Alzheimer's Disease: Latest Research Into Early Diagnosis May Also Lead To Better Treatment

Scientists now know that the damage done to the brain by Alzheimer's Disease begins long before the onset of symptoms.  And promising research is renewing hope that by diagnosing this devastating disease early, researchers will finally have an opportunity to study the disease in it's earliest stages and find an effective treatment. ...more

I would definitely want to be tested if it was possible. My parents' neighbor - who was an old ...more

New Findings on the Children of Lesbian Moms

The current article examines the sexual orientation, sexual behavior, and sexual risk exposure of seventy-eight 17-year-olds whose mothers enrolled in the NLLFS before their birth. Psychiatrist Nanette Gartrell and her colleagues have been studying these children and their families beginning in 1986. Their research findings are the response to all the naysayers who argue that there is no longitudinal research on the children raised in planned lesbian families. Turns out there is. ...more

Are You a "Glee" or a "Housewives?" TV Survey Says You Are What You Watch

If you're creative, you like "Mad Men." If you're a rule-breaking rebel, you like "Family Guy." If you're an experimentalist, you like "Glee." If you're an obnoxious, in-your-face type, you like "The Real Housewives of Orange County." And if you're a superior snooty puss, you like "The Office." So says a new survey, anyway. ...more

See, it's just like going to a therapist, you never know what you might ...more

Rethinking Study Habits: New Studies Shake Things Up

School is back in session, and my son and fifth child has just completed his first two weeks of middle school. He’s now got a different teacher for every subject and mega-amounts of homework. I have a whole routine for setting up a homework ritual and a study spot that I feel has been tried and true and efficiency-tested by his four older siblings. ...more

i remember when i was still studying, i do well in school but i only study when i want to and ...more

New research on Sleep Training

I read an interesting article in the Globe and Mail today about Sleep Training. Read it, then come back and read this. For the record, I used some of the Ferberizing methods and it worked for us. Letting him cry for a few minutes at a time, patting his back, not picking him up etc....more

Research on Media Habits from BlogHer, ComScore, Yahoo, Unicast : What Do Women Want?

A number of studies have been released over the past few months exploring the behaviors, purchasing habits and needs of women online. ...more
Very good article and well written - I recommend you to read this Twitter survey on my page: ...more

Welcome to BlogHer Research and Insights

Welcome to BlogHer Research and Insights.  On this page we will be providing you with a window into the world of media and marketing research.  We wonder about things here.  Why do people write Blogs?  How many are reading blogs on the BlogHer network?  Is social media usage growing?  How has our time spent with different types of media evolved over the past few years?...more

We are so glad you found us Sistagirl! Welcome to BlogHer and the wonderful world of the ...more

Interview: Dr. Alan Beck, Director, Center for Human-Animal Bond

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Alan Beck, director of Purdue's Center for Human-Animal Bond, established to study the relationship between humans and their pets. (Part of Purdue University's School of Veterinary Medicine.) After 20 years at this post, Dr. Beck is known as the country's foremost authority on pet therapy and, for what it's worth, used to live with a skunk....more

Is Preschool Valuable? Get the facts! Some Useful Pre-K Research Resources…

John Holland of Inside Pre-K writes about 'Fueling the Pre-K Fire' and the effects of negative reports about preschool education.  According to Holland:...more

Dear BlogHer community, please help me graduate. Call for interview participants for my BlogHer research paper.

I joined BlogHer earlier this year, after realizing that many of the people I follow on Twitter have two things in common -- they actively contribute to the wealth of information and inspiration that circulates the Web, and they are part of the BlogHer comunity. So when it was time to pick the subject for my spring semester research paper, I didn't have to think twice about it....more

I really appreciate it! I need at least six more participants in the next two weeks. I'll need ...more