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April 30, 2007

Ceiling height can affect how you think

When entering a room or a store, few people pay attention to the height of the ceiling, but perhaps they should. New research by the University of Minnesota indicates that ceiling height can affect the way you think. Joan Meyers-Levy, marketing professor at the U, explains.

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April 23, 2007

Talking to Children about Virginia Tech Tragedy

In light of the recent tragedy at Virginia Tech, some children will feel the need to talk about what happened. University of Minnesota Extension professor Ellie McCann explains why that is important and how to do it.

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April 16, 2007

Still Present Pasts

Minnesota is ranked the highest in the country for number of children adopted from Korea as a direct result of the Korean war. An art exhibit presented by the U called “Still Present Pasts� shows what the Korean War meant to the millions of Koreans who were separated from their families and friends, the U.S. and Korean soldiers who fought in it, and the 150,000 Korean children who have been adopted worldwide, about 15,000 of them in Minnesota alone. Richard Lee, psychology professor at the U tells us about the exhibit.

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April 9, 2007

Teens and Alcohol Use

Parents of teens typically worry about whether their adolescent is experimenting with alcohol. Considering numbers from recent studies, parents do have plenty to worry about. Colleen Gengler, professor with the University of Minnesota Extension, has more.

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April 2, 2007

Diamonds in Minnesota

Typically, Minnesota conjures up images of lakes, snow, woods, and diamonds? A recent soil survey done by U researchers indicates that Minnesota’s soil might contain diamonds. Harvey Thorleifson, director of the U’s Minnesota Geological Survey, explains.

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