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The British are born to be miserable, new research finds

The British are born to be miserable, new research finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

“The British do not expect happiness,” claimed English writer Quentin Crisp – and it appears he may have been right

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Article cites ESRC funded research at the University of Warwick  being presented at the ESRC Festival of Social Science Event.

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Why nurture is just as important as nature for understanding genetics

Why nurture is just as important as nature for understanding genetics | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

We live in the age of the genome...but genetic variation is only half the story. Environmental influences are important too, and we now know that our environments can interact with our genetic makeup, in ways that can be good and bad for our health.

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Article by Claire Haworth, who has has received funding from the ESRC.

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Economist finds formula for the "perfect ask" in online fundraising

Economist finds formula for the "perfect ask" in online fundraising | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Going it alone and setting targets are part of the "perfect ask" fundraising formula to generate the most online donations for charity events, according to research. Are there business lessons to be drawn from this?

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Article discusses research from CAGE at the University of Warwick.

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Want To Be Happy? Get Some Danish DNA

Want To Be Happy? Get Some Danish DNA | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"Some people seem to be happy no matter what. If you visit many places in Africa, even when the existence may seem hard to Europeans or Americans, a lot of people are quite happy."

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The article features findings from economists at the ESRC-funded Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy.

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