Pandemic Effects on Relationships

Expert commentary from Paula Pietromonaco, professor emerita at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, whose primary research focus is to understand the processes through which interactions in marital relationships shape each partner’s emotional and physical health. A key component of close, well-functioning romantic relationships is that individuals see their partners as accepting, concerned with their welfare, understanding,… Read More Pandemic Effects on Relationships

Spending time in nature reduces stress

ITHACA, N.Y. – New research from an interdisciplinary Cornell team has found that as little as 10 minutes in a natural setting can help college students feel happier and lessen the effects of both physical and mental stress. The research, published Jan. 14 in Frontiers in Psychology, is part of a larger examination of “nature therapy” and… Read More Spending time in nature reduces stress

Pretrial publicity for high profile cases like Harvey Weinstein

If you see something in the news, can you unsee it or forget it? When it comes to pretrial publicity, conventional wisdom says “no.” That is why defense attorneys for high-profile clients like Harvey Weinstein or Lori Loughlin, in order to ensure a fair trial, argue for moving a trial’s location or reject potential jurors… Read More Pretrial publicity for high profile cases like Harvey Weinstein

‘How I Fell for My Field’

For Valentine’s Day, we asked faculty and staff at nine CSU campuses to tell us how their lifelong love affair with their discipline began. As the adage goes, “Choose a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” The CSU is lucky to be replete with faculty and staff across its… Read More ‘How I Fell for My Field’

Happy wife, Happy life

A happy partner leads to a healthier future Science now supports the saying, “happy wife, happy life.” Michigan State University research found that those who are optimistic contribute to the health of their partners, staving off the risk factors leading to Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and cognitive decline as they grow old together.  “We spend a… Read More Happy wife, Happy life

Too Much of a Good Thing? 😜

That Italian restaurant with the excellent linguini that you’ve indulged in so often you can no longer face a meal there. The conference with brilliant but endless keynotes: You start the day full of enthusiasm, but by the fourth breakout you’re flagging. The action movie that has you on the edge of your seat for… Read More Too Much of a Good Thing? 😜

Sleep-Deprived Due to the Super Bowl? 40% of U.S. Adults Usually Are

Fun on Super Bowl Sunday can lead to a tired Monday for many. In a new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), nearly 40% of U.S. adults said they are more tired than usual the Monday after the Super Bowl. With pre-game entertainment, high-profile commercials, a star-studded halftime show and high-stakes football,… Read More Sleep-Deprived Due to the Super Bowl? 40% of U.S. Adults Usually Are