Why Facebook is so hard to resist
Reducing teacher bias in the classroom
Studying bullying in autistic youth
Setting the table
How marriage may protect transgender couples
Does religion protect against suicide?
The hefty price tag for safe food
No one wants to run the risk of consuming unsafe food, but recent research by MSU has found that federal legislation to prevent it from happening might end up costing consumers and restaurants billions of dollars.View story photos
Coaxing the body to heal broken bones
What if a doctor could prescribe a pill that would help broken bones heal? Robert Zondervan, an MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine doctoral candidate in the Department of Physiology, thinks that someday physicians will be able to do just that.
I can smell the wet pavement below my beach towel, feel the hot sun on my back and hear the giggle of my childhood friend. I can picture the laundry on the line above me and taste Kool-Aid on my tongue. I can practically feel the pain of stubbing my bare toes on the driveway. The smell of library books and Coppertone tickle my nose. The sounds of splashing, lawn mowers, Tigers baseball on the radio still echo in the corners of my adult mind. Those things made up the summers of my childhood and they were pretty darn perfect. Summer has always been my favorite season. Now that I’m an adult, there’s a lot less time for the lazy days of summer lovin’. I squeeze as much in during the evenings and weekends with bike rides, walks in the woods and books by the pool. I’m much more careful about using sunblock these days, but other than that, I’m still a kid at heart who is happiest being outdoors enjoying summer. And, even work isn’t so bad on a nice day when you work alongside the bubbling Red Cedar River and near some of the most beautiful campus scenes. While I might take a day off here and there, I don’t stop working because, after all, I’m a Spartan. Spartans all over the world are making discoveries, changing lives, learning new things and making an impact all season long. Right here in Michigan, the work doesn’t stop, no challenge is put aside and Spartans continue to make this state a great place to be. From East Lansing to Escanaba and everywhere in between, Spartans are making a difference.View story photos
On the ground and in the air: On duty 24/7
Bridget Burns-King is a family nurse practitioner with Sparrow Health System in Lansing whose nursing skills were put to use 40,000 feet above ground.
Renowned composer and MSU alumnus David Maslanka dies at 73
David Maslanka, a world-renowned composer and alumnus of the MSU College of Music, died in early August in his home in Missoula, Montana.View story photos
Sales newbies, don’t fret. Just go above and beyond
Good news for novice salespeople worried about becoming successful: Expressing your gratitude to customers by going above and beyond your job description may be as effective as developing long-term relationships with them, finds a new study led by an MSU researcher.View story photos
Explosive offense leads No. 22 Michigan State Men’s Soccer over No. 25 Butler, 4-1
No. 22 MSU men’s soccer concluded the preseason with an explosive, 4-1, win over No. 25 Butler Friday at the Shindigz National Soccer Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Green bests White 2-1 in tight intrasquad scrimmage
MSU staged its annual Green & White Exhibition match on Saturday afternoon at Jenison Field House, and the impressive crowd was treated to high-intensity and entertaining volleyball by the 2017 Spartans.
Cholesterol crystals are sure sign a heart attack may loom
A new MSU study on 240 emergency room patients shows just how much of a role a person’s cholesterol plays, when in a crystallized state, during a heart attack.View story photos
How? Why? I don’t get it. I simply don’t get it and there is nothing anyone could ever tell me to make me understand. How could anyone have blind, vicious hatred for groups of people just because they’re different? Why? I cannot wrap my head around it. Life itself is both a challenge and a gift. Why would anyone waste it on hatred? I suppose much of it is rooted in ignorance and inexperience. I am extremely fortunate that I have traveled this country and all over this world. And guess what? People are just people. No matter the color of their skin, the religion they practice, the language they speak, the clothes they wear or the size of their home, they are not that different from you or me. They fall in love, adore their children, work hard, worry about things, have great joys and suffer horrible tragedies. They rejoice when a new life is born and weep in anguish when a loved one is lost. They make mistakes and achieve great success. They struggle, laugh, learn and cry. The specifics of their lives might be very different and their hardships more severe, but inside, we are really all the same. We’re all just trying to make the best of the lives we’ve been given. Hating others is as far from living our best lives as we can get.View story photos