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Study Finds Some Children Are More Resilient to Post-traumatic Stress
In an article published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology (JCAP), it documents factors that may help predict which youths are at greater risk of more serious disorders and...more



Health Status of Disconnected Low-Income Men
A report from Urban Institute covers the health insurance coverage and health status of disconnected low-income men in the United States from 2008 to 2010. The report tackles men's connections to...more

Breastfeeding-Friendly Airports in the U.S.
A study that examined 100 U.S. airports revealed that few provided a suitably equipped, private lactation room for breastfdeeding mothers, even though most described themselves as being breastfeeding...more

Small Businesses, Researchers as Victims of Legislation
According to a group of economists who published their findings in Choices Magazine, sequestration and proposed legislation, such as the Census Reform Act of 2013, will cut the reporting of some...more

Binge Drinking 5 or More Alcoholic Drinks Common among High School Seniors
According to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication, binge drinking five or more alcoholic drinks in a row is common among high school senior students. The authors note...more

Cognitive Training Benefits Can Last Up To A Decade in Older Adults
In a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, older adults who had participated in cognitive training programs reported less difficulty with daily living tasks compared to...more

Education, Not Fertility, Drives Economic Development
A new study by IIASA researchers and colleagues at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital finds that improvements in education levels worldwide have been key drivers of...more

Gunshot Injuries: Leading Cause of Deaths among Youth in the US
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the University of California, Davis researchers indicate that gunshot injuries among children and adolescents, while scarce, are more severe, costly and...more

Mapping the Homelessness Problem in America
Nonprofits, designers, and technology specialists have gathered together at the recent Hack to End Homelessness event in Seattle to visualize and contextualize the homelessness problem across the...more

Bilingualism Has Positive Effect on Aging Brain
According to published findings in Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society, new research shows that bilingualism or speaking two languages...more






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Social Enterprises in Singapore Help Wedding Couples


Social Enterprises in Singapore Help Wedding Couples

Wedding couples are now turning to social enterprises for catering and other wedding needs. Singapore-based social enterprises like Bliss Restaurant and Catering and Minds Social Enterprises have seen how the “younger generation are spending more and veering towards more gourmet food choices, yet they are also more aware and supportive of the social mission behind social enterprises.”


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