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Lifting Families Out of Poverty – with Dignity

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

America’s welfare state is quietly evolving from needs-based to an employment-based safety net that rewards working families and fuels dreams of a better life, indicates a new study…

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Making Retail Unit Pricing More Consumer-Friendly

Monday, March 23, 2015

Savvy shoppers will often look at the “per unit” price of an item to figure out if they are getting the best bang for their buck. Unfortunately the…

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Work-Family Conflict Linked to Verbal Abuse

Monday, March 9, 2015

People whose family life regularly interferes with their job are more likely to become emotionally exhausted and, in turn, verbally abusive to co-workers and loved ones, a new…

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Studying the Impact of Net Neutrality

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Now that the Federal Communications Commission has approved new rules supporting net neutrality, the real work begins. In an effort to determine the far-reaching consequences of this decision,…

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Workplace Negativity Can Hurt Productivity

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Employees who point out problems in the office may help the company improve, but could be hurting themselves in the process. Such negative-minded workers are more likely to…

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‘Mr. Right Now’ Better than Waiting for ‘Mr. Right’

Saturday, February 14, 2015
A couple stroll through Beal Garden during an autumn rain.

Evolutionary researchers have determined that settling for “Mr. Okay” is a better evolutionary strategy than waiting for “Mr. Perfect.” When studying the evolution of risk aversion Michigan State…

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Poor Decision-Making Can Lead to Cybersecurity Breaches

Saturday, February 14, 2015
computers and wires

Recent high-profile security breaches, such as those at Target, Anthem Inc. and Sony Pictures, have attracted scrutiny to how the seemingly minor decisions of individuals can have major…

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MSU Advances Research on Roads – and What Travels on Them

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

There are nearly 3.95 million miles of public roads in the United States, valued at more than $1.75 trillion. Research at Michigan State University continues to discover better…

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Midwesterners See Challenges in ‘Placemaking’

Monday, July 14, 2014

A recent study by Michigan State University finds that “walkability” is among the top factors that influence home purchase decisions, along with safety, short commute times to jobs,…

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Global Attack Needed to Catch Credit Card Thieves

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Thomas Holt

Stopping massive data breaches like the one that hit Target will require a more sophisticated, collaborative approach by law enforcement agencies around the world, a Michigan State University…

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