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2014-08-14 16:24:44

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brand Innovation Agency PureMoxie's founders left their hearts in ... Oakland, recently returning to the city's waterfront district to base operations for their global insight, digital design and creative studio. "Our last business was based in Oakland and now, in PureMoxie's tenth year, our rapid growth has brought us back to the city that was home for many years," said Paris Hinson, president and executive creative director of...

Businesswomen in meeting
2014-08-13 10:48:42

Gerry Everding, Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School study finds gender stereotypes continue to affect workplace behavior Recent research has suggested that women play better with others in small working groups, and that adding women to a group is a surefire way to boost team collaboration and creativity. But a new study from Washington University in St. Louis finds that this is only true when women work on teams that aren’t competing against each other. Force...

2014-08-12 23:04:51

Company Selected to Lead Adaptive Learning Breakout Session at KACCS Conference Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Adapt Courseware, which provides state-of-the-art adaptive learning multimedia, has been selected to present a breakout session on adaptive learning strategies at the Kentucky Association of Career Colleges & Schools (KACCS) Educational Conference and Annual Meeting. Educators from the state's largest proprietary school programs will have the opportunity to explore...

2014-08-12 12:43:17

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia CHOP expert, collaborators among first to use molecular genetic approach to evaluate complex traits in children's intelligence How genes affect intelligence is complicated. Multiple genes, many yet unknown, are thought to interact among themselves and with environmental factors to influence the diverse abilities involved in intelligence. A large new genetic study in thousands of children and adolescents offers early glimpses of the overall...

empathy from fiction
2014-08-11 13:01:51

Society for Personality and Social Psychology Empathy is important for navigating complex social situations, and is considered a highly desirable trait. Raymond Mar, a psychologist at York University in Canada, discussed how exposure to narrative fiction may improve our ability to understand what other people are thinking or feeling in his session at the American Psychological Association's 122nd Annual Convention. Exposure to stories Many stories are about people - their mental...

training turtles
2014-08-10 04:43:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists has successfully trained four red-footed tortoises how to use a touchscreen, according to new research appearing in the July edition of the journal Behavioral Processes. The research, which was led by Dr. Anna Wilkinson of the University of Lincoln’s School of Life Sciences, was part of a study designed to teach the creatures navigational techniques. Previous research has demonstrated that...

2014-08-08 12:28:07

DUBLIN, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Smart Education & Learning Market by Hardware, Software & Educational Content - Global Advancements, Market Forecast and Analysis (2014 - 2019)" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The market for smart education has developed and has adopted the latest technology with increasing demand from K-12 and higher education institutions. This market involves...

preterm birth
2014-07-31 02:15:30

University of Adelaide There's some good news for parents of preterm babies – latest research from the University of Adelaide shows that by the time they become teenagers, the brains of many preterm children can perform almost as well as those born at term. A study conducted by the University's Robinson Research Institute has found that as long as the preterm child experiences no brain injury in early life, their cognitive abilities as a teenager can potentially be as good as their...

2014-07-30 23:00:39

MyMobileUniversity is the global initiative to impact lives through education and it is a learning platform for all ages. MMU believes in the fundamental right to a quality public education for all and are now inviting individuals, who are passionate about the universal right to education, to come on board as Goodwill Ambassadors. Washington, DC and Malaysia (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 MyMobileUniversity (MMU) is a global initiative to impact lives through education by LTT Global an award...

2014-07-23 23:31:41

Two recent studies reveal that child abuse is much more common in ADHD and dyslexia. In Dr. Harold Levinson’s clinical experience, early and effective medical treatment rapidly “normalizes” overall functioning and so may minimize or prevent child abuse and many other impairments from arising. Great Neck, N.Y. (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Two recent studies indicate that previously untreated adults with dyslexia and ADHD were significantly more abused as children than those without these...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'