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2013-07-02 08:27:32

Project to Monitor Veterans' Suicide Risk is Launched by Team Led by Patterns and Predictions, and the Veterans Education and Research Association of Northern New England, with Support from Facebook, Inc. BOSTON, WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt., and MENLO PARK, Calif., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patterns and Predictions, and the Veterans Education and Research Association of Northern New England, with help from Facebook, Inc., today launched a research project designed to help mental...

'Outlier' Writer Gladwell Dismisses Jobs
2012-06-11 09:59:29

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Famous and prolific writer Malcolm Gladwell (Blink, Outliers, The Tipping Point) took some time late last month to sit down at the Toronto Public Library Appel Salon for a bit of a public appearance. While there, he decided to express his opinions about the late Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs. Perhaps Gladwell knew what he was doing when he said Bill Gates – often seen as Jobs´ bitter rival – would be remembered in 50 years whereas...

2012-06-01 08:56:46

Relatively few black, white families moving into multi-ethnic neighborhoods Despite increasing numbers of multi-ethnic neighborhoods in the United States, relatively few black or white families are actually moving into these types of communities, according to a new study in the June issue of the American Sociological Review. "We pay a lot of attention to this proliferation of multiethnic neighborhoods, but they are still only a small part of the overall inter-neighborhood mobility...

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2011-08-08 13:24:42

A researcher from Cornell University has found that putting healthy foods at eye level in the fridge could help you lose weight because you eat what you see first. Changes like moving chocolate out of sight and putting more wholesome foods where they can be seen helps dieters eat better without even realizing they are doing it. According to the researchers, serving food on smaller plates and eating in the kitchen or dining room rather than in front of the television can help someone...

2011-08-05 05:55:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Dieters who make simple changes in their surroundings can expect to eat healthier without giving it much thought, according to new research. Brian Wansink, Ph.D., presented his findings at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association."Most of us have too much chaos going on in our lives to consciously focus on every bite we eat, and then ask ourselves if we're full. The secret is to change your environment so it works for you rather than against you,"...

2010-07-12 12:59:00

WASHINGTON, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Author of the bestseller Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think, Brian Wansink, Ph.D. will speak and moderate at the 2010 Soy Symposium on November 11th in Washington, DC. Wansink, an award-winning academic researcher on food psychology and behavior change, is the John Dyson Professor of Consumer Behavior at Cornell University. From 2007-2009, Wansink served as the Executive Director of USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and...

2010-06-25 09:04:00

CHICAGO, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Prosthodontists is pleased to announce The New York Times bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell as the Keynote Speaker at the 40th Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists on Nov. 3-6 in Orlando, Fla. As the College celebrates its 40th Anniversary, plan to attend the prosthodontic meeting of the year where Gladwell will share his insights during Thursday's Scientific Session keynote address, sponsored by...

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2010-06-04 13:19:31

How many more apples can a school cafeteria sell if the fruit is displayed in an attractive basket and placed in a well-lit area? That's the sort of question researchers from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab are exploring as part of their Smarter Lunchrooms Initiative"”an effort to discover and share low-cost changes that can be made in lunchrooms to subtly guide smarter food choices. Led by Professor Brian Wansink, the researchers observed a 58 percent increase in fresh fruit sales at...

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2010-05-02 08:27:59

Overwhelmed by tons of daily diet advice? If only we knew which diet tips to follow. According to a new finding by a team of Cornell University researchers, dieters who focus on changing their surroundings find it easier to adhere to their diet. Understandably, they also report losing the most weight. The researchers, led by Brian Wansink, Director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, presented their findings at this week's Experimental Biology conference in Anaheim, Calif. For the study, 200...

2010-04-29 13:19:54

Organic snackers underestimate calories, study shows Could organic labels lead you to overeat? These labels certainly appear to make people think their organic snack has a lot fewer calories than it really does. These findings were presented at this week's Experimental Biology conference in Anaheim, Calif. They showed that people who ate organic cookies labeled as "organic" believed that their snack contained 40% fewer calories than the same cookies that had no label, according to Jenny...