All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘studies’

Paid Search Ads May Not be Worth Anything, Shows Study

As advertisers have begun adapting to the internet, paid search ads have become a common way for businesses to advertise to potential customers. Specifically, Google has pioneered the paid search ad category for search engines, giving advertisers an easy way to show up in search results without gaining the popularity that would rank them higher in natural search results. As …

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Another Study Finds Teen Facebook Use On The Decline

Yet another study has come out indicating that teen Facebook use has dropped significantly. Mashable points to data from GlobalWebIndex, saying that active teen users in the U.S. fell 11%. But Facebook still dominates the landscape. “The site continues to experience declines in levels of active usage but the extent of the drop in the second half of 2013 (down …

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Two Million in UK Could Use Weight Loss Surgery

It’s well-known that millions of Americans are overweight or obese. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has even classified obesity as an epidemic within the country and the American Medical Association now considers obesity a disease. Now it appears that obesity is becoming a larger problem in the UK as well. A new study recently published in …

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Too Much Narcissism Could Hinder Leadership, Shows Study

In the past, studies have shown that Narcissists might tend to emerge as leaders within groups. This makes a certain amount of intuitive sense, as those who think highly of their own skills and opinions might be less averse to taking on a leadership role. However, new research is now showing that too much narcissism could actually be bad for …

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Study Reveals Successful Language For Kickstarter Campaigns

As the Kickstarter platform has gained popularity, more startups than ever are now using the service to crowdsource funding for their projects. Not every Kickstarter project, however, can be as successful as the Pebble watch or the Veronica Mars movie. Now, a new study has shown that the difference between success and failure on Kickstarter could have something to do …

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Preschooler Obesity Influenced by Parents, Sleep

Though the prevalence of obese preschool-age children in the U.S. is on the decline in some states, health researchers still consider the problem of obesity to be an epidemic in the country. Now, a new study has revealed what could be the most important factors in preventing preschool-age obesity. The study, published in the journal Childhood Obesity, found three risk …

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Driving Restrictions, Campus Interventions Curb Underage Drinking, Shows Study

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) today announced that the U.S. Surgeon General’s recommended strategies to curb underage drinking may actually be working. The institute has issued a new report published in this month’s Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The report shows that methods such as young driver curfews, license suspension laws, physician screenings, and …

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Children May Not Affect Life Satisfaction, Shows Study

Though parents around the world are likely to believe their lives have been enhanced by their children, studies have found that the stress of parenting can put a strain on marriages. Now, a new study has found that having children may not affect life satisfaction one way of the other. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National …

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School Drug Testing Doesn’t Work, Shows Study

Though states such as Colorado and Washington are easing up on marijuana, the war on drugs is still in full force throughout the U.S. As part of the drug war, many high schools across the country test students for drugs. New research, however, shows that such programs are not only not effective, but could have the opposite of their intended …

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Weight Linked to Heart Health More Than Fitness, Shows Study

Though it had long been assumed that fitness was more important to health than a bit of excess fat, research is now beginning to show that weight may be even more important than fitness. A study last last year found that being overweight itself is a risk factor for heart disease and heart attack. This week, a new study published …

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People Are Living Longer – Especially Women

It has long been the case that the average life expectancy for women has been higher than for men. Whatever the cause for this discrepancy, a new study has once again confirmed that women tend to be longer-lived. The study, published today in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, shows that women could make up over 85% of those …

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Drivers Distracted Around 10% of the Time, Shows Study

Proponents of driverless vehicle technology have argued that such technology could be much safer than human drivers, who are often distracted while on the road. A new study is now back in up this assertion, showing just how inattentive most drivers really are. The study, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, has found that on average drivers …

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