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When Times Are Tough, Parents Favor Daughters over Sons

Study finds investment in female versus male offspring depends on perceptions of the economy ...

Is Marriage Good or Bad for the Figure? Comparative Study of Nine European Countries

It is generally assumed that marriage has a positive influence on health and life expectancy. ...

Exercising Early in Life Yields Rewards in Adult Years

Experiments on mice by UC Riverside biologists shows early-age exercise in mice has positive effects on adult levels of voluntary exercise, including a reduction in body mass ... Full story

Stanford study finds blacks and Hispanics typically need higher incomes than whites to live in affluent neighborhoods

New research from Stanford Graduate School of Education shows that middle-class black and Hispanic households live in poorer neighborhoods than white and Asian families with comparable incomes. The findings underscore how specific groups face steeper hurdles to upward mobility. ... Full story

Poll: Three in four adults played sports when they were younger, but only one in four still play

Despite difficult odds, many parents hope their child will become a professional athlete ... Full story

Money talk: UGA study to examine complexities of couples’ financial communication

Athens, Ga. - Cited as one of the most common contributors to couple stress and conflict, disagreements about money use in the household is leading researchers at the University of Georgia to learn more about couples' financial communication. ... Full story

Vulnerability made us human: how our early ancestors turned disability into advantage

A new evolutionary theory explains how critically small populations of early humans survived, despite an increased chance of hereditary disabilities being passed to offspring. ... Full story

Women more concerned with looming parenthood than men, Stanford scholar says

Stanford researcher Brooke Conroy Bass found that women were more likely than men to think and worry about how their career paths might align with future parenthood. Women also tended to downscale future career goals in anticipation of children. ... Full story

Light-intensity exercise could prove beneficial to older adults, new research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An easy walk, slow dancing, leisurely sports such as table tennis, household chores and other light-intensity exercise may be nearly as effective as moderate or vigorous exercise for older adults – if they get enough of that type of activity. ... Full story

Text messages motivates teenagers to physical activity

Young people of today are not sufficiently physically active. Instead, technology has taken a large place in their lives. Anna-Karin Lindqvist, researcher in physiotherapy at Luleå University of Technology, has examined how teens can start to move more with the help of technology and empowerment. ... Full story

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