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A nation of frustrated home-movers

The downturn in the housing market in the last three years has left the UK a nation of frustrated, unfulfilled house-movers, according to the latest data from Understanding Society, a study of 40,000 UK households funded ...

dateMar 06, 2012 in Social Sciences
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School-in-a-bag reduces drop-out rates

A more flexible approach to teaching methods and better community support could reduce school drop-out in high HIV-prevalence areas in sub-Saharan Africa. Findings from a project led by London's Institute of Education and ...

dateNov 28, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Now where was I again?

Although the actual interruption may only last a few moments, the study shows that we then lose more time when we try to find our place and resume the task that was interrupted.

dateDec 07, 2009 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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UK is a nation of supportive partners

Partners provide a vital source of positive emotional support for the vast majority of people in the UK. Nine out of ten people who were married or cohabiting talk to their partner about their worries, according to data from ...

dateFeb 14, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Good parenting is just a joke

Parents who joke and pretend with their toddlers are giving their children a head start in terms of life skills. Most parents are naturals at playing the fool with their kids, says a new research project funded by the Economic ...

dateOct 27, 2011 in Social Sciences
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