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How to calm a stressed kid? A one-minute video can help

November 30, 2021 Stanford University 0

Designing a realistic field experiment Mindfulness practices that incorporate deep breathing, such as yoga and meditation, have found their way into the classroom at many schools. But prior to this study, research had not clearly shown whether slow-paced breathing itself could significantly alter a young child’s physiological stress response, the Read More

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Why the pandemic slammed ‘loose’ countries like the U.S.

November 19, 2021 Stanford University 0

“I’m a cross-cultural psychologist,” Michele Gelfand says. “I study the evolution of culture and its multilevel consequences around the world. It’s a totally unbelievable job.” Gelfand, who recently joined the Stanford Graduate School of Business faculty as a professor of organizational behavior, has spent her career making sense of the Read More

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What to expect at Biden-Xi virtual summit

November 13, 2021 Stanford University 0

When President Joe Biden meets with his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping next week, they will both want to show the world that the two countries have common and compatible objectives and that cooperation is possible, says Stanford scholar Thomas Fingar. Thomas Fingar (Image credit: Courtesy Thomas Fingar) While there Read More

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What to expect at Biden, Xi virtual summit

November 12, 2021 Stanford University 0

When President Joe Biden meets with his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping next week, they will both want to show the world that the two countries have common and compatible objectives and that cooperation is possible, says Stanford scholar Thomas Fingar. Thomas Fingar (Image credit: Courtesy Thomas Fingar) While there Read More

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Combining military service and scholarship

November 11, 2021 Stanford University 0

Some people learn by doing. Stanford scholar and alum Oriana Skylar Mastro, BA ’06, is one such learner: As an undergraduate student at Stanford studying the Chinese language in the East Asian Studies program, she took a year off and went to the country to immerse herself in its culture. Read More

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Giving robots social skills

November 5, 2021 MIT 0

Robots can deliver food on a college campus and hit a hole-in-one on the golf course, but even the most sophisticated robot can’t perform basic social interactions that are critical to everyday human life. MIT researchers have now incorporated certain social interactions into a framework for robotics, enabling machines to Read More

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Cures for the health insurance enrollment blues

November 3, 2021 MIT 0

Some countries with national health insurance plans face a basic problem: Not enough people sign up for those programs, and the ones who do tend to have worse-than-average health. That is a public health matter, but also a fiscal issue. When more healthy people enroll in health care plans, and Read More

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MIT economist Joshua Angrist shares Nobel Prize

October 11, 2021 MIT 0

Joshua Angrist, an MIT labor economist whose work has delved deeply into issues of employment and education while helping to establish empirical rigor throughout economics, has been named winner of the 2021 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.  He shares the award with David Card Read More

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Nonprofit provides free tutoring for kids

October 8, 2021 Stanford University 0

By Kathleen J. Sullivan When the schoolchildren enrolled in Step Up Tutoring gathered online for movie nights over the summer, they provided entertaining play-by-play commentary in the chat during the films and held spirited discussions about their favorite moments after the credits rolled. Jayden Williams is one of more than Read More