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2012-08-27 02:23:40

LOS ANGELES, August 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- You too could have royal blood. Find out with findmypast.com's new app Hilary Duff, the actress and singer best known as Disney's Lizzie McGuire, is America's "most royal" celebrity, reveals a new study which names her the U.S. star most closely related to Queen Elizabeth II. Duff heads a table of "American Entertainment Royalty", compiled by the genealogy website, findmypast.com [http://Findmypast.com ]....

2012-06-04 10:21:45

BOSTON, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 10 ( )from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., thousands from all walks of life will gather in Boston's Rose Kennedy Greenway for a the Second Annual Metro Boston Race Amity Celebration. A "Festival of the Human Family," this fun, family celebration will unite Boston's diverse community and serve as a modern day celebration of our country's motto, E Pluribus Unum, meaning, "Out of Many, One." (Photo:...

2012-05-25 10:02:00

Different languages refer to family relationships in different ways. For example, English speakers use two terms – grandmother and grandfather – to refer to grandparents, while Mandarin Chinese uses four terms. Many possible kinship categories, however, are never observed, which raises the question of why some kinship categories appear in the languages of the world but others do not. A new study published in Science by Carnegie Mellon University's Charles Kemp and the...

2012-05-08 20:45:31

Wondering why your toddler is acting up? University of Alberta researcher Christina Rinaldi says it may be time to take a look at your parental style–and your partner's. Rinaldi's study, which appears in Early Childhood Research Quarterly, looked at how parents' child-rearing styles were related to their young children's behavior. She says that although much of the research to date on parenting has looked only at the mother's role, the research she conducted with co-author Nina Howe...

2012-02-23 08:30:00

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Supreme Court's willingness to take the case of a family that was sanctioned for filling a wetland on its property could signal rising judicial concern about whether environmental agencies are overstepping their bounds, writes LeClairRyan attorney James A. Kosch in a Feb. 13 column published by CorporateComplianceInsights.com. In the column ("Will Regulated Corporations Earn the Right to Throw a Red Challenge Flag?"), the...

2011-11-16 07:39:11

The majority of children experience personal changes and changes in relationships one year after their sibling has died from cancer; however, positive and negative changes are not universal. These are the findings from the first study — published online November 3, 2011 in Cancer Nursing — to examine changes in siblings after the death of a brother or sister to cancer from three different perspectives: mothers, fathers and siblings. Nearly 60,000 children under the age of 20...

Assets Increase Incidence of Marriage
2011-10-07 04:51:23

A new study published in the American Journal of Sociology indicates that the incidence of marriage drops when people have no personal wealth such as a car or financial assets. The study shows that in the past few decades Americans are getting married when they are older and may forego marriage altogether. Statistics in the study indicate that between 1970 and 2000 the median age of first marriage rose by four years and the percentage of unmarrieds increased from 5 percent to 10 percent....

2011-10-05 17:42:02

A team at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) has studied the marriage strategies of immigrants in order to determine the nature of endogamic (between people of the same nationality) and exogamic partnerships (between people of different nationalities) in Spain. The preliminary results indicate that, unlike Spanish men, Spanish women prefer immigrants with more qualifications. "It caught our attention that human capital was more important in determining outmarriage amongst Spanish...

2011-07-13 04:00:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Searching for long lost relatives was once a daunting task, requiring the savvy detective skills of a budding Sherlock Holmes. But now, thanks to the digitization of records, online tools and advanced software, finding ancestors has become far easier. Choosing the right source or tool to suit your needs can be difficult. FindTheBest has launched comparisons, with easy to use filters, to help you quickly and easily choose the right...

2011-06-30 17:39:27

Research sheds light on the well-documented 'other-race effect' Northwestern University researchers have provided new biological evidence suggesting that the brain works differently when memorizing the face of a person from one's own race than when memorizing a face from another race. Their study -- which used EEG recordings to measure brain activity -- sheds light on a well-documented phenomenon known as the "other-race effect." One of the most replicated psychology findings, the other-race...