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Hands-on Dads Help Kids Thrive
2011-08-31 06:50:38

  Concordia study links fathers' presence to enhanced intellect, well-being among children Fathers who actively engage in raising their children can help make their offspring smarter and better behaved, according to new research from Concordia University. Published in the Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science, the long-term study examined how fathers can positively influence the development of their kids through hands-on parenting. "Fathers make important contributions in...

2011-08-23 17:20:25

The acute economic downturn that began in 2008 sometimes is called the "mancession" to reflect its harsher impact on men than women. As recently as last November, 10.4 percent of adult men were unemployed as compared to 8 percent of adult women. But how do unemployed men cope with their shifting domestic roles, especially when they become financially dependent on a wife or female partner? One University of Kansas researcher has investigated the impact of joblessness on masculinity and...

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2011-07-21 05:20:00

New research has found that in urban fox families, the mothers are the ones who decide which cubs stay and which must leave. Red foxes have successfully established themselves in urban areas, living in family groups with a dominant male-female pair and a varying number of subordinate adults, according to the researchers. Some of the cubs remain in the family group for the rest of their lives, while others leave to search for another family to join. Scientists have hypothesized what drives...

2011-06-14 16:33:00

CINCINNATI, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ManoftheHouse.com, an online resource for dads from Procter & Gamble Productions and Barefoot Proximity, recently surveyed 350 dads to understand the evolution of the American dad, his attitudes towards Father's Day and how his fatherhood priorities differ from those of his dad. Of the men surveyed, 80% said Mother's Day gets more attention than Father's Day. But looking at the rest of the survey results it's clear that dads deserve just as...

2011-06-04 11:00:00

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 600 New Jersey teens gathered at Rutgers University on Saturday (June 4) for the launch of Training Camps for Life, a partnership of the NFL Players Association, A CALL TO MEN and the Verizon Foundation. The half-day, NFL-star-studded event at Rutgers University addressed topics such as overcoming adversity, decisions and consequences, and healthy teen relationships - a critical addition to the Training Camps for Life agenda....

2011-01-18 22:55:48

New research shows that there was a significant difference between perpetrators and victims of male barroom aggression Male violence in bars is something most people have either seen or experienced first hand, and is usually dismissed as an unavoidable or necessary annoyance. After all "boys will be boys." But, a new study released in the April 2011 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, which is currently available at Early View, explores that subject in detail and found...

2011-01-11 14:59:17

Gender stereotypes suggest that men are usually tough and women are usually tender. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds these stereotypes have some real bodily truth for our brains; when people look at a gender-neutral face, they are more likely to judge it as male if they're touching something hard and as female if they're touching something soft. Several studies have found recently that we understand many concepts...

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2011-01-11 09:55:00

When their romantic partners are not quintessentially masculine, women in their fertile phase are more likely to fantasize about masculine-looking men than are women paired with George Clooney types. But women with masculine-looking partners do not necessarily become more attracted to their partners, a recent study co-authored by a University of Colorado at Boulder researcher concludes. Meanwhile, a man's intelligence has no effect on the extent to which fertile, female partners fantasize...

2010-12-15 07:07:00

CHICAGO Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- An anonymous donor has gifted $20,000.00 to the Fatherhood Educational Institute (FEI) to fund key fatherhood initiatives including the development of a Virtual Visitation Program for Incarcerated Fathers. This holiday gift supports the FEI's mission to provide innovative educational tools and support reuniting fathers and their children throughout the year. "We are excited and extremely grateful to receive this very timely gift," says Attorney...

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2010-12-01 13:10:44

A new study has shown that women instinctively shun their fathers when they are most fertile. The researchers say that the reason is evolution.  Females in other species have been observed to give a cold shoulder to male kin during periods of maximum fertility. "The behavior has long been explained as a means of avoiding inbreeding and the negative consequences associated with it," explained lead author Debra Lieberman, a professor at the University of Miami, told AFP. "But until we...


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