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While most teenagers dream of being a lead guitarist, a high paid electro DJ or a singer dancing around on the stage Mick Jagger style, a smarter approach might actually be to consider a rhythm instrument like the bass...
In today's society, it is traditional for a couple in love to get engaged, with a goal of getting married, as a way for them to show how committed they are to each other. They vow to spend the...
A new study suggests ways college sporting venues could exceed the standards of “zero-waste” operations and achieve greater environmental benefits. The study is based around analysis of waste and recyclables during the University of Missouri’s 2014 home football season. Officials at...
After being out of the dating game for a time, you want your first attempt at going out with someone new to be successful. Along with paying attention to your clothing and personal hygiene, it never hurts to have...
Gender, race, and age influence our perceptions of people as “too fat” or “thin enough,” research shows. “It looks like obesity is in the eye of the beholder,” says coauthor Vida Maralani, associate professor of sociology at Cornell University. “People are...
When you’re thinking about purchasing a new car, it can be tempting to stick with what you know. If you have always gone with a certain make of car and been fairly happy with your choices, you may be...
In order to experience beauty, we must think, a new study suggests, confirming the 18th-century idea of Immanuel Kant’s about the relationship between beauty and thought. “The experience of beauty is a form of pleasure,” explains Denis Pelli, a professor...
Restaurant servers believe well-dressed customers are most likely to leave good tips, research shows. This judgment could result in better service for those diners. “Everyone uses first impressions to make snap judgments,” says Dae-Young Kim, associate professor of hospitality management...
The act of throwing—whether it’s a dart at a board or a ball of paper into a wastebasket—involves a complex trade-off between speed and accuracy. Humans are uniquely able to throw fast and on target. Monkeys can—and do—throw things, but...
Mindfulness courses have less effect on the attitudes and emotions of men than on those of women, new research suggests. In a study of a scholarly course on mindfulness that also included meditation labs, researchers found that the practice on average...