Human Geography

This map shows population density across Australia

Courtesy of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), here’s a great map showing population density across Australia in June 2016.<p>Source: ABS<p>As you …

Population

Love Island has fueled a rise in steroid use among young men

There were a few things all the Love Island contestants had in common this year: alongside a unique vernacular and desire to find love (or fame), …

Love Island

The rise of childlessness

POCKET LIVING has been building and selling small flats in London since 2005. The flats have many of the things that young, single people want, such …

Population

GDP per head declines sharply in United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates is widely viewed as the most successful Gulf economy, having successfully diversified away from its fossil fuel-driven past …

Economics

Brits are more worried about the state of the economy than at any point since the Brexit vote

LONDON — Brits are more worried about the state of their finances and their ability to spend than at any time since the immediate aftermath of the Brexit vote, a closely watched survey of consumer confidence has shown.<p>GfK's monthly consumer confidence monitor fell to a score of -12 in July, a …

Economy

Nigeria: Not Using Contraceptives? Lack of Knowledge May Be Why

[The Conversation Africa] Ibadan -The importance of family planning in addressing a range of challenges in developing countries is now widely …

Population

In defence of the childless

ONE by one, prejudices are tumbling in the West. People may harbour private suspicions that other people’s race, sex or sexuality makes them …

Population

Could Trump’s Immigration Agenda Ever Get Through Congress?

Even groups supportive of the president’s plans have their doubts.<p>In late June, President Trump met with a dozen or so family members of Americans killed by undocumented immigrants as part of a push for two new laws targeting illegal immigration. “We’re calling on all members of Congress to honor …

Politics

U.K. Workers See Incomes Stagnate as Generational Gap Widens

Since the financial crisis, it pays to be old in the U.K.<p>While the disposable incomes of retired households have risen 15 percent since 2008 in real …

Social Justice

EDITORIAL: God returns to Eastern Europe

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Only a quarter of a century after the Iron Curtain rang down on the repression and official atheism of the evil empire — “godless …

Pew Research Center

Trump Transgender Ban Nod to Christian Conservatives

WASHINGTON — His agenda stalled and his party divided, President Donald Trump veered into the nation's simmering culture wars by announcing plans to ban transgender people from serving in the military.<p>Much of the political world — prominent conservatives and Trump administration officials, among …

Pew Research Center

Half-a-million adults living with parents as house crisis deepens

The traditional family unit is changing rapidly with less than a third of households comprising married couples with children.

Population

In Canada, bank of mom and dad issues gifts of $24K a pop on average, CIBC poll finds

Canadian boomers want to help their offspring – just don't ask them to share their roof.

Pew Research Center

Malawi: Rapid Population Growth a Concern - Govt

MachingaMalawi's rapid population growth is a socio-economic development concern as it puts pressure on the national resources.Minister of Health, …

Population

How law enforcement leaders and anti-immigration groups have joined forces to deport more undocumented immigrants

While the Trump administration this year has demanded stricter enforcement of immigration laws by local law enforcement, some county sheriffs across …

Immigration

Why your summer getaway is staffed by foreign workers

Watch Video | Listen to the Audio<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b> It’s that time of the year when many folks flock to beaches, resort towns and weekend getaways. Those …

Geography

Last orders at South Ayrshire boozers as more than a quarter of pubs close in less than a decade

A shocking 35 pubs have stopped serving - down from 90 in 2010 to 65 last year according to the Office for National Statistics.<p>More than a quarter of …

News (Scotland)

Pretty White Australian Girls' Lives Matter

As soon as the story broke about the Somali cop fatally shooting the pretty white Australian girl in Minneapolis, one of my Muslim fans emailed me a …

Geography

Population boom: Perth's growth suburbs

AUSTRALIANS might like to fancy themselves as salt of the earth folk who hark from the bush, but the latest population growth stats paint a vastly …

Population

US Muslims: Survey suggests nearly half suffer discrimination

<b>Almost half of Muslims in the US say they have experienced discrimination in the past year, a study by the Pew Research Center suggests.</b><p>Three quarters say there is "a lot" of discrimination against Muslims, while 74% say President Donald Trump is "unfriendly toward" them.<p>In 2011, 64% said President …

Pew Research Center

Families, fertility and feminism: landmarks in women's rights

Women have fought long and hard to secure access to family planning and abortion, and reduce maternal mortality. A modern timeline of that struggle tells a story full of highs and lows<p>Women have been joining forces to agitate for their right to a better life for centuries, but some of the most …

Population

The disturbing reality of living in Trump's America as a Muslim

More than two-thirds of Muslim-Americans are concerned about their place in society following the election on Donald Trump, a new poll has found.<p>The …

Pew Research Center

DELOITTE GLOBAL CHAIRMAN: We need to redefine globalization

For many, calling someone a “globalist” these days is not a compliment. In our societies, there is a mounting animosity around some aspects of globalization, perpetuated by a laser sharp focus on what economic indicators tell us. With the release of US GDP numbers this week and recent UK GDP …

Markets

Watch: Senators from the right and the left come together for criminal justice reform

Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) introduced bipartisan legislation to reform the criminal justice system. Their bill, the Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act of 2017, authorizes a $10 million grant over a three-year period for states and American Indian tribes who replace or …

Conservative POV

LinkedIn Website Demographics lets website owners track the type of visitors coming to their sites

The tracking capabilities of social media sites has long been a cause for concern, with Facebook being the most notable example. Now the …

Demographics

Brexit Bulletin: Will the March 2019 Deadline Slip?

<i>Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter.</i><p>U.K. Trade Secretary Liam Fox was pretty clear on Monday. “We …

Brexit

Revealed: the latest drug use figures and what they tell us about changing habits

Every year, the UK Home Office invites a sample of 50,000 people to tell them whether they have used any illicit drugs. Although you might wonder why …

Drug Use

Fact check: How deep does the Canada Child Benefit cut child poverty rates?

Touting the one-year-old Canada Child Benefit (CCB) last week, Justin Trudeau said the $23-billion-a-year measure has raised 300,000 children out of …

Population

Twitter Finds Meaning (and Madness) Under Donald Trump

<i>This week,</i> The Ringer <i>is taking time to travel all the way back to … last year. Or a few months ago. We’re diving into the not-so-distant past to</i> …

Pew Research Center

This Quarter May Bring Peak Earnings. Does That Mean Peak S&P?

S&P 500 earnings are likely to peak this quarter.<p>After this quarter, S&P 500 EPS and revenue are poised to fall based on the most recent data on …

Economy