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Former high school athletes are expected to display more leadership, self-confidence, and self-respect in the workplace than those who participated in other extracurricular activities, according to new Cornell University research published in the Journal of Leadership & Organization Studies. The findings also indicate that about 60 years later, former athletes are more likely to have volunteered their time and made donations than people who didn’t play a varsity sport in high school. “These findings are encouraging because they show evidence of long term, positive, personal and societal...
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There's a new secret to get your child to behave at the dinner table—cut up their food and they'll relax. A new Cornell study published in Eating Behaviors, found that when 6-10 year old children ate foods they had to bite with their front teeth— such as drumsticks, whole apples, or corn on the cob— they were rowdier than when these foods had been cut. "They were twice as likely to disobey adults and twice as aggressive toward other kids," said Brian Wansink, Professor and Director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab. During a 4-H summer camp, 12 elementary children were observed for this 2-day...
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