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  • May 10, 2006

    Parents to Children: Home Again?

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - With the school year winding down, parents of college-age children may be airing out their child's room in anticipation of the child's homecoming. Trouble is, a child who's been living on his own at school is not likely to still view himself as a child, said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University […]

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  • May 4, 2006

    End Confusion About Nutrition and Health

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Even consumers who acknowledge the connection between food, nutrition, and health associate the word "diet" with denial, said Susan T. Borra, registered dietitian and president of the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation. Speaking as part of the Grace M. Shugart lecture series in Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology, Borra […]

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  • April 13, 2006

    K-State Professor Conducts Kansas-Oriented Study Assessing Financial Risk Tolerance

    MANHATTAN -- A study by a Kansas State University professor has found that people are good at assessing their risk tolerance when it comes to their finances -- but that they could do better. Risk tolerance means how much risk a person is able, or tolerant, to take, according to John Grable, an associate professor […]

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  • April 13, 2006

    K-State Center on Aging Observing Careers in Aging Week

    MANHATTAN -- Courses in gerontology aren't just for people interested in working directly with the elderly, according to Gayle Doll, director of the Kansas State University Center on Aging. They also can be beneficial to people seeking careers that will be affected by demographic trends that show America's elderly population is growing. "U.S. Census Bureau […]

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  • March 23, 2006

    Grant to Benefit Guard, Reserve Families - Kansas Communities Invited

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - With the war in Iraq moving into its fourth year, many in the state have friends, neighbors or co-workers serving in military reserve units or the National Guard who have been called to serve in Iraq. As part-time commitments become fulltime assignments, family members at home often are without support services typically […]

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  • March 17, 2006

    Tips Simplify Income Tax Preparation, May Mean Money in Your Pocket

    PAOLA, Kan. - Consider the time invested in income tax preparation as an investment, said Diane Burnett, Kansas State University Research and Extension family and consumer sciences agent in Miami County. Burnett, who has a master's degree in family financial planning, views income tax preparation as a time to review your income and expenses and […]

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  • March 16, 2006

    K-State Audiologist Says Continuous Loud Music Can Affect Hearing

    MANHATTAN -- A Kansas State University audiologist said hearing loss in younger people could become more common because of the growing popularity of IPODs and MP3 players. The No. 1 cause of hearing loss is the aging process, which doesn't usually occur until the age of 60. The No. 2 cause is noise exposure, said […]

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  • March 13, 2006

    Spring Break a Time to Help Others for Many K-State Students

    MANHATTAN -- Spring break, March 20-24, will be a time to help others for many Kansas State University students and organizations. Some of the service activities K-State students will be participating in during spring break include: * The K-State Community Service Program's Alternative Spring Break. Around 70 students will take part in one of four […]

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  • March 9, 2006

    Plan Before Spending Tax Refund

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - It's tempting to think about buying that big screen TV, but a rush to spend your income tax refund can erode the value of the refund, said Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension financial management specialist. "If you need quick cash, arranging a short-term loan with a financial service provider […]

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  • February 28, 2006

    K-State, KU, WSU Graduate Student Researchers to Kansas Legislators March 8

    MANHATTAN -- State legislators who want to learn more about the impact of university-based research on the state need search no further for information than the second floor of the Capitol building Wednesday, March 8. On hand from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be a group of 24 graduate students who are immersed in […]

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