US millennials a popular but elusive target for brands

American millennials—the generation of people aged 17-35—are a popular target for advertisers and brands, but companies risk missing out by approaching them as one homogeneous population.

Lift teacher status to improve student performance

Australia needs to lift the status of teachers to attract the best and brightest to teaching. The world's top-performing school systems make it a national priority to attract the strongest candidates. Improving teacher selection ...

Rates of social isolation vary by rurality and demographics

Social isolation and loneliness are increasingly being recognized as urgent public health threats, with risks to health and mortality as serious as those from obesity or smoking. Some researchers have cautioned that rural ...

Research shows there's a gold standard for tipping

Consumers equate gold with status and luxury—and it turns out seeing the color makes them more generous tippers, according to new research from University of Dayton Assistant Professor of Marketing Na Young Lee.

Rethinking school suspensions: School climate offers a clue

A 2012 study by the Everyone Graduates Center at John Hopkins University found that when a high school freshman receives a single suspension, their chances of dropping out of school can increase by a third. Furthermore, only ...

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