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Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Mindfulness key to eating what you want while preventing overeating
Americans spend more than 60 billion dollars a year on weight loss products; two-thirds of these dieters are estimated to regain more weight within four or five years than they originally lost according to the Live Strong Foundation. A new book from a University of Missouri researcher provides an innovative and effective program to help people adopt healthy eating habits by mindfully listening to their body's needs, without giving up food.

Contact: Sheena Rice
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Governors' lobbyists in American politics
Jennifer M. Jensen, associate professor of political science at Lehigh University, explores the role of governors' lobbyists in a new book out later this month. Drawing on quantitative data, archival research, and more than 100 in-depth interviews, Jensen details the political development of state advocacy organizations, revealing much about about the role and relative power of states within the US federal system.

Contact: Lori Friedman
Lehigh University

Public Release: 15-Jul-2016
Preparedness guide on Zika and substances of human origin
Zika virus is mainly transmitted to humans through mosquitoes but can potentially also be transmitted through substances of human origin (SoHO) such as blood, tissue and cells. This new guide offers a set of activities that should be considered in the preparation and implementation of a national preparedness plan for the safety of SoHO.

Contact: ECDC Press Office
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
Book: Juries robbed of power by federal government, states
Despite their significant presence in the Constitution, juries have largely disappeared from the US legal system, according to a recently published book by University of Illinois law professor Suja A. Thomas.

Contact: Phil Ciciora
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
Do we need to rethink modern democracy?
Democracy is under grave threat and with that the prospect of a better world for all, argues Philip Kotler in his latest book 'Democracy in Decline: Rebuilding its Future,' publishing with SAGE Publishing later this month.

Contact: Mollie Broad

Public Release: 12-Jul-2016
Stupidity paradox -- why smart people don't think too much at work
Intelligent people don't often think critically at work, as this is often uncomfortable. When a culture of 'functional stupidity' prevails, it leads to a huge waste of resources, says Professor of Business Administration Mats Alvesson at Lund University, Sweden, who has written a book on the phenomenon of functional stupidity.

Contact: Jenny Loftrup
Lund University

Public Release: 7-Jul-2016
Head Start helped turn farm workers and domestics into teachers, administrators
A federal preschool program gave a head start to more than just African-American children in segregationist-dominated Mississippi, it also offered their parents and other adults a head start into higher paying occupations and new leadership opportunities, according to a Penn State historian.

Contact: Matt Swayne
Penn State

Public Release: 6-Jul-2016
New book focuses on importance of Indian forests for wildlife
India's protected areas are at a crossroads, and a new book by top Indian scientists provides a roadmap on the way forward.

Contact: Stephen Sautner
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 6-Jul-2016
When facing crisis, American democracy has always risen to the challenge
Candidates and political pundits are quick to lament the current crisis; yet, few are able to define it or speak to how America can recover. In his upcoming book, 'Four Crises of American Democracy,' Alasdair Roberts, professor of public affairs in the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri, puts the current crisis in historical context, and highlights the long-term capacity of political institutions to adapt to new challenges.

Contact: Sheena Rice
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 5-Jul-2016
The snow leopard -- world's most mysterious big cat -- may be more common than thought
The snow leopard has long been one of the least studied -- and therefore poorly understood -- of the large cats. No longer.

Contact: Stephen Sautner
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 4-Jul-2016
Codex Orféo -- a personal vision of the Holocaust and its unexpectedly ecological aftermath
From world renowned author, ecologist and explorer Michael Charles Tobias comes a new and shattering novel, Codex Orféo, that contemplates and internalizes the most appalling, inexplicable tragedy in human history: the Holocaust. Tobias does so in a manner no other writer has ever envisioned.

Contact: Joan Robinson

Public Release: 30-Jun-2016
New book examines culturally responsive ways to support immigrants, refugees
The stories of immigrants and refugees reflect resilience and sacrifice. As global conflicts force an increase in the numbers of peoples seeking refuge, social workers must respond with support that recognizes the unique experiences of the immigrant and refugee. 'Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families, Culturally Responsive Practice,' details critical issues facing these populations and ways future social workers can respond to the challenges.

Contact: Marisa Ramirez
University of Houston

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