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BBC: Coronavirus: The psychology of panic buying

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, people are flocking to supermarkets worldwide – but are they simply preparing, or irrationally panicking?

BBC: Why slowing your breathing helps you relax

Cultivating more control over our lungs can bring many benefits to our mental and physical health. Is it time to relearn breathing?

BBC: Why working from home might be less sustainable

Zero commute, no office energy consumption – working from home seems the most sustainable solution. But the answer to impact isn’t that...

BBC: What do we look for in a ‘good’ robot colleague?

What makes for a tolerable robot colleague? Teams of psychologists, roboticists and managers are trying to find out.

BBC: Are you a ‘cultural fit’ for your job? Machines can now tell

Companies want to know whether candidates will suit their way of working. Now they are increasingly asking algorithms to take on this...

BBC: American parenting styles sweep Europe

European parents have historically been relaxed when it comes to raising their children, but today more and more are adopting the kind...

BBC: Can Germans’ right to switch off survive the digital age?

The lights were all out, the corridors were deserted. Only one computer screen was still glowing at Freiburg’s Institute for Advanced...

NPR: Enjoy The Extra Day Off! More Bosses Give 4-Day Workweek A Try

Companies around the world are embracing what might seem like a radical idea: a four-day workweek. The concept is...

BBC: The future of Japan’s master artisans

Japan is changing: a rapidly ageing society, a record-breaking influx of visitors from overseas, and more robots than ever. That's where the...

BBC: The simple maths error that can lead to bankruptcy

The “gambler’s fallacy” - which can affect everyone from athletes to loan officers - creates deceptive biases that lead you to anticipate...

BBC: Could micro-credentials compete with traditional degrees?

The skills gap means companies are increasingly considering candidates from non-traditional paths. Could targeted, bite-sized chunks of education help you get a...

BBC: The housing project where young and old must mingle

Could a Swedish housing experiment that forces solo-living renters to spend two hours a week together be a solution to loneliness for...

Anouncement

Krannert Center COVID-19 Operations Update and Performance Cancellations

Urbana, IL—On March 11, the University of Illinois communicated new guidelines for university operations, enacted to safeguard health during current COVID-19 conditions.

Urbana-Champaign COVID-19 message to students, faculty members, staff

The message below was distributed Wednesday evening to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students, faculty members and staff.Dear Members of the University...

Urbana Park District cancels programs, events and rentals and closes buildings through April 12

The Urbana Park District has been closely following the Center for Disease Control guidelines on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and has implemented several...

[Illinois] 2020 Roger Ebert’s Film Festival canceled

The 22nd Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert, announced today that the 2020 event has been...