Highlighting social identity and peer group norms can increase water conservation

LakeArrowhead (#1) 303 days ago Science highlighting social identity peer group norms increase water conservation All   Discuss  | Add To 
New research suggests that targeted use of behavioural 'nudges' can encourage people to conserve water. Researchers found that rather than giving people general information about the importance of saving water, emphasizing the water conserving actions of others in the same social group -- for example university students or local residents -- encourages similar behavior changes and reduces water demand.

News: Capacity increase sees profits rise at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

LakeArrowhead (#1) 693 days ago Travel news capacity increase sees profits rise norwegian cruise line holdings All   Discuss  | Add To 
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has reported GAAP net income was $756 million for financial 2017, up from $633 million the previous year. Earnings per share for the period stood at $3.31 compared to $2.78 in the prior year. 

Wisconsin police, fearful of fugitive, increase patrols near churches

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1013 days ago US News wisconsin police fearful fugitive increase patrols churches All   Discuss  | Add To 
Wisconsin authorities increased patrols around churches because of concerns about a fugitive who has expressed anti-religious views and threats of violence.

Triptease, a London startup that helps hotels increase direct sales, closes $9M Series B

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1015 days ago Business triptease london startup helps hotels increase direct sales closes 9m series All   Discuss  | Add To 
 London-based Triptease, a startup that offers a SaaS to help hotels increase direct sales and therefore keep more revenue, has closed a $9 million Series B. The new round was led by BGF Ventures, with participation from existing investors Notion Capital and Episode 1 Ventures. Read More

Using Instagram can increase adolescents' closeness to friends

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1018 days ago Science instagram increase adolescents closeness friends All   Discuss  | Add To 
Adolescents' use of Instagram actually strengthened the closeness of their friendships, new research has found. However, investigators warn that frequent use can also lead to an increase in depressed moods.

Living downwind of coal-fired power plant could increase risk of low birth weight

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1018 days ago Science living downwind coal-fired power plant increase risk birth weight All   Discuss  | Add To 
Drawing on evidence from a Pennsylvania power plant located upwind of New Jersey, a group of researchers studied live singleton births that occurred from 1990 to 2006 in the area downwind of the plant. Infants born to mothers living as far as 20 to 30 miles downwind from the power plant were 6.5 percent more likely to be born with a low birth weight and 17.12 percent more likely to be born with a very low birth weight.

Trump to propose $54B increase in defense spending

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1055 days ago US News trump propose 54b increase defense spending All   Discuss  | Add To 
President Trump will release an budget proposal for a $54 billion increase in defense and security spending that will be offset by cuts to other agencies.

Gluten-free diet may increase risk of arsenic, mercury exposure

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1069 days ago Science gluten-free diet increase risk arsenic mercury exposure All   Discuss  | Add To 
People who eat a gluten-free diet may be at risk for increased exposure to arsenic and mercury -- toxic metals that can lead to cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurological effects, according to a report in the journal Epidemiology.

Obamacare repeal would increase number of people without health insurance by 32 million, report says

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1097 days ago US News obamacare repeal increase number people health insurance 32 million report All   Discuss  | Add To 
A new analysis looks at the fallout of a repeal bill previously proposed by Donald Trump's pick to head the federal health department.

Conservatives vote to increase debt by $9 trillion?

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1106 days ago World News conservatives vote increase debt 9 trillion All   Discuss  | Add To 
Conservatives vote to increase debt by $9 trillion? (First column, 9th story, link) Related stories:Concerns over dumping Obamacare growing among GOP lawmakers...Taxes Complicate Repeal Strategy...

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