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Monthly Archives: July 2016

night shift

A handful of large studies of cancer risk factors have found that working the night shift, as nearly 15 percent of Americans do, boosts the chances of developing cancer. MIT biologists have now found...
marijuana

As voters go to the polls this November, at least four states will consider ballot questions on marijuana legalization. Pending proposals in Nevada, Maine and California would authorize recreational marijuana use, while Floridians will...
Cyber attacks

Following the hack of Democratic National Committee emails and reports of a new cyberattack against the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, worries abound that foreign nations may be clandestinely involved in the 2016 American presidential...

Alex, 17, is carefully thumbing his iPhone. He is naked, reclining on a chair. He looks up to see a willowy schoolmate, George(tte), staring tearfully at him. Without a blink he looks back at...

Public debate on the effects of violent video games can become especially contentious in the wake of a rampage shooting, such as the recent killing of nine people in Munich. If it is later discovered...
Facebook

People interact with their family, friends, and coworkers on a daily basis, both through online social networks and in real life. The effects of such social interactions on economic and financial decision making, however,...
Hillary

Tonight at the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton formally accepted the nomination of the Democratic party. Last week, Republican nominee Donald Trump did the same at the Republican National Convention. Which candidate did a better job...
Elon Musk

Elon Musk – CEO of Tesla Motors – has just revealed the second part of his master plan for the company. And it’s a doozy. Not content with producing sleek electric cars (which to...
Amazon

Amazon recently announced plans to test a drone delivery system in parts of the UK that are hard to access with conventional delivery methods. While much attention has focused on the service it would...
Real Estate

There’s a lot that goes into starting your own shop. Not only is it a huge time commitment, but it’s also a major life decision to take your business to the next level. Whether you’re...
Hillary

We live in the age of social media. Indeed, many of us likely saw something about the Republican and Democratic conventions on Facebook, Twitter or even Instagram over the last few weeks. A recent Pew...

Leslie Jones, the actress and comedian who plays Patty Tolan in the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters, has become the latest celebrity on Twitter to be subjected to torrents of abuse. Her ordeal is yet...