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2013-05-08 04:21:47

Claire Huxtable and Carol Brady are 2nd and 3rd NEW YORK, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming home after school to a plate of fresh baked cookies with a mom who is always there waiting to hear how their child's day was? That was the very picture of television moms during the 1950s and 1960s. TV moms began to change in the 1970s, as some went to work, and by the 1980s and 1990s it was rare to find that stay at home mom. (Logo:...

2013-03-13 17:55:10

Why do innocent people go to jail in the United States every year for violent crimes they did not commit? It´s a serious question representing the ultimate miscarriage of justice–taking away the freedom of a factually innocent person while also allowing the guilty person to remain free. The U.S. Department of Justice´s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) wanted to learn answers to prevent wrongful convictions in the first place. Jon B. Gould, J.D., Ph.D., a professor and...

2013-01-25 09:42:55

It seems like a great idea: Provide instant corrections to web-surfers when they run across obviously false information on the Internet. But a new study suggests that this type of tool may not be a panacea for dispelling inaccurate beliefs, particularly among people who already want to believe the falsehood. “Real-time corrections do have some positive effect, but it is mostly with people who were predisposed to reject the false claim anyway,” said R. Kelly Garrett, lead...

2012-11-29 08:25:40

NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- High-level executives at American companies typically differ from mainstream Americans in some key ways - and not just salary. Their jobs typically require them to keep abreast of national and world events, as evidenced by the 99% indicating that they at least keep up with the news (compared to 82% of Americans in an August 2012 Harris Poll). The demands of their professions can also leave little room for leisure time, hence the majority...

2012-08-02 06:22:41

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Randstad's Employee Confidence Index increased by 1.1-points to 52.2 in July after declining for three consecutive months. Compared to this time last year, the Index is measuring 4.4 points higher and still remains above the positive confidence threshold of 50.0. While U.S. second quarter growth and hiring outlooks remain sluggish, employees are surprisingly more upbeat about their personal employment situation. "Similarly to the U.S. Consumer...

Brain Falters When Rules Change
2012-07-30 12:10:13

For the human brain, learning a new task when rules change can be a surprisingly difficult process marred by repeated mistakes, according to a new study by Michigan State University psychology researchers. Imagine traveling to Ireland and suddenly having to drive on the left side of the road. The brain, trained for right-side driving, becomes overburdened trying to suppress the old rules while simultaneously focusing on the new rules, said Hans Schroder, primary researcher on the study....

2012-07-10 23:01:30

Chemical Management System implements policing of manufacturing activities to help eliminate human error on the shop floor Fairfield, NJ (PRWEB) July 10, 2012 Studies have shown that human error accounts for up to 90% of drug manufacturing quality errors.* The impact of these errors is staggering: product recalls, investigations, and loss of consumer confidence to name a few. Valdata Systems has incorporated a sophisticated method of policing everything that impacts product — from...

2012-05-23 19:32:37

What do employees think of their boss when he or she makes a mistake? According to a new study, leaders who make mistakes are seen as less competent, less desirable to work for and less effective than leaders who do not. And if the leader is a man making a mistake in a man's world, he is judged more harshly than a woman making the same mistake in a man's world. The work by Christian Thoroughgood, from the Pennsylvania State University in the US, and his colleagues, is published online in...

2012-04-18 06:21:17

NEW YORK, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the summer of 2009, the Harris Poll has been tracking Americans' attitudes toward the environment as well as their engagement in various environmentally-friendly, or "green," behaviors. The latest installment finds that many green behaviors, including those capable of saving consumers money, continue to decline. And perhaps more alarming, considerably fewer U.S. adults now express concern for, and awareness of, environmental issues. (Logo:...

2012-03-27 02:24:01

NEW YORK, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On the bright side, Congress has the highest job approval ratings so far this year and, in fact, the highest numbers they've seen since last June. But, the high ratings are relative. Currently just one in ten Americans (9%) give them positive ratings for the overall job they are doing while 91% give them negative ratings. Last month 7% of U.S. adults gave Congress positive ratings while 93% gave Congress negative marks. (Logo:...