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Spatial Distribution of Anti-Asian Hate Tweets During Covid-19
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Spatial Distribution of Anti-Asian Hate Tweets During Covid-19

In January of 2020, SARS-CoV-19 reached the United States. With it came an even faster-spreading virus—xenophobic rhetoric referring to the pandemic’s epicenter in Wuhan, China. Politicians flooded news outlets and social media with distrust of the Chinese government and labeled COVID-19 as the “Chinese flu,” “Wuhan flu,” “Kung flu” and more. The messaging that blamed...

Startups Near State Lines Gravitate Toward Side with Lower Property Tax
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Startups Near State Lines Gravitate Toward Side with Lower Property Tax

Researchers at Iowa State University found significantly different state tax rates affect where new businesses set up shop near state lines. Their study published in the journal Small Business Economics shows the fourth greatest distortion in the U.S. is between Iowa and its northwest neighbor. “The probability of starting up on one side of the border versus...

Black Girls Commonly Have Negative Experiences Related to Their Natural Hair
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Black Girls Commonly Have Negative Experiences Related to Their Natural Hair

Teasing and unwanted hair touching are just some of the negative experiences Black girls go through because of their hair, according to a new study. Research from the Arizona State University Department of Psychology shows how prevalent it is for young Black girls to have negative experiences related to their hair. The study, which is...

Instability Can Benefit Teams with Different Expertise
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Instability Can Benefit Teams with Different Expertise

Co-workers who team up to solve problems or work on projects can benefit when they have less in common and take turns spotlighting their different expertise, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin. The findings have implications for how managers can better form and manage teams so all voices are heard....

What Makes Us Subconsciously Mimic the Accents of Others in Conversation
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What Makes Us Subconsciously Mimic the Accents of Others in Conversation

Have you ever caught yourself talking a little bit differently after listening to someone with a distinctive way of speaking? Perhaps you’ll pepper in a couple of y’all’s after spending the weekend with your Texan mother-in-law. Or you might drop a few R’s after binge-watching a British period drama on Netflix. Linguists call this phenomenon...

Where Was the World’s First Zoo?
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Where Was the World’s First Zoo?

The truth is historians don’t know who built the first zoo, or when it was built. But we can be confident it happened a very long time ago. Human fascination with animals goes back as far as humans do. In the oldest cave paintings discovered, some of which are up to 40,000 years old, there...

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California Shellfish Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

Because of their proximity to the ocean, Californians get to enjoy locally-sourced oysters, mussels, abalone and clams. Most of the shellfish consumed here come from aquaculture farms along the coast — from San Diego to Humboldt County. And because the animals are filter feeders that siphon tiny plankton out of seawater, growing them is environmentally...

Denial of Structural Racism Linked to Anti-Black Prejudice
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Denial of Structural Racism Linked to Anti-Black Prejudice

People who deny the existence of structural racism are more likely to exhibit anti-Black prejudice and less likely to show racial empathy or openness to diversity, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. However, there were no similar findings for people who claimed they ignore race, which was instead associated with greater openness...

Of Speech and Spatial Identity
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Of Speech and Spatial Identity

Style and Polity in conversation with Benjamin A. Bross, an Assistant Professor of architecture and an urban historian at the University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign, discusses “Mexico City’s Zócalo: A History of a Constructed Spatial Identity,” San Martin de Hidalgo tequila’s featured title for the brand’s Fall 2022 Tequila Book Club. In his recently published...

Executive Narcissism Inhibits Inter-Unit Knowledge Transfer
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Executive Narcissism Inhibits Inter-Unit Knowledge Transfer

Narcissistic executives cause the units or subsidiaries they manage to be less receptive to knowledge coming from other units. The new research, published in the Strategic Management Journal, explores the relationship between executive narcissism and inter-unit knowledge transfer. The authors find that the effects of narcissism are reduced when there’s a high environmental complexity or dynamism at...