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2013-01-25 09:31:34

In one of three studies, Pia Rosander carried out personality tests on 200 pupils in southern Sweden when they entered upper secondary school at 16. Three years later, when they received their final grades, she was able to observe a strong link between personality and grades. In personality psychology one talks of "the big five" — the five most common personality traits: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. These qualities influence how a person...

2013-01-15 12:24:13

ATLANTA, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Analytics-IQ, Inc. (AIQ) a leading provider of predictive solutions for the marketing industry, today launched its "Consumer Financial Intelligence" (CFI) suite of predictive econometric marketing tools, the most accurate indicator of financial status by household. CFI is based on AIQ's proprietary database, which is six years in the making and consists of more than 1,500 demographic, psychographic, attitudinal and econometric attributes....

2013-01-10 08:25:34

ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA) has signed a Preferred Partner Agreement with COMS Interactive, LLC (COMS). With the stated mission of assisting member organizations provide quality, accessible, efficient, continuum of health care and related services, the partnership with COMS is a natural extension of NYSHFA's product offerings. The three-year agreement will focus on improving clinical and financial outcomes for leading...

2013-01-07 16:24:48

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Facebook's disappointing IPO, Apple's new products and software shortcomings, Yahoo's three new CEOs including Marissa Mayer, Google's purchase of Motorola Mobility, and resurgent search competition in China, are among the many developments that kept the Internet segment very interesting in 2012. Given the nature of the area, it will probably stay in the news in 2013, and accordingly, Scott Kessler, Internet equity analyst and head of the Technology...

2013-01-07 12:26:27

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan Inc. (NYSE: AGN $98) has been picked by S&P Capital IQ as its Focus Stock of the Week. AGN carries S&P Capital IQ's highest investment recommendation of 5-STARS, or Strong Buy. "We see solid growth prospects in Allergan's core Botox and ophthalmic pharmaceutical franchises, and an advancing pipeline that we expect to spawn multiple drivers over the coming years," said Herman Saftlas, equity analyst at S&P Capital IQ. "Unlike many...

Mercury Pollution Clean Up Could Save The European Union Money
2013-01-07 08:40:49

BioMed Central Cleaning up mercury pollution and reducing prenatal exposure to the neurotoxin methylmercury (MeHg) could save the European Union 10,000 million per year, finds a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Environmental Health. New estimates suggest that between 1.5 and 2 million children in the EU are born each year with MeHg exposures above the safe limit of 0.58µg/g and 200,000 above the WHO recommended maximum of 2.5µg/g. While some...

2012-12-20 19:02:09

It's not how smart students are but how motivated they are and how they study that determines their growth in math achievement. That's the main finding of a new study that appears in the journal Child Development. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Munich and the University of Bielefeld. "While intelligence as assessed by IQ tests is important in the early stages of developing mathematical competence, motivation and study skills play a more important role in...

IQ Score Not A Good Gauge Of Intelligence
2012-12-20 05:34:58

[ Watch the Video: Western-Led Research Debunks the IQ Myth ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For over a hundred years, a now famous test known as the intelligence quotient (IQ) test has been the standard for measuring an individual´s cognitive abilities. Now, however, a team of researchers from University of Western Ontario has set out to debunk the myth that IQ is an accurate way to measure intelligence, and the results of their study are already rattling...

2012-12-18 11:10:59

A desire for expensive, high-status goods is related to feelings of social status - which helps explain why minorities are attracted to bling, a new study suggests. Previous research had shown that racial minorities spend a larger portion of their incomes than do whites on conspicuous consumption — buying products that suggest high status. But a new study showed that whites could be induced to crave expensive, high-status products if they imagined themselves in a low-status...

2012-11-28 04:21:16

LONDON, November 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the face of shrinking R&D pipelines and restructuring at the major pharmaceutical organisations, ColdChainIQ.com conducted an industry wide study to determine the economic prospects of the industry. The results of the study have now been published in a 21 page special report entitled "Economy and Job Outlook Survey - Cold Chain Pharma in Recessionary Times." Despite current global economic uncertainty, professionals...