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October 18, 2014
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Becoming an expert takes more than practice

Practice doesn’t make it perfect. Deliberate practice may have less influence in building expertise than previously thought, according to an analysis by researchers at Princeton University, Michigan State University and Rice University.

September 9, 2014
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Chute goes ‘Outside the Box’ in new book on contemporary comics

Since joining the University of Chicago faculty in 2010, Hillary Chute quickly established herself as the campus’ resident comics expert. In addition to co-teaching a course on comics and autobiography with famed cartoonist Alison Bechdel, Chute organized a conference through … Continue reading

August 14, 2013
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Smart enough to know better: Intelligence is not a remedy for racism

ANN ARBOR — Smart people are just as racist as their less intelligent peers—they’re just better at concealing their prejudice, according to a University of Michigan study. “High-ability whites are less likely to report prejudiced attitudes and more likely to … Continue reading

May 23, 2013
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Many plastic surgeons view social media as important tool for promoting their practice

Social media has revolutionized the way in which people and businesses interact, and it is taking on a growing role in the health care industry. A new UCLA study looking at the use of social media among plastic surgeons found … Continue reading

December 13, 2012
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Hedge Funds Manipulate Stock Prices, New Research Shows

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some hedge funds manipulate stock prices at the end of the month to improve the returns that they report to their investors, a new study suggests. In a study of 10 years of hedge fund data, researchers … Continue reading

November 8, 2012
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Virtual Reality Could Help People Lose Weight, Fight Prejudice, Says MU Researcher

Study found that online presence can positively affect physical health and well-being COLUMBIA, Mo. — Internet-based interactive games and social media outlets have become intertwined with the physical realities of millions of people around the world. When an individual strongly … Continue reading

September 5, 2012
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Witch Hunts Targeted by Grassroots Women’s Groups

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Witch hunts are common and sometimes deadly in the tea plantations of Jalpaiguri, India. But a surprising source – small groups of women who meet through a government loan program – has achieved some success in … Continue reading