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When students pay attention in class, their brains are in sync

When people in a group are more engaged with each other and with the world around them, their brainwaves show remarkably similar patterns. That’s the conclusion of researchers who used portable EEG to simultaneously record brain [...]

The upside of worrying

Worry – it does a body good. And, the mind as well. A new paper by Kate Sweeny, psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside, argues there’s an upside to worrying. “Despite its negative reputation, [...]

Advice to Nonprofit Leaders: Be Relentless

By Lori Woehrle In today’s ever-changing funding environment, nonprofit leaders must be relentless in their efforts to build a reputable brand, engage their community, and carry out their mission, advises best-selling author and prime-time TV and [...]

Smartphone addiction leads to personal, social, workplace problems

Excessive smartphone use leads to problems, and females are especially susceptible to addiction, according to new research from Binghamton University- State University of New York. “Our smartphones have turned into a tool that provides short, quick, [...]

Helping students learn by sketching

Although sketching exercises can help students learn many subjects, they are woefully underused in classrooms. “Sketches are difficult and time-consuming to grade,” said Northwestern University’s Ken Forbus. “Intelligent tutoring systems, which enable students to receive feedback [...]

When it comes to your profile picture, let a stranger do the choosing

When trying to pick the most flattering pictures for online profiles, it may be best to let a stranger do the choosing, a study published in the open access journal Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications suggests. [...]

Great Fundraising: More Than Good Luck

By Lori Woehrle How and under what circumstances is truly great fundraising able to flourish? Fundraising expert Alan Clayton and his team researched this question and came up with some surprising answers. The research, conducted as [...]

Happy Spouse, Happy House

New study by UCR psychology professor finds focus on spouse an indicator of strong, healthy relationship UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – RIVERSIDE Achieving marital quality could seem daunting, even impossible to any couple, let alone a couple [...]

The NFL’s Super Bowl LI is the “Most Connected” Event in Digital History

The Official Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Analytics provider of Super Bowl LI, today announced that a record breaking 11.8 Terabytes (TB) of data traversed the Wi-Fi network during Super Bowl LI. Fan engagement at Super Bowl LI [...]

Older adults embracing ‘living apart together’

Since 1990, the divorce rate among adults 50 years and older has doubled. This trend, along with longer life expectancy, has resulted in many adults forming new partnerships later in life. A new phenomenon called ‘Living [...]