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Archive for January, 2012


Monday, January 30, 2012

After decrease, meth use rising again

Use of methamphetamines is on the rise nationally after a decrease a few years ago, according to university researchers.

Use of meth dropped significantly in 2007 and 2008 after laws limiting the availability of pseudoephedrine went into effect made it much harder to obtain key ingredients.

Jane Maxwell, a senior research scientist in the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin, is concerned that programs to help people addicted to methamphetamines continues.

Jane Maxwell, a senior research scientist in the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin, is concerned that programs to help people addicted to methamphetamines continues.

However, indicators of meth use – reported
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Shorter workweek? More take it easy than taking care of business

Imagine what it would be like to shave 10 hours from your workweek. How would you make the most out of your free time? Would you tackle that home improvement project? Attend to that pile of laundry? Or take a nap in the backyard hammock?

Economics Professor Dan Hamermesh.

Economics Professor Dan Hamermesh.

According to a new economics study, co-authored by Daniel Hamermesh, professor of economics at The University of Texas at Austin, people are more likely to put those household chores aside and practice
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