Exploring the use of 'stretchable' words in social media

An investigation of Twitter messages reveals new insights and tools for studying how people use stretched words, such as "duuuuude," "heyyyyy," or "noooooooo." Tyler Gray and colleagues at the University of Vermont in Burlington ...

Multitasking in the workplace can lead to negative emotions

From writing papers to answering emails, it's common for office workers to juggle multiple tasks at once. But those constant interruptions can actually create sadness and fear and eventually, a tense working environment, ...

Women are told more white lies in evaluations than men: study

So-called "white lies"—telling a spouse you like their sub-par cooking, or praising a friend's unflattering haircut—serve a purpose. But they can cause problems in the workplace, where honest feedback, even when it's ...

A 'veil of darkness' reduces racial bias in traffic stops

The largest-ever study of alleged racial profiling during traffic stops has found that blacks, who are pulled over more frequently than whites by day, are much less likely to be stopped after sunset, when "a veil of darkness" ...

Cultural differences in coping with interpersonal tensions

Stressors, such as getting into arguments or disagreements with others, have been linked to poorer physical and mental health. Research has shown that how a person emotionally reacts to stressful events can predict future ...

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