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Target just became the latest US retailer to stop accepting payment by checks. Why...

Can you still use a check to make purchases? In increasing numbers of stores across the U.S., the answer is “no.” The large retailer Target...

Attempted assassination of President Trump: The long history of violence against U.S. presidents

Political assassinations in the United States have a long and disturbing history. The attempted assassination of Donald Trump, who narrowly escaped death when a bullet...

Attempted assassination of former President Trump could change the presidential campaign, experts say

Former President Donald Trump was rushed off stage after an apparent assassination attempt during a campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, Saturday evening. Gunshots rang out...

Living in wealthy communities might not be safer, new study reveals

Living in America's wealthiest communities may not offer the safety you might expect. Research from Rutgers University, published in Risk Analysis, suggests that even the...

When “tough love” turns toxic: Why some abusive bosses get a pass

Ever wonder why some abusive bosses seem to get away with their bad behavior? A recent study suggests that employees may tolerate an abusive boss...

Think you’re funny? ChatGPT might be funnier, study finds

A recent study suggests that artificial intelligence, specifically ChatGPT, might be better at telling jokes than humans. Researchers compared jokes written by people to those...

Why young people hate phone calls and how it could affect their careers

Young people today are using their smartphones for almost everything except making phone calls. Many under 40 prefer texting or sending images instead of speaking...

High ceilings can harm exam scores: Here’s why

Ever wondered why you didn’t do as well as you hoped in that final university exam, despite all your hard work? If you sat in...

Five common English words we don’t know the origins of—including ‘boy’ and ‘dog’

The naming process, the act of naming the items of the world, is as old as the first words spoken by our ancestors. We can...

Study shows song melodies have simplified since 1950

A recent study suggests that the melodies of popular songs in the U.S. have become simpler since 1950. Researchers Madeline Hamilton and Marcus Pearce analyzed...