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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)

Embracing sustainable practices would help some winery tasting rooms stand out
Wineries in the mid-Atlantic region should consider recycling and encouraging their customers to bring bottles to their tasting rooms for refilling to distinguish their businesses from so many others, according to a team of wine-marketing researchers who surveyed consumers. (2019-10-23)

How Millennials get their news
Millennials are anything but 'newsless,' passive, or uninterested in civic issues, according to a new comprehensive study of the information habits of people age 18-34. The research looks closely at how members of the Millennial generation learn about the world on different devices and platforms. (2015-03-16)

New food guide will save Canadians money but few are following it, study finds
New research surveys Canadians' perception of the new Canada Food Guide and finds it can save households money -- if followed. (2019-03-14)

Study: With Twitter, race of the messenger matters
University of Kansas journalism researchers showed real tweets about the NFL anthem protests to a group of millennials. Eye tracking software found they viewed tweets from white males the longest, but self-reported data showed they gave the most credibility to African-American males. (2019-02-22)

Millennials with type 2 diabetes more likely to face difficulties with social interactions
'State of Type 2 Diabetes,' from Healthline Media, examines the current population of people living with T2D across generations and gender, investigates the emotional challenges of the condition, and explores their most pressing concerns, day-to-day experiences, and feelings. The report included a survey of more than 1,500 people with T2D and in-depth interviews with medical experts, advocacy groups, and patients themselves. (2018-08-21)

Millennials aren't getting the message about sun safety and the dangers of tanning
Many millennials lack knowledge about the importance of sunscreen and continue to tan outdoors in part because of low self-esteem and high rates of narcissism that fuel addictive tanning behavior, a new study from Oregon State University-Cascades has found. (2018-04-24)

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)

Distracted walking: A serious issue for you, not me
A new study on distracted walking released today by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons finds that more than three quarters (78 percent) of US adults believe that distracted walking is a 'serious' issue; however, 74 percent of Americans say 'other people' are usually or always walking while distracted, while only 29 percent say the same about themselves. (2015-12-02)

New personality model sets up how we see ourselves -- and how others see us
A new personality trait model co-developed by Brian Connelly could save employers money in hiring and retention costs. This could be done by better weeding out candidates and having a better system for employee evaluations. (2017-01-06)

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)

Decoding digital ownership: Why your e-book might not feel like 'yours'
People feel very differently about owning physical books versus e-books, a recent study shows. While stereotypes suggest that younger consumers prefer digital books, that is not actually the case, researchers found. (2018-05-22)

MIT Portugal alumna recognized at Forbes list '30 Under 30'
For the fourth year, Forbes magazine publishes its annual '30 Under 30' list. This year 600 millennials were recognized by Forbes over 20 different fields of expertise, among them is Maria Jose Pereira, MIT Portugal alumna, honored for her work in the healthcare field. (2015-01-06)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Perfectionism among young people significantly increased since 1980s, study finds
The drive to be perfect in body, mind and career among today's college students has significantly increased compared with prior generations, which may be taking a toll on young people's mental health, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2018-01-02)

Swearing is a sign of the times
George Carlin's 1972 routine 'the seven words you can never say on television' underlined his generation's rejection of the niceties of post-war American society. Seeing how the use of these swear words has changed over time captures the evolving American psyche, according to a new study by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean M. Twenge. (2017-08-03)

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)

Millennials and marrying young: Like mother, like child
Daughters and sons of mothers who tied the knot young are more likely to want to marry early too, but only if Mom stayed married, new research has found. And millennials whose moms divorced tend to want to move more slowly, perhaps in the interest of avoiding the mistakes of their parents. (2016-07-13)

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)

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)

Less driving linked to a decrease in roadway fatalities
A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that a significant decrease in automobile travel from 2003-2014 correlated with a decrease in the number of crash deaths, with the largest reduction among young men. The study also discovered that at the same time, there was no increase in how active Americans were, meaning physical activity did not replace driving for many people. (2017-02-09)

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)

Americans perceive likelihood of nuclear weapons risk as 50/50 tossup
It has been 30 years since the end of the Cold War, yet on average, Americans still perceive that the odds of a nuclear weapon detonating on U.S. soil is as likely as a coin toss, according to new research from Stevens Institute of Technology. (2020-01-22)

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)

More students earning statistics degrees; not enough to meet surging demand
Statistics is one of the fastest-growing degrees in the US, but the growth may not be enough to satisfy the high demand for -- statisticians in technology, consumer products, health care, government, manufacturing and other areas of the economy, an analysis conducted by the American Statistical Association finds. Data recently released by the National Center for Education Statistics shows bachelor's degrees in statistics grew 17 percent from 2013 to 2014. (2015-10-01)

Survey reveals skyrocketing interest in marijuana and cannabinoids for pain
Millennials lead the escalating interest in marijuana and cannabinoid compounds for managing pain -- with older generations not far behind -- yet most are unaware of potential risks. 75% of Americans who expressed interest in using marijuana or cannabinoids to address pain are under the impression they are safer or have fewer side effects than opioids or other medications, according to a nationwide survey commissioned by American Society of Anesthesiologists in conjunction with September's Pain Awareness Month. (2019-08-26)

Millennials' medspa influence
The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery has released its results from a consumer survey asking 1,000 women their opinions on medical spas. Findings revealed that millennials, those born between 1976 and 2001, are the primary customers of these facilities. Yet half of those women are compromising their safety by visiting a nonphysician-supervised medspa facility. (2008-06-24)

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)

TV a top source of political news for caucus-goers
Journalists from around the world will file countless reports from Iowa in the final days leading up to the caucuses. According to the latest Iowa State University/WHO-HD Iowa Caucus Poll, voters rely on a variety of these reports for political information with national television news being the primary source. (2016-01-29)

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)

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)

Flight delays: Study finds out why some African birds stay home longer
Parents of millennials still living at home aren't the only ones with children that refuse to leave. Many animal species have adult offspring that are slow to take flight, but when and how they leave has been poorly understood by scientists. Now, new UBC research on a desert-dwelling African bird is yielding some answers. (2018-03-20)

Younger generations of those in the military more vulnerable to suicide
While many researchers have largely focused on risk factors among individual soldiers, in a new study, researchers contend that the increase in suicide may also indicate increased vulnerability among more recent generations of young adults. (2015-11-18)

Ethics quandary? Women in PR more apt to seek allies before giving execs advice
Women in public relations are more likely than men to seek allies and form coalitions before they give ethics counsel to senior leaders, while men are more likely to rely on presenting research, according to a Baylor University study. (2018-01-30)

UMN study finds using a treadmill while working can boost employee productivity
Walking while you work may not only improve an employee's health, it may also boost productivity, according to new research from the University of Minnesota just published in PLOS ONE. (2014-03-03)

Study predicts millions of unsellable homes could upend market
Millions of American homes could become unsellable - or could be sold at significant losses to their senior-citizen owners - between now and 2040, according to new research from the University of Arizona. (2020-08-11)

Values gap in workplace can lead millennials to look elsewhere
Much has been made in popular culture about millennials as they join the working world, including their tendency to job hop. Although this behavior often is explained as a loyalty issue, new research from the University of Missouri reveals one reason young workers choose to leave a firm is because they find a disconnect between their beliefs and the culture they observe in the workplace. (2017-02-23)

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