Academic journal article Human Ecology

New Blog Bridges the Gap between Research and Real Life

Academic journal article Human Ecology

New Blog Bridges the Gap between Research and Real Life

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For almost all of human history, people have faced a singular problem: a lack of information about how to cope with the challenges of daily living. But over the past 20 years, and especially in the past live years with the explosion of digital media, people now have more information than they are able to process.

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Professor Karl Pillemer and Senior Extension Associate Rhoda Meador have created a new blog called "Evidence-Based Living" that addresses that problem, and helps Cornell Cooperative Extension professionals and the general public sift the science from the fluff.

"Now more than ever, people need help separating the good scientific information from the bad," Pillemer said. "We are all about assessing the scientific evidence on human problems and looking at how to use it every day."

Pillemer is the Hazel E. Reed Professor of Human Development and the associate dean for outreach and extension in the College of Human Ecology. He also holds positions as a faculty member at the Weill Cornell Medical College and as the director of the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging. Meador is the Associate Director for Extension and Outreach in College of Human Ecology.

The idea for the blog emerged out of Pillemer's more than 20 years of focusing on outreach.

"As a professor with responsibilities in the Cooperative Extension system, I've always thought about ways to move scientific findings from universities out to people and communities who can use them," he said. …

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