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10 ways to unplug and digitally detox your life

10 ways to unplug and digitally detox your life | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

With social media the top activity performed online, technology is officially ingrained in our lives. Have a read of these tips to unplug and balance your digital life a bit better.

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Article cites findings form the ESRC funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles

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Tinder is altering your brain

Tinder is altering your brain | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Tinder is making us behave like cave people. No, really. A team of psychologists at the University of Aberdeen have found that the popular dating app is bringing out basic mating urges in men and women. However, their research highlighted key disparities in how people use the app, with men making their selections based on appearances whilst women favoured intelligence, career prospects and stability.
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These findings will be presented at one event of over 300, as part of the ESRC's fifteenth Festival of Social Science. 

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Talking to vulnerable children on their terms helps to build trust

Talking to vulnerable children on their terms helps to build trust | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A case-by-case approach trumps any ‘tools’ when it comes to social workers building a meaningful relationship with children
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Talking and Listening to Children, a three-year nationwide study of how social workers communicate with children, was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, October 16, 3:39 PM

Lord God help us to help the children in the way they need it. Lord God we ask you for more of your wisdom knowledge understanding as leaders of the body of Christ as how to love in ways that is pleasing in your eye sight  and that brings positive change and not negative hurt to a hurting people 

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Dolly Parton launches Story Starters in London to prepare children for reading at school

Dolly Parton launches Story Starters in London to prepare children for reading at school | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Story Starters provides one-to-one language and communication support to early years’ children and is a collaborative project between national children’s literacy charity Beanstalk, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and LuCid (The ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development).

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Article cites LuCid, the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development.

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Is the expectation for young girls too high? - Independent.ie

Is the expectation for young girls too high? - Independent.ie | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Many countries conduct long terms studies of their population to examine various aspects of health, mental and physical - as well as psychosocial and education issues - in the lives of
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Article cites research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and a consortium of government departments, and managed by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the UCL Institute of Education.

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UK Data Service's curator insight, October 16, 5:46 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

Millennium Cohort Study
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Racism has fallen by a third in Britain in six years

Racism has fallen by a third in Britain in six years | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The number of people who admit to having racist views has fallen by a third in Britain over the last six year, a survey has shown, as another study showed this country has become more tolerant after Brexit.

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Article cites NatCen’s British Social Attitudes survey, which was supported by ESRC.

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UK Data Service's curator insight, October 2, 10:05 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

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We don't need 'macho' stereotypes to entice boys onto the dance floor

We don't need 'macho' stereotypes to entice boys onto the dance floor | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Dance isn't just for girls - but boys need more support and inspiration to get them moving.

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Author Christopher Marlow is a Doctoral Researcher at Lancaster University and he receives ESRC funding.

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One in four teenage girls 'depressed'

One in four teenage girls 'depressed' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The findings come from 10,000 young people's views and make worrying reading, say UK researchers.
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CLOSER (Cohort & Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources) is funded by ESRC and MRC. 

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Women 'more likely to be turned off sex'

Women 'more likely to be turned off sex' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A lack of emotional closeness affects both men and women's desire for sex, a study suggests.
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The study was funded by the U.K. Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust, with support from the Economic and Social Research Council and the Department of Health.

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UK Data Service's curator insight, September 19, 6:24 AM
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National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles
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Blue Grassroots: Conservative Party Members In The Aftermath Of The Brexit Referendum

Blue Grassroots: Conservative Party Members In The Aftermath Of The Brexit Referendum | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Eye-catching figures recently published by the Electora
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Article author, Dr Monica Poletti is part of the team working on the ESRC’s Party Member Project. 

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The truth about making policy is difficult for politicians to swallow

The truth about making policy is difficult for politicians to swallow | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

It is a fact insufficiently acknowledged that making good public policy is difficult. Really difficult. The government has an annual budget in excess of £700 billion and responsibility for the health, wealth, safety and education of a nation of 70 million souls.

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies receives funding from the ESRC. Paul Johnson is Director of the IFS.

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What happens in the brain to make us 'catch' yawns - BBC News

What happens in the brain to make us 'catch' yawns - BBC News | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Scientists have identified a part of the brain that is triggered when someone else yawns.
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ESRC-funded Doctoral Training Centre student, Bev Brown, was part of the team behind this study. 

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European Central Bank Chief Says Monetary Policy Must Stay ‘Very Patient’

European Central Bank Chief Says Monetary Policy Must Stay ‘Very Patient’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Mario Draghi, the head of the central bank, said an economic recovery has taken hold but monetary stimulus is still required.
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Professor John Van Reenan of the Centre for Economic Performance, established by ESRC.

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Brexit transition deal 'may face legal challenge or slapped down by any angry EU state'

Brexit transition deal 'may face legal challenge or slapped down by any angry EU state' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
ANY Brexit transition deal which lasts more than two years could be challenged in the European Court of Justice or voted down by the German parliament, Theresa May has been warned.
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Article cites Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Law at the University of Cambridge, who is part of the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe. 

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£20 million fund to make children’s services work more closely together

£20 million fund to make children’s services work more closely together | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Regional improvement scheme announced along with expansion of Partners in Practice programme
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The Economic and Social Research Council is a major funding and administrative partner in the What Works Network, which aims to provide robust research evidence to guide decision-making on £200 billion of public spending.

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Antibiotics and Farming, Molten Metal Pump, Acoustic Biodiversity, Athenia, BBC Inside Science - BBC Radio 4

Antibiotics and Farming, Molten Metal Pump, Acoustic Biodiversity, Athenia, BBC Inside Science - BBC Radio 4 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

What do we know about farming's role in the world's antibiotic resistance crisis and what are the critical outstanding questions? Adam Rutherford talks to Matthew Avison of the University of Bristol and Elizabeth Wellington of the University of Warwick.

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ESRC is part of a cross-council campaign to raise awareness about antibiotic resistance. 

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Care after miscarriage 'lacking', report says

Care after miscarriage 'lacking', report says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Women are not being told all the options when deciding how to dispose of pregnancy remains.
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Article cites research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council 

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Anti-ageing: Is it possible, and would we want it?

Anti-ageing: Is it possible, and would we want it? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Eternal youth has been a human preoccupation for millennia. But what would happen if we could actually halt the ageing process?
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Article cites the the Centre for Population Change (CPC), which was established in January 2009. Funded by the ESRC, it is the UK's first research centre on population change. 

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Should We Care About The Worst-Case Scenario When It Comes To Climate Change?

Should We Care About The Worst-Case Scenario When It Comes To Climate Change? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
After two of the most damaging hurricanes in history affected the Gulf of Mexico just a few days apart, the impact of climate-induced catastrophes i
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This article draws on themes from an ESRC funded workshop on Risk, Uncertainty and Catastrophe Scenarios, part of a series on climate ethics and climate economics.

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Teachers told to stop stressing about split infinitives, as study finds they are now part of everyday language

Teachers told to stop stressing about split infinitives, as study finds they are now part of everyday language | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Splitting an infinitive and starting a sentence with “so” or “like” are all habits that any self-respecting grammar pedant would abhor.
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This research was carried out by the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) and Cambridge University Press. 

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Professor Patrick Sturgis appointed Specialist Advisor to House of Lords

Professor Patrick Sturgis appointed Specialist Advisor to House of Lords | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Patrick Sturgis, Professor of Research Methodology in Social Statistics and Demography, has been appointed Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords Select Committee on Political Polling and Digital…
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Professor Patrick Sturgis is Director od the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods.

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Gibraltar: Borderline Blues - Geographical

Gibraltar: Borderline Blues - Geographical | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
As the 50th anniversary of Gibraltar’s historical 1967 sovereignty referendum approaches, could recognising an emerging Gibraltarian identity be a solution to the territory's dilemma?
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Article cites Andrew Canessa, Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex, and principal investigator of Bordering on Britishness, an oral history project undertaken by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, the Garrison Library of Gibraltar, and the University of Essex, recording the memories and loyalties of hundreds of Gibraltarians, from across the generations and the ethnic spectrum.

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A survey of 3,500 UK-based international students with surprising results

A survey of 3,500 UK-based international students with surprising results | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

It's time to remove students from migrant numbers and reinstate the post-study work visa, says Jane Falkingham

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Professor Jane Falkingham is Director of the ESRC funded Centre for Population Change

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UK Data Service's curator insight, September 4, 11:02 AM
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International Passenger Survey
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How are the Tories going after young people? - BBC News

How are the Tories going after young people? - BBC News | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Is a Conservative version of Momentum the answer to address the party's lack of appeal to young voters?
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Article cites research from ESRC funded British Election Study

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UK Data Service's curator insight, September 4, 5:19 AM
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British Election Study
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Why is it easier to say vulgarities in a foreign language? 

Why is it easier to say vulgarities in a foreign language?  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Le Monde explores Wilhelmiina Toivo work on "reduced emotional resonance."  [This article is in French] 

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Wilhelmiina Toivo is an ESRC-funded PhD student from the University of Glasgow, joint winner of Making Sense of Society, the ESRC’s writing competition 2017. 

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Brexit campaigners 'use ECJ backlash to rally support for Rees-Mogg'

Brexit campaigners 'use ECJ backlash to rally support for Rees-Mogg' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Social media analysis finds issues such as European court are behind wave of online support for MP as potential Tory leader
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Article cites research by ESRC's UK in a Changing Europe. 

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