Dana Petersen

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Six charts that illustrate the divide between rural and urban America

Studies find rates of poverty have historically been higher in rural than urban areas<p><i>Editor’s note: We’ve all heard of the great divide between life in rural and urban America. But what are the factors that contribute to these differences? We asked sociologists, economists, geographers and</i> …

Income Inequality

Here's Proof Mental Illness Is Not Someone's Fault

Let's set the record straight, shall we?<p>You wouldn't tell someone with cancer to just "get over" their illness, so why aren't people with mental health disorders afforded the same courtesy?<p>A common plague of mental health stigma is the idea that the disorders are a fallacy that's "all in a person's …

The single ugliest myth the rich perpetuate about the poor

Wealthy white conservatives want to believe they’ve earned their fortunes, so they pathologize the lower classes<p>Many wealthy white conservative males believe they deserve their good fortunes, and that the poor are taking handouts. But on average little of the money of the wealthiest Americans is …

The repugnant myth of the poor’s unhealthy eating habits

We are told — over and over again — the lower class is our greatest consumer of fast food. It simply isn’t true<p>In a country where it is a national pastime to find new ways to blame poor people for the crime of being poor, even food choice becomes a site of class warfare. Consider the popularized …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Self-improvement

13 Things You Didn't Know About Extreme Poverty

The world could be free of extreme poverty in just 15 years. An expert reveals the little-known reasons to be optimistic.

Why Being a Poor Kid in America Is Particularly Awful

For a rich country, the U.S. has an unusually high child-poverty rate—and spends unusually little on children and families.<p>One measure of how much governments prioritize children and families is how much they spend on things like child allowances, daycare, and child-tax credits. Inside a longer …

Nonprofits

Redesign our education system to rescue people from poverty

David Cameron must resist being distracted by the European stage and take brave decisions to reform education<p>Since the election, the political agenda has been dominated by global events: the migrant crisis, the European debate.<p>However, we must remind ourselves that politicians are elected on their …

United Kingdom

Here's how we end extreme poverty

What may be the biggest gathering of world leaders in history happens this weekend at the United Nations. Even the Pope is coming. Not to mention …