Managing Financial Anxieties During the Holidays


With news of a recession, it’s no wonder that many Americans are feeling anxious about their financial situation this holiday season. According to Saint Joseph’s University psychologist Phyllis Anastasio, Ph.D., these anxieties are amplified by constant media reminders.

Fair Trade

Shopping for a Cause: Altruism Sells this Season


SJU Sociologist Keith Brown, Ph.D., discusses fair trade trends for holiday shopping.

Sleeping Your Way to a Better School Year


As the long, lazy days of summer come to an end, kids will complain about earlier bedtimes in addition to going back to school. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is urging parents to begin gradually changing kids' sleep patterns and easing them into school year bedtimes.

New School Year, New School: Helping Kids Cope with Catholic School Restructuring


<p>Although many Catholic schools received reprieves from impending closings and mergers, hundreds of students will be affected by Catholic school restructuring this September.</p>

Sleep Expert Urges Students to Hit the Sack before the School Bells Ring


<p>As preparations for a new school year get under way, Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University psychologist and sleep expert Jodi Mindell, Ph.D., reminds parents and kids not to forget the most important school supply of all: sleep.</p>