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June 25, 2009

The "Favre Effect"

The saga may be coming to an end, as it appears that Brett Favre will be wearing purple for the Vikings this fall. Between cheering for a former hated rival and a campaign for a new stadium, there's a lot to consider for the Vikings organization and its fan base. University of Minnesota sport management professor Stephen Ross has his take.


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June 18, 2009

A way to always enjoy your favorite meal

If you're sick of something you've always enjoyed, like your favorite meal, the passing of time has always been considered the best remedy to once again appreciate it, but researchers at the University of Minnesota Carlson School have discovered a new cure. Joe Redden, assistant professor of marketing, says that simply thinking about the variety of options - in this case, other meals you've eaten - will make you enjoy the activity once again.


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June 11, 2009

Own a cat, help your heart

A key to heart health might be a little furrier than you think. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered that cat owners have a lesser chance of experiencing heart attacks than non-cat owners. Adnan Qureshi, university neurology professor, led the study.


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June 2, 2009

Digital conversion explained

To make way for all-digital television, Americans will finally say goodbye to the old analog signal households have received their TV through. But why is the government ordering such a monumental transition? Ahmed Tewfik, University of Minnesota electronic communications professor, explains.


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