FHSS News

Even a few puffs of secondhand smoke raises death risk, BYU study finds
Inhaling secondhand cigaratte smoke or air pollution increases risk of death from cardiovascular disease by 20 to 30 percent, according to a new study led by BYU epidemiologist C. Arden Pope III. The paper is published in the new issue of Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association.

Y professor publishes guidebook for couples considering divorce

In a tough economy it’s not just corporations looking for a bailout – more people decide to bail out of their marriage.

In the hopes of providing sound guidance in trying times, Brigham Young University professor of Family Life Alan Hawkins and divorce attorney Tamara Fackrell have teamed up to write “Should I Keep Trying to Work it Out? A Guidebook for Individuals and Couples at the Crossroads of Divorce.”

Does the stock market stir when the Oval Office switches parties?
Prior research that suggested a correlation between the party in power and stock returns. The pair developed statistical models to rigorously test the idea and applied for an ORCA grant to aid the effort. Now Wright is running statistical tests on monthly stock returns during presidencies since WWII, and is looking to see if there is a significant relationship between presidential partisanship and returns in the stock market. Wright will also look at the number of terms served to see if presidential tenure plays a role.

  

FHSS Events

  
  
Have you seen the Museum of People and Cultures?
Hosted by the Anthropology Department, the museum offers FHEs, Date nights, educational classes, group tours, and opportunities to volunteer as a docent.   Check out their website for more details, hours and map.