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Distracted driving more frequent among millennial than older parents
Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital sought to understand and compare the texting and driving patterns of millennial parents versus older parents. (2019-05-13)

Most US adults say today's children have worse health than in past generations
More than half of adults believe children today are more stressed, experience less quality family time and have worse mental and emotional health than children in past generations. (2016-04-18)

Millennials prefer healthy habits, less likely to choose opioids to manage pain
Often spending their days hunched over phones, tablets or computers and their free time at spin class or playing sports, millennials are the next generation poised to experience chronic pain. Even at their young age, millennials say acute and chronic pain are already interfering with their quality of life. (2017-08-30)

Community service programs that include reflection found to be more beneficial to youth
Using meta-analysis to asses 49 studies from around the world, researchers have found that community service that includes reflection is more beneficial for adolescents than community service that does not. The studies analyzed were conducted from 1980 to 2012 and involved 24,477 adolescent participants. Community service had a positive effect on academic, social, and civic outcomes. This effect was found to be substantial only in programs that included reflection. Positive outcomes were stronger when community service was performed more often. (2014-07-24)

Need a job? Get a tattoo
New study out of the University of Miami Business School shows that discriminating against workers with tattoos puts hiring managers at a competitive disadvantage. (2018-08-09)

Millennials are 'canaries in the coalmine' for toxic economic trends
A new report by Stanford scholars lays out the problems US millennials face as a result of decades-long rising inequality. Problems they experience include rising mortality rates and increased poverty among those without college degrees. (2019-06-10)

First study to find digital ads work, on millennials
'This is first time we found that digital ads do something and what they do is they increase voter turnout among millennials in municipal elections.' said Haenschen. (2019-01-30)

Craft breweries increase residential property values
Researchers focused on properties sold between 2002 and 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina, within a half mile of a brewery. (2019-03-25)

Women have substantially less influence on Twitter than men in academic medicine
Women who are health policy or health services researchers face a significant disparity in social media influence compared to their male peers, according to a new study. Although the average number of tweets among all researchers tend to be consistent, women trail behind men in follower counts, regardless of how active they are on Twitter. (2019-10-14)

Why scientists should research emojis and emoticons :-P
More than 90 percent of online populations now incorporate emojis and emoticons into their texts and emails, and researchers are wondering what the use of (~_^), (>_<), or =D can reveal about human behavior. In a forum paper published on Jan. 17 in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, psychologists Linda Kaye, Stephanie Malone, and Helen Wall discuss emojis and emoticons as tools for evaluating how we relate to each other in the digital age. (2017-01-17)

Baby-boomers and millennials more afflicted by the opioid epidemic
Baby-boomers, those born between 1947 and 1964, experienced an excess risk of prescription opioid overdose death and heroin overdose death, according to latest research at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Individuals born between 1979 and 1992 were also at significantly increased risk for death from heroin overdose. The study findings are consistent for both men and women. (2017-11-21)

Trust increases with age; benefits well-being
Hollywood has given moviegoers many classic portrayals of grumpy old men. But new research suggests that getting older doesn't necessarily make people cynical and suspicious. Instead, trust tends to increase as people age, a development that can be beneficial for well-being, according to two new large-scale studies by researchers at Northwestern University and the University at Buffalo. (2015-03-19)

Researchers examine millennial generation's learning preferences in medical education
The classroom can reflect its students' learning preferences, and a study published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings demonstrates evidence of this in medical education. (2017-02-01)

Paper: Homeownership a 'dream deferred' for millennial generation
Millennials face significant hurdles in their quest for homeownership, said Yilan Xu, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics at Illinois and co-author of a new paper examining homeownership trends among those born between 1980-2000. (2016-02-09)

Millennials more likely than older adults to donate clothing rather than trash it
Pamela Norum, professor and interim department chair of textile and apparel management at the University of Missouri, found that younger adults from ages 18-34 are much less likely to throw old clothes and other textile waste into the garbage than older adults. (2016-03-08)

The non-driving millennial? Not so simple, says new research
A recently published study shows that the popular notion that millennials are choosing not drive may be oversimplified. In a suburban community with low density and no public transportation, teens obtained their drivers' licenses on average within a month of their 16th birthday. (2016-03-28)

Poll: Majority of millennials do not like Trump, Twitter
A new national poll of millennials looks at opinions on President Trump, social media, key issues and potential 2020 presidential candidates. (2019-01-16)

Introducing Gen Z: Research indicates arrival of a new class of students
In a newly published co-authored book, University of Arizona alumni Corey Seemiller and Meghan Grace attempt to bring clarity to the similarities and differences among Generation Z and the Millennials -- two of the most influential generations at present. Seemiller and Grace also offer recommendations to higher education administrators, faculty members and practitioners about how to meet the specific needs of Generation Z, characterized as an influential, thoughtful, loyal, compassionate, open-minded and responsible group. (2016-01-27)

Decision to live together negatively affects wealth accumulation
Living together is often a first step before marriage, or for a growing number of millennials, an alternative to tying the knot. Money or debt can be a common reason for this decision, but there are long-term financial implications to cohabitation, according to research from Iowa State and Kansas State universities. (2018-06-26)

No 'narcissism epidemic' among college students, study finds
Today's college students are slightly less narcissistic than their counterparts were in the 1990s, researchers report in a new study - not significantly more, as some have proposed. The study, reported in the journal Psychological Science, analyzed data from 1,166 students at the University of California, Berkeley in the 1990s, and from tens of thousands of students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of California, Davis in the 2000s and 2010s. (2017-10-09)

Multicultural millennials respond positively to health 'edutainment': Baylor research says
Storytelling that educates and entertains -- aka 'edutainment' -- is a powerful communications tool that can lead to positive health-related changes among multicultural millennials, according to a new marketing study from Baylor University. (2019-09-19)

Americans are more politically independent, more polarized than ever
As of 2014, nearly half (46 percent) of adult Americans identified as political independents, including 59 percent of Millennials ages 18 to 29. Both of those numbers are all-time highs. 'Independent' doesn't necessarily translate into politically moderate, however. The researchers also found that political views have become more polarized in recent years, with twice as many adults in the 2010s describing themselves as either extremely liberal or conservative than adults in the early 1970s. (2016-09-07)

Young adults distressed by labels of narcissism, entitlement
Young adults both believe and react negatively to messages that members of their age group are more entitled and narcissistic than other living generations, suggests new research presented by Joshua Grubbs of Bowling Green State University, Ohio, and colleagues in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on May 15, 2019. (2019-05-15)

Buying less is better than buying 'green' -- for the planet and your happiness
A University of Arizona-led study found that people who consume less are happier than those who engage in other pro-environmental consumer behaviors, like buying environmentally friendly products. (2019-10-08)

Americans accept and engage in same-sex behaviors more than ever
A new study shows a fundamental shift in Americans' attitudes about same-sex behavior. Since the 1990s, the percentage of adults who accept same-sex behavior has quadrupled, and those who have participated in same-sex experiences has doubled. These increases were among all generations, with Millennials leading the way. (2016-06-01)

Disagreement among experts over bioweapons threat
Amid continued difficulties around assessing bioweapons threats, especially given limited empirical data, Crystal Boddie and colleagues took another route to gauge their danger: the collective judgment of multiple experts. (2015-08-20)

American University's business school finds DC is highly attractive to millennials
The Kogod Greater Washington Millennials Index found the Washington DC region remains a top city for Millennials to live and work. (2016-01-13)

Video-based ethics program increases moral awareness, study finds
Ethics Unwrapped, a video-based behavioral ethics curriculum created at The University of Texas at Austin and adopted by educational institutions around the world, effectively increases student understanding of ethics and human behavior, according to a study published today in the Journal of Business Law and Ethics Pedagogy. The study was based on a two-year survey of approximately 8,600 UT undergraduates. (2018-08-13)

Colonoscopies and mammograms top list of 'most-shopped' health care services
Colonoscopies, mammograms, and childbirth services are the most searched-for medical services when it comes to cost information -- and millennials with higher annual deductible spending are the most frequent comparison shoppers -- according to an analysis of a large national health insurance plan database by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. (2016-04-04)

Study: Melanoma rates drop sharply among teens, young adults
Cases of melanoma among US adolescents and young adults declined markedly from 2006 to 2015 - even as the skin cancer's incidence continued to increase among older adults and the general population during the span, new research shows. The finding, based on national cancer-registry data, suggests that public-health efforts advocating sun protection are changing behaviors among millennials and post-millennials, surmised the investigators from the University of Washington School of Medicine and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. (2019-11-13)

AU professor's new book unveils pros and cons of reading onscreen
E-book or print book: does it matter? According to new research by American University linguistics professor Naomi Baron, depending on the circumstances, the answer is yes. (2015-01-26)

Millennials in PR don't feel ready to give companies advice on moral dilemmas, study finds
Millennials pursuing careers in public relations don't feel ready to give advice on moral dilemmas to their companies. In fact, they don't expect to face ethical dilemmas at work, according to a Baylor University study. (2017-02-27)

A more tolerant America?
As the nation's headlines turn more and more to issues of tolerance -- race, religion, free speech, same sex marriage -- research by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge shows that Americans are actually more tolerant than ever before. Researchers found that Americans are now more likely to believe that people with different views and lifestyles can and should have the same rights as others. (2015-03-16)

New survey examines racial and ethnic differences in technology use by millennials
A new study conducted by the Media Insight Project found that while the similarities to the rest of their generation are numerous, there are some distinct differences in the way that Hispanic and African American Millennials use technology to access news and information. (2015-08-26)

Changing attitudes about sex
Acceptance of premarital sex is at an all-time high along with an acceptance of homosexuality, find researchers led by Jean M. Twenge from San Diego State University. Researchers analyzed data from the General Social Survey, a nationally representative survey of more than 33,000 adults taken between 1972 and 2012. They found substantial generational shifts in attitudes toward non-marital sex and number of sexual partners. (2015-05-05)

Most millennial moms who skip college also skip marriage
Waiting until marriage to have babies is now 'unusual' among less-educated adults close to 30 years old, researchers found. (2014-06-16)

New study identifies four distinct types of millennial news consumers
A new study explores the news habits of Millennials and identifies four distinct groups of news consumers: the Unattached, the Explorers, the Distracted, and the Activists. The study was conducted by the Media Insight Project and finds that as it relates to their information use and the way they consume information about different topics, adults age 18 to 34 are not a monolithic group. (2015-09-25)

Method could speed up design of more eco-friendly fabric softeners
In the 1960s, the introduction of fabric softeners transformed rough, scratchy clothes into softer, more comfortable garments. But recently, the products' popularity has dipped in part due to millennials' concern for their potential environmental impact, according to recent news reports. Now one team has developed a better method for evaluating fabric softeners that could lead to potentially 'greener' -- and more millennial-friendly -- versions. Their study appears in ACS' The Journal of Physical Chemistry B. (2017-03-15)

Cradle & Grave: Porter Novelli advises businesses to adapt to trends in life and death
Global shifts in births, health and deaths have profound implications for businesses and consumers. In its latest Intelligent Dialogue white paper, (2008-11-12)

Study finds colorectal cancer rates have risen dramatically in Gen X and millennials
ACS investigators find that compared to people born around 1950, when colorectal cancer risk was lowest, those born in 1990 have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer. (2017-02-28)

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