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Europeans are freeing themselves from fixed office hours, but is it legal?
The employees of care organisations deserve recognition for acting as key intermediaries of official risk and crisis information and creators of an environment promoting safe behaviour. Photo credit: Matthias Zomer/
Among care organisations, day centres were hit the hardest by corona crisis
Academic institutions are creating gender equality plans to apply for popular EU grants, but will it actually change anything? Photo credit: Depositphotos
European universities are pushed to think of women
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Dissertation: academic staff struggle with information overload
Estonian scientist Anni Tamm wanted to know what's hidden behind childrens' conflicts. Photo credit: Lenka Fortelna/Pixabay
What matters to small children, a study explored
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Estonian sports sociologist outlines obstacles seniors face in taking up physical activity
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Millennials prefer personal well-being over an international career
Results confirmed that obesity is associated with several personality traits. Photo credit: Unsplash, Diana Polekhina
Does personality influence body weight or vice versa?
Abel Polese speaking at Maldives National University. Photo credit: personal collection
New European-Asian Project to Study Pandemic’s Impact on Asian Informal Employment
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Silence Is Not Golden: Interactive Talk Promotes Children’s Speech Development
CoTrack uses a facial recognition programme to detect students’ emotions and collects data on the written and oral contributions to group work. Photo credit: Unsplash, Alexis Brown
New Smart Assistant Notices Idlers and Enhances Group Work Among Students
As people are getting their COVID-19 vaccinations, the airports will be soon buzzing. For many, though, the future will bring even more isolation. Photo credit: Pixabay
Vaccine passports will end the lockdown, but not for everyone
How much time and energy parents give their children matters more than previously thought. Photo credit: Pixabay/ Anastasia Gepp
Head size can show how we grew up, study shows
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Growing influence of social media during COVID-19 crisis
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International study reveals the effects of COVID-19 on the experience of public transport
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Flexible working time as an opportunity to save costs and increase productivity
Around half of the population is retired in Transnistria. A stroll through Tiraspol during lockdown. Photo credit: private collection
Surviving isolation in an isolated place
Understanding vulnerabilities is important to ensure that children will succeed better in influencing their own lives positively. Photo credit: Aron Urb.
Being Aware of Vulnerabilities Help Children to Manage Their Lives Better
The 2016 election won by Donald Trump did not leave anyone indifferent.
Emotion regulation after a lost election
The research team led by Tuvikene is fanning out across Europe to investigate the metros, trams and buses in London, Brussels, Tallinn, Turku, Finland; Dunkirk, France; Leipzig, Germany; Kharkiv, Ukraine; Minsk, Belarus; and Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Photo credit: ERR / Siim Lõvi.
Science|Business: Is there more to public transport than moving people around?
Children are not just allowed to play with iPads in Estonian schools, they are expected to.
Estonians are building the school of tomorrow
Estonian teachers and schools are very open to innovation.
Cooperation contributes to innovation in education
Estonian university leads an international innovation project
The kind of intervention developed by Prof. Harro and his team could prompt more people to drive within the speed limits or take traffic regulations more seriously. Photo credit: Taaniel Malleus.
Science|Business: Keeping drivers’ impulses in check

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