2020 best US colleges in U.S. News and World Report rankings

2020 best US colleges in U.S. News and World Report rankings

Overall, public schools in California, Florida and New York topped the list in terms of enrolling and graduating large proportions of low-income students.

Boy's homemade UT Vols shirt for sale on school's site

Boy's homemade UT Vols shirt for sale on school's site

Earlier this week, Laura Snyder, a teacher at Altamonte Elementary School in Florida, wrote about a fourth grader who crafted his own UT shirt on College Colors Day.“He was SO EXCITED,” Snyder shared on Facebook.

What Smartphones Are Doing to Your Teenager's Mental Health

What Smartphones Are Doing to Your Teenager's Mental Health

In a statement about the paper, study author Michaeline Jensen, assistant professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, said “Contrary to the common belief that smartphones and social media are damaging adolescents’ mental health, we don’t see much support for the idea that time spent on phones and online is associated with increased risk for mental health problems.”.

A Kid-Friendly Emergency Room Saves Lives

A Kid-Friendly Emergency Room Saves Lives

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Critically ill kids are far more likely to survive if they're treated at hospital emergency rooms that are well-equipped to care for children, a new study finds.

5 Major Issues That Helicopter Parenting Can Cause

5 Major Issues That Helicopter Parenting Can Cause

A 2011 study conducted by researchers at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga found that college students whose parents hovered were more likely to take medication for anxiety and depression .

Children Make You Happier -- Once They've Left Home

Children Make You Happier -- Once They've Left Home

The study also found that having children who still live at home can harm older parent's mental well-being, CNN reported.

How Strong Is the Evidence For Evidence-Based Therapies?

How Strong Is the Evidence For Evidence-Based Therapies?

The evidence for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in the treatment of borderline personality disorder , which the APA's Division 12 has called "strong," received low grades from Sakaluk and colleagues on nearly every metric.

Sexting May Be Less Common Among Teens Than You Think

Sexting May Be Less Common Among Teens Than You Think

"Sexting is perceived as an epidemic because the news highlights extreme cases that involve tragic outcomes, and because it goes against standards of morality and decency that are historically entrenched," said study author Sameer Hinduja, a professor of criminology at Florida Atlantic University.

Too Much Social Media a Depression Risk for Teens

Too Much Social Media a Depression Risk for Teens

"Our research reveals that increased time spent using some forms of digital media in a given year predicts depressive symptoms within that same year," said senior study author Patricia Conrod, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Montreal.

Fertility Clinic Mix-Up: How to Choose IVF Center

Fertility Clinic Mix-Up: How to Choose IVF Center

But even with the common practice of the buddy system -- with two people verifying the embryo belongs to a specific patient by noting unique identifiers such as date of birth or the last 4 digits of a Social Security number -- mistakes can happen, Sauer says.

Could Coffee Be A Help in Weight Loss?

Could Coffee Be A Help in Weight Loss?

That's the suggestion from a British study that finds coffee stimulates the human body's "brown fat," a heat-generating form of fat that literally burns calories in a process called thermogenesis. But can brown fat be stimulated into calorie-burning activity by something you eat or drink?

The Age of Parents Predicts the Sex of Puppies in a Litter

The Age of Parents Predicts the Sex of Puppies in a Litter

In effect, these researchers were trying to see if there was a particular mix of specific characteristics in sires and dams which might produce litters of puppies with a bias toward a greater proportion of males or females.

Falls Are Increasingly Lethal for Older Americans

Falls Are Increasingly Lethal for Older Americans

"As the United States population continues to age, we can expect more deaths from falls," said researcher Robin Lee, an epidemiologist at the Injury Center of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

How Does Room Temperature Affect Test Scores?

How Does Room Temperature Affect Test Scores?

Women, who made up 41% of the participants, generally scored higher at math and verbal tests when the room was at the warmer end of the range, while men generally did better at cooler temperatures.

Teen acne may have an upside: Better grades and more life success

Teen acne may have an upside: Better grades and more life success

Acne, Human Capital, and the Labor Market,” found having acne in adolescence was associated with achieving higher grades in high school English, math, social studies and science, and an overall higher high school GPA.It was also positively associated with completing a college degree, with all of the associations stronger for women than men.

Jennifer Garner told grads to insist on one surprising goal, above money, fame, marriage

Jennifer Garner told grads to insist on one surprising goal, above money, fame, marriage

Jennifer Garner told grads at her alma mater that if they view life as a host of goals, they'll miss the present; all they really need is one goal. Jennifer Garner told graduates at her old alma mater, Denison University, to insist on optimism.

A Loving Perspective on Dementia-- for Children and Adults

A Loving Perspective on Dementia-- for Children and Adults

Even those at an early age, children need a way to place the event in context which neither scares the child or nor reduces the adult," Rix explained in an email. Having tackled the subject as a journalist, Rix was inspired to write a book for children.

E-Cig Makers' Free Stuff Leads More Teens to Vape

E-Cig Makers' Free Stuff Leads More Teens to Vape

These findings suggest that no tobacco company -- including e-cigarette makers -- should be allowed to give marketing materials to teens, and that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should further restrict such marketing techniques, senior study author Bonnie Halpern-Felsher said in a university news release.

The Surprising Truth About Perfectionism in Millennials

The Surprising Truth About Perfectionism in Millennials

To test the hypothesis that the current culture is producing a new breed of perfectionistic young people, Curran and Hill conducted a broad-sweeping review of published studies, theses, and unpublished data sets in which the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale was administered to college or university student samples between the years of 1989 and 2017.

Working mums are 40% more stressed than others, study shows

Working mums are 40% more stressed than others, study shows

Researchers from Manchester University and the Institute for Social and Economic Research at Essex University in the UK found that working mothers of two children record 40 percent higher stress levels. The survey also mentioned that mothers who work from home or those with flexible hours didn’t feel any less stressed.

Here's why you should let your kids run wild at the park

Here's why you should let your kids run wild at the park

Experts say letting your children guide their own play at your local park could be the antidote to helicopter parenting. As a mostly unstructured activity, visiting a park is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to allow children to make independent decisions in a relatively controlled and contained environment, which allows for some risk-taking and experimentation.

College? We Don't Need Yer Stinkin' College

College? We Don't Need Yer Stinkin' College

I didn't tell Ben until we were at Grouse Mountain that I had bought us paragliding tickets. It's actually two separate ski lifts that take you all the way down Grouse Mountain.

AI Brain Device Reduces Need for CT Scans by Over 30 Percent

AI Brain Device Reduces Need for CT Scans by Over 30 Percent

Recently published a few weeks ago in The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, a peer-reviewed publication, physicians at Washington University Barnes Jewish Medical Center in St. Louis found an over 30 percent reduction in unnecessary CT scans for TBI evaluations in emergency rooms using the recently FDA-approved medical device from BrainScope Company, Inc.—a medical neuro-technology company with various public sector and private sector funding, including venture capital from Revolution, founded by Steve Case, the co-founder of America Online (AOL).

Does the Universe Have a Purpose?

Does the Universe Have a Purpose?

Sure, it’s still possible to believe that a higher power with a higher purpose operates surreptitiously behind it all, using evolution as a means to creation, making it all just appear spontaneous and unguided.

How to Calm a Crying Baby Like a Mesopotamian

How to Calm a Crying Baby Like a Mesopotamian

“It asks for peace and quiet, just like a modern lullaby would,” says Eckart Frahm, a professor of Near Eastern languages and civilizations at Yale University.

How Women's Voices Change Across the Menstrual Cycle

How Women's Voices Change Across the Menstrual Cycle

Interestingly, they found that a voice property known as vocal "shimmer" was significantly lower among the naturally cycling women during periods of high fertility.

Do Men and Women Prefer Different Types of Dogs?

Do Men and Women Prefer Different Types of Dogs?

Because I didn't have the answer to her question at that time, I was quite interested to find a recent article which directly looked at the effect of the human adopter's gender on shelter dog selection preferences.

Stanford AI Predicts Cholesterol-raising Genetic Disease

Stanford AI Predicts Cholesterol-raising Genetic Disease

To assist physicians in screening for FH, the researchers created an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can identify high-risk FH patients from electronic health record (EHR) data.

BYU valedictorian comes out in speech, stunning some family. 'Proud to be a gay son of God'

BYU valedictorian comes out in speech, stunning some family. 'Proud to be a gay son of God'

But Matt Easton, 24, political science valedictorian at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah said the timing was right to tell 10,000 people he was gay. "I felt it was important to share both for myself and for the LGBTQ+ community at BYU," Easton said in a tweet about the speech.

12 Ways to Find Out if You’re the Kind of Person Others Like

12 Ways to Find Out if You’re the Kind of Person Others Like

People who are strong on the quality of encouragement can express positive messages to others, usually through language, to enhance another person’s motivation that will help the other person address a challenging situation or realize their potential.