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Does Hollywood always hate Wall Street

Does Hollywood always hate Wall Street? How popular stories influence the way we see...

In Oliver Stone’s 1987 hit movie Wall Street, Gordon Gekko famously delivers his “greed is good” speech to justify buying and breaking up companies before selling...
Having more allies may decrease a country's power

Having more allies may decrease a country’s power

More allies thus increase the country's responsibility to help mediate conflicts that may arise, which could overstretch and decrease the country's own overall welfare Researchers...
Is North America ready for the 2026 World Cup

Is North America ready for the 2026 World Cup?

Thousands of people are expected to pour into Canadian, American, and Mexican cities for the 2026 World Cup—and Boston could be one of them. The...
Liberals do drink more lattes, but maybe not for the reasons you think

Liberals do drink more lattes, but maybe not for the reasons you think

The term "latte liberal" has been a popular way to disparage American progressives as uppity and out of touch, but does a person's coffee...
Changing room playlist could give World Cup teams the edge

Changing room playlist could give World Cup teams the edge

Blasting out Rihanna or Kanye West could give World Cup squads that crucial psychological edge over rival teams, suggests research from Brunel University London. Which...
Checking in (and checking up) on dad this Father’s Day

Checking in (and checking up) on dad this Father’s Day

While dad may “know best” about many things, he may not realize that keeping up with simple health screenings may protect him from developing...
Driving home does take longer than driving to work in L.A. But why

Driving home does take longer than driving to work in L.A. But why?

Your evening commute in Los Angeles is probably a lot longer than your morning drive, even though it’s essentially the same trip in reverse. Now...
Who was drinking what during China’s last imperial dynasty

Who was drinking what during China’s last imperial dynasty

Drinking culture has a long history in China as depicted in this Tang dynasty painting "A Palace Concert" that shows maids imbibing during a...
Another cost of 2016 election Shorter Thanksgiving visits

Another cost of 2016 election: Shorter Thanksgiving visits

Scientists at UCLA and Washington State University are seeing America's polarization play out at the family dinner table, with Thanksgiving visits that were 30...
Hollywood silent on request to give R rating to movies with smoking

Hollywood silent on request to give R rating to movies with smoking

The silent film era ended nearly a century ago, but Hollywood is still mute when it comes to demands to change its rating system...