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2014-06-19 12:29:42

PHOENIX, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Phoenix crime victim attorney, Sara J. Powell (www.sarapowell.com) will present a scholarship to cover expenses associated with attending The National Center for Victims of Crimes' 2014 National Training Institute. The scholarship includes airfare, seminar registration fees and hotel. Many of the meals for the scholarship recipient will be provided by the conference. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140616/118743 The 2014...

2014-06-19 10:06:31

Association for Psychological Science A moral story that praises a character's honesty is more effective at getting young children to tell the truth than a story that emphasizes the negative repercussions of lying, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings suggest that stories such as "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" and "Pinocchio" may not be effective cautionary tales when it comes to inspiring honest...

2014-06-18 11:42:10

Cornell University Whether you were a quarterback or point guard, past participation in competitive team sports marks you as a winner in the competition for better jobs, according to a new Cornell University study. “Participation in competitive youth sports ‘spills over’ to occupationally advantageous traits that persist across a person’s life,” says Kevin M. Kniffin, postdoctoral research associate at Cornell’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and lead...

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2014-06-18 11:12:15

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We've all seen the outwardly-appearing successful man with a pretty piece of arm candy standing by his side. The trophy wife, that stunningly attractive female who trades her natural aesthetics for a life of comfort and leisure, is perceived to occur on more than just a semi-regular basis. However, a new study out of Notre Dame explains how, in this case, perception hasn't necessarily become reality. The stereotype of the trophy...

2014-06-17 12:25:19

******PUBLICATION ADVISORY****** WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics has released Seasonal Patterns in Criminal Victimization Trends, which uses data from the National Crime Victimization Survey to examine the seasonal patterns in violent and property crime victimization in the United States from 1993 to 2010. Seasonal patterns are periodic fluctuations in the victimization rates that tend to occur at the...

2014-06-17 08:24:43

Employees report difficulty disconnecting during time off, according to latest Randstad US Engagement Study ATLANTA, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is here, vacations are planned and employees must decide: To disconnect or not to disconnect. According to Randstad's most recent Employee Engagement Study released today, U.S. workers continue to struggle with the nuances of work/life balance, such as remaining connected to work outside of normal business hours or taking full...

2014-06-16 23:04:35

Intrepid Investment Bankers announced today its advisory role in the recent growth equity investment in Envy Medical, Inc. by HCP & Company. Los Angeles, Calif. (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Intrepid Investment Bankers (Intrepid), a leading middle-market investment bank and an active M&A advisor in the beauty care sector, announced today its advisory role in the recent growth equity investment in Envy Medical, Inc. by HCP & Company (HCP). Envy Medical, a leader in the professional...

2014-06-16 20:21:30

Joe Torre, Bob Costas, Fred Wilpon, Stephen M. Ross, Mark Messier, Teresa Weatherspoon, Harry Carson, and Earl "The Pearl" Monroe Provided Insight During Day-Long Discussion Aimed at Eradicating Disrespect and Abuse in the Locker Room and on the Playing Field NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NYU Sports and Society (scps.nyu.edu/sportsandsociety) today hosted nearly 120 high school athletic directors, coaches, and school administrators from across the New York metropolitan...

2014-06-16 16:23:50

Profession Enjoying a Multi-Year Period of Expansion in Budgets and Staffs LOS ANGELES, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from the eighth biennial Communication and Public Relations Generally Accepted Practices (GAP VIII) Study were released today by the USC Annenberg Strategic Communication and Public Relations Center (SCPRC). The purpose of the GAP Study is to provide senior communicators with timely guidance as they manage their organizations, develop...

facebook emotional contagion
2014-06-16 04:19:58

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The prospect of a highly contagious bird flu or antibiotic-resistant strain of some superbug that can be detrimental to health and even likely fatal are scenarios that are, as yet, unrealized and therefore only serve to worry those that think about them. Another very real contagion was just recently reported on by a research team consisting of social scientists from Cornell University, the University of California, San Francisco...


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