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Why It's So Incredibly Difficult to Fight Urban Inequality

The Virginia Gubernatorial Race’s Recipe for America

Purple Virginia is the closest thing we have to a national test kitchen—and what’s cooking in the governor’s race there smells like another serving …

Social Connection Makes a Better Brain

Recent trends show that people increasingly value material goods over relationships—but neuroscience and evolution say this goes against our nature.<p>Matthew Lieberman, a distinguished social psychologist and neuroscientist, basically won the lottery. This past summer, he was offered three million …

Living in poverty exerts a high cognitive toll on families

It's little wonder that children are mentally and emotionally depleted by living on scant resources. Society pays the price<p>Seven-year-old Andrew is preoccupied with his "singing shoes". Anxious about his feet getting wet, or his toes getting trapped, Andrew walks looking down. He has tripped a few …

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Is Obama Going to War Just to ‘Check the Box’?

Is Obama going to war just so he can avoid getting mocked?<p>As America slouches to war in Syria, top U.S. policy planners are preoccupied with …

Over 50% of Food Stamp Recipients Live in the Suburbs

Meet the new geography of poverty

Why Do Black and White Americans See the Zimmerman Verdict So Differently?

For many black Americans, the Zimmerman verdict was an unconscionable nightmare. But for some white Americans, justice was served.<p>For many black …

How to get important people to respond to your emails

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>Two years ago, I made a commitment to do something that made me profoundly uncomfortable. I had just finished writing my first book, and I promised my publisher that I would reach out to bestselling authors and senior leaders, …

Self-improvement

How Strong Is the Female Sex Drive After All?

Women may be more sexually omnivorous than men, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're as hungry.<p>Daniel Bergner, a journalist and contributing editor to the <i>New York Times Magazine</i>, knows what women want--and it's not monogamy. His new book, which chronicles his "adventures in the science of …

Poverty and Growth: Retro-Urbanists Cling to the Myth of Suburban Decline

Suburbs have more poor people mainly because they have more people, write Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox.<p>In the wake of the post-2008 housing bust, …

5 Things Highly Successful People Do To Stay Motivated

We’ve all been there. Something we worked hard for, put a lot of thought and effort into, didn’t go the way we’d hoped. A job, a promotion, a raise, assignment to a plum project.<p>What you do next is critical: response to failure and disappointment is one of the core differences between people who …

6 Start-Ups Tackling the Student Loan Crisis | Inc.com

Striking out on your own is hard, but it's even harder with college loan debt.<p>It's no surprise, then, that a number of start-ups have popped up recently with the mission of tackling America's student loan crisis.<p>According to Federal Reserve Bank of New York, this debt has almost doubled since 2007 …

College & University

What Really Sank Gun Control: Distrust of Government

Senator Joe Manchin defends Democrats who opposed background-check legislation, scolds Mike Bloomberg, and says Pat Toomey is still on board.<p>Think gun control failed in the Senate because of gun-clutching extremists? Or because of fanatical radicals who want to abolish the Second Amendment? Senator …

What's Government Insurance Really For? Lessons From the Medicaid Study

Medicaid didn't conclusively protect patients from diabetes. But it did protect them from financial ruin.<p>Reuters<p>In a landmark study of Oregon's Medicaid patients, the results section begins ominously: "We found no significant effect of Medicaid coverage on the prevalence or diagnosis of …

The Pros and Cons of Abandoning the Word 'Feminist'

The term is great for rallying the converted. For everyone else, though, it's a PR liability.<p>Gerald Herbert/AP Images<p>When I was a senior in college and a recent convert to feminism, I bought one of those "This is What a FEMINIST Looks Like!" t-shirts, and it quickly became my favorite item of …

Only 65% of College Presidents Say It's 'Very Important' That Grads Get Good Jobs

And just wait until you see what they say about tuition.<p>Gallup released a survey today probing the various and sundry opinions of some 889 college and university presidents about the state of higher ed, and a few of their results have left me at a complete loss. Specifically, I'm talking the …

Steampunk King Goes Star Trek: First Vianney Halter Watch In 7 Years

Space, as James T. Kirk of <i>Star Trek</i> has told us since the 1960s, is the final frontier. Sometimes that final frontier is really here on earth, however, and it resides in our own hearts and minds.<p>Vianney Halter has always gone into the deep space inside himself for his art, but his new oeuvre, which …

Anonymous Looks to Expand Into News

The hacktivist group Anonymous wants to enter the world of journalism, in Anonymous fashion, of course.<p>While the news branch of the decentralized …

Gold, Bitcoin, and the Social Basis for Brand Value

Bitcoin is the world’s first online currency, created by an anonymous programmer and used in peer-to-peer (P2P) transactions in which the participating parties choose to recognize its value. Gold is perhaps the world’s oldest currency, and it has always been a medium of exchange because people …

Good Day Care Was Once a Top Feminist Priority, and It Should Be Again

1971's Child Development Act would have established federally funded community centers, but President Nixon vetoed the bill and the movement lost steam.<p>Jonathan Cohn's devastating piece on the inadequacies of American day care in <i>The New Republic</i> does exactly what good muckraking investigative …

Al Qaeda’s Recipe for Pressure-Cooker Bombs

Officials are reporting that the Boston bombs were placed in a pressure cooker, a tactic used by the terrorist group. That doesn’t prove a link, but …

Justin Bieber Visits Anne Frank House, Enrages Internet

Justin Bieber hopes Anne Frank “would have been a beliber.” Cue the internet-wide “WTF!”<p>There is one teenager who Justin Bieber thinks is maybe—just …

Wilfred de Brujin and France’s Scary Gay Marriage Backlash

A horrific attack in Paris last week is evidence of a nasty right-wing backlash to gay-marriage legislation.<p>This is the new face of homophobia, and …

Organic, Fair Trade Porn: On the Hunt for Ethical Smut

Rachel Kramer Bussel attended the Feminist Porn Awards to find a new generation of erotic performers with a mission.<p>Feminism has come a long way …

Disabled Individuals Bring Innovation to the Workforce

As the U.S. disabled population grows amidst increasing challenges to American economic competitiveness on the world stage, the time is ripe to change our perceptions of disability and integrally incorporate the creative and often resilient disabled population into our workforce.<p>The American …

Disability

Respect State Marijuana Laws Act Introduced In Congress

NEW YORK -- Republicans and Democrats in Congress are coming together in defense of states' rights -- and marijuana.<p>Rep. Dana Rohrbacher (R-Calif.) introduced a bipartisan bill on Friday to protect marijuana users and businesses from federal prosecution when they are following state laws. The …

Traffic Sign Hacked, Displayed Message, 'LAPD Anal Probing, Guard Your Butthole' (PHOTO)

Los Angeles residents driving near the University of Southern California Thursday may have been a bit confused by an electronic traffic sign they passed.<p>The "message" flashing at drivers was tweeted by a USC student:<p>John Thomas, chief of USC's Department of Public Safety, told the Los Angeles Times …

How Guantanamo Bay's Existence Helps Al-Qaeda Recruit More Terrorists

It holds cleared detainees, and it's become a rallying point in jihadist propaganda.<p>Guantanamo Bay has entered headlines again as at least 42 inmates are participating in a hunger strike to protest their continued detention. But those 42 are only part of the ongoing story.<p>There are still 166 …

Russia's Putin Announces $50 Billion In New Space Spending

Moscow will spend $52 billion on its space program through 2020, including money for completion of a new launch facility on Russian soil.<p>The announcement came from President Vladimir Putin as he spoke to orbiting astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Cosmonaut's Day, the 52nd …