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Study Prompt calls for Policy Reforms to Eliminate Racial Wealth Gaps

Written by Charlene Crowell on Monday, 13 May 2013 16:50.

According to a new research report, America’s racial wealth gaps will persist until public policy reforms provide every family the opportunity to build wealth. Less than Equal: Racial Disparities in Wealth Accumulation, from the Urban Institute’s Opportunity and Ownership project, analyzed data and trends from 1983-2010. Over these years, the average household income of Whites remained double that of either Black or Latino families.

Optimal Workout Partner Encourages Less to Motivate

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 13 May 2013 16:47.

The best workout partner may be one who understands that silence is golden, according to one Kansas State University researcher in the College of Human Ecology. Brandon Irwin, assistant professor of kinesiology, recently found that individuals tend to work out longer when their partner was perceived to be more skilled and was one who kept verbal encouragement to a minimum.

401(k) Hidden Fees Now Revealed – But Do You Know What They Mean?

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 06 May 2013 15:07.

You wouldn’t authorize a company to dive into your checking account at will to withdraw money for undisclosed “services rendered,” right? “But that’s what many people are unwittingly doing with the retirement plans,” says financial advisor Philip Rousseaux, a member of the esteemed Million Dollar Round Table association’s exclusive Top of the Table forum for the world’s most successful financial services professionals.

Johns Hopkins and Barclays to Develop Youth Entrepreneurship to Benefit American Indians

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 06 May 2013 15:06.

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has partnered with Barclays Bank to develop a youth entrepreneurship program with the Bloomberg School’s Center for American Indian Health. The new initiative is aimed at designing an evidence-based program to inspire American Indian youth to stay in school and create business and social entrepreneurship opportunities.

Reasons for Attending College Affect Students’ Academic Success

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 06 May 2013 15:04.

Students not performing well academically? Look no further—the answer may be in their motivation for attending college in the first place. Researchers at the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester found that student motivation for attending college is related to academic success. And, they uncover unique relationships that exist between the different types of student motivation—as conceptualized by Self-Determination Theory (SDT)—and academic achievement and persistence.

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