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When it comes to positive youth development, it is possible to care too much

New research indicates there may be a point where youth can “care too much” and caring becomes detrimental to their well-being.

Nearly two-thirds of American children live in asset poverty, new study shows

More than 63 percent of American children and 55 percent of Americans live in “asset” poverty, meaning they have few or no assets to rely on in the event of a financial shock such as a job loss, a medical crisis or the recent federal government shutdown.

Child care remains in short supply across Oregon, new report from OSU shows

Regulated child care remains in short supply across Oregon, creating child care “deserts” in all 36 of the state’s counties, a new report from Oregon State University shows.

 

New book provides tools for parents and caregivers who aim to raise compassionate kids

In a new book, Oregon State University’s Shauna Tominey offers parents, caregivers and other adults who work with young children tips and tools for navigating important and sometimes difficult conversations.

Response to daily stressors could affect brain health in older adults

Taking typical daily annoyances such as a long wait at the doctor’s office or a traffic jam on the freeway in stride may help preserve brain health in older adults, while emotional reactions could contribute to declines in cognition.

When physical activity classes are required, sedentary college students become more active

Requiring physical activity classes in college encourages sedentary students to become more active, while elective classes tend to draw those who are already motivated, new research from Oregon State University has found. 

Adults play a key role in children’s participation in school recess, researchers suggest

When adults are participants in school recess – leading games, monitoring play and ensuring conflicts are mediated quickly – children are more likely to be engaged in recess activities, a new study has found.

Unnecessarily difficult: Physical activity resources for adults are loaded with jargon

Web page articles and other written materials designed to encourage physical activity are often too difficult to be easily read and understood by most U.S. adults, limiting their effectiveness, new research from Oregon State University shows.

When it comes to school recess, a quality playground experience matters, researchers suggest

Recess periods can offer physical, cognitive, social and emotional benefits to elementary school children, but those benefits are tied closely to the quality of the playground experience.

OSU’s Cool Shoes presents ‘Swingin’ Out’ May 18 and 19 at Corvallis High School

Oregon State University’s Ballroom Dance company, Cool Shoes, will perform its annual spring show, “Swingin’ Out,” at 7:30 p.m. May 18 and May 19 at Corvallis High School.

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