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May 4, 2017

Emotional intelligence can mean the difference between behaving in a socially acceptable way and being considered to be way out of line. While most people will have heard of emotional intelligence, not many people really know how to spot it – in themselves or in others.

Jan 24, 2017

Math anxiety can be a serious and prevalent problem not just for students but also for some professionals. You have this specific anxiety when soon as numbers and computations are encountered, your palm starts sweating and your heart begins to race.

Jan 5, 2017

As your teacher passes out the math test, your palms turn sweaty. You notice that your heart has begun to race. Glancing down at the page, you suddenly forget those operations on which you had drilled only a few days earlier. Do you perform all additions first in a complex calculation, or all multiplications? What’s the multiplication table again for 9’s? Oh, you know it — well you’re pretty sure, right? Suddenly, you start to doubt a lot of things that you “know.”

Jan 5, 2017

New research published in the journal Sex Roles examined how women who choose to keep their own surname after marriage are perceived in the United States.

Jan 5, 2017

In news that will probably surprise absolutely no one, new research has shown that women who don’t change their names when they get married are perceived by other people to be much less committed to their marriages than those who do are.

Nov 7, 2016

Most parents probably would like for their children to become interested in current events and how government works, and might even hope that they’ll someday come to appreciate the majesty of the American political system and the United States’ long electoral tradition.

Sep 28, 2016

I’m not sure Colin Kaepernick knew it would reach this level of interest when he first sat down and later took a knee. That’s the funny thing about movements. There’s no telling how many people will assemble behind a shared purpose.

Sep 28, 2016

College professors might end up staring in the mirror in response to a recent study led by R. Shane Westfall, a doctoral student in experimental psychology at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Building upon other researchers’ findings that people attribute positive characteristics to those who are relatively attractive, Mr. Westfall has concluded that good-looking instructors might have another advantage: Their students learn more.

Sep 1, 2016

Think looks don’t matter in the classroom? Think again — a UNLV study authored by a psychology graduate suggests students learn better from teachers they find attractive.

Aug 29, 2016

A UNLV study has found that students perform better in school if their teacher is good looking.

Aug 29, 2016

Do students learn more effectively from attractive teachers? If you answered yes, go to the head of the class!

Apr 26, 2016

With her friendly smile, firm handshake, and stylishly oversize glasses, it's hard to imagine Eva Haydu, 17, not fitting in, let alone feeling unbearably sad.

Jan 19, 2016

Men make up between 10 percent and 20 percent of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa cases across the nation. They are also responsible for about 40 percent of all binge eating disorders, according to the National Association of Men with Eating Disorders. But experts say these numbers only scratch the surface of the problem.

Dec 24, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's proposal to spent $2 billion a year to battle Alzheimer's disease was welcomed Tuesday by Las Vegas researchers who say effective treatments are desperately needed given the growing number of elderly affected by the disease.

Dec 17, 2015

Funny thing about the Christmas holiday season: For many travelers, it's the only time each year when the joys of visiting family members or escaping on a holiday vacation are strong enough to outweigh the fears of getting onto a plane and actually flying.

Dec 1, 2015

When it comes to tragedy and natural disaster, some people turn to social media to express support or empathy.

Nov 17, 2015

Maybe you gave your Facebook profile photo an overlay of blue, white and red stripes, the colors of the French flag, to show your solidarity with the people of France after last week's devastating terrorist attacks.

Nov 17, 2015

Maybe you gave your Facebook profile photo an overlay of blue, white and red stripes, the colors of the French flag, to show your solidarity with the people of France after last week's devastating terrorist attacks.