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Lack of leisure: Is busyness the new status symbol?

Long gone are the days when a life of material excess and endless leisure time signified prestige. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, Americans increasingly perceive ...

Wed 22 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Studies of scientific bias targeting the right problems, study finds

In all fields of science, small studies, early studies and highly cited studies consistently overestimate effect size, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School ...

Mon 20 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Asian-American students have strong academic support—but is it too much?

Despite having the strongest academic support from parents, teachers, and friends, second-generation Asian American adolescents benefit much less from these supports than others, finds a study ...

Thu 23 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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White families with children drawn to less diverse neighborhoods, schools

White families with children continue to live in predominantly white neighborhoods, in part to send their children to predominantly white schools, according to a new study on racial segregation ...

Thu 23 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Bank cheques to be cleared within a day

From October 2017, cheques will start to clear much faster than the current six days' waiting time.

21 hours ago from BBC Technology

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Peers, more than teachers, inspire us to learn

"Why do I have to learn this?" It's a common question among youth, but new research out of Michigan State University suggests students perform much better academically when the answer is provided ...

Tue 21 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Charitable giving: How do power and beliefs about equality impact donations?

Are powerful, well-to-do people more charitable? It depends. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, wealthier people are more likely to donate to charity if they endorse ...

Wed 22 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Feeling out of control: Do consumers make practical purchases or luxury buys?

The common assumption about retail therapy is that it's all about indulging in things like pricey designer duds or the latest gadgets. But according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer ...

Wed 22 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Costly curves? Overweight consumers spend more when reminded of thinness

Popular media mirror Western culture's fixation with being thin. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, even subtle reminders of idealized bodies can encourage overweight ...

Wed 22 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Three ERC Advanced Grants to Stockholm University

Thu 23 Mar 17 from Phys.org (news wire)

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