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Early exposure to banking may influence life-long financial health
These four values lessen the power of transformational leadership
People recycle more when they know what recyclable waste becomes
Research links civic engagement to resilience
Australian islands home to 414 million pieces of plastic pollution
How a new father views his relationship with his partner


Early exposure to banking may influence life-long financial health



Posted: 16 May 2019 08:46 AM PDT


Growing up in a community with or without banks has a long-term effect on how you build and manage credit, according to a new study. The research shows individuals who grow up in what are essentially 'financial deserts' are slow to apply for credit and as adults have lower credit scores and more delinquent accounts.


These four values lessen the power of transformational leadership



Posted: 16 May 2019 08:45 AM PDT


Transformational leadership is considered one of the most effective ways to motivate and inspire employees. However, new research finds cultural values significantly limit its effectiveness.


People recycle more when they know what recyclable waste becomes



Posted: 16 May 2019 07:37 AM PDT


A new study shows that consumers recycle more when they think about how their waste can be transformed into new products. Change the conversation from 'Where does this go?' to 'What does this create?' to increase recycling rates.


Research links civic engagement to resilience



Posted: 16 May 2019 07:14 AM PDT


Flowers, home-cooked meals and time were among the items donated in the aftermath of the Christchurch terror attacks. A new study has found these simple acts of kindness not only benefited victims, but strengthened the well-being and resilience of those giving them.


Australian islands home to 414 million pieces of plastic pollution



Posted: 16 May 2019 06:08 AM PDT


A survey of plastic pollution on Australia's Cocos (Keeling) Islands has revealed the territory's beaches are littered with an estimated 414 million pieces of plastic debris. The study estimated beaches on the Indian Ocean islands are littered with 238 tons of plastic, including 977,000 shoes and 373,000 toothbrushes.


How a new father views his relationship with his partner



Posted: 15 May 2019 01:54 PM PDT


A new father's views on his changing relationship with his wife or partner may depend in part on how much support he feels from her when he is caring for their baby, a new study suggests. Researchers found that a first-time father tended to feel closer to the mother both as a co-parent and as a romantic partner when he believed he had her confidence when he was involved in child care.
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