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Shy Male Birds Likely To Flock Together And Have Fewer Friends
2013-09-18 12:11:31

University of Oxford Male birds that exhibit 'shy' social behavior are much more likely to join flocks of birds with a similar personality than their 'bold' male counterparts, a new study has found. But shy birds also have fewer social partners than bold birds. The research, carried out by scientists from Oxford University and the Australian National University, used a new way of analyzing the social networks that link individual animals to each other – a kind of 'Facebook for birds'...

Texting May Be A Tip-Off For Delinquent Behavior In Adolescents
2013-09-10 08:51:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Texting about antisocial topics and behaviors can indicate the likelihood that an adolescent will take part in more rule-breaking, delinquent or aggressive behavior, according to new research published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. The results of the study, which was led by Samuel Ehrenreich of the University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavior and Brain Sciences, is the first to directly, naturally and...

Mother-Raised Chimps Have Higher Social IQ Than Orphans
2013-09-06 16:48:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online You’ve probably heard the phrase “mother knows best,” but may not have realized that it applies to chimpanzees as well as humans. According to a new study in the journal Animal Cognition, orphaned chimps have less social success than chimps that were raised by their mother. "Orphaned chimpanzees had more difficulties to successfully coordinate their social play interactions," said co-author Edwin van Leeuwen, a cognitive...

2013-09-05 23:27:39

Many workers today are stuck in a difficult workplace, where they are bullied or mistreated. Patricia G. Barnes, J.D., has written a new book, Transcend Your Boss: Zen and the Difficult Workplace, that uses Zen theory and the 2,500 year old teachings of the Buddha to help workers handle the potentially health-endangering stress caused by workplace abuse. Reno, NV (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 Many workers today are stuck in a difficult workplace, where they are bullied or mistreated....

Harsh Verbal Discipline Harmful To Children
2013-09-04 14:00:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While many parents would never think of physically disciplining their child due to evidence indicating that it has a negative effect on their psychological well-being, they may resort to verbal discipline such as shouting, cursing or using insulting language. However, these types of verbal discipline could be just as damaging, according to a new study from psychologists at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Education and the...

Violent Video Games Do Not Lead To Violent Lifestyle
2013-08-26 13:12:23

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study found that teens who play violent video games are not likely to become more violent or partake in anti-social behavior. The study, which was led by Christopher Ferguson of Stetson University and independent researcher Cheryl Olson, found that games such as Grand Theft Auto and Halo do not trigger teenagers with symptoms of depression or attention deficit disorder (ADD) to become more aggressive. The researchers found...

Effects Of Bullying Last Into Adulthood
2013-08-19 11:27:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A study found that adults who were bullied as a child were more likely to face serious illness, struggle to hold down a regular job and have poor social relationships. The results highlight the effects that childhood bullying has on individuals throughout their lives. The researchers also looked into a variety of factors that go beyond health-related outcomes. "We cannot continue to dismiss bullying as a harmless, almost inevitable,...

Soda Might Lead to Aggressive Behavior in Children
2013-08-16 12:12:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Much to NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s chagrin, soft drinks are a very popular beverage in the United States, enjoyed by men, women and children of every age. According to a study from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and others, Americans buy more soda per capita than any other country. The same study also goes on to warn Americans that soft drinks might be associated with behavioral problems in younger...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.