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Older Means Happier
2013-02-07 19:25:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online People who are worried about getting older can at least count on being happier as they age, according to a new study in the journal Psychological Science. In the study, a group of American researchers found self-reported feelings of well-being tend to increase with age. They also discovered a person´s sense of well-being can be shaped by the year he or she was born, also known as their “birth cohort.” The...

2012-05-01 21:26:28

A national study suggests that a significantly greater number of highly educated women in their late 30s and 40s are deciding to have children - a dramatic turnaround from recent history. Among college-educated women, childlessness peaked in the late 1990s, when about 30 percent had no children, according to the new analysis of U.S. data. But childlessness declined about 5 percentage points between 1998 and 2008. “We may be seeing the beginning of a new trend,” said Bruce...

2011-05-19 14:12:47

Analysis of a 440-year-old document reveals new details about native population decline in the heartland of the Inca Empire following Spanish conquest in the 16th century. According to the analysis, the native Andean population in the Yucay Valley of Peru showed a remarkable ability to bounce back in the short term from the disease, warfare, and famine that accompanied the initial Spanish invasion. However, it was the repetition of such disasters generation after generation, along with overly...

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2010-08-03 08:35:00

Businesses that look only at age to bridge generational gaps among workers risk losing knowledge to retirements, higher turnover and other productivity-clogging problems, new University of Illinois research has found. The study says firms often misfire when trying to mend generational divides, relying on broad stereotypes associated with Baby Boomers or Generation X'ers rather than vast research that shows workplace splintering can be rooted in more than just birthdates. "The challenges are...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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