Satisfaction with life (SWL) is related to peoples’ physical and mental health and appears to be a key determinant of happiness throughout the lifespan (Pavot & Diener, 2008). During emerging adulthood, from ages 18 to 25 years, people’s gl
The popularity of farmers’ markets continues to rise in the United States. Raw poultry products sold at farmers’ markets are of particular concern due to the USDA inspection exemption status afforded to many poultry vendors. Currently, li
Legal herbal products, found readily through the Internet and local head shops, have provided an alternative to marijuana users. Marketed as herbal incense and specifically labeled “not for human consumption,” these products are plant mater
It is very common to find tree falls down and uprooting in forests and carrying a lot of soil in root plate. The soil will be eroded after a storm or flood and then lead to the change of landscape and soil resources. In recent years, more c
Much ink has been spilled examining presidential candidates’ strategies and the effects of those tactics on the public. Yet, considerably less attention has been directed toward explaining the issue content of the campaign. Anecdotal eviden
LVAD-DT (Left Ventricular Assist Device-Destination Therapy); Burden; Tasks of Caregiving
Purpose The purpose of this study was to determine whether the tasks associated with caregiving (defined as level of burden of treatment), for a family member with advanced heart failure (HF), changed following the implant of a left ventr
exoplanets, M dwarfs, radial velocity, near infrared, spectrograph, optical fibers, modal noise
The search for exoplanets, planets orbiting stars beyond our own Solar System, is one of the fastest-growing and most exciting areas of astronomical research. Pathfinder, the Penn State Astronomy and Astrophysics Department’s fiber-fed, n
Asian; immigrants; acculturative stress; childhood demongraphics; migration history
Asian immigrants often experience acculturation stress during migration. Previous studies suggest that migration experience in childhood increases the risk of suffering from mental health during adult years. Childhood experiences (e.g....
chicken; laying hen; melatonin; bone; bone strength; skeletal; egg
Melatonin plays an important role in bone development and health. It has been shown to affect calcium absorption in the duodenum, and to promote osteoblast cell differentiation in bone. Melatonin also suppresses bone mineral resorption through...
With a scant six years between its discovery (2004) and a Nobel prize honoring its discoverers (2010), graphene has tempted the research world with its many unique and remarkable properties. A one atom thick layer of graphite, graphene is s
Conducting polymer; Targeted and controlled drug release;
Targeted and controlled release systems are being developed to solve problems associated with traditional methods of drug delivery such as burst and side effects. By employing a targeted release method, drug release rate can be tailored to
PostSecret; activism; cyberfeminism; new media; empowerment; emancipatory case study; feminist pedagogy; feminist art curriculum; the personal is political; informal learning
Exploring the theory the personal is political, this critical emancipatory case study seeks to empower women and disrupt virtual world discourses via women's intervention of voice and visibility in informal learning sites. Using critical em
Over one million people currently suffer from Parkinson’s disease (PD) in the US, and this number is expected to more than double as the population ages. The hallmark of the PD patients is the death of dopamine neurons in the striatum of the...
Habsburg Monarchy; Habsburgs; Austria; military history; desertion; social history; discipline; army life; standing army; eighteenth century; 1700s; Hofkriegsrat; Aulic War Council; multicultural
This is a study of desertion by soldiers serving in the army of the Habsburg Monarchy (Austria) during the eighteenth century and the social and legal consequences they faced. Using original reports and documents from the Hofkriegsrat (Aulic War...
Mobile Healthcare; Rural Healthcare; Mobile Clinic; Modular Design
Over 10 percent of the population of the Western Cape lives in remote rural areas supporting the South African agricultural industry. The primary form of health care for these individuals is mobile health clinics (MCs) staffed by clinical nurse...
Quinoa, Chenopodium quinoa, is a historically, culturally and economically important crop in the Andean region of South America. As quinoa production increases in Andean nations, sustainable methods of crop production are required for its c
Electrolyzed Oxidizing (EO) water; Cleaning-In-Place (CIP); Milking Systems
Milk safety is a major food safety concern in the United States. The cleanliness of on-farm milking systems directly affects the raw milk quality. A four-step procedure is the generally accepted method for cleaning-in-place (CIP) milking sy
Electron localization function; Charge density; Stacking faults; Mg.
Electron localization morphology of three kinds of basal-plane stacking fault of hcp Mg, i.e., growth fault (I1SF), deformation fault (I2SF), and external fault (ESF), have been investigated via first-principles calculations. The correlatio
A hallmark of bilingual language processing is the use of two languages within a single utterance, a phenomenon known as codeswitching. How is that bilinguals can navigate smoothly across their languages within the course of a conversation?
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