Asaf Orr,...

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Consumer Reports Shines Light on Car Insurance Quote Secrecy, Prices Are Rife With Inequities and Unfair Practices

Jul 31, 2015

YONKERS, NY, July 30, 2015 - The amounts drivers pay for their car insurance premiums are based on confounding algorithms that increasingly have more to do with socioeconomic factors than driving habits, according to extensive research conducted by Consumer Reports.

The organization, w­hich believes that knowledge about the going rate of any product or service...

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