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How committed your relationship is goes hand in hand with happiness and well-being, study discovers

Having a romantic relationship makes both men and women happier -- and the stronger the relationship's commitment, the greater the happiness and sense of well-being of its partners, according to a study by Cornell University's Claire Kamp Dush. (December 01, 2005)

Working mothers, and particularly single mothers with jobs, are helping reduce U.S. child-poverty rate, Cornell study finds

The number of children living in poverty in the United States is down to 16 percent --the lowest in 20 years. The reason is largely that more mothers -- especially single mothers -- are working and not because of changes in family structure, reports Cornell University's Daniel Lichter, in Social Sciences Quarterly. (November 28, 2005)

Comfort foods help women when they're blue, but increase male highs, food study finds

A study co-authored by Jordan LeBel, associate professor at Cornell's School of Hotel Administration, and two colleagues shows that women seek comfort food when they're blue, while men indulge when they're happy. The findings may lead to a better understanding about food choices that lead to weight gain or, conversely, promote a healthy lifestyle. (November 15, 2005)

Memories and emotions about 'the American war' that continue to haunt

Soldiers, scholars and language instructors participate in Teaching Vietnam program on campus and off (November 15, 2005)

In Africa, children as young as 9 are heading households and turning to other children for help, study finds

With millions of orphans in Africa, more are becoming the heads of their own households at very tender ages. As such, they turn to other children for help three times more often than to other sources, finds Cornell doctoral candidate Mónica Ruiz-Casares, who studied child-headed households in Namibia. (November 14, 2005)

Franco-German Green Party leader Daniel Cohn-Bendit to speak Nov. 11

Daniel Cohn-Bendit's Nov. 11 talk, "Quo vadis Europe: the Franco-German Dialogue in the European Community," is the advance keynote presentation for "Franco-German Relations and the New Europe," Nov. 19. (November 9, 2005)

New book explores the growing science of false memories

"The Science of False Memory," a new book by Cornell University Professors Valerie Reyna and Charles Brainerd, explores theories, experiments and false memory in legal contexts and in psychotherapy. (November 9, 2005)

'Teaching Vietnam: War and Culture' events roll out Nov. 10

An exhibit of archival materials related to the Vietnam War as well as talks, films and a conference for teachers sponsored by the Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) at Cornell is being held Nov. 10 and 11. (November 9, 2005)

Enlightened leadership requires training, says author Clint Sidle

What's needed as a corrective to harmful self-interest is principled leadership that cares about the greater good, says Cornell University's Clint Sidle, author of "The Leadership Wheel: Five Steps for Achieving Individual and Organizational Greatness."