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Playing Santa for oneself can lead to a debt-filled New Year, UF expert warns

Published: Dec 10th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With more than half of us expecting to play Santa for ourselves this holiday season, a University of Florida family finance expert warns that being self-indulgent — even at bargain prices — can lead to a bad case of buyer’s remorse.

UF study: Men more traditional than women about marriage, children

Published: Oct 24th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Women view childlessness much more favorably than men do, likely because parenting places greater demands on mothers, especially those juggling work and family responsibilities, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF study: Even slight cost changes affect SCHIP families

Published: Oct 9th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Raising monthly premiums by just $5 was enough to push many low-income families out of Florida’s State Health Insurance Program in 2003, placing thousands of children at risk for being uninsured, a new University of Florida study shows.

Girls who begin dieting twice as likely to start smoking

Published: Aug 31st, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Starting to diet seems to double the odds a teenage girl will begin smoking, a University of Florida study has found.

A parent’s depression can weigh heavy on children

Published: Aug 7th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A parent’s struggle with stress or depression can lower a child’s quality of life — and it could hinder an overweight youngster’s attempts to lose weight, too, University of Florida researchers say.

Swim diapers may not keep pool water clean, UF experts say

Swim diapers may not keep pool water clean, UF experts say

Published: Jul 10th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Swimming is good, clean summer fun for small children—but University of Florida experts caution that swim diapers won’t necessarily keep the water clean, and that could spell trouble if sick kids go in the pool.

Sexual attitudes differ whether one is in or outside of a relationship

Published: Jun 13th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — So long, Venus and Mars: Once they become a couple, men and women are from the same planet, a new University of Florida study finds.

Positive self-esteem in youth can pay big salary dividends later in life

Published: May 17th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Believing in yourself may be good for the soul, but it can also be good for the bank account, according to a new University of Florida study that finds self-confidence can translate into earning hundreds of thousands of dollars more over a lifetime.

Childless women fare as well psychologically as mothers at mid-life

Published: May 7th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For one day each year, motherhood brings flowers, cards and Sunday brunches, but a new University of Florida study asks, how important is it for women’s happiness in midlife whether and when they had children?

Parents open door to drinking for many teens

Published: Apr 17th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The gateway to drinking often swings open at home. Instead of keeping their kids locked out of the liquor cabinet, parents turn out to be the primary […]