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Aerobic Fitness Associated with Better Recall among 9 to 10-Year-Old Children
In a research published September 11 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Lauren Raine and colleagues from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, aerobic fitness can improve learning and...more



Marriage Promotion Fails in Lifting Single Moms Out of Poverty
A new report, Promoting Marriage among Single Mothers: An Ineffective Weapon in the War on Poverty? for The Council on Contemporary Families, has indicated that marriage promotion fails in stemming...more

Parent Nutrition Report Cards Helpful for Gaining Healthier Nutrition
A pilot study from the Cornell University learns that for healthier nutrition, parents should also receive a nutrition report card. According to Cornell behavioral economists Brian Wansink and...more

Role Parents Play Affect Risk of Drug Use Among Teens
According to a new research led by the European Institute of Studies on Prevention (IREFREA) with headquarters in Mallorca, together with other European and Spanish universities, having authoritarian...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

Determining Number of Homeless Youth a Major Concern in Victoria
The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness released a report stating that youth homelessness is a growing concern in the region. The biggest challenge is determining the number of homeless...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

Education, Employment Outcomes of Disconnected Low-Income Males
An Urban Institute brief discusses the education and employment outcomes of disconnected low-income men in 2008 to 2010. According to the report, these men have lower education levels than...more

Social Science Graduates More Likely to be Employed Than Science or Arts Graduates
The Campaign for Social Science reports that social science graduates are more likely to get jobs after their first degree than graduates in other areas such as science and the arts. The report...more

US Ranks Below Industrialized Countries in Health Care Spending Efficiency
The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and McGill University in Montreal conducted a study that reveals United States health care system ranks 22nd out of 27 industrialized nations when examined...more






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200 New Jobs To Be Created With Social Enterprise That Reuses IT


200 New Jobs To Be Created With Social Enterprise That Reuses IT

The Regional and European Co-Operative for Social Industry (RECOSI) is a new Irish social enterprise which aims to divert IT and electrical goods from being recycled.




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