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Color Christmas Red and Green-er

12/16/2013

While choosing a real or artificial tree ultimately often depends on lifestyle, overall, buying a real Christmas tree is a great way for an average person to make a positive difference in terms of climate change, according to plant biologist Clint Springer, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology.


Religious and Generational Diversity in the Workplace

12/05/2013

Four generations of people now exist in the workplace: the Traditionalist Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y/Millennials. When it comes to celebrating religious holidays and sharing spirtiual benefits, this co-inhabitance can create challanges in a professional environment.


JFK: Legacy and Image

11/18/2013

According to Francis Graham Lee, Ph.D., professor of political science, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, is one of the defining events of 20th century America. In this video, Lee discusses Kennedy’s lasting legacy for his and subsequent presidencies: “It’s image,” Lee says.


Lincoln at Gettysburg

11/08/2013

In this video, Civil War scholar Randall Miller, Ph.D., professor of history, discusses the effect Lincoln’s own visit to the battlefield and the grave sites had on him, as he completed the draft of the speech that day 150 years ago.


Preventing “Fall Back” Setbacks in Children’s Sleep

10/24/2013

What’s not to love about an extra hour of sleep? Just ask any parent and they’ll tell you how that one little hour that gets added every fall as part of Daylight Savings Time can wreak havoc on their children’s routines.

According to Jodi Mindell, Ph.D., sleep expert and professor of psychology at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, there’s plenty that parents can do to be proactive before we “fall back” on November 3.


Facing Our Fears: How Horror Helps

10/22/2013

This month, scores of Americans will enter the darkened realms of theatrical haunted houses, nighttime hayrides and horror film marathons where monsters, ghosts and pop-culture urban legends wait to give them a scare. A popular Halloween tradition, these dramatized attractions, coupled with costumes, trick-or-treat candy and festive decorations added up to an estimated $7 billion in 2011.


Research Says Mobile Grocery Apps Fall Short of Potential

08/23/2013

Consumers have turned to mobile applications to meet a variety of needs. But when it comes to the grocery store, shoppers are somewhat disappointed with current options according to research by Nancy M. Childs, Ph.D., Gerald E. Peck Fellow and professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.


Beyond the Field of Your Dreams: Careers in the Sports Industry Abound

07/11/2013

For those who have a strong interest in sports, the news is good. Beyond the privileged few who wear jerseys with numbers on their backs as pro athletes, the business of sports offers many opportunities in a wide variety of occupations and organizations according to John Lord, Ph.D., professor of sports marketing.


Philadelphia and the Battle of Gettysburg

06/24/2013

There’s no question that the Battle of Gettysburg, fought between the Union’s Grand Army of the Potomac and the Confederacy’s Army of Northern Virginia 150 years ago — July 1-3, 1863 — is one of the great, iconic battles of American military history.


Taking Back the Yard: Dealing with Invasive Plants

06/12/2013

There’s nothing more frustrating for gardeners than discovering that their well-planned plots or rolling lawns have been infiltrated by invasive plant species, the perennial marauders of the back yard set.


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