Study argues new economies, not top-down wars on drugs, needed in Colombia, Afghanistan and Myanmar
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Top-down approaches to tackling substance abuse in drug-ravaged parts of Colombia, Afghanistan and Myanmar are harming livelihoods, health and ecology, a new study warns ..read more
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Can you judge trustworthiness based on looks? New research says no
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A new study from Rice University political scientist Rick Wilson and Texas A&M economist Catherine Eckel has examined the topic of trustworthiness. The article, titled "Attributions of Trust and Trustworthiness," will appear in an upcoming edition of Political Behavior ..read more
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Khanty dialects found to differ more than Slavic languages
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Idalia Fedotova, researcher at HSE University and the RAS Ivannikov Institute for System Programming, examined lexical differences across Khanty dialects and found that members of this relatively small ethnic group speak three distinct languages—rather than two, as previously thought. The findings are published in Ural-Altaic Studies ..read more
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Hold up, y'all: Slow-speaking states survey sells US language patterns short, linguists say
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Speech differs greatly throughout the U.S., including how quickly people speak. Some people elongate their words, while others speak much more quickly ..read more
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Kenyan prisoners on death row weren't deterred by the threat of the death penalty, research finds
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Kenya's last execution of a prisoner was in 1987. But the country still hosts a death row population of nearly 600. Almost all were sentenced to death for murder or robbery with violence. New sentences are handed down every year ..read more
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Employment of people with disabilities reached new levels in 2022, outperforming their peers without disabilities
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The year 2022 was a remarkable and historic time for the employment of people with disabilities. That's according to the National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) 2022 Year-End Special Edition, issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD), based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Jobs Reports ..read more
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School uniforms are meant to foster a sense of belonging and raise achievement—but it's not clear that they do
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In France, MPs have recently considered whether to reintroduce compulsory school uniform, with first lady Brigitte Macron adding her support to the idea. "It erases differences, it saves time," she said. These perceptions of the benefits of uniform are widely held—but do they hold up ..read more
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Q&A: How Jacinda Ardern's resignation shows that women still face an uphill battle in politics
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Jan. 19, 2023, that she will soon resign from office. "I know what this job takes. And I know that I no longer have enough in the tank to do it justice," Ardern said ..read more
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Nudging donors toward more effective giving
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Americans are generous when it comes to charitable giving, donating more than $480 billion in 2021 (or roughly 2% of GDP). Yet very few of those dollars reflect so-called effective giving, a term for donations that make greater cost-effective impact—for example, for work estimated to save more lives per available dollars ..read more
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Using virtual reality to help disability support workers empathize
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A La Trobe University pilot study has found that using virtual reality (VR) technology to immerse disability support workers in an experience of the daily life of their clients helps to build empathy ..read more
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