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2008-09-28 03:00:11

By Resick, Lenore Kolljeski Purpose: To explore the meaning of health among midlife Russian- speaking women from the former Soviet Onion. Design and Methodology: A hermeneutic phenomenological design was used. Study participants included 12 Russian-speaking women ages 40-61, who also spoke English and had migrated to the United States after 1991. Findings: These themes were identified: health as being highly valued, though less of a priority during immigration; being a stranger and...

2008-09-22 15:00:19

By Cathy Holding It all feels so simple - yet the forces that draw women and men together have been subjected to rigorous scientific analysis. Cathy Holding explores the rules of attraction We all think we know instinctively what we find attractive in other people. Off the top of our heads, we will probably mention attributes such as facial appearance, physical build, mannerisms and behaviours. But how do we define physical appeal and attraction? What, precisely, makes an attractive...

2008-08-30 21:00:19

By Peter Simon Girls are graduating from high school in New York State at a much higher rate than boys, and educators are increasingly concerned that many young men will be left without a high school diploma or the ability to earn a living. Statewide, 73.4 percent of girls graduated in 2007 after four years of high school, compared with just 63.9 percent of the boys. The gender disparity cuts across racial and ethnic lines, but it is even more pronounced among blacks and Hispanics....

2008-08-20 06:00:58

By Lise Eliot A s summer vacation draws to a close, a growing number of children will be entering public schools without their opposite-sex peers. Driven by widespread fears about a "boy crisis" in education, and exacerbated by claims of dramatic brain differences between boys and girls, K-12 educators are caught in a spreading fire for gender segregation -- a fire fueled by misperceptions more than reality. Though good arguments can be made for single-sex educational experiences,...

2008-08-15 06:00:20

By Claire Cain Miller Heather Armstrong's wickedly funny blog about motherhood, Dooce, is more than just an outlet for the creativity and frustrations of a modern mom. The site, chock full of advertising, is a money machine, so much so that Armstrong and her husband have quit their regular jobs. J.C. Penney and Crate & Barrel, the U.S. retailers, hawk their furniture and offer decorating tips alongside notes of Armstrong's talks with her 4-year-old daughter, Leta. Walgreens touts its...

2008-08-14 09:00:34

By Claire Cain Miller Heather Armstrong's wickedly funny blog about motherhood, Dooce, is more than just an outlet for the creativity and frustrations of a modern mom. The site, chock full of advertising, is a money machine, so much so that Armstrong and her husband have quit their regular jobs. J.C. Penney and Crate & Barrel, the U.S. retailers, hawk their furniture and offer decorating tips alongside notes of Armstrong's talks with her 4-year-old daughter, Leta. Walgreens touts its...

2008-07-25 00:00:39

By Lisa M. Krieger, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 24--Girls = Boys. Putting to rest one of the most widespread myths about the sexes, female and male students do equally well on math tests, according to an analysis of 7 million scores by researchers at the University of California-Berkeley and University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Girls are just as good as boys in math," said Wisconsin's Janet S. Hyde, lead investigator of the study, published in Friday's issue of the journal Science....

2008-06-06 06:00:00

By Turner, Sherri L Conkel, Julia L; Starkey, Michael; Landgraf, Rachel; Lapan, Richard T; Siewert, Jason J; Reich, Allison; Trotter, Michelle J; Neumaier, Eric R; Huang, Ju-Ping The study in this article examined gender and ethnic differences in the development of Holland (1997) personality types among inner- city adolescents. Results showed gender but not ethnic differences in vocational personality types and their predictors, and suggest different pathways to the development of these...

2008-05-18 03:00:00

By Manwaring, Joanne S In a public elementary school in the southeastern United States, a self-contained class of prekindergarten children with disabilities is playing with PlayDoh. As the children are molding and shaping the modeling compound, the only girl is helping the boys press shapes into their Play-Doh. She flutters around the other children showing them how to use the various shapes and encouraging them to roll and press the Play-Doh. The class comprised 10 boys and 1 girl. When...

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2008-04-22 14:40:00

Spreading rumors and gossiping may not cause bruises or black eyes, but the psychological consequences of this social type of bullying could linger into early adulthood, a new University of Florida study shows.In a study of 210 college students, UF researchers discovered a link between what psychologists call relational victimization in adolescence and depression and anxiety in early adulthood, according to findings published online this month in the journal Psychology in the Schools. Rather...