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The amazing power of reading for pleasure

The amazing power of reading for pleasure | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Reading can do many things. It educates, amazes, entertains, thrills and stimulates. A recent study in the UK found it can reduce the feeling of chronic pain. It can transport you to different worlds, to places you could never have dreamed. It can let you see from perspectives you might otherwise not understand. It’s magical that way.

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This article refers to data collected as part of the British Cohort Study, which receives funding from ESRC.

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This one childhood trait could predict your future job success

This one childhood trait could predict your future job success | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Whether or not you ace that job interview depends on a lot of things. But, a new study suggests that one personality trait in childhood may be especially important for your job success.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded British Cohort Study and the British National Child Development Study

Article originally published 15 April 2015

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Sunlight and vitamin D levels higher for coastal populations

Sunlight and vitamin D levels higher for coastal populations | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

People living close to the coast in England have higher vitamin D levels than inland dwellers, according to a new study.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded British Cohort Study at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

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More of us are heading down the social ladder, new research finds

More of us are heading down the social ladder, new research finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A study by Oxford University and LSE shows that, contrary to what is widely supposed, there has been no decline in social mobility in Britain over recent decades but more of us are moving down rather than up the social ladder.                   

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The research cited in this article used data from the ESRC-funded British Cohort Study and the UK Household Longitudinal Study.

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Careers talks can add £2,000 to pupils' future salaries, research finds

Careers talks can add £2,000 to pupils' future salaries, research finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A 14-year-old who is given six careers talks can expect a salary boost of £2,000 by the age of 26, academics have shown

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The article refers to research data from the ESRC-funded 1970 British Cohort Study

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Parents' TV watching habits 'affect their children'

Parents who watch three hours of television a day could be affecting their children's TV viewing habits for the next three decades, research suggests.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) based at the Institute of Education, University of London.

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RJ Lavallee's curator insight, March 23, 2015 7:52 AM

Uh...well, of course. Modeling. Think about social media or digitial device usage too.