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Fewer Babies Are Born on Halloween
Mothers are 11.3 percent less likely to give birth on Halloween than they are on the days before and after the holiday. Researchers from the Yale University School of Public Health found that induced births were down 18.7 percent and C-section births fell 16.9 percent on Halloween. This shouldn …
Study Says Generation Xers Are Actually Happy
The members of Generation X are no longer the melancholy slackers they once thought to be, but are actually a well-balanced and happy group, according to a new report. The Generation X Report is the first in a quarterly series from the University of Michigan’s Longitudinal Study of American Y…
Learn Why We Dream in Under Seven Minutes [VIDEO]
This relatively brief video drops a whole lot of knowledge on why we dream, and what’s going on in our brains when we do so. If you’re in college and cramming for a test on oneirology, you may just want to check out this fast lecture. Subscribe to 107.9 The River on Youtube […
Study Finds Women Injured More in Car Crashes Than Men
A new study finds women are more likely than men to be injured in automobile accidents, and the culprit may be safety features that are not properly proportioned for them. Researchers reviewed crash data from 1998 through 2008 and discovered that female drivers wearing seatbelts were not only hurt m…
Study Shows TV Can Hinder the Development of Children Under 2
Pediatricians and development experts have strongly urged parents, once again, to limit the amount of television their young children watch. The American Academy of Pediatrics released a recommendation to all parents of children under 2 years old Tuesday. It stressed that any time spent in front of …