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New Research Finds Play Promotes Emotional Recovery Among Chronically Ill Children
Laura Nabors, an associate professor of human services in the University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH), will present new research that documents play...more



Disparity in Cognitive Ability between Poor Rural, Urban Children
Dartmouth College researchers found that kids in rural poverty score significantly lower on visual, but higher on verbal of working memory tests than their urban counterparts. The Dartmouth...more

Poverty in the United States
The US poverty rate remained high since the Great Recession, and has been unchanged from 2011. Unemployment rates dropped and unemployment benefit lifted 1.7 million people out of poverty in 2012....more

Better-Educated Middle-Aged Americans Less Likely to Smoke and Remain More Physically Active
New medical findings from the September issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior indicate that better-educated middle-aged Americans are less likely to smoke and remain more physically...more

Effect of Transcendental Meditation on Teacher Stress and Burnout
A new research published in The Permanente Journal documents how the Transcendental Meditation technique substantially reduced teacher stress, depression and burnout. The research examines the...more

Hispanics to Benefit from ACA Coverage
In a RAND estimate, 5.4 million of Hispanics will have coverage by 2016 because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If states act to expand Medicaid, more uninsured Hispanics could gain coverage....more

5.6 Million American Children Will Prematurely Die Unless Current Smoking Rates Decline
According to a new Surgeon General's report, a total of 5.6 million children alive today in the U.S. under age 18 will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases unless current smoking rates...more

Underage Youth Who Use False ID to Obtain Alcohol at Risk for AUDs
In a soon-to-be published issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, underage youth who use false identification (ID) in order to obtain alcohol are more likely to engage in high-risk...more






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Organizations That Seek Social Shakers and Changemakers

Organizations That Seek Social Shakers and Changemakers
CauseArtist has featured several organizations that are looking for movers, shakers and changemakers that want to...



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