Culture

How advertising shaped Thanksgiving as we know it

How advertising shaped Thanksgiving as we know it

I have always been intrigued by Thanksgiving – the traditions, the meal, the idea of a holiday that is simply about being thankful. For my...
What does it mean for the husband when his wife keeps her own surname

What does it mean for the husband when his wife keeps her own surname

New study shows a woman's marital surname choice influences how people perceive the distribution of power in a marriage When a woman chooses not to...
Here’s why your local TV news is about to get even worse

Here’s why your local TV news is about to get even worse

Considering the history of television news a few years ago, iconic anchor Ted Koppel declared that CBS’ 1968 debut of “60 Minutes” forever altered...
In movie scripts, men have more power and control

In movie scripts, men have more power and control

Using machine-based learning, researchers have analyzed the language in nearly 800 movie scripts and found subtle but widespread gender bias in the portrayals of...
Post-911 U.S. war costs will soon top $5.6 trillion

Post-911 U.S. war costs will soon top $5.6 trillion

By the end of fiscal year 2018, the cost to the United States of all post-9/11 wars will exceed $5.6 trillion, a new report...
Wikipedia isn’t as democratic as you might think

Wikipedia isn’t as democratic as you might think

The top 1% of writers/editors on Wikipedia create about 80% of the content New research examines just who is adding to and editing the pages...
Four things the Paradise Papers tell us about global business and political elites

Four things the Paradise Papers tell us about global business and political elites

The so-called Paradise Papers may sound familiar – leaked documents from a law firm that specializes in offshore services reveal how the global elite...
No-growth economy could mean fewer crashes and higher wages

No-growth economy could mean fewer crashes and higher wages

An economy based on zero growth could be more stable - experiencing fewer crashes - and bring higher wages, suggests a new University of...
Is daylight saving time worth the trouble

Is daylight saving time worth the trouble? Research says no

Today the sun is shining during my commute home from work. But this weekend, public service announcements will remind us to “fall back,” ending daylight...
Nearly 235 million women worldwide lack legal protections from sexual harassment at work

Nearly 235 million women lack legal protections from sexual harassment at work

More than one-third of the world’s countries do not have any laws prohibiting sexual harassment at work, leaving nearly 235 million working women without...