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Students who study abroad gain a competitive edge in the job market, research shows. Dan Korsmayer/www.shutterstock.com

More American students are studying abroad, new data show

In an effort to get a competitive edge in the global jobs market, more US college students are choosing to get international experience, an expert on study abroad says.
Feeling forgotten: Iowa’s rural communities. REUTERS/Jim Young

Left behind: The midterm view from Iowa

In Iowa, almost 40 percent of residents can't afford the basic cost of living. That was the setting for the 2018 midterm elections, where rural voters are suffering along with their communities.
Latinos make up 12 percent of all registered voters in the US, but less than half vote regularly. AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File

Democrats can’t count on Latinos to swing the midterms

Latinos are less likely than other Americans to vote in November, new polling shows. Here's why Democrats shouldn't expect a Latino blue wave to swing the midterms in their favor.
La escena en Indonesia después del terremoto del 1 de octubre. AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana

Después de un desastre: enviar ayuda a donde más se necesita

Los miles de millones de dólares que se dan como ayuda cada año para aliviar los daños generados por terremotos y huracanes tendrían mejores efectos si no se concentraran en determinados puntos.
Some believe the color pink can calm unruly inmates. Others say it’s a form of humiliation. Mohd KhairilX/Shutterstock.com

Can pink really pacify?

Famously feminized by the Nazis – and later used in prison cells to limit aggression in inmates – the color pink toes a shaky line between social psychology and gender stereotyping.
Loading new furniture donated to Hurricane Irma survivors in Chokoloskee, Fla.

Sending help where it’s needed most after disasters

The billions of dollars worth of aid dispatched every year to alleviate the suffering and damage after earthquakes and hurricanes would do more good if it didn't get clumped up.
A yellow citronella bucket candle is essential for summertime evenings to keep the mosquitos away. ARENA Creative/Shutterstock.com

Why plant-based mosquito repellents are so hard to design

Bug sprays with DEET feel oily and smell gross. That's why scientists are developing new mosquito repellents based on natural plant oils. But translating these into commercial products isn't easy.
Los latinos constituyen el 12 por ciento de las personas elegibles para votar en las elecciones legislativas de medio mandato del 2018. Flickr/Erik Hersman, CC BY-SA

¿Qué tan decisivo será el ‘voto latino’ anti-Trump en las elecciones intermedias de EEUU?

Puede que los latinos estén indignados por las políticas antiinmigrante de Donald Trump. Pero no todos saldrán a votar en contra del Partido Republicano este noviembre, por estas cuatro razones.
Latinos make up 12 percent of people eligible to vote in the 2018 midterm elections. Flickr/Erik Hersman

4 reasons why anti-Trump Latino voters won’t swing the midterms

Democrats hoping that Latinos will punish the Republican Party for Trump's immigration policies haven't looked hard enough at the demographics, location and concerns of these 27.3 million voters.
Former President Bill Clinton promotes ‘The President is Missing,’ the new novel he wrote with James Patterson, in New York. AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews

In retirement, most ex-presidents can’t resist the urge to stay relevant

What happens to motivated, determined and egotistical men when they are forced to abandon the White House? As John Quincy Adams once said, 'There is nothing more pathetic in life than a former president.'
Libby’s continues to fiercely compete with pumpkin pie peddlers Borden’s, Snowdrift and Mrs. Smith’s for a place on the Thanksgiving table. Jean Beaufort

How advertising shaped Thanksgiving as we know it

At one point, turkey was jockeying with duck and chicken for king of the Thanksgiving table.
Mothers will often distance themselves from their adult children for the same set of reasons. 'Scissors' via www.shutterstock.com

Why do some moms cut ties with their kids?

The severing of what many consider an everlasting bond is more common than you'd think.
New norms for what goes on inside this room. image from www.shutterstock.com

Using science to improve the practice of interrogation

The release of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program documents the use of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques (EITs) against terrorism…

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