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Working Class Marriages Sinking With Job Stability
2013-08-13 11:05:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research being presented by sociologists from the University of Virginia suggests the decline of stable, well-paying jobs is having a significant impact on Americans’ attitudes toward marriage and starting a family. The study, presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in New York City, also found major differences between individuals with and without a college education when it comes to...

Study Finds Group Size Can Make Or Break Environmental Collective Actions
2013-06-18 07:24:53

Michigan State University Sustainability programs are a Goldilocks proposition — some groups are too big, some are too small, and the environment benefits when the size of a group of people working to save it is just right. It has long been debated how many people working together can change the world. Whether it's joining forces to conserve gas, save a forest or stave off climate change, arguments have been made for the power of a dedicated few or the strength of numbers. It also...

2012-01-31 09:15:30

For those with few social advantages, college is a prime pathway to financial stability, but it also unexpectedly lowers their odds of ever marrying, according to a study by Cornell University sociologist Kelly Musick being published in the February issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family (available online: http://bit.ly/yt9uwJ). The findings suggest that social and cultural factors, not just income, are central to marriage decisions. Men and women from the least advantaged backgrounds...

2009-06-02 16:44:21

The terms athlete and jock are sometimes used interchangeably, but many athletes do not see themselves as jocks, U.S. researchers said. University at Buffalo researcher Kathleen E. Miller said many think athlete and jock mean the same thing, but they are really descriptions of two distinct sport-related identities that may have implications for health-risk behavior. Miller's study surveyed 581 college students with histories of organized sports participation to rate how strongly they saw...

2009-06-01 12:06:56

 A rose by any other name is still a rose, but is an athlete by another name"¦a jock?"The terms 'athlete' and 'jock' are sometimes used interchangeably, but they are really descriptions of two distinct sport-related identities," says University at Buffalo researcher Kathleen E. Miller, Ph.D. "In terms of goal orientations toward sports and conformity to gender norms, these two identities represent very different perspectives and may be associated with different behaviors."Miller,...


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pungle
  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
This word comes from the Spanish 'pongale,' put it.
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