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“Duping Delight” and Who’s Likely to Lie?

Image via Wikipedia People who get a kick out of lying are said to have “duping delight.” Randy Boyle (Longwood University) studies human deception at the Longwood Center for Cyber …

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Love in the Workplace

Image via flickr user sharyn morrow A new study finds that an affectionate work environment boosts teamwork and job satisfaction and leads to less burnout and absenteeism. A forthcoming article …

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Talking after the Trauma

Getting people to talk about their trauma is an essential part of helping people heal. Fred Bemak and Rita Chi-Ying Chung (George Mason University) created Counselors Without Borders and use …

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Replay: Auto Biography

The lives of 13 people are featured in a new book, but the star is a 1957 Chevrolet Townsman wagon. Auto Biography: A Classic Car, An Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 …

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Who Needs Health Insurance?

The healthcare system in the U.S. ranks last among peer countries for overall quality and costs, and medical providers and policy makers are calling for new models of care. Carolyn …

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Mushi, Ticks, and Walking Sticks

Image courtesy Flickr user Nicolas Loeillot In Japan, insects are pets, medicine, and even vehicles for spirits. Mary Knighton (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, William & Mary) researches Japan’s special …

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New Treatments for Lymphoma and Heart Disease

Image via Alex Proimos The way we manage all types of cancers of the blood is rapidly evolving. Dr. Michael Williams (University of Virginia), internationally known for his work in …

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Evicted from the Mountains

Courtesy Library of Congress When Shenandoah National Park was built, hundreds of families were forced off their land. Margaret Marangione (Blue Ridge Community College) says new information has emerged suggesting …

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The Doctors of Nazi Germany

In the late 19th century, German medical practices were considered to be the best in the world. But by the start of World War II, German physicians were directly involved …

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Extreme Nursing in Bush Alaska

Public health nurse in Native village, Alaska. Image courtesy Maria DeValpine. There is an extreme shortage of nurses in “bush” Alaska, a stunningly beautiful part of the world only reachable …

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The Get Better Show

Image courtesy Bames24 The spice turmeric may be the spice of life. Aarthi Narayanan (George Mason University) is studying the power of curcumin, a molecule found in turmeric, in stopping …

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Start the Year Off Right

You can’t finish something you haven’t started. Francis Bush (Virginia Military Institute) started running late in life and has now completed more than 60 marathons. Plus: Women’s soccer coach Corey …