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2011-11-22 10:41:13

Girls may be sugar and spice, but "everything nice" takes a back seat when friends let them down. In a Duke University study out Tuesday, researchers found that pre-teen girls may not be any better at friendships than boys, despite previous research suggesting otherwise. The findings suggest that when more serious violations of a friendship occur, girls struggle just as much and, in some ways, even more than boys. The girls in this study were just as likely as boys to report that they...

2011-09-28 09:45:17

The drinking habits of a romantic partner's friends are more likely to impact an adolescent's future drinking than are the behaviors of an adolescent's own friends or significant other, according to a new study in the October issue of the American Sociological Review. "Dating someone whose friends are big drinkers is more likely to cause an adolescent to engage in dangerous drinking behaviors than are the drinking habits of the adolescent's own friends or romantic partner," said Derek...

2011-09-28 05:54:37

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — The drinking habits of a romantic partner´s friend are more likely to impact an adolescent´s future than the behaviors of the adolescent´s own friends or significant other, according to this study. "Dating someone whose friends are big drinkers is more likely to cause an adolescent to engage in dangerous drinking behaviors than are the drinking habits of the adolescent's own friends or romantic partner," Derek Kreager, lead author of the study and...

2011-09-27 05:42:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study suggests people like to make friends with others who share their same beliefs, values and interests, and the more choices they have, the more likely they are to choose these kinds of friends. However, just because friends are similar doesn't mean they are closer to each other. Researchers compared colleges in the Midwest with small enrollments (about 500 students) to a college with more than 25,000 students. They approached pairs of students that were...

2011-09-22 12:19:14

People prefer to make friends with others who share their beliefs, values, and interests. The more choice people have, the more their friends are alike, according to research published in Group Processes and Intergroup Relations (published by SAGE). People aren't looking for identical twins, but they seek similarity because it makes for smoother, more pleasant interaction. When people have choice–and most Americans do–they find friendships and romantic relationships with people...

Mother And Son Bonds Influence Teen Behavior
2011-08-31 05:09:45

  Researchers found that relationships between mothers and their sons change during childhood and adolescence, but not all relationships change the same way. Researchers from Wayne State University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Montreal, and the University of Oregon looked at 265 mother-son pairs from low-income families during the study. The team started to look at the boys when they were 5 and continued doing so through...

2011-08-30 11:23:58

Relationships between mothers and their sons change during childhood and adolescence. However, not all relationships change in the same way, and how the relationships change may affect boys' behavior when they become teens. Those are the findings of a new longitudinal study of low-income families by researchers at Wayne State University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Montreal, and the University of Oregon. The study appears in the journal Child...

Anxiety Keeps Some Children From Forming Friendships
2011-08-30 10:06:32

  As children move toward adolescence, they rely increasingly on close relationships with peers. Socially withdrawn children, who have less contact with peers, may miss out on the support that friendships provide. In a new study about the peer relationships of almost 2,500 fifth graders who are socially withdrawn in different ways and those who aren't withdrawn, researchers have found that withdrawn children who can be described as "anxious-solitary" differ considerably in their...


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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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