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18 Mar 2010 20:12


U.S.: Northern Illinois U. shooter report: A crime against the “family”

  • what In February 2008, NIU grad student Steven Kazmierczak killed five students before turning the gun on himself. The shooting stunned the campus and the nation.
  • why The report notes Kazmierczak had a troubled mental history, but may have planned the attack due to the Sociology school focusing less on its criminology program. source

31 Aug 2009 21:30


Biz: Don’t be so scared of losing your job. It’s killing you.

  • No, really. A study says so. Three sociologists, based in California and Michigan – two perfect locations for a study like this – say that chronic worry about job loss leads to health decline more than the job loss itself. “Persistent stress is a strain on people. It is the unrelenting nature of the uncertainty that really gets you,” their study noted. So lighten up and act as if your crappy job isn’t even in jeopardy. source