Eating your feelings? The link between job stress, junk food and sleep

By Newsroom America Staff at 23 Jun 17:23

Stress during the workday can lead to overeating and unhealthy food choices at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful pattern.

Study examines gun policy preferences across racial groups

23 Jun 15:18 | U.S. News

In the wake of recent mass shootings in Alexandria, Virginia, and elsewhere in the U.S., a new study from two University of Illinois at Chicago political scientists looks at factors that drive support for gun control among whites, Latinos and blacks.read more »

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Uncomfortable Summer Heat Makes People Moody And Unhelpful, New Research Finds

23 Jun 13:14 | World

Researchers conclude in a new study, that when when it's uncomfortably hot, we're less likely to be helpful or "prosocial."read more »

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Mortgage Rates Nudge Higher, But Remain Near 7-Month Lows

23 Jun 11:10 | Business

Mortgage rates were slightly higher this week, as the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose to 4.05 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

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Global Narcotics Market 'Thriving'

23 Jun 09:05 | World

Of the quarter of a billion people who used drugs in 2015, about 29.5 million – or 0.6 per cent of the global adult population – were engaged in “problematic use” and suffered from drug use disorders, including dependence, according to a new report.read more »

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Study Identifies Most Popular Selfies For Men And Women, Age Groups

22 Jun 17:10 | Entertainment

When it comes to selfies, appearance is (almost) everything. To better understand the photographic phenomenon and how people form their identities online, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers combed through 2.5 million selfie posts on Instagram to determine what kinds of identity statements people make by taking and sharing selfies.read more »

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Corn Better Used As Food Than Biofuel, Study Finds

22 Jun 15:16 | U.S. News

Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues, and the question of whether corn is better utilized as food or as a biofuel has persisted since ethanol came into use.read more »

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Warming Temperatures Threaten Sea Turtles

22 Jun 13:12 | World

A study by Dr Jacques-Olivier Laloë argues that warmer temperatures associated with climate change could lead to higher numbers of female sea turtles and increased nest failure, and could impact negatively on the turtle population in some areas of the world.read more »

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Existing-Home Sales Rise 1.1 Percent In May; Median Sales Price Ascends To New High

22 Jun 11:15 | U.S. News

Existing-home sales rebounded in May following a notable decline in April, and low inventory levels helped propel the median sales price to a new high while pushing down the median days a home is on the market to a new low, according to the National Association of Realtors. read more »

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World Population To Hit 9.8 Billion By 2050

22 Jun 09:11 | World

The world population is now nearly 7.6 billion, up from 7.4 billion in 2015, spurred by the relatively high levels of fertility in developing countries – despite an overall drop in the number of children people have around the globe.read more »

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Close Failing Banks Before They Cost US Billions Of Dollars, Says Study

21 Jun 17:19 | Business

Billions of dollars could be saved if Congress revises a law to allow regulators to be more aggressive in reducing losses from insolvent banks, according to a recent study co-authored by a faculty member from Florida Atlantic University's College of Business.read more »

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Americans Rate National Security As New Top Security Concern

21 Jun 15:13 | U.S. News

U.S. consumers rate national security in relation to war or terrorism as their top security concern, though fears over viruses/malware and hacking are rising dramatically, according to the new Unisys Security Index. read more »

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Africa's Largest Refugee Crisis Now A 'Children's Crisis'

21 Jun 13:02 | World

Raising alarm over the plight of refugees, in particular the situation of women and children, arriving in Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya having fled violence and instability in South Sudan, UNICEF has called on governments to do more to ensure that the most vulnerable are protected.read more »

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Total Eclipse Of The Sun Crosses The U.S. From Oregon To South Carolina On August 21st

21 Jun 11:18 | U.S. News

Astronomers and solar physicists will be out in force during this summer's total eclipse of the Sun, now just two months away. read more »

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Record High Temperatures Grip Much Of The Globe, More Hot Weather To Come

21 Jun 09:22 | World

Extremely high May and June temperatures have broken records in parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said, warning of more heatwaves to come.read more »

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Familiar Faces Look Happier Than Unfamiliar Ones

20 Jun 17:35 | SciTech

People tend to perceive faces they are familiar with as looking happier than unfamiliar faces, even when the faces objectively express the same emotion to the same degree, according to new research.read more »

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Poll: Nearly Two-Thirds Of Mothers 'Shamed' By Others About Their Parenting Skills

20 Jun 15:32 | U.S. News

Some mommy-shaming "wars" become national news headlines. Actress Reese Witherspoon was recently food-shamed for feeding her toddler cinnamon buns for breakfast. Critics were quick to judge model Coco Rocha for giving her baby formula.read more »

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Deadly Heatwaves Will Continue To Rise, According To Study

20 Jun 13:06 | World

Seventy-four percent of the world's population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by 2100 if carbon gas emissions continue to rise at current rates, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change. read more »

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The 10 U.S. Cities Where The Cost Of Living Is Rising Fastest

20 Jun 11:07 | U.S. News

American household debt totaled a record $12.73 trillion as of March 2017, so cost of living concerns are more pertinent than ever.read more »

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Violence And Persecution Uprooted Record 65.6 Million People In 2016

20 Jun 09:02 | World

Nearly 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes last year, the United Nation refugee agency reported, stressing the “very high” pace at which conflict and persecution is forcing people to flee their homes.read more »

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Global Diet And Farming Methods 'Must Change For Environment's Sake'

19 Jun 17:29 | SciTech

Reducing meat consumption and using more efficient farming methods globally are essential to stave off irreversible damage to the environmental, a new study says.read more »

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Is It Ok For Parents To Be Supportive To Children's Negative Emotions?

19 Jun 15:15 | U.S. News

New research suggests that whereas mothers who are more supportive of their children's negative emotions rate their children as being more socially skilled, these same children appear less socially adjusted when rated by teachers. read more »

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Self-Medication Misuse Is High In The Middle East

19 Jun 13:19 | World

A new review indicates that there is a massive problem of self-medication misuse in the Middle East. read more »

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May's Brisk Home Sales Set Post-Recession Records

19 Jun 11:15 | U.S. News

After a brief dip in April home sales, the U.S. housing market returned to seasonally high sales in May, increasing 20.6% from the previous month and 4.3% from May 2016, according to the RE/MAX National Housing Report. read more »

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Need For World Free Of Nuclear Weapons 'More Urgent Than Ever'

19 Jun 09:09 | World

Negotiations on the first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons resumed today in New York, with the UN disarmament chief expressing hope that the talks result in an effective instrument that “complements and strengthens” existing ones.read more »

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'Purposeful Leaders' Are Winning Hearts And Minds In Workplaces, Study Finds

16 Jun 17:15 | Business

People are happier and more productive when their leaders show strong morals, a clear vision and commitment to stakeholders, a new study has found.read more »

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19-Year-Olds As Sedentary As 60-Year-Olds, Study Suggests

16 Jun 15:27 | U.S. News

Physical activity among children and teens is lower than previously thought, and, in another surprise finding, young adults after the age of 20 show the only increases in activity over the lifespan, suggests a study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.read more »

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Widespread Snowmelt In West Antarctica During Unusually Warm Summer

16 Jun 13:21 | World

An area of West Antarctica more than twice the size of California partially melted in 2016 when warm winds forced by an especially strong El Nino blew over the continent, an international group of researchers has determined.read more »

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Mortgage Rates Hovering At 7-Month Lows

16 Jun 11:13 | U.S. News

Mortgage rates were little changed this week, as the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate inched lower and remains at the lowest level in seven months according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

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One In Five Children In Rich Countries Lives In Poverty: UNICEF

16 Jun 09:21 | World

One in five children in high-income countries lives in relative income poverty, and an average of one in eight faces food insecurity, according to a new report released by UNICEF.read more »

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'Big Food' Companies Have Less Power Than You Might Think

15 Jun 17:27 | SciTech

A Dartmouth study finds that "Big Food" companies are striving to make food more sustainable from farm to factory but have less power than you might think. read more »

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Marijuana Use Among College Students On Rise Following Oregon Legalization, Study Finds

15 Jun 15:11 | U.S. News

College students attending an Oregon university are using more marijuana now that the drug is legal for recreational use, but the increase is largely among students who also report recent heavy use of alcohol, a new study has found.read more »

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Amazonia's Future Will Be Jeopardized By Dams: Researchers

15 Jun 13:21 | World

Building the hundreds of hydroelectric dams proposed for the Amazon River Basin will cause massive environmental damage all the way from the eastern slopes of the Andes to the Atlantic Ocean, according to new findings by an international team of researchers.read more »

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Wildfires Pollute Much More Than Previously Thought

15 Jun 11:18 | U.S. News

Summer wildfires boost air pollution considerably more than previously believed. Naturally burning timber and brush launch what are called fine particles into the air at a rate three times as high as levels noted in emissions inventories at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to a new study. read more »

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Aid Official Warns Of 'Disastrous Consequences' Of Power Cut In Gaza

15 Jun 09:06 | World

A senior humanitarian official in the occupied Palestinian Territory has warned about the disastrous consequences of a further reduction in electricity supply to the Gaza Strip on the living conditions of two million Palestinians.read more »

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